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2017 Ethics Alive Symposium

When: Monday, 13 March 2017 - Friday, 17 March 2017
Where:
Constitution Hill, Women's Gaol Law 11 Kotze Street, Old Fort Building Braamfontein
Start time:8:00
Enquiries:

Samkelo.Nsibande@wits.ac.za

The Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics hosts Ethics Alive Week 2017.

Ethics Alive 2017, a week-long programme of debates and discussions exploring issues of ethics, law and human rights in healthcare kicks off on 13 March 2017.

The Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics and the Faculty of Health Sciences are hosting Ethics Alive 2017, a week-long programme of debates and discussions exploring issues of ethics, law and human rights in healthcare practice.  The week will run from Monday 13 to Friday 17 March 2010. 

Central to the week are discussions around the issue of transformation –as it relates to health professionals and the role they play in society, the healthcare system and more broadly in the context of the overall wellness of society.

The highlight of the programme is the 2017 Ethics Alive Symposium being held on Wednesday, 16 March 2010 at 17:30 at Constitutional Hill. This symposium is themed "Transformation: Is it a Bitter Pill to Swallow"

The key speakers at the Symposium are Dr Freda Lewis-Hall, Global pharma Company Exec who has defied race and gender -  previous political exilist and staunch patient rights advocate UCT - Emeritus Professor Dan Ncayiyana and national and Black Consciousness advocate and Executive Trustee of the Steve Biko Foundation - Mr Nkosinathi Biko as speakers.

Prof. Ames Dhai, Director of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics commented: “This event is being held at a crucial time in the history of healthcare in the country. The Symposium will address pertinent issues that are currently impacting healthcare practice. The activities are just ahead of  Human Rights Day – an appropriate time for the reflection, discussion and debate during the week”.

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