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Workshop: A step closer to improving Informed Consent

February 11 - February 12

i-CONSENT presents the draft guidelines to main stakeholders in Brussels

i-CONSENT has reached the second stage of the project. The draft guidelines for improving the Informed Consent Process are now finished and next step is its revision. The recommendations elaborated will be presented and discussed with the main stakeholders in Brussels next week.

Industry, ethical advisory boards, patient organizations, research centres, regulators and project members will be working together in order to come up with a multidisciplinary jointly agreed product, where all the perspectives are included. “The most important part here is that all the relevant parties are joining the debate, this is essential to us as involving patients and others in the process is at the core of the project”, states Jaime Fons-Martínez, Technical Manager of the project.

The meeting, organized in cooperation with the Delegation of the Region of Valencia in Brussels, will be held on February 11th and 12th in Brussels with a tight agenda organized as follows:

Monday, February 11th

  • Panel 1: Definition of the informed consent process.
    – Multi-layered approach to Informed Consent
    – Innovation in Informed Consent
    – Group work
    – Conclusions
  • Panel 2: Evaluation of the i-CONSENT recommendations to elaborate the informed consent process, including vulnerable population, under a gender perspective.
    – Guidelines for Informed Consent
    – Group work
    – Conclusions
    – Individual Conclusions

Tuesday, February 12th

  • Panel 3: Discussion on the validation of the guidelines.
    – Previous day highlights
    – Validation of Informed Consent Guidelines
    – Group work
    – Conclusions

“The most important part here is that all the relevant parties are joining the debate, this is essential to us as involving patients and other in the process is at the core of the project”

i-CONSENT will put together all the feedback received and move to the next step: validate the guidelines in three countries

Details

Start:
February 11
End:
February 12