[Ip-health] Oct 22 Webinar on COVID-19 and Bioethics

Chieko Kurihara chieko.kurihara at nifty.ne.jp
Wed Oct 14 04:24:51 PDT 2020

Dear All, 
I would like to inform all of you that we are going to have a webinar on
COVID-19 and bioethics, inviting Dirceu Greco, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Emeritus, Infectious Diseases and Bioethics, Federal University of Minas
Gerais, Brazil.
(Detail of the webinar)
22 October 2020, Thursday, 
9:00-11:00am in Brazil (Minas Gerais)
9:00-11:00pm in Japan (Tokyo)
Lecture and discussion in English. 
Registration in advance is required without registration fee,
*Send e-mail to: 
chieko.kurihara at nifty.ne.jp

Prof. Greco has been working continuously for access to necessary medicine
since the time of HIV/AIDS pandemic in 1980s.
His valuable lectures in Japan was published in the following, including
development/revision of international documents and experience of compulsory
licensing in Brazil.

Following is the outline of Oct 22 webinar and you can find more in detail
from the URL at the top.
Looking forward to seeing you at this precious opportunigy!
The global pandemic of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has raised
several bioethical challenges. 
To confront them the Brazilian Society of Bioethics developed a set of
recommendations (Recommendation 01/2020). Professor Greco, currently Chair
of the Society has been invited to participate in a web-based debate to
introduce this recommendation to Japan and provide an opportunity for
Professor Greco has been involved in the establishment of Brazil's
infectious disease control and bioethics since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS
crisis in the 1980s, and has also participated in development and/or
revision processes of international documents of ethics concerning HIV/AIDS,
tuberculosis, such as the 2016 revision of the CIOMS ethical guidelines for
health-related research, WMA's Declaration of Helsinki and statements by the
UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, including ethical consideration
for COVID-19.
The debate will also include a brief overview of the situation of THE
COVID-19 PANDEMIC in Brazil and also UNESCO's bioethical positions. It will
be an opportunity to discuss the COVID-19 response from a global perspective
which must be based on the unequivocal respect for human dignity and human
**This workshop will be recorded for publication, but the remarks of
participants will be publicized only if individually permitted.
**If you have any questions in English in advance, please email to
chieko.kurihara at nifty.ne.jp and they will be forwarded in advance to
Professor Greco.
Organizers: Chieko Kurihara, Takeo Saio, Eisuke Nakazawa (COVID-19 Task
Force, Japan Association for Bioethics)

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