Expert consultation on research ethics at the World Health Organization

On 17-18 January 2013, I¬†will be joining an international group of experts at the World Health Organization to debate the ethics of using placebo controls in vaccine trials. The consultation aims to develop recommendations for the development, review and conduct of placebo controlled trials. I will speak about existing guidance and its shortcomings, and together with James Colgrove (Columbia University) I’ll also serve as rapporteur of the meeting.