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Posts in category: Medical Countermeasures

Commission Wraps Up Miami Meeting

For the past year the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has been conducting a careful and transparent review of the ethical considerations of conducting clinical trials of medical countermeasures (MCM) with children. The examination raises many challenging and complex issues.  MCM research could carry some risk in order to protect children from […]

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Tom Beauchamp, Ph.D. to address Commission

Tom Beauchamp, Ph.D., an invited speaker at the 12th meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, has been a Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and a Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University for more than 30 years. Beauchamp has earned many accolades in the field of bioethics.  […]

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Dennis Thompson, Ph.D. to address Commission

As the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues gathers in Miami to continue its discussion of the development of an ethical framework around the issue of pediatric medical countermeasures, Commission members will hear from additional experts in relevant fields. This afternoon Dennis F. Thompson, Ph.D., the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy […]

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Federal Regulations Concerning Pediatric Research

“Under what conditions is participation of children in research ethically acceptable?” This was the question the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research faced in 1974 when it began its deliberations on pediatric research. Its report, Research Involving Children, ultimately became the foundation for pediatric research regulations adopted in […]

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Commission in Miami

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is meeting today and tomorrow in Miami, Florida (January 14-15, 2013). At this meeting the Commission is expected to wrap up its exploration of the issues surrounding the ethical issues associated with research that could carry some risk in order to protect children from high consequence […]

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Commission Will Take More Time on Medical Countermeasures for Children

In Administrative session yesterday, Members noted that the Commission is dealing with incredibly complex and difficult issues and that it is covering new ground in pediatric research ethics. Members agreed that the Commission must take the time it needs to address this topic carefully, thoroughly and transparently.

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APHA Executive Director to address Commission

Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, will speak to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues at its eleventh public meeting being held today and tomorrow in Chicago.

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Dr. Alan R. Fleischman will address Commission

The Commission begins its meeting in Chicago by taking a closer look at the work of one of its predecessor Commissions – the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research – and the practical impact of its work today. The National Commission’s 1977 Report, Research Involving Children, laid the […]

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Commission in Chicago

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is meeting today and tomorrow in Chicago (November 5-6, 2012).

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Roundtable Discussion on Medical Countermeasures for Children

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has been examining the ethical considerations of conducting clinical trials of medical countermeasures for children. The Commission’s report will explore whether to conduct a pre- and post-event study of an anthrax vaccine as a component of treatment for children exposed to weaponized anthrax. At today’s meeting, […]

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