The issue of adolescent consent for their own medical care remains a very topical matter that doctors and healthcare professionals may very well confront in their own practice. Granting autonomy to adolescents acknowledges their evolving decision-making capacity and fosters trust between the patient and the healthcare provider.  However, concerns arise regarding emotional maturity and cognitive abilities. Striking a balance between respecting autonomy and safeguarding well-being requires thoughtful evaluation and effective communication while also navigating the legal, societal and cultural intricacies of this issue. We welcome all clinicians, colleagues and interested parties to join this symposium and to engage with our speakers!

 

Booklet: Click Here

 

6:00pm

Welcome and Introduction of Speakers

Prof Julie Chen
Director, Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit (MEHU),
School of Clinical Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

 

6:05pm

Keynote address – Should Adolescents be Permitted to Consent to Their Own Medical Care? How the West Gets It Wrong

Prof Mark Cherry
Dr Patricia A. Hayes Professor in Applied Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas
Visiting External Advisor, MEHU

 

6:45pm

Panel discussion and Q&A

 

Moderator
Prof Eric C. Ip
Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, HKU
Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

 

Discussants
Prof Gilberto Leung
Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, HKU
President and Co-Chairman, Professionalism and Ethics Committee, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

 

Dr James Chiu
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, HKU
Co-Chairman, Professionalism and Ethics Committee, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

 

Prof Wing Shan Queenie See
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
School of Clinical Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

 

Mr Ivan Lam
MBBS II student
School of Clinical Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation:
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Co-organisers:
Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit, HKUMed
Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, HKU
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

 

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  • 8 Mar, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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ZOOM & Pao Yue Kong Auditorium, G/F, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen

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