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Last updated on 21/5/2017

Day 1 - Thursday, 25 May 2017

8.30 to 9am

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Address

Guest-of-Honour: Associate Prof Benjamin Ong (Director of Medical Services)

9 to 10.30am

Plenary 1: Clinical Ethics & Changes in Healthcare
Session Chair: Prof Alastair Campbell

 

Working Well with Less? Considering Ethical Responses to Diminishing Health Care Budgets

Prof Vikki Entwistle

 

Patient Involvement in Big Data Research: How it All Fits Together

Prof Hans van Delden

 

Knowing When is Enough: A Policy to Promote Ethical Management in End-Stage Organ Failure

A/P Chin Jing Jih

10.30 to 11am

Tea break

Parallel Sessions

Riverfront 2 & 3

Waterfront 1

Waterfront 2

Waterfront 3

Informed Consent

Chair: Chin Jing Jih           

Education

Chair: Stella Reiter-Theil 

End of Life

Chair: Hans van Delden

Paediatrics & Adolescents

Chair: Chay Oh Moh      

 

 

Special Panel on Assisted Dying

 

11 to 12pm

11 to 12pm

11 to 11.20am

11 to 11.20am

Symposium

Overcoming professional and system barriers to achieving patient-centred informed consent

Symposium

Using Humanities to Promote Empathy and Encourage Ethical Attitudes: A Faculty Development Symposium

Oral Presentation 20

Exploring the Interface between Palliative Care and Physician Assisted Death: Growing tensions between Policy, Ethics and Clinical Practice

Oral Presentation 20

The Eleven-Year-Olds Who Want their Legs Amputated

Sucharita Hota
Peter George Manning
Teck Chuan Voo
Jacqueline Chin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pablo G. Blasco
Graziela Moreto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Sheahan

Merle Spriggs

11.20 to 11.40am

11.20 to 11.40am

Oral Presentation 20

Should Incarcerated Persons be Allowed to Access Legal Assisted Death?

Case Study 20

A Mother’s Benevolent Deception: One Mother’s Request to Keep her 16-year-old HIV Positive Son Ignorant of His Medical Status

Eric Wasylenko

Whitny Braun

11.40 to 12pm

11.40 to 12pm

Oral Presentation 20

What Can Ethics Consultation and Committees Contribute to the Development of Appropriate Standard for Physician Participation in Assisted Death?

Oral Presentation 20

The Ethics of Fertility Preservation for Prepubertal Children: Should Clinicians Offer Procedures where Efficacy is Not Proven?

Alexander Capron
Sunita Puri

Rosalind McDougall

12 to 12.20pm

12 to 12.20pm

12 to 12.20pm

Oral Presentation 20

Institutionalized Consent: A mask to protect 'patient autonomy'

 

Oral Presentation 20

Moral Heuristics in End of Life Treatment

 

Oral Presentation 20

Ethical Choice Architecture? A Framework for Neonatal Life/Death Decision Making

 

Supriya Subramani

Alex Dubov
Whitny Braun

 

 

 

André Kidszun

12.20 to 12.30pm

12.20 to 12.30pm

Oral Presentation 10

Awareness, Attitude, Understanding and Perceptions Towards Informed Consent Among Patients Attending Tertiary Care Hospital in Kerala, India

Oral Presentation 10

Balancing Compassion and Honest: A Case Study in Communicating Difficult & Unwanted News in Pediatric Medicine

Sabin Katpattil

Nneka Sederstrom
Maurice Sholas

12.30 to 1.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm to 3pm

Plenary 2: Clinical Ethics Support for Changing Healthcare Practices & Contexts
Session Chair: A/Prof Anita Ho

 

How to Sustain (and Grow) your Hospital Ethics Service in a Time of Tight Budgets

Dr Matthew Wynia

 

Addressing Stigma: Lessons for Clinical Ethics Committees

Dr Lee See Muah

 

The Rise and Fall of Clinical Ethics in Taiwan

Prof Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai

3 to 3.30pm

Tea break

Parallel Sessions

Riverfront 2 & 3

Waterfront 1

Waterfront 2

Waterfront 3

Neuroethics

Chair: Yonghui Ma

Clinical Ethics & Contexts

Chair: Roy Joseph

Diverse Perspectives – Religion & Policy

Chair: Lynn Gillam

Advance Care Plans & Advance Directives

Chair: Lee See Muah

3.30 to 4.30pm

3.30 to 4.30pm

3.30 to 3.50pm

3.30 to 3.50pm

Symposium

A Cross Cultural Examination of Pain: Conceptual, Practical and Clinical Ethical Challenges

Symposium

Aid-in-Dying Session

Oral Presentation 20

Gamete Donation: Islamic Sunni and Shia Perspective

Oral Presentation 20

Reconciling the Science of Medical Advancements at the End-of-life with the Art of Dying Well: Advocating for the Introduction of Legislation on Advance Decisions in Malaysia.

