Online Program

What will be remembered about the US's STD studies in Guatemala?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Susan Reverby, PhD, Women's and Gender Studies Department, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Other professions or practice related to public health
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify 3 salient ethical issues of investigations conducted by US in Guatemala. Explain sustained importance of consent and disclosure procedures. Discuss historical significance of the Guatemala investigations.

Keyword(s): Human Rights, Ethics

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the historian who found the initial archival materials on the studies in Guatemala, brought them to the attention of the CDC, and then spoke extensively to the media on the topic.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.