The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law in the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University is delighted to host the 16th Annual ICCEC Conference in April 2020 at the Spier Conference Centre in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.
This prestigious international conference has been hosted at various academic venues around the globe for the past 14 years, Co- founded by Prof George Agich from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio (currently based in Austin, Texas, USA) and Prof Stella Reiter Theil (Universitas Hospital in Basel, Switzerland.
The National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) is a statutory body established under the National Health Act No 61 of 2003. The Act mandates the Minister of Health to establish the Council and it sets out NHREC’s functions, which in short involves giving direction on ethical issues relating to health and to develop guidelines for the conduct of research involving humans and animals. The Council observes and advises on international developments in health ethics issues through liaison with relevant international organisations.