The Peru regional faculty is led by Roxana Lescano, the Director of Research Administration at a Navy Medical Research Unit in Lima. With a passion for strengthening research capacity, the Peru regional faculty organises workshops to bring gold standard training opportunities to researchers; covering various aspects of ethical considerations within the research environment. The Peru faculty and the Honduras faculty integrate and synergise activities wherever possible to create and enhance knowledge exchange that traverses geographical boundaries, and share valuable lessons generated from their own unique settings. 
 
Please see below to share in and learn from the various workshop initiatives led by this fantastic faculty in Peru!  

 

 

............................................................................................................................................. January 2020

On 3rd January 2020, a meeting was hosted to discuss "Practical Aspects, Contingency Plans and Priorities in the Care and Use of Research Animals during COVID-19".

Our speaker, Javier Guillen, is the Senior Director for the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animals Care International (AAALAC).

For more details and insight into this discussion, please see Dr Javier Guillen's presentation here

 

....................................................................................................................................... September 2019

 International Course on Biobanks for Research Purposes: Opportunities and Challenges

The International Workshop on Biobanks for Research Purposes: Opportunities and Challenges held in Lima, Peru from September, 5th to 6th, 2019.
Program for the session available here.

This event was jointly organized by the Latin American Forum for Research Ethics Committees (FLACEIS per initials in Spanish), the Peruvian IRB Network (REDCEI), and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, with the sponsorship of The Global Health Network, EDUPYME and EMERGE.

This collaborative educational activity among Peruvian and international organizations aimed to update Peruvian IRB members and investigators on biobanks, ethical and legal aspects, data sharing, and broad consent, as well as create in-depth discussions sharing with our international attendees the Peru progress in the regulatory system, how to work in IRB networks and the role of IRBs in scientific integrity issues.
For more details, please download a full summary report of the workshop here.  

 

............................................................................................................................................. August 2018

 International Course on Research Ethics: New Challenges

The International Workshop on Research Ethics: New Challenges was held in Lima, Peru from 28 to 29 August 2018.

This event was jointly organized by the Latin American Forum for Research Ethics Committees (FLACEIS per initials in Spanish), the Peruvian IRB Network (REDCEI), and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, with the sponsorship of The Global Health Network, EDUPYME and EMERGE.

This collaborative educational activity among Peruvian and international organizations aimed at updating Peruvian IRB members and investigators on new study designs for clinical trials and their ethical aspects, as well as sharing with our international attendees the Peru progress in the regulatory system, how to work in IRB networks and the role of IRBs in scientific integrity issues.
For more details, please download a full summary report of the workshop here.  

 

............................................................................................................................................*Local Partners*

The Peru regional faculty is supported and run in close collaboration with a number of strong affiliated partners and organisations:

 

                                                                                                                Willy Lescano, MsC, MsC, PhD  

     Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Emerge, Unidad de Investigacion en Enfermedades Emergentes y Cambio Climatico (Emerge, Emerging Diseases and Climate Change Research Unit)

Cesar Gavidia, DVM, PhD                                                                                            

Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (National University of San Marcos School of Veterinary Medicine)

                                                             Roxana Lescano, JD  

ASOPEBAID (Asociacion para el Empleo y Bienestar de Animales en Investigacion y Docencia/ Association for the Use and Welfare of Animals in Research and Teaching)

   Hugo Garcia, MD, PhD 

    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Centro de Salud Global and Unidad de Cisticercosis, Instituto                Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas (Cysticercosis Unit, National Institute of  Neurological Sciences)