• On respect for and protection of human dignity and human rights aiming at assuring equalitarian access to healthcare in public health emergencies ;
  • And also to the challenges to develop and implement adequate guidelines and algorithms with these objectives.

Co-organized by COVID-19 Task Force, Japan Association for Bioethics & Brazilian Society of Bioethics

Cooperation: Clinical Evaluation; Bioethics Policy Study Group; Pharamaceutical Study Group

 Supported by Clinical Research Risk Management Study Group


Web-based International Workshop using Zoom system
2020 Oct 22, Thursday, 9:00-11:00am in Brazil
9:00-11:00pm in Japan

Lecture and discussion in English 
Registration in advance is required without registration fee
Send e-mail to: chieko.kurihara[at]nifty.ne.jp



Professor Dirceu Greco, M. D., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, Infectious Diseases and Bioethics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil


The global pandemic of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has raised several bioethical challenges.

To confront them the Brazilian Society of Bioethics developed a set of recommendations (Recommendation 01/2020). Professor Greco, currently Chair of the Society has been invited to participate in a web-based debate to introduce this recommendation to Japan and provide an opportunity for discussion.

Professor Greco has been also involved with the establishment of Brazil’s infectious disease control and bioethics since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s, and has also participated in development and/or revision processes of international documents of ethics concerning HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, such as the 2016 revision of the CIOMS ethical guidelines for health-related research, WMA’s Declaration of Helsinki and statements by the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, including ethical consideration for COVID-19.

The debate will include a brief overview of the situation of THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC in Brazil and also UNESCO’s bioethical positions. It will be an opportunity to learn from a global perspective of COVID-19 response with the basis in the unequivocal respect for human dignity and human rights.

  • This workshop will be recorded for publication, but the remarks of participants will be publicized only if individually permitted.
  • If you have any questions in English in advance, please email to kurihara[at]nifty.ne.jp and they will be forwarded in advance to Professor Greco.



Chieko Kurihara, Takeo Saio, Eisuke Nakazawa (COVID-19 Task Force, Japan Association for Bioethics)