Surgical Ethics: Cross-Cultural Perspectives On An Emerging Field Conference

All day
The University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong
Level 6, Cyberport Two, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong



  • Peter Angelos, MD, PhD - The University of Chicago
  • Phillip Beh, MBBS - The University of Hong Kong
  • J. Michael Millis, MD - The University of Chicago
  • Mark Siegler, MD - The University of Chicago

The overarching theme of the conferences will be that surgery is much more than a technical discipline. There are many life and death issues that arise in surgery where it is critical for the surgeon to be sensitive to the ethical dimensions of the decisions that are made.

Session I: Opening Session

9:00am  Welcome and Introductions

​9:15am  Keynote Address: A Surgeon is A Physician… and More

10:00am  Ethics Surrounding the Development of Right Lobe Living Donor Liver Transplantation In Hong Kong

10:45am  Break

Session II: Defining Surgical Ethics

11:00am  Is Surgical Ethics Different from Medical Ethics?

11:30am  Case Presentation and Discussions

12:30pm  Lunch

Session III

1:15pm  Career Path of a Surgeon and What Makes a Good Surgeon?

2:00pm  Case Presentation and Discussions

2:45pm  Break

Session IV   Education

3:00pm  How and When to Teach Medical Ethics in a Modern Scientific World

3:45pm  Local Perspectives on Surgical Ethics

4:30pm  The Crisis of the Informed Consent Communication between the Physician/Surgeon & Patient/Family in Mainland China: A Cross-cultural Perspective.

5:15pm  Ends

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