FERCICON 2023 — International Conference of the Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India

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FERCICON 2023 brings experts from international and national arena to discuss the understanding and implementation of ethical review of biomedical research in India. The central theme of this conference will be to empower ethics committee members by strengthening ethics education.

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research is a teaching hospital and research institute located in Peelamedu, Coimbatore. It was established in 1985 as a part of PSG Group, which specializes in providing comprehensive learning in a variety of academic fields’ right from Arts and Sciences to Engineering and from Medicine to Management. With nearly 1000 strong teaching staff and up to 16000 students under its wing, PSG has been constantly breaking barriers in education.

Pre-conference workshop
• Educating ethics committees – sharing good practices
• Challenges and solutions faced by ethics committees 

• Challenges of Integrative Medicine Research for Investigators and ethics committees
• Benchmarking ethics committee assessment form
• Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
• Ethics education in India, challenges and way forward
• Reviewing projects with technological advances
• Role of EC for protecting healthy volunteers in Clinical Trials

Pre-conference workshop: Upon completion of the pre-conference workshop, participants can assess and reflect on individual roles and responsibilities of ethics committee and its members.
Conference: Upon completion of the conference, the participants will be well versed in emerging ethical issues regarding using newer technologies in health research and quality improvement.

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