With the advent of so many new and complex areas of medical research, the probability of incidental findings has risen, bringing many questions to the forefront. Incidental findings occur in a number of ways, and the goal of this webinar is to help participants respond when they do arise.
During this webinar, expert presenters focused on the legal and ethical considerations during Handling Incidental Findings in Human Subjects Research: Legal and Ethical Perspectives, a collaborative webinar with the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (ASLME).
The speakers covered an exciting spectrum of issues that IRB members should prospectively consider and ask how these issues may impact their institution.
Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, believes that investigators have an obligation to respond to incidental findings. During the webinar, she will discuss the scope and limits of this professional obligation to respond to incidental findings.
Benjamin Wilfond, MD, notes that the approach to incidental findings without clear and proximate benefit is challenging. Among other topics, he will discuss disclosure with pediatric subjects and the special ethical challenges facing this population.
ASLME provides high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought to the community of professionals at the nexus of law, medicine, and ethics. For nearly three decades, ASLME has fulfilled its mission by providing extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary education to its members. ASLME also publishes the premier, peer reviewed multidisciplinary journal highly accessible to anyone interested in law, medicine, and ethics, titled The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. It is one of the top rated journals in its field and is available as a membership benefit in ASLME.