Marleen Eijkholt
Nneka O. Sederstrom
Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai
Yonghui Ma

Mathew Pauley
Jana Craig
Theresa Drought

Farid Md Shaikh

Mark Tan Kiak Min

3.50 to 4.10pm

3.50 to 4.10pm

Oral Presentation 20

Decisional capacity and autonomous choice with regard to the Jehovah’s Witnesses blood policy: A study in justified paternalism.

Oral Presentation 20

An Actual Advance in Advance Directives: Moving from Patient Choices to Patient Voices in Advance Care Planning

Daryl Pullman

Stuart Finder
Virginia Bartlett

4.10 to 4.40pm

4.10 to 4.30pm

Case Study 30

Jehovah's Witness and Liver Transplant : Ethical dilemma

Oral Presentation 20

Developing Medical Student Entrustment in Advance Care Planning: Challenges and Lessons Learned

Shirijit Nair

Marin Gillis

4.30 to 5.00pm

4.30 to 4.50pm

4.30 to 4.50pm

Case Study 30

Clinical Neuroethics: Cracking Brains and Health Care Systems

Oral Presentation 20

Sowing the ‘SEED’ for a Supportive Decision Making Model

Oral Presentation 20

The Weight of Expectation: Challenges in Implementing Advance Care Planning

Marleen Eijkholt

Kim Jameson

Sumytra Menon

4.50 to 5.00pm

4.40 to 5.00pm

4.50 to 5pm

Oral Presentation 10

Ethically Important Moments in Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis

Oral Presentation 20

Should Brain Death Certification be Hastened in a Presumed Consent System for Organ Donation?

 

Oral Presentation 10

Who Makes the Decision? Assisting Clinicians When Advanced Directives Conflict with Surrogate Decision Makers

Clare Delany

Teck Chuan Voo
Shahla Siddiqui

Sarah Kleinfeld

5pm

End of Day 1

5.30 to 6.30pm

Cocktail Reception at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

(Complimentary drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm to 6.30pm)

 

Day 2 - Friday, 26 May 2017
8.45am to 9am Ceremony for Hans Schwager Award

9 to 10.30am

Plenary 3: Changing Attitudes to End of Life Care
Session Chair: A/Prof Jacqueline Chin

 

Changing Concepts of Personhood in Geriatric Oncology

Dr Lalit Krishna

 

Ethical and Legal Debates in End of Life Care in Japan

Dr Hitoshi Arima

 

Delivering Primary Palliative Care in the Hospital: A New Pathway to Guide Professional Practice

Dr Nancy Berlinger

10.30 to 11am

Tea break

Parallel Sessions

Riverfront 2 & 3​

Waterfront 1

Waterfront 2

Waterfront 3

Clinical Ethics Support

Chair: Anne Slowther

End of Life

Chair: Jacqueline Chin

Mental Health & States of Mind

Chair: Wong Kim Eng

Ethical Deliberation

Chair: Marin Gillis

11 to 12pm

 

 

 

11 to 11.20am

11 to 11.20am

Symposium

A Comparison of Clinical Ethics Consultation Methods and Their Grounding Values

 

 

 

 

 

Oral Presentation 20

Family Members’ Experiences with and Views on Coercion in Mental Health Care and the Possible Role of Clinical Ethics Support

Oral Presentation 20

Outpatient Ethics Consultation: How Can Ethics Consultants Support Healthcare Professionals and Patients in Decision Making?

