Open lecture: The Ethics of Testing Second Best Treatments in Developing Countries

Welcome to The Ethics of Testing Second Best Treatments in Developing Countries

Open guest lecture by Ezekiel J. Emanuel. The event starts with a reception at 2:45 PM. There will be light refreshments and a chance to network and mingle. The guest lecture starts at 3:30 PM. Registration before August 18.

Does everyone deserve the world’s highest quality health tests and treatments? Is it ever ethical to provide people with less effective or more toxic care? Similarly, is the Declaration of Helsinki right in requiring all new interventions be tested against the world’s “best proven intervention(s)”? What about the WHO, which provides conflicting advice?

Despite decades of debate, these questions, and the larger dilemma of health care quality, remain unsolved. Through examination of such cases as anti-retroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer screening, Dr. Emanuel will defend the controversial position that it can be ethical to provide less effective or more toxic treatments.

Open guest lecture by Ezekiel Emanuel, American oncologist and bioethicist. 
Dr. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

The guest lecture is free and open for all. Students do not need to register.

Published Aug. 22, 2016 12:41 PM - Last modified Aug. 22, 2016 12:51 PM