Monday, July 19, 2021

CMEL Newsletter (June 2021)

The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law (CMEL) develops new ideas and solutions in response to the big ethical, legal and policy questions of medicine and health.

 CMEL is the first cross-faculty interdisciplinary institution of its kind in the region. It was founded in 2012 by the LKS Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Law at The University of Hong Kong as a joint inheritor of their vibrant intellectual traditions dating back to 1887 and 1969 respectively.

 Today, CMEL brings together bioethicists, academic lawyers, medical scientists, and other scholars to conduct cutting edge bioethical and legal research and contribute to policy development in flagship areas like population and global health, mental health and capacity, and digital health and emergent technologies.

 Research, teaching and knowledge exchange—CMEL’s core initiatives—aim to ensure that developments in biomedicine and public health will be underpinned by ethical and legal considerations.

To view the latest newsletter, click: CMEL June 2021 Newsletter.

Highlights of the June newsletter:
  • New WHO Guidance on Artificial Intelligence for Health
  • When learning is continuous
  • The constitutional determinants of Planetary Health
  • Regulation of e-commerce platforms and strict product liability
  • Perspective from a Forensic Pathologist and expert witness in court
  • Youth vaccination
  • Ethical controversies over vaccination incentives
  • Prospect of returning to normality despite continuing COVID-19 concerns
  • Artificial Intelligence in healthcare and COVID-19 prevention poses challenges to privacy in Taiwan
  • Drugs giant reached US$230M settlement agreement for opioids lawsuit in the US

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