Transplant Ethics: Looking Forward

9:00 am–5:00 pm
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
HKAM Jockey Club Building
99 Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong


Conference Summary:

Transplantation has always pushed the field of ethics to a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the principles clinical and bio ethics.  In this conference, we move past the ethical issues of the past that tainted transplantation in China and start addressing the issues that still challenge ethical principles in China and the U.S.. Current issues that are being discussed in Hong Kong is the potential introduction of opt out legislation, donation by minors and the relationship between Hong Kong and Mainland China regarding organ donation, allocation and distribution. 

Using an interactive case-based format, in collaboration with our surgical, medical, and bioethics colleagues in Hong Kong, the specific topics emphasize different approaches to these issues across Western and Chinese cultures.


University of Chicago Medicine
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Conference Sponsors:

University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong
University of Chicago Global Surgery
MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence
University of Chicago Transplant Center


Gilberto K K LEUNG, MD
J. Michael MILLIS, MD  

Tentative Rundown:

Session I
Moderator: J. Michael MILLIS, MD

09:00    Welcome and Introductions
09:10     Introduction of Keynote Speaker
09:15      Keynote Speech:
              Addressing the Shortage of Organs for Transplantation: Ethical Issues in the U.S.
              Bernard LO, MD
09:45    TBC
              Gilberto K K LEUNG, MD
10:15       Local Speaker (TBC)
10:45      Break

Session II
Moderator: Peter ANGELOS, MD, PhD

11:00      U.S. Organ Access and Allocation: Here Comes the Judge
              J. Michael MILLIS, MD
11:30       Local Speaker (TBC)
12:00      Lunch

Session III
Moderator: J. Michael MILLIS, MD 

13:00     The University of Chicago’s Contributions to Transplant Ethics
              Mark SIEGLER, MD
13:30      Local Speaker
14:00     The Role of Trust in the Surgeon-Patient Relationship
              Peter ANGELOS, MD, PhD
14:30      Break

Session IV
14:45      Local Speaker (TBC)
15:15       Case Presentations
16:30      Discussion and wrap up

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