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The Ethics and Regulation of Challenge Trials: The Ethics of Exposing People to Serious Diseases for Research Purposes

Abstract: Challenge Trials – a type of research study where people give consent to being exposed to a serious infectious disease so that researchers can better understand that disease – have actually been taking place for decades. And in their current form, they are not particularly controversial. They have been used to learn better ways to treat and prevent major diseases that still kill millions of people, such as malaria, cholera and influenza (the flu). This presentation will discuss the...

Mar–Apr 2024 Issue

1. Message from CMEL Co-Director Prof Eric C. Ip 2. Journal Articles • "Informed Consent: Clarifying the Post-Montgomery Duty of Care to Discuss 'Reasonable Alternative Treatment'" • "Psychedelic Therapy as Form of Life" • "Exploration of Clinical and Ethical Issues in an Expanded Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme: A Qualitative Interview Study of Healthcare Professionals in Hong Kong" • "Towards an Actionable One Health Approach" 3. Book Chapter • "Hong Kong: Medical Student Wellbeing in...

Medical & Surgical Decisions in Critically Ill Patients: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Challenging Ethical Issues

Programme Rundown: 8:00-8:30AM          Registration 8:30-8:45AM          Welcome and Introductions 8:45-9:15AM          “Futility in Contemporary Medical Care” Peter Angelos, MD, PhD 9:15-9:45AM          “Use of Advanced Neuro-technologies in Managing Patients with Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness” Gilberto Leung, MD, PhD 9:45-10:15AM        “Ethical Issues in the Treatment of a Common Condition in Hospitalized Patients” Micah Prochaska, MD 10:15-10:45AM      Coffee/Tea Break...

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