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Protecting the Public: Ethical Issues in a New Era

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2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

This session can be purchased as part of the full meeting recordings within the product bundles

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Session Description 
The IADR and AADR Ethics Committees jointly present this symposium that addresses emerging ethical issues in dental research. Transformations in research methods, availability of electronic health data, as well as the use of evidence to inform public health efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic have raised new ethical issues. These increasingly rapid changes impact patients, researchers, clinicians, and publishers in how data are collected, shared, disseminated, and used to inform policy and practice. The widespread use of electronic health records and other databases, along with advances in information technology and informatics, facilitates clinical research and serves as building blocks for pragmatic clinical trials and learning healthcare systems. In this session, Dr. Johnson will discuss ethical issues associated with using these large databases, subsequent data sharing of patient information and patient protection concerns, especially for low literacy and vulnerable populations; Dr. Feine will discuss approaches used by publishers and editors to maintain high ethical standards in scientific publications, following the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines that include transparency and protection of human subjects; and Dr. Campus will discuss ethical issues related in epidemiological and public health considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the current issues regarding sharing patient information (big data) between institutions to support research.
  • Describe ways in which publishers and editors ensure high ethical standards in scientific publications.
  • Learn ethical considerations that impact public health efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic
Presentation Date
July 23, 2021

Lynn Johnson - Sharing Health Record Data: Is it Needed? Is it Possible?
Jocelyne Feine - Maintaining High Ethical Standards in Scientific Publishing
Guglielmo Campus - Ethical Consideration in Epidemiological and Public Health in Consideration of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Evidence-based Dentistry Network, Oral Health Research, Pediatric Oral Health Research, Periodontal Research

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours

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