Registration Link: https://hku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PfKY8WEnRqiQNAYxTmimOw
MEHU Medical Ethics Webinar
Date: 4 April, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:30 pm (Hong Kong Time) | Convert this into your local time
Format: Zoom Webinar (Please register via the zoom link provided in advance)
Title: “Medical Ethics Gone Rogue: The Case Study of He Jiankui”
Moderator: Dr Zohar Lederman
Dr. He Jiankui was recently released from prison in China only to be granted a talent visa by the Government of HKSAR. The scientific community and popular media expressed dismay, and the visa was quickly withdrawn. This occurrence is an opportunity to revisit the societal, scientific, and ethical aspects of Jiankui’s affair concerning the heritable editing of the human genome.
Webinar Rundown (10 minutes for each speaker):
Dr Ria Sinha | Historical background and breakdown of events
Dr Robin Lovell-Badge | A critical scientific overview
Dr Owen Scharfer | Coda- an Ethical analysis
Dr Joy Zhang | Ethics of Engaging with Controversial Cases/Individuals
Dr Arthur Caplan | Preventing Future ‘Bad’ Science from Gaining Traction
Q & A (~40 minutes)
Enquiry: Please contact Ms. May Fung (firstname.lastname@example.org).