A One day training program on ethics in medical research titled “conversations on bioethics” was organized by the “Institutional Review Board: CIDS” on the 23rd of January 2016. The aim of this program was to educate and train the faculty and postgraduate students about the research guidelines laid power by both national international agencies for conducting bio-medical research. An eclectic range of topics were covered by the resource persons namely: 1) Dr. Nandini K. Kumar (former deputy director general Sr. Grade ICMR). 2). Dr. Sreedevi – Research Head Vivekananda Hospital Saragur. 3). Dr. Stanley Mathew – Member Secretary IEC Kasturba Medical College.

The program began with a short inauguration ceremony presided by Dr. Sunil Muddaiah, Dean, CIDS.

Dr. Nandini K Kumar initiated the proceeding with an interesting talk on the history Evolution of Ethical Guidelines and Regulations along with the ICMR & GCP guidelines. Dr. Kumar also acknowledged the CIDS effort at regulating intake to ensure quality output.

Dr. Sridevi provided new insights intos the “informed consent” process.

Dr. Stanely Mathew took the audience through the protocols to be followed in performing a risk benefit analysis the requisites for maintaining privacy and confidentially were also emphasized on.

The afternoon session was a hands on, with Dr. Sridevi and Dr. Stanley Mathew demonstratingCase studies and Discussing the protocol review process.

Around 100 delegates both faculty and postgraduates benefited from the deliberations. The Dean CIDS in conclusion has proposed the setting up of a core committee to ensure the maintenance of ethics during research at CIDS.

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