CUHK and University of Queensland explore health ethics during global pandemic
Experts from CUHK and UQ speak on ethical considerations in relation to COVID-19 at public webinar.
The Office of Academic Links (OAL) and The University of Queensland (UQ) jointly organised a public webinar on the much-debated topic, ethics of health during a global pandemic, on 15 October. Moderated by Prof. Francis Chan, Dean of Medicine at CUHK, and Prof. Geoff McColl, Executive Dean of Medicine at UQ, the webinar brought together scholars from medicine, philosophy, and public health, as well as healthcare practitioners to discuss ethical considerations in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as social inequalities and health equity, utilitarian and non-utilitarian approaches, procedural justice, and vaccine development.
Representing CUHK were Dr. Derrick Au of the CUHK Centre for Bioethics, Prof. Chi-tim Hung of the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, and Prof. Roger Chung of the CUHK Institute of Health Equity. The webinar showcased the leadership of the two universities in health ethics and attracted over 100 participants across the world.
CUHK and UQ have been partners since 2002 and share a common vision in achieving excellence and changing the world for the better. The two universities are forging deeper ties through a series of events to engage scholars in dialogues on different topics of global relevance. The inaugural UQ-CUHK Health Engineering Virtual Symposium was held in August. For more information, please visit OAL’s website.