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Who Owns Your Body? – Beyond The Physical
Category : Conferences
Date : 06 Nov, 2018 - 07 Nov, 2018
Time : 6 Nov, 2018, 9:30am - 4:50pm
7 Nov, 2018, 9:30am - 12:20pm
Venue : Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong

This conference will explore how the law currently deals with claims to rights asserted in respect of the control, custody, management, ‘ownership’, sharing and dissemination of (for research or for clinical purposes) medical and genetic information derived from the human body. It will consider intellectual property rights and claims in relation to the human body, particularly in relation to likely future developments in competing major jurisdictions. A particular focus of this conference will be the relationship between clinicians and researchers on the one hand, and donors, research subjects and even entire communities on the other: what kind of ethical, legal and social rights might be claimed for or asserted by donors of physical samples (including genomic samples) and of the data pertaining to such donors, and what might be the impact of such claims on the conduct of research? Is there an obligation for the return of benefits by researchers to their research subjects, and if so, in what terms might this obligation be best articulated? Given that the cooperation and consent of research subjects and donors is indispensable in the conduct of research, how might a programme of public outreach and education be best implemented?

Programme Booklet:
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Conference Report:
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Programme:
 
 
Tuesday 6 November 2018
 
9:00 – 9:30 am Registration
 
9:30 – 9:40am Welcome Address
  Mr Terry Kaan, Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, the University of Hong Kong

Theme 1: Physical Property in the Body II
 
9:40 – 10:00am
PRESENTATION 1:
 
Michael Vidler
Principal, Vidler & Co., Solicitors, Hong Kong

Handling Foetal Remains – A Hong Kong case study: obtaining a dignified and respectful internment for little Wally
 
10:00 – 10:20am PRESENTATION 2:

Philip Beh
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine; and Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, the University of Hong Kong

WHO OWNS YOUR BODY – Please come and collect?

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10:20 – 10:50am
 
Break
10:50 – 11:10 am
PRESENTATION 3:
 
Mika Suzuki
Uehiro Research Fellow , Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application(CiRA), Kyoto University, Japan


Building the Trust: The role of the professional and the role of the general public
 
11:10 – 11:30 am
PRESENTATION 4: 
 
Morten Øien
Legal Advisor/Member of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories Governance Committee
 
Good Biobank Governance in the Age of Personalized Medicine: From theory to practice

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11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion and Q & A
Chair: Ron Zimmern, Chairman, Board of Trustees, PHG Foundation, the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch
 

Theme 2: Beyond the Physical:  Pure Information
 
2:00 – 2:20pm
PRESENTATION 1:

Alison Hall
Head of Humanities, PHG Foundation, the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom
 
Genetic data, automated processing and the EU General Data Protection Regulation
 
2:20 – 2:40pm
PRESENTATION 2: 

Gerard Porter
Lecturer in Medical Law & Ethics, Director of Ethics & Integrity, Edinburgh Law School, the University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom

Patenting Materials Derived from the Human Body: Does the law give adequate regard to the interests of donors?

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2:40 – 3:00pm
 
PRESENTATION 3: 

Kathy Liddell
Director, Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom

and
 
Mateo Aboy
Senior Research Scholar, Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom
 
The Impact of the (In)famous Myriad and Mayo Decisions
 
3:00 – 3:30pm Break
 
3:30 – 3:50pm
PRESENTATION 4: 
 
Ya-Hong Li
Associate Professor and Director of the LLM Program in Intellectual Property (IP) and Information Technology, Faculty of Law, the University  of Hong Kong
 
Issues in IP Protection for AI-generated works and inventions and implications to science and cultural development
 
3:50 – 4:50pm
Roundtable Discussion and Q & A
Chair: Ron Zimmern, Chairman, Board of Trustees, PHG Foundation, the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom
 
 
Wednesday 7 November 2018
 
 
9:00 – 9:30am
 
Registration
   
 Theme 3: The Gifts of the Body:  Return, Education, Responsibility

9:30 –  9:50am
PRESENTATION 1:
 
Roger Chennells
Consultant, Chennells Albertyn, Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa
 
Benefit Sharing in Medical/ Genomic Research
 
9:50 –  10:10am PRESENTATION 2:

Sumin Kim
Graduate School/ Asian Institute for Bioethics and Health Law, Yonsei University, South Korea
 
Ethical and Regulatory Considerations on Biobanking in the Republic of Korea
 
10:10 –
10:30am
PRESENTATION 3:
 
Calvin Ho
Assistant Professor, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 
Re-thinking Social Value in Access to and Benefit Sharing of Biological Materials and Related Data in Biomedical Research
 
10:30 –
11:00am
Break
 
11:00 –
11:20am
 
PRESENTATION 4:
 
Koichi Mikami
Project Assistant Professor, Science Interpreter Training Program, KOMEX, University of Tokyo, Japan
 
‘Implicated’ Ownership and the Boundary of Public and Private – the Case of Regenerative Medicine in Japan
 
11:20am –
12:20pm
Roundtable Discussion and Q & A
Chair: Ron Zimmern, Chairman, Board of Trustees, PHG Foundation, the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom
   
 
 
 
 
 

CPD Accreditation (The Law Society of Hong Kong):
6 November 2018 (9:40 am – 12:30 pm) – course code 20184636 (2 CPD points)
6 November 2018 (2:00 – 4:50 pm) – course code 20184637 (2 CPD points)
7 November 2018 (9:30 am – 12:20 pm) – course code 20184638 (2 CPD points)

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation:
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