The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Controversies in Critical Care series has collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) to bring you the webcast, The Ethics of Outbreaks. Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General for the WHO, and Dr. Abha Saxena, Coordinator of Global Health Ethics for the WHO, will review ethical dilemmas that arose during the recent Ebola outbreak. Vaccine trials, cultural imperatives and the ethics of preparing for future outbreaks will be discussed.
- Identify and describe the challenges faced in the implementation of clinical trials during an epidemic
- Recognize the cultural imperatives during an outbreak
- Discuss the challenges to forming a global plan for intervention in future outbreaks
This webcast will take place on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time.
This webcast was organized by SCCM’s Controversies in Critical Care series in collaboration with the WHO. The series is supported by SCCM’s Ethics Committee and is intended to provide insight into topics in critical care medicine for which no clear consensus or unequivocal evidence is available to guide practice decisions.