2nd International Conference: Bioethics and Professional Practice In collaboration with the UNESCO Bioethics Chair (Malaysian Chapter) – Ethics without Borders

Event Date : 18/11/2015 - 19/11/2015
Event Time : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The 2nd International Conference is designed to offer a PLATFORM for the exchange of information and knowledge and to hold discussions, lectures, workshops and exhibition of posters drawn from experiences of health professions, researchers and those working in the medical humanities.


  • Provides participants working in Health Professions a broader dimension of heath care
  • Appreciate the ethical dimensions in specific situations
  • Critically appraise how Bioethics and Medical Law can be an effective tool for Interdisciplinary Practice

Who Should Attend

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Medical and Health Professionals, students in Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic
  • Healthcare educationists
  • Medical Researchers

Registration Fee Abstract Submission Conference Programme


 Registration Fee   (All fees inclusive GST 6%)

(Early Bird (Deadline: 15 Aug 2015)
Malaysian RM583
International RM689
Normal Fee
Malaysian RM636
International RM742
Student ** RM318
Normal RM212
Student ** RM106


** Proof of student status required

Abstract Submission

Abstracts of approximately 250 words are invited from registered delegates for poster presentations. The deadline for abstract submission: 15 August 2015.

Please download Abstract Guidelines (PDF).

Conference Programme

Day 1 (Wednesday, 18 November 2015)

Time Event
0730 – 0845 Registration
0845 – 0900 Welcome by Organising Chair
Prof Dato Dr Sivalingam Nalliah
0900 – 0945 Keynote Address
Ethics in Spirituality and Technology in Medicine

YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Abu Bakar Suleiman
0945 – 1030 Refreshment & Networking
1030 – 1105 Plenary 1 – Medical Education and Ethics of Caring
Prof. Dr. Russell D’ Souza
1105 – 1140 Plenary 2 – Patient Autonomy : What does it mean in Clinical Decision Making in Children
Prof. Dr. Thor Willy Ruud Hansen
1140 – 1215 Plenary 3 – Psychosocial and Ethical Issues in Abortion as a Contraception
Prof. Dr. M P Deva Muttu
1215 – 1250 Plenary 4 – When Must Your Therapist Break Confidentiality?
Prof. Dr. James Michael Menke
1250 – 1305 Prize Presentation for Art Competition
1305 – 1400 Lunch and Poster viewing
1400 – 1700 Workshop 1 Ethics and Medical Law in current clinical practice.

Dr G. Muralitharan

Workshop 2 Organising and implementing clinic ethics work in a hospital

Prof. Dr. Thor Willy Ruud Hansen & A/Prof Dr. Stefan Kutzsche

Workshop 3 An Introduction to 3T Bioethics Training Program of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

Prof. Dr. Russell D’Souza/ Prof. Dr. Mary Mathew

Workshop 4 Health: Frailty of Life – Learning via a Collection Of Art Pieces That Explore Care and Decision Making by and for the Terminally Ill.

Ms Sheba DMani / Dr. Wong Chin Hoong


Day 2 (Thursday, 19 November 2015)

Time Event
0830 – 0905 Plenary 5 – Advanced Directives: Legal and Ethical Implications
A/Prof Dr. Chan Lai Fong
0905 – 0940 Plenary 6 – Too Small to treat: Ethical dilemma of severe prematurity
A/Prof Dr. Stefan Kutzsche
0940 – 1015 Plenary 7 – Teaching Ethics to Health Professional Students: What works?
Prof. Dr. Victor Lim
1015 – 1045 Refreshment & Networking
1045 – 1215 Symposium A

A1 – Ethics of organ transplant
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Kandasami Palayan

A2 – Ethical Issues in Medical Genetics
Prof. Dr Zarina Abdul Latiff

A3 – Reproductive Medicine Ethics
A/Prof Nazimah Idris

Symposium B

B1 – Ethical considerations of EBM: Does one size fit all?
Prof. Dr. Abdul Aziz Baba

B2 – Is There an Ethical Obligation Inherent to Any Clinical Activity?
Prof. Dr. Rona Patey

1215 – 1400 Lunch and Poster viewing
1400 – 1435 Plenary 8 – Is your technology spying on you?
A/Prof Dr Kang Yew Beng
1435 – 1510 Plenary 9 – Ethics in a Digital Age
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Jai Mohan
1510 – 1545 Plenary 10 – Ethics in Islam
Prof. Dr. Azizi Ayob
1545 – 1620 Plenary 11 – What is Negligence?: Impact of Technology and Resource Utilization
Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Hassan Mohamed Ariff
1620 – 1630 Closing Remarks
1630 – 1700 Refreshment & Networking

Panel of Distinguished Speakers:

  • Tan Sri Abu Bakar Suleiman
  • Professor Dr Abdul Aziz Baba
  • Professor Dr Victor Lim
  • Professor Dr. Russell D’ Souza
  • Professor Rona Patey
  • Dato’ Dr Mohamed Hassan Mohamed Ariff
  • Professor. Dr. M P Deva Muttu
  • Professor Dato’ Dr Jai Mohan
  • Professor Thor Willy Ruud Hansen
  • Professor Dato’ Dr Kandasami Palayan
  • Professor Dr M P Deva Muttu
  • Professor Dr Zarina Abdul Latiff
  • Professor Dr James Michael Menke
  • Professor Dr Azizi Ayob
  • Professor Dr. Mary Mathew
  • A. Professor Dr. Chan Lai Fong
  • A. Professor Dr Kang Yew Beng
  • A. Professor Dr Nazimah Idris
  • A. Professor Dr Stefan Kutzsche
  • Dr G. Muralitharan
  • Dr Wong Chin Hoong
  • Sheba DMani

Contact Person

Dr Wong Chin Hoong / Ms Nancy Tham
Tel: +606 7677798
Email: [email protected]

Ms Liong Siao Lin
Tel: +603 2731 7669
Email: [email protected]

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