AIFA Scientific Seminar: “Informed consent in Covid-19 vaccine trials: is the solution the problem?”

AIFA is pleased to inform that the next scientific seminar “Informed consent in Covid-19 vaccine trials: is the solution the problem?” will take place on  Thursday 24 June at 3.30 pm (CEST).

Prof. Ezekiel J. Emanuel will discuss about informed consent as a fundamental element of research ethics. A recent study on accessibility and understandability of current informed consent for the COVID-19 vaccine trials suggests that such documents were too long and difficult to read. Shorter and more readable informed consent documents could enhance voluntary participation.

Ezekiel J. Emanuel is Levy Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Special Advisor to the Director General of the WHO, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Dr. Emanuel chaired the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and served as a Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council until 2011.

Participation is free of charge and the link to register is:




24th / June / 2021