Geert Craenen
George Agich
Nneka Sederstrom
Jos Kole

 

 

 

 

 

Marit Helene Hem

Sandra Thiersch

11.20 to 11.40am

11.20 to 11.40am

11.20 to 11.40am

Oral Presentation 20

Are Palliative Care Patients Too Vulnerable to Participate in Research? Perspectives on an Ethical Dilemma

Oral Presentation 20

Evaluation by Case-Series: Top Themes of Ethics Consultations in Psychiatry as Compared to Somatic Medicine

Oral Presentation 20

Impact of Moral Case Deliberation in Contemporary Healthcare Institutions: An Integrative Review

 

 

Jessica Moore

Stella Reiter-Theil
Jan Schuermann

Maaike Haan

11.40 to 12pm

11.40 to 12pm

11.40 to 12pm

Oral Presentation 20

Ethics of Health Related Quality of Life Influencing End-of-Life Decision Making and Futility of Care in Burn Patients

Oral Presentation 20

Defending The Right to Starve: Hunger Strikers and The Right to Refuse Treatment in Israel

Oral Presentation 20

Using Movie Clips to Teach Medical Ethics: From Emotions to Attitudes Through Reflection

Monica Gerrek

Zohar Lederman

Pablo G. Blasco
Graziela Moreto

12 to 12.30pm

12 to 12.10pm

12 to 12.20pm

12 to 12.10pm

Case Presentation 30

Ethics Consultation Involving Potentially Unsafe Discharges: Use of an Ethics Rubric for Assessing Discharge Readiness

Oral Presentation 10

To Treat or Not Treat Without Legitimate Consent:  Challenges of Cancer Patients with Mental Illness and Changing Capacities

Oral Presentation 20

Slow ethics ...2 years on!

Oral Presentation 10

Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice: A Survey of Clinicians’ Experiences and Views about  Clinical Ethics Support

Nicholas Kockler

Philip Crowell

Jenny Jones
Eleanor Milligan

 

 

 

 

Giuliana Fuscaldo

 

 

12.10 to 12.20pm

Oral Presentation 10

Healing Conflict? Mediation in End-of-Life Care"

Amy Salapak

12.20 to 12.30pm

12.10 to 12.30pm

Oral Presentation 10

Applying Motivational Interviewing in End-of-Life Care Planning: A Pilot Study

Oral Presentation 20

Virtues of Moral Case Deliberation Moderators

Helen Chan Jos Kole
Jelle van Gurp

12.30 to 1.30pm

Lunch

Special Session
Session Chair: Ms Sumy Menon
Breaking News: Singapore Court Adopts New Standard of Care for Medical Advice
Ms Kuah Boon Theng
Prof Richard Huxtable 
A/P Chin Jing Jih

1.30pm to 3pm

Plenary 4: Using Innovative Treatments & Modes of Health Service Delivery
Session Chair: Assistant Prof Voo Teck Chuan

 

Limits of Patient Autonomy and Vulnerability in Clinical Innovation

Dr Tamra Lysaght

 

Responsible and Irresponsible Medical Innovation with Stem Cells

Prof Jeremy Sugarman

 

Clinical Ethics Support: A Useful 'Ethical Scaffold' for Innovation in Health?

A/P Ainsley Newson

3 to 3.30pm

Tea break

Parallel Sessions

Riverfront 2 & 3​

Waterfront 1

Waterfront 2

Waterfront 3

Clinical Ethics Challenges

Chair: Biswas Agnihotri

Care

Chair: Keymanthri Moodley

Innovation

Chair: Richard Huxtable  

Ethics Support Management

Chair: Ong Yong Yao     

3.30 to 4.30pm

3.30 to 4.30pm

3.30 to 3.50pm

3.30 to 3.50pm

Symposium

No one Should Die Alone": A Discussion on Neonatal End of Life Practices when Parents are Absent"

Symposium

From Clinic to Community: Teaching and Doing Ethics in Care Work

Oral Presentation 20

Incidental Findings and Data Sharing: From Perspectives to Consensus Policy

 

Oral Presentation 20

When the Bosses Do Not Like your Ethics Consult Recommendations

Nneka Sederstrom
Carolyn Serie
Kris Catrine
Heidi Kamrath

Jacqueline Chin
Michael Dunn
Nancy Berlinger
Michael Gusmano

Owen Schaefer

Shahla Siddiqui

3.50 to 4.10pm

3.50 to 4.10pm

Oral Presentation 20

Personalized Medicine Challenges Boundaries Between Research and Care: Could Ethics Consultation Provide Answers?

