Lectures included the following topics:
- The founding principles of the research on ethics and its guidelines. How far is the international community from reaching a consensus on a global strategy for the protection of human participants in biomedical research?
- Strengthening of ethical review processes and regulatory capacities in medical research with human participants in developing countries: current programmes and future perspectives.
- A focus on the current legislation in Africa regarding the protection of human participants in biomedical research and the status of ethical review capacity in the Continent.
- Presentation by experts from selected countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa.