This interactive session and facilitated panel discussion is a follow up to the ATS webinar on Research Integrity in Medical Education: Lessons from the Tuskegee Experiment. Prior attendance is not required. Together we will review the important lessons learned from the unethical practices of the Tuskegee Experiments and discuss how we can combat systematic racism collectively. We will discuss the risk of vulnerable populations both in research participants and investigators, the role that junior trainees play as both research participants and as future investigators, and the need for good leadership and mentorship to avoid future tragedies as experienced in Tuskegee.
• Recognize the historical lessons from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and how they apply to modern scientific investigation practice
• Examine their own research participation to explore areas of potential unethical practice
• Criticize unethical practice in clinical and research settings
Maroun Matta, MD