Research Ethics Lecture: The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremburg Code

Date: 
Nov 16 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
BBSRB-202A
Event Category: 
Lectures

RESEARCH ETHICS LECTURE SERIES
Sponsored by the UK Program for Bioethics
Endorsed by the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Markey Cancer Center
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The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremburg Code
Presented by: Claire D. Clark, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Behavioral Science
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Abstract:
The Nuremberg Code (see https://history.nih.gov/research/downloads/nuremberg.pdf), the primary outcome of the Doctors’ Trial that prosecuted Nazi physicians for medical and scientific experiments conducted in concentration camps, is widely regarded as establishing the modern framework for ethical research on human subjects. According to bioethicist George J. Annas, the Trial had two legacies: on one hand, it gave birth to international human rights law; on the other, to the centrality of “informed consent” in research ethics and oversight. This presentation will focus on the second legacy, tracing the concept of informed consent from its origins in Nuremberg to its operationalization in present-day forms for Institutional Review Boards. It will also consider how various historical circumstances in the United States following World War II have influenced researchers’ decisions to compromise the consent process in critical ways.   

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Identify successes and failures in the history of medical ethics.  
Discuss the dynamic interrelationship between medicine and society through history. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Noon-1:00pm, BBSRB-202A

Lunch provided by the UK Program for Bioethics.

ACCREDITATION: The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.
ACGME COMPETENCIES: Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism 
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