Multicultural and Interreligious Perspective on Informed Consent
February 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights will hold its 6th international workshop to discuss the issues of Informed Consent and Clinical Research. Being part of the i-Consent consortium, a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program,the ethical reflection of the workshop will focus on the multicultural and interdisciplinary dimension of ethical requirements of informed consent applied to translational/clinical research and vaccination.
International Experts on the field will discuss:
1. How much of the notion of informed consent is applied in different
cultural and religious traditions? And in which way?
2. Can or should we have different informed consent forms for
differently vulnerable populations?
3. Do all traditions agree with the general principles behind informed
consent (i.e. the prioritization of individual autonomy)? If not, what
alternative values/approach could support widespread