 

Oral Presentation 20

Explaining Ethics Consultations in a Video

Salla Saxén
Heikki Saxén

Kurt Schmidt

4.10 to 4.30pm

4.10 to 4.30pm

Oral Presentation 20

The Ethics of Living Skin Donation

 

Oral Presentation 20

Assessment of Clinical Ethics Oversight in Tanzania

Monica Gerrek

Daima Bukini

4.30 to 4.50pm

4.30 to 4.50pm

4.30 to 4.50pm

4.30 to 4.50pm

Oral Presentation 20

Difficulty to Approach Individuality in Clinical Ethics

Oral Presentation 20

Why Do Ethical Standards Drop Among Interns in Medical Settings? Ethical Erosion in Medical Psychology as a Test Case for Other Medical Professions

Oral Presentation 20

Ethical and Social Issues in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

 

Oral Presentation 20

Bridging the Gap: E-ethics joins other specialities in medicine to provide distance consultation

Kenji Hattori

Rebecca Reicher-Atir

Yonghui Ma

Margot Eves

 

4.50 to 5.10pm

4.50 to 5.10pm

 

 

 

 

Oral Presentation 20

Exercising Autonomous Choices

Oral Presentation 20

Clinical Ethics Services in Tertiary Paediatric Hospitals in Australia and New Zealand: A Survey of Presence and Function

Silviya Aleksandrova-Yankulovska

Melanie Jansen
Emma Cottle

5.15pm

End of Day 2

 

Day 3 - Saturday, 27 May 2017

9 to 10.30am

Plenary 5: Globalisation, Migration & Cross-Border Healthcare 
Session Chair: Sumytra Menon

 

Cultural Competence and its Ethical Implications for Cross-Border Healthcare

Dr Ilhan Ilkilic

 

International Migration of Human Resources for Health: Clinical Consequences and International Responsibilities

Prof Leonardo de Castro

 

From the Abstract to the Real: Through the Lens of Living Related Kidney Donation in Pakistan

Dr Farhat Moazam

10.30 to 11am

Tea break

Parallel Sessions

Riverfront 2 & 3​

Waterfront 1

Waterfront 2

Waterfront 3

International Perspectives on Clinical Ethics Consultation​

Chair: Sharon Kaur

Difficult Decisions

Chair: Owen Schaefer

Conflict of Interest

Chair: George Agich

Migration and Humanitarianism

Chair: Leonardo de Castro

11 to 11.30am

11 to 12pm

11 to 11.20am

11 to 11.20am

Oral Presentation 30

Clinical Ethics Consultations at an Academic Hospital in South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Symposium

Alfred Schutz, The Stranger, and the Unending Challenge of Engaging Ethics in Clinical Contexts

Oral Presentation 20

Professional Courtesy, Equity & Partiality

Case Study 20

Providing Care for Patients Without Documentation: An End-Stage Renal Disease Case Study

Keymanthri Moodley
 

Stuart Finder
Virginia Bartlett
Mark Bliton
Stella Reiter-Theil

Kyle Anstey

Jeffrey S Farroni

11.30 to 11.50am

11.20 to 11.40am

11.20 to 11.40am

Oral Presentation 20

Pitfalls and Potentials of A New Clinical Ethical Consultation Service: An Experience from Turkey

Oral Presentation 20

Is Consumerism a Fetter on Medical Ethics?

Oral Presentation 20

Ethics in Humanitarian Services: Reflection from the Earthquake in Nepal

Murat Civaner

Shampa Banerjee Ghosh

Ramesh P Aacharya

11.40 to 12pm

Oral Presentation 20

Do Doctors Over-Investigate Patients for Their Own Incentives? A Prospective, ‘Randomised’ Data Survey in an Indian metropolis.

Jayanta Das
Krishnendu Mukherjee

11.50 to 12pm

Oral Presentation 10

Medical Migration in Global Context – Ethical Issues Regarding the Integration of Cultural Diversity

Elena Toader

Paediatrics

12pm to 12.30pm

12 to 12.20pm

12 to 12.20pm

12 to 12.20pm

Case Study 30

Case Discussion- An Adolescent Requesting Removal of IUD Without Parental Involvement

Oral Presentation 20

What Kind of Neutrality? Keeping the Ethics in Ethics Consultation

Oral Presentation 20

A Doctor in the House – Ethical Considerations when Doctors Treat Themselves and Those They Are Close To

Oral Presentation 20

How do Cancer Patients Face the Approach of Death?  What do They Ask Then to Medicine?

Lynn Gillam

Laura Guidry-Grimes

Kanny Ooi

Véronique Fournier

12.30pm to 1.30pm

Presentation for Best Abstract Awards

Presentation for Best Poster Award (includes 10 min oral presentation by winner)

Closing Ceremony followed by Lunch