10th Ethics, Human Rights & Medical Law Conference

15 October | Gallagher Convention Centre

Theme: Considering challenges and opportunities in medical ethics for the advancement of healthcare provision 

13 - 15 October 2020

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

10th Ethics, Medical Law and Human Rights Conference

Following a decade of continuous growth and success, the 10th edition of the Ethics, Medical Law and Human Rights
conference is welcomed back the to 2020 Africa Health portfolio, this time with the most engaging agenda yet!

The concise one-day programme will provide all healthcare professionals across South Africa with a unique opportunity to liaise directly with world-class experts and leaders whilst discussing the most controversial and topical matters associated with healthcare.

With an array of case presentations and panel discussions, this is a must attend conference for all healthcare professionalsin 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

Key sessions:

  • Ethics of mental health suicide and depression
  • Ethics of gender-based violence in African populations
  • Ethical issues concerning the role of genomics and gene therapy as healthcare solutions
  • Ethical issues in rehabilitation medicine

Benefits of attending:

  • Analyse mental health ethics in Africa with a special focus on suicide and depression
  • Debate the ethical concerns in the area of gender-based violence and identify the correlation between gender-based violence, mental health and suicide
  • Discuss the role of CRISPR-Cas9 and Prime Editing gene therapy for treatment of sickle cell disease and related hemoglobinopathies, HIV/AIDS, malaria, cancer and associated disorders in African populations
  • Consider the ethical issues in the field of rehabilitation medicine and occupational health 

What’s new?

  • Brand new debatable topics which have never been discussed as part of the Ethics programme before
  • New expert international speaker faculty

Who should attend:

  • GPs/Drs/Registrars/Specialists
  • Allied healthcare professional
  • Psychologists/Psychiatrists
  • Hospital management/Medical directors
  • Academia

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