Established in 2012, the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law is jointly hosted by the Faculties of Law and Medicine. It aims to become a focal point for international research excellence in the areas of medical ethics and law, and will co-ordinate and provide teaching to and training for university students and professionals.
As the ethics of medical practice and research have become increasingly exposed to public and legal scrutiny, the Centre will also provide a forum for the discussion of issues of public interest and concern to the Hong Kong community. The Centre was made possible by a generous donation from the WYNG Foundation.
Dr Ron Zimmern, Chairman of the Foundation for Genomics and Population Health (Cambridge) and Honorary Professor, School of Public Health at HKU, delivered the Centre’s Inaugural Lecture on “Law, Ethics and Public Policy: Some Lessons from Genomic Medicine” in April 2013.
Professor Sir Roy Calne, formerly Professor of Surgery at the University of Cambridge, Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, a world-renowned surgeon and a pioneer in organ transplantation, delivered a Distinguished Lecture on “Ethical Concerns in Organ Transplantation” in May 2013.