Pan American Bioethics Initiative

 

The Pan American Bioethics Initiative (PABI) was established in 1993 as a mechanism to coordinate the Institute’s efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In the more than two decades since, the Institute faculty has collaborated with institutions in Latin American and the Caribbean on projects in human research subjects’ protection, the responsible conduct of research (RCR), and issues in health policy and human rights. 

For more information on our activities in Latin America, please contact Dr. Sergio Litewka.


SPECIAL PROJECT  

GRANTS

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

This page lists selected presentations by Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy faculty. Where possible, access to the publication and information about the presentation is provided. 

Click on any year below to view the list for that specific year: 
2021
  • Bogota, Colombia via teleconference | Colombian Department of Statistics | Litewka, S. | Ethics and the use of statistics. Statistics and Ethics Systems | April 15, 2021
  • Miami, FL, USA | Collaborative Research | Litewka, S | Webinar for Latin America for ORI grants 1 ORIIR200064-01-00 y 1 ORIIR190053-01-00 | Litewka P.I. | April 14, 2021

  • Maringa, Brazil via teleconference | Unicemar | Litewka, S | Research Integrity and Politics in Times of COVID-19 | March 26, 2021

  • Lima, Peru via teleconference | University Cayetano Heredia| Litewka, S | Conflicts of Interest in biomedical research | Master in Epidemiological Research | March 25, 2021
  • Mexico City via teleconference | Inter-American Center for Studies in Social Security | Litewka, S | Ethics, COVID-19 and Big Data in times of pandemic | March 25, 2021
  • Mexico City via teleconference | Mexican National Commission for Bioethics | Litewka, S | Ethics Dumping. An obsolete concept? | March 17, 2021
  • Mexico City via teleconference | Mexican National Commission for Bioethics | Litewka, S | Research integrity in times of pandemic | February 25, 2021
  • Mexico City via teleconference | Mexican National Commission for Bioethics | Litewka, S | Transparency and Collaborative Research | February 15, 2021
  • Xalapa, Mexico via teleconference | Veracruzana University | Litewka, S | Institutional model for fostering research integrity in academic institutions | V Symposium on Bioethics | February 5, 2021

 


2020
  • Lima, Peru via teleconference | Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón | Litewka, S. | Scientific Integrity in International Research | November 16, 2020
  • Porto Alegre, Brazil via teleconference | Pontifical University of Porto Alegre | Litewka, S. | Globalization and Scientific Integrity | November 3, 2020
  • Sucre, Bolivia | Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontifica, San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca | Scientific Meeting | Litewka, S. | Research Integrity and Developing Countries | March 7-12, 2020

2019
  • Porto Alegre, Brazil | Pontifical University of Porto Alegre | IV International Symposium on Bioethics | Litewka, S. | Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Genome Editing and Bioethics in the XXI Century | September 25-27, 2019
  • Bogota, Colombia | University of Los Andes | Historical Considerations on Genome Editing, Organoids and Stem Cell Research | Litewka, S. | Workshop on Ethical and Legal Challenges for Latin America | September 20, 2019
  • Bogota, Colombia | University of Los Andes | Historias Clínicas Electrónicas | Goodman, KW. | September 20, 2019
  • Lima, Peru | Institute for Evaluation on Health Technologies and Public Policies (ESSALUD) | International Initiatives on Research Integrity | Litewka, S. | International Course on Research Integrity | July 25, 2019
  • Cali, Colombia | Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali | Taller de Ética de la Investigación e Integridad Científica | Litewka, S.| April 30, 2019
  • Cali, Colombia | Pontifical Javeriana University | Authorship, Plagiarism and Institutional Policies for Fostering Research Integrity | Litewka, S.| Seminar-Workshop on Research Integrity | April 29, 2019
  • Bucaramanga, Colombia | Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) | International Considerations on Research Integrity | Litewka, S.| April 26-17, 2019
  • Ciudad de México, México | Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas Santo Tomás | Litewka, S. | Ethical Controversies in Gene Editing and the use of Human Organoids | January 23, 2019

2018
  • Bogota, Colombia | National University of Colombia | IV National Dialogue on Research Ethics | Litewka, S. | Strategies for Implementing a Research Integrity Program | October 28-30, 2018
  • Cali, Colombia | CIDEIM | Litewka, S. | Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials | October 10, 2018
  • Xalapa, Mexico | Universidad Veracruzana | Third Encounter on Bioethics | Litewka, S. | Course on Research Integrity | September 27-28, 2018
  • Bogota, Colombia | National University of Colombia | Litewka, S. | Short Courses on Research Ethics | June 18-23, 2018
  • Mexico City, Mexico | Anahuac University | Litewka, S. | Seminars on Research Integrity | May 17-18, 2018
  • Havana, Cuba | Center for Clinical Research | Cuba Health 2018 | Litewka, S. | Asymmetries in International Collaborative Research, Vulnerability in Clinical Research, Interational Considerations on Research Integrity | April 20-24, 2018.
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico | Autonomous University of Cuernavaca, Institute of Biotechnology | Litewka, S. | Contemporaneous Aspects of Research Integrity | March 12-13, 2018.  
  • Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala | Research Center for Latin America | CIDAL | IV NationalConference on Clinical Research | Litewka, S. | Politics, Ideology and Science | February 17-18, 2018

2017
  • Cochabamba, Bolivia | University of San Simon School of Medicine | Litewka, S. | Research Ethics Workshop | November 23, 2017.
  • Cali, Colombia | Imbanaco Medical Center | Litewka, S. | What Does it Means to Protect Human Subjects Today? | October 27, 2017.
  • Porto Alegre, Brazil | Litewka, S. | Course on Research Integrity in Conjunction with the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul | August 30- September 1, 2017.
  • Mexico | Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) | Litewka S. | Research Integrity for UNAM Students | August 16, 2017.
  • USA, Washington, D.C. | Office of Research Integrity | Litewka, S. | Promoting Academic Integrity and RCR Education in Mexico | August 8, 2017.
  • Mexico City, Mexico | Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) | Litewka, S. | National Encounter on Research Integrity | May 3, 2017.
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador | OMNI Hospital | Litewka, S. | Curso Taller “Ética de la Investigación Científica para investigadores y miembros de comités | March 21, 2017.
  • Lima, Peru | Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de San Martin de Porres | Isasi, R. | “Gene Ethics and Policy” | January 9th, 2017.

