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Philippe Amiel

Philippe Amiel (born in1956) is a French sociologist and jurist specialized in public health and in health law, associate researcher at INSERM U 1123 (public health) and lawyer at the Montpellier's bar.

Master in Ethnomethodology and PhD in Law, he has led the Research Unit in the Social and Human Sciences (2005-2015) of the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Villejuif (France)—a leading cancer care center in Europe—whithin which he produced numerous works on cancer survivorhip.

At the interface of Law and Sociology, he has worked on the organisation and law of clinical trials (Des cobayes et des hommes : expérimentation sur l’être humain et justice, Paris: Belles Lettres, 2011).

He publised a manual on Ethnomethodology (Ethnométhodologie appliquée, Lema, 2010) and was the editor (with A. Fagot-Largeault) of the thesis of Pierre-Charles Bongrand on human experimentation L’expérimentation sur l’homme, sa valeur scientifique, sa légitimité, Villejuif, Presses de l’Institut Gustave Roussy | IgrPress, 2011).

Professor at University of Paris 8 (2003 à 2009) where he created a master diploma in Hospital Law, he currently teaches at University of Montpellier.

President of the Association française pour la qualité de l'expertise médicale (AFQEM), a learned society in the field of medical expertise, he coordinates its training activities dedicated to medical professionnals.

Philippe Amiel is vice-president of the Committee "Ethics & Cancer" (under the aegis of the French League against Cancer), member of the INSERM's Ethics Review Committe (CCEI-IRB) and Chair of the board of ethics officers of INSERM.

He was made "chevalier" of the "Ordre des Palmes académiques" in 2007.


"Selection Bias"    Régis Hankard    Philippe Ravaud   

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  • Philippe Amiel, Delphine Moreau, Claire Vincent-Genod, Corinne Alberti, Régis Hankard, et al.. Noninvitation of eligible individuals to participate in pediatric studies: a qualitative study.. Medicine Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent - JAMA Pediatrics , 2007, 161 (5), pp.446-50. ⟨10.1001/archpedi.161.5.446⟩. ⟨hal-00850487⟩