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RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS USING INVASIVE ‘PLACEBO’ CONTROLS ARE UNETHICAL, SHOULD BE EXCLUDED

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Bookmarked by Dina Bogecho on 17 Jun 2011
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WHO - Ethics and Health Unit Newsletter, May 2011

“Health Ethics: A critical dimension of WHO’s work”

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Bookmarked by Dina Bogecho on 24 May 2011
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Intensive short courses on 'Immunology in the Tropics'

Short courses on the immunology of TB (September 8-12) and immunology of HIV (September 14-16) delivered by the Makerere/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research Training Programme.
Each course offers up-to-­date lectures, discussion of research papers,cutting edge research talks by international experts,talks on the latest technological developments and advances, as well as practical sessions covering Immunological techniques. For more information and to obtain an application form, click on the link in the flyer, attached.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 9 Jun 2011
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PRECISE Network Website

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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH RESEARCH ETHICS

The Bioethics Unit, University of Stellenbosch and the Center for Bioethics, University of North Carolina have been awarded a training grant from the Fogarty International Centre of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the ARESA programme in southern Africa from 2011 to 2016. Each course consists of 3 two week modules and a research assignment. The first course will run from October 2011 to December 2012. Ten mid career professionals (7 from South Africa and 3 from neighbouring African countries) interested in working in the field of research ethics will be awarded scholarships to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Ethics.

Specific Admission Requirements:

Prospective candidates must

• have a background indicating a significant interest in bioethics or research ethics.

• have a degree in health sciences, law, social sciences or the humanities, including philosophy

& theology.

• submit a letter of support from their home institution demonstrating institutional support &

explaining why the research ethics capacity-building of the applicant is important to the home

institution.

• be computer literate, have internet access and be fluent in spoken and written English.

In keeping with South African guidelines for diversity in REC membership, gender and race will be considered in selecting trainees.

Preference will be given to

• members of research ethics committees and regulatory agencies

• mature midcareer professionals who have research ethics experience

Closing date for admissions: 22 July 2011

Enquiries

Ms Meagan Van Ster

Secretary to Prof Keymanthri Moodley

Tel: (021) 938 9600.

E-mail: bioethics@sun.ac.za

Website: http://www.sun.ac.za/bioethics

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Bookmarked by Dina Bogecho on 4 Jul 2011
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