The Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics
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Annual Ethics Alive Symposium
“JUSTICE, EQUITY AND HEALTH”
The Gauteng Mental Health Marathon Project (Life Esidimeni Tragedy) has highlighted the lack of access not only to clinical and technical resources for our patients, but also to ethical practice and care. Equity considerations include the promise of our much anticipated NHI and whether or not progressive universalism will be a reality in light of the current context.
- Mr Pravin Gordhan
Mr Gordhan served as the Minister of Finance twice: From 2009-2014, and again from December 2015 to March, 2017. He is currently a Member of Parliament and the Minister of Public Enterprises.
- Professor Malegapuru Makgoba
Prof Makgoba is a leading South African immunologist, physician, public health advocate, academic and former vice-chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is the first Health Ombud in the country.
- Professor Elmi Muller
Prof Muller qualified in general surgery in 2004. Her pioneering work with disadvantaged people has changed the trajectory of many lives. She is the Head of the Transplantation Service at Groote Schuur Hospital as well as the Head of General Surgery at UCT.
DATE: 15 March 2018
VENUE: Public Health Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, Parktown
ETHICS CPD: 4
RSVP TO: Samkelo.Nsibande@wits.ac.za by the 8th of March, 2018
ETHICS ALIVE DIALOGUE 2018
“ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AND ORGAN DONATION”
18h00 Opening and Welcome to Dialogue: Professor Ames Dhai, Director, Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics
Programme Chaired by Associate Professor Kevin Behrens, Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics
18h10 Professor Roy Thomas: Playing God in Organ Donation
Chief Executive, Kidney Wales Foundation
18h40 Dr Shoyab Wadee: Presumed Consent and Organ Shortage
Nephrologist, Wits University and Donald Gordon Medical Centre
19h00 Professor Magda Slabbert: Presumed Consent with Routine Referral
Professor of Law, Department of Jurisprudence, UNISA
19h20 Professor Saraladevi Naicker: Improving Kidney Transplant Rates in South Africa - Increasing Living
Kidney Donation by Paired Exchanges and Donor Chains
Chairperson - Ministerial Advisory Committee on Unrelated Organ Transplant
19h40 Panel Discussion
20h30 Closure: Miss Rubina Valodia, Chair, Wits Students Bioethics Society
Date Monday, 12 March 2018
Venue Marie Curie Lecture Theatre, Wits Medical School, Parktown
Ethics CPD 2
Contact Person Samkelo.Nsibande@wits.ac.za
Telephone (011)717 2190