Revision of the Declaration of Helsinki

WMA conference on the revision of the Declaration of Helsinki: research in resource-poor settings

The World Medical Association invites you to attend its Conference on the Revision of the Declaration of Helsinki, focused on research in resource-poor settings, which will take place 18-19 January 2024, at the Aula Vecchia del Sinodo in Vatican City.

Developed in 1964 by the World Medical Association’s General Assembly, the Declaration of Helsinki (DoH) is a set of ethical principles on human experimentation developed for the medical profession. In 2022, the WMA appointed a workgroup to begin the process of revising this seminal document. To encourage as much global participation in the revision process as possible, the WMA is collaborating with its members to host a series of regional meetings.

Co-organized by the Pontifical Academy for Life, the American Medical Association and the WMA, the WMA’s Conference in Vatican city on the Revision of the Declaration of Helsinki will be focused research in resource-poor settings and provide input on the current draft of the DoH. Please note that this event will be held in person in English and is open to all WMA members and invited guests.

The registration and more details are available through this link. Please contact the WMA secretariat at with any questions.