Past Events

The paradoxical ethics of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

Category:

Public Talks

Date:

4 Jun, 2014

Time:

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Venue:

Room A824, 8/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Speaker(s):

Associate Professor Robert Sparrow, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Adjunct Associate Professor, Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Australia

PowerPoint Slides:

PPT_Rob Sparrow

Conversations at life’s end: reimagining advance care planning in Hong Kong as an intervention

Category:

Public Talks

Date:

29 May, 2014

Time:

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Venue:

Room A824, 8/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Speaker(s):

Ms. Marie Danielle Kobler, Research Officer, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, University of Hong Kong

PowerPoint Slides & Video:

PPT_Marie Kobler

Click here for Video.

Computing Genomic and Health Data in the “Clouds”?: ELSI Challenges

Category:

Seminars

Date:

21 May, 2014

Time:

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Venue:

Room A824, 8/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Speaker(s):

Professor Bartha M. Knoppers, Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine, Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University

Data Sharing in Health and Science: Something to Fear or Embrace?

Category:

Seminars

Date:

8 Apr, 2014

Time:

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Venue:

Room A824, 8/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Speaker(s):

Professor Eric Meslin, Director of Center for Bioethics, Associate Dean for Bioethics and Professor of Medicine, Indiana University

Abstract:

In 1969 Canadian communications theorist Marshall McLuhan said: “The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.” McLuhan’s words may have been prescient coming decades before the sequenced human genome and the surge in use of ‘big data’ analytics raised profound ethical issues for science and society. But it would be a mistake to conclude that collecting and sharing data is always dangerous and dehumanizing. This talk will first review some of the current data on data sharing from why researchers resist sharing data, to what patients say they want shared and then discuss some promising approaches for getting the balance right between protecting personal privacy and promoting public health.

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