15th FERCAP International Conference / Date:22-24 November 2015 / Venue:NAGASAKI UNIVERSITY Nagasaki,Japan / President:Kenji Hirayama, MD, PhD

Program/ Agenda

Conference Schedule

November 22, 2015
  • Pre-Conference Training: 13:00-17:00
  • FERCAP Steering Committee Meeting: 18:00-21:00
November 23-24, 2015
  • Conference Proper
November 24, 2015
  • FERCAP Recognition Program

Time Table

Time Table

Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia& the Western Pacific

Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review

hosted and co-organized with

Nagasaki University

Conference Objectives

  • To describe and highlight concepts, initiatives and best practices in research governance system
  • To describe the role of ethical research in promoting good research governance practices
  • To describe the roles of various stakeholders (research ethics committee members, institutions, investigators, sponsors, patients and regulatory authorities) in promoting ethics in research and good research governance
  • To identify gaps, facilitators and barriers towards development of ethical research systems
  • To identify trends and future directions of good research governance practices to maintain the highest ethical and scientific standards in health research
  • To develop relevant models of partnerships and alliance building in ethical research governance within the context of diverse Asian cultures and pluralistic socio-economic-political systems.

*Presentation abstracts (approximately 200 words) may be submitted to atoynavarro @yahoo.com or cristina.torres@yahoo.com on or before August 31 September 30, 2015 on a topic that would fall under any of the suggested themes listed below:

  • Developing ethical research infrastructures at the national, regional, institutional levels
  • Challenges and issues in upholding ethics in research
  • Ethical issues in international health
  • Patient empowerment in ethical research
  • Regulations and national ethical guidelines towards ethical research
  • Regional harmonization in drug development and ethical research
  • Role of sponsors in ethical research
  • Role of investigators in ethical research
  • Role of research ethics committees in good research governance
  • Ethical public health research to address epidemics/ pandemics
  • Good ethical research practice in clinical research
  • Good ethical research practice in public health
  • Good ethical research practice in genetic research
  • Good ethical research practice in traditional medicine research
  • Good ethical research practice in social science research
  • Good ethical research practice in academic research
  • Partnership and alliance building for research ethics
  • Role of publication in ethical research