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COVID-19 Clinical Trials: Planning, Execution, Ethics, and Participant Testimonies from Brazil

April 21st @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) in collaboration with the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthBrazilian Student Association at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Center for Virology and Vaccine Research (CVVR), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Thursday, April 21st from 2:30-4pm EST for A conversation on COVID-19 clinical trials that also grants participants access to the Brazilian documentary “Volunteer ***1864.”

The event, COVID-19 Clinical Trials: A Multidisciplinary Conversation is a multidisciplinary, in-person panel aimed at discussing the complexities of the COVID-19 clinical trials from the perspectives of those planning the trials to the volunteers on the receiving end of the vaccines. Besides being able to participate in the discussion, registrants will also have access to view the Brazilian documentary “Volunteer ***1864,” which portrays the experiences of ordinary Brazilians who volunteered to participate in COVID-19 clinical trials, directed by panelist Sandra Kogut. 

Speakers include, Caroline Buckee, Associate Director and Professor, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology, HSPH; Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health, HSPH; Ai-ris Yonekura Collier, Co-Director, Clinical Trials Unit, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Sandra Kogut, Filmmaker and Radcliffe-Film Study Center Fellow, Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

The event will be moderated by, Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Those interested in attending must register in advance.

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Date: April 21st
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Calendars: School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums


Kresge Room 110