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Nov 25
2019
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
[POSTPONED] The WYNG-HATTON Lecture 2019: The Future of Health Care and Morality of Medicine in an AI World

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW DATE LATER.

 

The WYNG-HATTON Lecture 2019:
The Future of Health Care and Morality of Medicine in an AI World

 

Please join CMEL for the WYNG-Hatton Lecture 2019: The Future of Health Care and Morality of Medicine in an AI World. Admission to this event is free.

 

Title:      The Future of Health Care and Morality of Medicine in an AI World

 

Date:      Monday, 25 November 2019 (Mon)

 

Time:     5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Venue:  Large Moot Court, 2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

 

Abstract:

Artificial Intelligence is infiltrating healthcare at a breakneck pace. New technologies will soon diagnose and treat disease better and faster than even the most expertly trained human specialists. But what will be the impact on the morality of medicine from these technologies? This lecture will discuss how AI will affect the human side of health care — the interactions between patients, families and clinicians

 

Speaker:

EricMeslin

Dr. Eric M. Meslin, PhD, FCAHS

 

Dr. Meslin is President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies, a not-for-profit organization that conducts evidence-based expert assessments of leading policy topics in climate, health, energy, S&T policy, indigenous affairs, and public safety for the Government of Canada.

 

Trained as a philosopher and bioethicist, Dr. Meslin’s academic career included 15 years at Indiana University as Founding Director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, Associate Dean for Bioethics in the School of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine, of Medical & Molecular Genetics, of Bioethics & Law, of Public Health, and of Philosophy. Dr. Meslin has held academic positions at University of Toronto, the University of Western Australia, and Université de Toulouse. He is a Senior Fellow, PHG Foundation, University of Cambridge, and an Academic Affiliate in the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. He has published more than 200 articles and book chapters, and two co-edited books on ethical and policy issues in genomics, global health, science policy and human subjects research.

 

He has had an equally productive administrative and policy career. He was Bioethics Research Director of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) program at the National Human Genome Research Institute in the early years of the Human Genome Project, and then Executive Director of the U.S. National Bioethics Advisory Commission established by President Bill Clinton.

 

Details and Registration:
Please refer to our website (https://www.cmel.hku.hk/events-detail.php?id=64)

 

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