Ethics Lecture - Research and Global Health: Some Considerations of Justice (Professor Alex London)

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Ethics Lecture (Professor Alex London)
Wednesday 22nd October 2014
12:30 - 13:30
Room 1

The ICS Ethics Committee is honored to present a lecture by the distinguished medical ethicist, Professor Alex London, of the Carnegie Mellon University in the United States. This one-hour lecture is open to all attendees.

Alex John London is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor London is an elected Fellow of the Hastings Center and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) and a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 Professor London's research focuses on foundational ethical issues in human-subjects research, issues of social justice in the trans-national context, and on methodological issues in theoretical and applied ethics. His papers have appeared in Science, The Lancet, PLoS Medicine, Statistics In Medicine, The Hastings Center Report, and numerous other journals and collections. He is co-editor of Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine, one of the most widely used textbooks in medical ethics and has been commissioned to write papers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

In 2012 he joined the Working Group on the Revision of the CIOMS 2002 International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects and in 2011 he was appointed to the the Steering Committee on Forensic Science Programs for the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). Since 2007 he has served as a member of the Ethics Working Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network.

Professor London’s presentation will address the following issues:

  • Moral considerations in cross-national, collaborative research
  • Community benefits in international research
  • Considerations regarding the standard of care and prevention and whether these should ever differ between high- and low-income countries