i-CONSENT organizes a series of workshops to discuss informed consent for clinical trials in the context of an emergency setting 

i-CONSENT partner, LUMSA University, has organized a series of internal online workshops to discuss informed consent in the context COVID-19 pandemic with experts in the field. The encounters will be hosted by Prof. Laura Palazzani, Coordinator of our project for the Italian partner in LUMSA University, Rome.

The workshops, held on November 16th and 23th, 2020 and December 9th, 14th and 15th 2020, will count with the presence of experts in the field of ethics, data protection and research, within others. In this sense, find some information on their professional profile here under:

Workshop agenda (original language).
  • Firstly, Dr. Antonio Addis, Pharmacologist – Lazio Region, member of the AIFA (Italian Drug Agency) Scientific Technical Committee on COVID-19. Member of the Ethics Committee of the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital. Dr. Addis will talk about research protocols and Covid-19: elements for adequate patient information.
  • Prof. L. d’Avack, President of the National Italian Bioethics Committee, Professor of Methodology of Legal Science – L.U.I.S.S. will hold a public meeting on bioethical aspects of research on COVID-19.
  • Also, Prof. Giovanni Comandé, full Professor of Comparative Private Law at   DIRPOLIS (Law, Politics, Development) Institute – Scuola Superiore at Sant’Anna Pisa. External scientific and ethical expert evaluator at the European Commission, Prof. Comandé will discuss about privacy and personal data after COVID-19: what changes in informed consent for clinical studies?
  • Prof. Cinzia Caporale, Coordinator of the Commission for Ethics and Research Integrity of the National Research Council and President of the Ethics Committee of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, Dr. Caporale will present her view on research ethics and treatments for COVID-19.
  • Lastly, ethical aspects and implications for informed consent in tracking COVID-19 infections will be covered by Prof. Assuntina Morresi. She is Associate Professor of Chemistry-Physics, University of Perugia, Italian delegate to the Bioethics Committee of the Council of Europe (DH-BIO) and Member of the National Bioethics Committee. This meeting will be held publicly in this link.

The lectures, or internal meetings, will be offered in Italian. However, we will publish a summary of the main conclusions in English on this website for further discussions and debates. Stay tuned!