Earn CE Credit for viewing the archived recordings of the 2012 STD Conference.
Deadline: April 12, 2014
For details, click Continuing Education Information
In 1946-48, the USPHS conducted human subject studies on STDs in Guatamala. Review by historians and by the US Presidential Commission on Bioethical Issues have uncovered important ethical concerns
Objectives of Symposium:
To review the scientific rationale for these studies in time relevant context
Describe the experiments and populations studied
Frame the bioethical questions resulting from this research
Implications for Programs, Policy, and Research:
The Guatemala experience provides a cautionary tale for human subject experimentation and for public health research on vulnerable populations. There are profound implications for assuring that human subject safety is paramount, and the need for ethical review.