Friday, February 24, 2017

HKU International Conference on "Who Owns Your Body?" (6-7 April 2017)

The Centre for Medical Ethics & Law of the University of Hong Kong

in collaboration with
The Centre for Law, Medicine & Life Sciences of The University of Cambridge

The Centre of Genomics and Policy of the McGill University
are pleased to announce

A conference on Property Rights in Human Bodies, Tissue and Data, and on Human Organ Transplantation


"Who Owns Your Body?”

Thursday & Friday, 6–7 April 2017
Large Moot Court, 2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus,
The University of Hong Kong
How does the law govern the ownership of your body? And of its parts, and things derived from it? What are the fundamental legal principles governing claims to ownership, possession and other rights in the human body? And what are the ethical, legal and social impact of applications of materials taken from the human body, particularly in the context of human organ transplantation and the responses arising therefrom? This 2-day conference aims to explore these fundamental questions from ethical, legal, medical, religious and social perspectives. It will also identify gaps and inconsistencies in current law and practice; discuss the current tensions between the imperatives of clinical and research use for tissue and information and that of the privacy of the individual and suggest how these tensions may be best bridged to mutual benefit.

Speakers and Roundtable Panelists:
Professor King L. Chow, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Professor Leonardo de Castro, University of the Philippines
Dr Imogen Goold, University of Oxford
Professor Guang Xing, Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong
Ms Alison Hall, PHG Foundation
Dr Calvin Ho, National University of Singapore
Dr Chih-hsing Ho, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Professor Terry Kaan, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers, McGill Centre of Genomics & Policy, McGill University
Mr Alex Lam, Hong Kong Patients’ Voices
Professor Tohru Masui, Center for Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, Keio University
Mr Colm McGrath, University of Cambridge
Dr Jeff Skopek, University of Cambridge
Dato Dr Zahari Noor, Consultant Forensic Pathologist, Government of Malaysia
Dr Ron Zimmern, PHG Foundation

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