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Conference on the Legal & Ethical Challenges of Precision Medicine (Full registration)
posted by Faculty of Law for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Law and Politics

Event Details

A joint conference of
Centre for Medical Ethics & Law
The University of Hong Kong
Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences
University of Cambridge

Thursday & Friday, 7 - 8 April 2016

Precision medicine promises to revolutionize disease treatment and prevention by capitalizing on personal variation in factors including an individual’s genes, environment and lifestyle. Genomic and molecular data, for example, can be used to determine predispositions to particular diseases, predict the efficacy and safety of different treatment options, and develop drugs that are targeted to the fundamental biology of diseases rather than their clinical manifestations. In these and other ways, scientific and technological advances have the potential to bring about an unprecedented tailoring of medical treatment and health care to the individual characteristics of patients.

In order to realize the full potential of precision medicine, however, we must rethink components of the legal and ethical foundation on which it will be built. The reason for this is that science is more fluid than the law and ethics with which we hope to shape its development, and our legal and ethical frameworks were built with a very different generation of medical products and practices in mind. To identify and explore the answers to the challenges that arise from this gap, the world’s experts on these matters will convene at the University of Hong Kong on 7-8 April 2016.

Date/Time07/04/2016 08:00-19:00
VenueLarge Moot Court, 2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 25/02/2016 11:00(HKT) to 24/03/2016 23:59(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.


Full Registration HK$2500
(payment should be made by cheque, made payable to "The University of Hong Kong")

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Contact Information

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Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms Au Yun Ling by email at or by phone at 3917 1845 or by fax at 2549 8495.