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World Medical Association’s Regional Expert Meeting in Latin America on the WMA Declaration of Helsinki

24-25 February, 2023 – APM Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil


The World Medical Association (WMA) invites you to attend its Regional Expert Meeting in Latin America on the revision of Declaration of Helsinki, which will take place on 24-25 February 2023 at the Associação Paulista de Medicina – APM Hall, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Declaration of Helsinki on the ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects was first adopted by the 18th WMA General Assembly in 1964. Since this time the declaration has undergone several revisions in order to keep it up to date.

At the WMA Council meeting in April 2022, a workgroup was established to begin another revision of this important document. The American Medical Association (AMA) is leading this process.

As a part of the revision process, the WMA is organizing the regional expert meetings to discuss this revision and the first regional meeting was held in Asia, in Tel Aviv, Israel in December 2022. This regional expert meeting will be the second one to be held in Latin American region, co-organized by the Brazilian Medical Association (AMB), the AMA and the WMA. This high-level discussion will bring regional and international experts together to consider the first steps of the revision, with a focus on the use of placebo.

Please note this event is open to all WMA members and invited guests.

  • The event will be held in English.
  • Portuguese simultaneous interpretation will be offered for in-person participants.  


For any inquiries, please contact the WMA secretariat at secretariat@wma.net.

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