Research Day 2013

May 31, 2013-

JPS Health Network Research Day 2013 will feature internationally renown bioethicist Sergio Litewka, MD, who will share lessons learned from one of the most egregious abuses of human research subjects ever attributed to U.S. scientists.

Litewka, director of International Operations for the University of Miami Ethics Program, was appointed to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues following the 2010 discovery of secret experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s. More than 5,500 people were enrolled in studies that included deliberate exposure to syphilis and gonorrhea. Litewka is the keynote speaker at Research Day, June 7, and will talk about changes in the regulatory landscape for researchers whose work includes human subjects.

Research Day this year will be at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel. Also new this year, the federal Office for Human Research Protections is partnering with JPS to spotlight ethics, help researchers better understand federal guidelines and avoid ethical pitfalls when working with human subjects.

Following a welcome reception the evening of June 6, registration begins at 7 a.m., June 7. The program begins at 7:45 a.m. Lawyers, compliance officers and health policy experts from the public and private sectors will speak and lead panel discussions throughout the day. Poster presentations by researchers will be from 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration is $140 ($35 for students, $60 for residents.) To register, visit


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