Keynote Speaker

Sergio LitewkaSergio Litewka, M.D., (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina 1979) M.P.H. (University of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2000), is currently the Director of International Operations for the UM Ethics Programs, a World Health Organization on Ethics and Health Policies.

A native of Argentina, Dr. Litewka is a former consultant for healthcare reform projects in Latin America, now involved in research and education activities on human subject’s protection and the responsible conduct of research for global biomedical research.

He is a faculty member in the UM Department of Surgery, project director for the Pan American Bioethics Initiative (PABI), a project funded by an NIH-Fogarty International Center grant. In such position, Dr. Litewka developed collaborative projects for research ethics and the responsible conduct of research education with governmental organizations, universities and the private sector in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and Peru.

He is also the International Director for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program), a web based initiative for research ethics education.

During 2011 he served as a member of the International Research Panel at the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethics Issues.