Webcast to Review Ethics Relating to Recent Ebola Outbreak

Review the myriad ethical dilemmas encountered in caring for patients, families and communities during the recent Ebola outbreak in the webcast, The Ethics of Outbreaks. A collaboration of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Controversies in Critical Care series, this webcast will discuss vaccine trials, cultural imperatives and the ethics of preparing for future outbreaks.

Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General for the WHO, will explore research ethics and the use of clinical trials during the Ebola outbreak. Dr. Abha Saxena, Coordinator of Global Health Ethics for the WHO, will analyze autonomy and distributive justice as they relate to this outbreak and the cultural imperatives encountered.

Learning Objectives

  • 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 in 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.

Register online today using your Customer ID and password. Registration is complimentary for all participants.

If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

This webcast was organized by SCCM’s Controversies in Critical Care series in collaboration with the WHO. The Controversies in Critical Care 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.

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