Launch of HELP roll-outs on Key Principles on Bioethics

Yerevan, Armenia - online 10/08/2022
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Launch of HELP roll-outs on Key Principles on Bioethics

Online HELP roll-outs on Key Principles on Bioethics were launched on 10 August 2022 for three more groups of legal and healthcare professionals of Armenia, including the representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, National Institute of Health, Health and Labour Inspection body of RA, as well as medical doctors and other healthcare professionals, lawyers, and advocates.

The training session was opened by Lee Hibbard, the Administrator of the Human Rights and Biomedicine Division of the Council of Europe.

Following the general presentation of the Oviedo Convention and its Additional Protocols and the work of the Council of Europe in the field of healthcare and biomedicine, the participants were introduced to the HELP programme and HELP in Armenia, as well as HELP online training platform (hosting over 35 courses available in more than 300 national adaptations with over 90000 users worldwide).

Substantial presentations on international and national standards in the fields of ‘‘Medical Secret and Confidentiality’’ and ‘‘Transplantation of Organs and Tissues’’ were made by Joaquin Cayon De Las Cuevas, Head of the Research Group on Health Law and Bioethics and international consultant of the CoE Project on ‘’Protection of Human Rights in Biomedicine’’ and Samvel Grigoryan, national consultant of the CoE Project on ‘’Protection of Human Rights in Biomedicine’’.

The HELP roll-outs will be tutored by three Armenian HELP certified tutors: Karine Abrahamyan, lawyer-expert at the National Institute of Health, Gohar Ghukasyan, Head of Legal Provisions Unit of the Ministry of Health and Anna Mkrtumyan, Head of Legal Department of the Ministry of Health. Successful participants of these training sessions will receive certificates after completion of the Course.

The HELP roll-outs were organised under the framework of the Council of Europe’s Project on ‘‘Protection of Human Rights in Biomedicine’’ in Armenia.

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