‘Social’ informed consent or the end of the gap between adolescents and clinical trials

  A Workshop with several group of students (age 16-18) reveals that adolescents would rather receive informed consent through social media and audiovisual material than in a traditional way. Social media appears to be the most popular solution to improve informed consent. At least that’s what most students suggested during the i-CONSENT presentations organized by LUMSA i-CONSENT team as one of …

i-CONSENT presents first results in Rome

“Ethical and Legal Issues concerning Informed Consent”, seminar in Rome LUMSA team presented last Monday first i-CONSENT results within the seminar “Ethical and Legal Issues concerning Informed Consent” held in Rome. The conference featured the opening remarks of Prof. Claudio Giannotti, Director of the GEPLI Department. Profs. Laura Palazzani and Fabio Macioce University, along with other academics and experts, gave then an overview of …

Informed Consent: What are the ethical challenges at stake?

Clinical trials are key to ensuring scientific progress in the medical field and gaining breakthrough knowledge on safety and effectiveness of drugs and therapies, but they entail risks for enrolled participants, as one deals with non-validated interventions. Alongside an adequate assessment of the scientific foundation of inquiry hypotheses, it is necessary to stress the importance of obtaining an informed consent …

Exploring i-CONSENT within the European Researchers’ Night

The European Researchers’ Night, is around the corner (28th September 2018) and i-CONSENT research project doesn’t want to miss the date. Our consortium member LUMSA University, participating for third consecutive year, will open its offices in Rome and Palermo to present and amazing full-day agenda dedicated to Science. The “Journey into research” event kicks-off at 8.30 with an extraordinary activity …

Adequacy, coherence and cohesion in Informed Consent

Minors are traditionally left out of bureaucracy for protection reasons until they trespass the threshold of adulthood set by the law. Consequently, adults must provide decisions in their place taking into account their best interest. Even so, the increasing amount of subjects under 18 participating in research programs in the recent years has highlighted the importance of involving children and ensuring …

Specific communication strategies for children essential in IC

For many years, procedures, medicines and tests performed in children, have not been studied or authorized specifically for them. The dynamic was based in transferring the results obtained from adult population to paediatric population. The same happened with Informed Consent (IC) in clinical research. The same document used for adult participation was passed on to the parents or tutors in …

I-Consent partners in Rome, a meeting to remember !

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The first I-Consent consortium meeting took place in Rome from december 4 to 5. All the stakeholders and contributors involved in the project attended the event hosted by  Lumsa University and OPBG. This meeting aimed to present the progress made in every work package by discussing issues and highlighting the next deliverables to be ready in due course. The leaders …