Ethical Issues in Medicine and Surgery: A cross-cultural exploration

All day
Through May 18, 2012

Begins
May 17

This seminar explored critical topics in medical ethics from both the United States and the China perspectives.

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

13:00 – 13:10 Welcome and Introduction – J. Michael Millis, M.D.

Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Jiefu Huang, M.D.

13:10 – 13:30 Keynote Speech “Organ Transplantation and Social Development”

Jiefu Huang, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Peking Union Medical College and Vice Minister of Health, PRC

13:30 – 14:00 “Ethics in Transplantation – Why is it different? “

J. Michael Millis, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Director, UCM Transplant Center and Chief, Section of Transplantation, University of Chicago Medicine

14:00 – 14:30 Break

14:30 – 16:00 Case Studies

Facilitators:

Zhijun Zhu, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Vice Director, Oriental Organ Transplantation Center, Tianjin First Center Hospital

J. Michael Millis, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Director, UCM Transplant Center and Chief, Section of Transplantation, University of Chicago Medicine

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

7:30 – 8:30 Session I:

“Foundations of Clinical Ethics in China– Family-oriented informed consent: A Confucian perspective for contemporary China”

Ruiping Fan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

“Foundations of Clinical Ethics in the West: Contribution of Clinical Ethics to Patient Care”

Mark Siegler, M.D., Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Executive Director, Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence and Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Medicine

8:30 – 8:45 Break

8:45 – 10:00 Case Studies

Facilitators: Haifeng Xu, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Department of Liver Surgery, Peking University Medical College

Mark Siegler, M.D., Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Executive Director, Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, and Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Medicine

10:00 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 12:00 Session II:

“Surgical Research / Innovation in US and China”

United States
Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D., Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery and Clinical Ethics and Chief, Endocrine Surgery and Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Medicine

China
“Surgical Research in China University Hospitals: present situation and future.”
Yinmo Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Surgery and Vice Director, The First Teaching Hospital, Beijing University Health Science Center

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch at Center

13:30 – 14:30 Surgical Research / Innovation Case Studies

Facilitators:

Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D., Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery and Clinical Ethics and Chief, Endocrine Surgery and Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Medicine
Yinmo Yang, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Vice Director, The First Teaching Hospital, Beijing University Health Science Center

14:30 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:30 Session III :

“Organization of Ethics Training in the United States”

Jeffrey Kahn, Ph.D., Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University and Berman Institute of Bioethics and Founding President, Association of Bioethics Program Directors

“Ethics Training in China”

Yali Cong, Ph.D., Professor, Medical Ethics Program and Dean of Department of Medical Humanities and Vice President, China Medical Ethics Association, Peking University Health Science Center

16:30 – 17:00 Open Discussion

Organizers: Peter Angelos (University of Chicago McLean Center for Medical Ethics), J. Michael Millis (University of Chicago Transplant Center) and Mark Siegler (University of Chicago Department of Surgery) in collaboration with Mao Yilei (Peking Union Medical College).