keynotes, papers, panels

Keynotes, Papers, Panels – Recent, Ahead:


The Power of MultiCenter Clinical Trials
Panel Presentation
DCVMN (Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network) Annual General Meeting
Bangkok, Thailand
6-8 October 2015
CVEP Executive Director David R Curry – presentation on clinical trials ethics associated with multicenter trials

Good Governance and Ethical Codes What They Are and Why They Matter for Vaccines
Webinar – DCVMN (Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network)
March 31, 2015
CVEP Executive Director David R Curry
Download the video file (124Mb – wmv)


WHO Consultation to assess LAIV to prevent paediatric influenza disease in LMIC
16-17 December 2014
Geneva, Switzerland
CVEP Executive Director David Curry – presentation on clinical trials ethics associated with LAIV.


“The Ethics of Compassion: Lessons from the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa”
December 11, 2014
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115
Speaker: Arthur D. Caplan, Ph.D.
Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor, and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City
The ongoing Ebola outbreak has raised many important ethical issues. Does quarantine have a role to play in controlling the epidemic? Why was the initial response to the outbreak in Guinea so slow and what ought be done to prevent that from happening again? And what sorts of restrictions should be placed on testing experimental agents in West Africa? Each of these questions will be examined and discussed.


WHO Consultation on scientific and regulatory pathways for the development, approval and use of monoclonal antibodies against infectious diseases
18-20 November 2014
Washington DC
CVEP Executive Director David Curry  presented on ethical dimensions of mAbs develoment, clinical trials and deployment.


Journal of Medical Ethics
September 2014, Volume 40, Issue 9
Viewpoint  – Published Online First 18 August 2014
Refugees, humanitarian aid and the right to decline vaccinations
A L Caplan, David R Curry
Author Affiliations
Population Health, Medical Ethics, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
Recent instances of governments and others refusing humanitarian assistance to refugees and IDPs (internally-displaced persons) unless they agreed to polio immunization for their children raise difficult ethical challenges. The authors argue that states have the right and a responsibility to require such vaccinations in instances where the serious vaccine-preventable disease(s) at issue threaten others, including local populations, humanitarian workers, and others in camps or support settings.


Washington Vaccine Forum
January 28-30th, 2013
Washington, DC
Morning Plenary: Vaccine policy, priorities and schedules – update for decision makers post ratification of the Affordable Care Act

CVEP Executive Director David Curry  presented. Title:  Early GRADEs – Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA), values and evidence in establishing immunization recommendationsPerspectives on vaccine ethics and policy after the initial year of GRADE approaches in ACIP recommendations
Presentation slides:   CVEP-David R Curry_Wash Vaccine Forum_28 January 2013

2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit
Conveners: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH),
(also called the 2012 Health Disparities Summit)
Wednesday, October 31st through Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

CVEP Executive Director David Curry  presented and moderated a panel titled: Vaccine and Behavioral Approaches to U.S. Health Disparities: Sexually-transmitted infections (STI)  and Addiction\

5th Annual Pediatric Global Health Symposium Reconciling Compassion with Practice in Global Health
Convener: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
September 21, 2012
Union League, Philadelphia

CVEP Advisory Board Chair Art Caplan presented. Title: The ethics of using vaccines to battle cholera:  The moral challenge of “Good Enough”
Presentation slides: Caplan_CHOP Peds Symposium-Cholera Vaccine_21Sep12


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Arthur L. Caplan PhD
Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Chair
Director, Division of Medical Ethics
NYU Langone Medical Center
“Free to Choose but Liable for the Consequences – Should non-vaccinators be penalized for the harm they do?”, Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics, 2012: 606-12
(with D Hoke, N Diamond and V Karshenboyem)

“Ethics” in Plotkin SA, Orenstein WA Offit PA, eds. Vaccines, 6th Edition, 2012: 1508-14
(with J. Schwartz)

“Quantifying the efficacy of influenza vaccines”, Lancet Infectious Diseases, 12,9, 2012: 656-7.
“Evidence-based decision making for vaccines: the need for an ethical foundation”, Vaccine 30, 2012: 1003–1007
(with R. Field).

“Get a Grippe: Lessons Learned From The Controversy Over Publication Of Pandemic Flu Research”, Health Affairs.  May 8, 2012.

“”Immune to Addiction: The Ethical Dimensions of Substance Abuse Vaccines”.
Nature Immunology, 13,6, 2012
(with MJ Young, D Sisti, H Rimon-Greenspan, JL Schwartz)


“Ethical lessons from the battle over the use of oral cholera vaccination”, 5th annual Pediatric Global Health Symposium, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA September 21, 2012

Managing risk in international research; the case of oral cholera vaccine”. WIRB, Seattle, WA, October 5, 2012

“The ethics of rationing in response to pandemics”, New Jersey Hospital Association, Princeton, NJ, June 19, 2012

Member, World Health Organization Advisory Panel on the Ethics of Clinical Trials of Vaccines Using Placebo Controls (2013)