Research in Global Settings
Research in Global Settings
This activity provides an overview of ethical principles of biomedical research in global settings, with an emphasis on research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We will begin with an 8-principle framework for conducting ethical research, then examine areas requiring special attention, including:
- Determining ethical standards of care for the control arm of trials.
- Adapting the informed consent process to various cultural contexts.
- Providing ancillary care for research participants.
- Researchers’ post-trial obligations to research participants and their communities.
This activity is co-provided by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine Nursing.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Outline the 8-principle framework for conducting ethical research in LMICs.
- Explain ethical controversies related to standards of care for the control arm of research studies.
- Outline culturally appropriate strategies for engaging research participants in the informed consent process.
- Define ancillary care in the context of biomedical research.
- Outline researchers’ obligations to study participants and communities in which research has taken place after a trial has concluded.
Successful completion of this educational activity and receipt of certificate of credit includes achieving a minimum score of 80% on one quiz.
Release Date: November 8, 2021
Expiration Date: November 8, 2024
Amount of CME credit: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Amount of Nursing Contact Hours: 1.0 NCPD hours
Pharmacists: 1.0 ACPE contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.
Estimated Length of Time for Completion: 1 hour
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The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Penn Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To receive credit, you must submit your post-test, evaluation and credit request within 30 days of completion.
Penn Medicine Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval # 124-3-H-15.
Penn Medicine Nursing awards this activity 1 NCPD hour.
Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
This practice-based activity is approved for up to 1 ACPE contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. UAN: JA0000324-0000-20-007-H05-P
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
PAs may receive a maximum of 1 Category 1 credit for completing this activity.
The planning committee members have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity:
- Chase Brown, PharmD
- David Heagerty, BA, CIP
- Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD
- Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBe
- Steven Joffe, MD, MPH
- Connie Ulrich, PhD, MSN
- Adam D. Zolkover, MA
- Laura C. Hart, MFA
The faculty involved with this activity have reported that their presentations contain no mention of investigational and/or off-label use of products.
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