2016
  • Porto Alegre, Brazil | Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul | Litewka, S. | Integridade e Etica em Pesquisa | November 30 - December 2, 2016.
  • Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico | Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica | Gelpi, A. | “La judicialización de la salud y la priorización de medicamentos en Costa Rica.” | November 29, 2016.
  • Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba | Cuban Society for Human Genetics Annual Conference | Isasi, R. | “La Genética Humana – Retando las Fronteras Éticas y Legales” | November 16, 2016.
  • Brazil | Federal University of Sao Carlos | Gelpi, A. | November 5, 2016Link to photo.
  • Bogotá, Colombia | Colmedica  | Goodman, K. | Colombia Colmedica Medicina 4th Medical Symposium. | October 19-21, 2016.
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras | Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) | Litewka, S. | XXIII Jornada Científica y X Congreso de Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud | September 21-23, 2016.
  • Bogotá, Colombia | Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS) | Litewka, S. | Jornada de Capacitación en Integridad Científica | August 10-12, 2016.
  • Matanzas, Cuba | University of Medical Sciences of Matanzas | Provincial Council of Scientific Health Societies | International Symposium of Human Genetics | | Isasi, R. | “Human Genetics: Exploring the Socio-Ethical and Legal Implications”| May 22-25, 2016.
  • La Havana, Cuba | Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery | Cuban Minister of Public Health | Workshop: Exchanging Experiences Cuba-USA | Isasi, R. | “Human Genetics Research and Clinical Applications: Ethical and Policy Frameworks” | May 23, 2016.
  • Veracruz, Mexico | Medical Association of Biochemistry and Engineering | Litewka, S. | "Updates on Research Integrity." | March 18, 2016.
  • Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala | International Ethics Guidance for Research with Vulnerable Population | Litewka, S. | “Building Local Capacities in Ethics Training and IRB Review in Guatemala.” | February 16-18 2016.
  • Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico | Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (ConacyT) | Litewka, S. | Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity Workshop | January 25, 2016.

2015
  • Havana, Cuba | VII International Symposium on Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness. | Goodman, K. | “From Terri Schiavo to Jahi McMath: Ethical discussion of end-of-life dilemmas.”  | de Velasco, R. | “An approach to families who do not accept the death of the brain of a loved one as the diagnosis of death.” |  December 8-11, 2015.
  • Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico | Academia Nacional Mexicana de Bioetica, A.C. | VII International Congress celebrating the XX anniversary of the Mexican Academy of Bioethics | Litewka, S. | “Etica de la Investigacion” | October 15-17, 2015.

2014
  • Cali, Colombia | Red de Comités de Ética de la Investigación en Humanos (RECEIH) seccional Cali y la Dirección de Investigaciones de la Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali | | IV Taller Internacional de Ética en Investigación e Integridad Científica: Valoración del Riesgo En Investigación Con Seres Humanos | Litewka, S. | “Valoración del riesgo desde la perspectiva institucional.” | November 21, 2014.
  • Bogota, Colombia | Instituto de Bioética y la Facultad de Medicina de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana | la Asociación Colombiana de Facultades de medicina, ASCOFAME | Litewka, S. | Foro sobre Pedagogía de la Ética Médica. | November 20, 2014.
  • Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala | II Congreso Nacional de Investigación Clínica: “Investigacion Clinica: Actualidad y Futuro.” | Litewka, S. | “La selección justa de sujetos” | May 14-15, 2014
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico | Research and Development: The Ethical Dimension. | Litewka, S. | “Research with Human Participants: Progress and Tragedy.” | Branschweiger, P. | “Responsible Use of Animals in Research.” | Goodman, K. | “Academic Integrity and Scientific (Mis) conduct: Core Concepts and Basic Values.” | March 14, 2014.   

2013
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras | La Secretaría de Salud, Secretaría de Planificación, la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, el Foro de SIDA y la Organización Panamericana de la Salud en Honduras | Litewka, S. | "Bioética en el siglo XXI: retos y oportunidades.” | December 5, 2013.   
  • Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala | Curso-Taller: Actualización en Ética en la Investigación con Sujetos Humanos | Litewka, S. | “El requisito ético del valor social” | November 5-6, 2013
  • Lima, Peru | Universidad del Valle | Ministerio de Salud Publica y Asistencia Social | La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) | Litewka, S. | “ Conducta Responsable y Proteccion de Humanos en Investigacion.” | August 3, 2013
  • Kingston, Jamaica | National Bioethics Committee of Jamaica |Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO| PAHO/WHO Ministry of Health | Beyond the Common Law Protection of Confidences in Health Care: A Seminar | Goodman, K. | “HIPAA or not? The US experience.”  | February 19, 2013
  • Kingston, Jamaica | National Bioethics Committee of Jamaica| University of the West Indies |Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO | | Beyond the Common Law Protection of Confidences in Health Care: A Seminar | Goodman, K. | “Medical informatics and confidentiality.” | February 18, 2013

2012