Forum on Ethics and Self-Experimentation in Times of Covid-19


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December 16, 2020 | 15:00 pm to 16:30 pm CET / 10:00 am to 11:30 pm ET | Online

Organisers: IBME, Forum for Global Health Ethics, Swiss Medical Weekly

We invite you to watch the online Forum on Ethics and Self-Experimentation in Times of Covid-19. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, several scientists have been conducting experiments on themselves with the goal of finding a vaccine against the virus, fuelling a renewed debate on ethics and self-experimentation. In this event, experts who hold different views on self-experimentation presented and discussed their arguments, and answered questions from the audience. 


Prof Rebecca Dresser (Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor, Washington University in St. Louis)

Prof Preston Estep (Founder, Rapid Deployment Vaccine Collaborative — RaDVac)

Prof Samia Hurst-Majno (Director of the Institute for Ethics, History and Humanities, University of Geneva)

Dr Peter Kleist (Director, Zurich Cantonal Ethics Committee)

The main interventions during the forum will be published as proceedings by the Swiss Medical Weekly shortly. 

Stay tuned!

– Forum for Global Health Ethics Team

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