11th Ethics, Human Rights & Medical Law Conference

Friday, 29 October | Online

Theme: African Bioethics during Covid-19 and the post-pandemic Era?

Online: 25-29 October 2021 | from your office or home

11th Ethics, Medical Law and Human Rights Conference

(4 Ethical Points)


Ethics, Medical Law and Human Rights conference is one of the successful & established tracks. With that said, we are thrilled to add another edition under the Africa Health Portfolio.

This edition comes with a 1-day concise conference track that will focus on multiple topics revolving around the pandemic, intimate partner violence, the stigma around COVID-19, vaccine hesitancy, human rights implications, and many more.  

This engaging agenda comes with a range of presentations and panel discussions, this is a must-attend conference for all healthcare professionals in need of the ever-essential ethics CPD points.

Conference chair:

Prof Sylvester C Chima
MD, LLM,Associate Professor and Head: Programme of Bio & Research Ethics and
Medical Law, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, South Africa

Scientific committee:

  • Prof David Ndetei, Founding Director, Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation (AMHRTF), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Prof Dewa Mavhinga, Southern Africa Director - Africa Division, Human Rights Watch, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Charles Shey Wiysonge, Epidemiologist & Vaccinologist, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prof Felix Nzube Chukwuneke, Bioethicist, Professor and Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, Ituku, Nigeria
  • Michelle Odayan, Co-Founder & Director, Indiba-Africa Group (Pty) Ltd, Chairperson, People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Key sessions:

  • Vaccinology, vaccine hesitancy and other cross-cultural factors impacting on the Covid-19 pandemic Africa 
  • Ethical and legal dilemmas surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa: Public health versus individual rights 
  • Intimate partner violence and the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa

Benefits of attending:

  • Explore the impact of COVID-19 measures and its impact on intimate partner violence (IPV) in Africa
  • Review the ethical & legal issues surrounding the limitations of human rights, implemented during this ‘lockdown’ due to Covid-19
  • Discuss the current stigma around COVID-19 and vaccines hesitancy in Africa

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