2008 Asian Task Force on Organ Trafficking Second Meeting

Date: 26-27 January 2008

Venue: Medical Humanity Building(National Taiwan University College of Medicine)

 

Organizers

1. Center for Ethics, Law, and Society in Biomedicine & Technology, National Taiwan University

2. Asian Center of WTO and International Health Law and Policy, College of Law, National Taiwan University

Co-organizers

1. National Taiwan University Hospital

2. Center of Technological Policy and Globalized Risk Governance

Sponsor

1. Office of International Affairs, National Taiwan University

2. National Science Council

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Saturday 26 Jan. 2008

9:00~9:30 Welcome & Coffee
9:30- 9:45  Opening RemarksProf. Chang-Fa Lo—    Director, Center for Ethics, Law, and Society in Biomedicine & Technology, National Taiwan University—    Director, Asian Center for WTO and Intentional Health Law and Policy, National Taiwan University College of Law  
9:45- 10:00   Draft Recommendations: How We Got HereDr. Alireza Bagheri—    Coordinator; Asian Task Force on Organ Trafficking—    Vice-president, Asian Bioethics Association  
10:00- 12:00  A Practical Definition of Organ Trafficking Prof. Robert Veatch—    Professor of Medical Ethics, Georgetown University, USA—    Former Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University Speakers will have 25 minutes to make their presentations and comments on the Draft Recommendations.
Possibility of Regional Organ-Sharing ProgramProf. Leonardo De Castro—    Vice-president, UNESCO International Bioethics Committee—    Professor of Philosophy at University of the Philippines, Philippines.
How to Mobilize NGOs and Governments against Organ   TraffickingProf. Nancy Scheper-Hughes,—    Professor of Medical Anthropology—    Director of Organs Watch; University of California, Berkeley, USA
12:20- 2:00 Lunch
2:00- 4:00       What Can the Task Force Recommendations Offer to the Global Fight Against Organ Trafficking Prof. Francis Delmonico—    Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School—    President of The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Board of Directors;—    Director of Renal Transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Medical Director of the New England Organ Bank in Newton, Massachusetts;—    Chair of Ethics Committee International Transplant Society at Harvard Medical School, USA Speakers will have 25 minutes to make their presentations and comments on the Draft Recommendations.
How East and West Can Collaborate on Preventing Trafficking of Human OrganProf. Daniel Wikler—    Professor of Population Ethics and Ethics and Population Health of Department of Population and International Health at Harvard University, USA
Europe.- Asia Partnership in Battling Organ Trafficking Prof. Michael A. Bos—    Senior Scientific Advisor, Health Council of the Netherlands
4:00- 4:20 Break
4:20- 5:30 General Discussion on the Draft Recommendations
6:00- 8:00 Welcome Dinner

 

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008

8:40-9:00 Coffee
9:00- 10:30  The Task Force Recommendations: Is It Possible to Become Part of the National LegislationsProf. Ryuichi Ida—    Professor of Graduate School of Law at Kyoto University, JapanFormer Chairperson of International Bioethics Committee, UNESCO Speakers will have 20 minutes to make their presentations and comments on the Draft Recommendations.
Pakistan‘s Organ and Tissue Transplantation Ordinance 2007: An UpdateProf. Farhat Moazam—    Professor and founding Chairperson of the Center of Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC) in Karachi, Pakistan—    Distinguished Visiting Fellow of Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Penn State University, USA
Strategies for Implementing the Asian Task Force Recommendations in TaiwanAssociateProf. Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai—    Deputy Director, Center for Ethics, Law, and Society in Biomedicine & Technology, National Taiwan University.—    Department of Social Medicine and Department of Family Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine—    Attending Physician, Department of Medical Research, National Taiwan University Hospital
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15  Asian Task Force recommendations: Indian perspective and strategiesDr. Sudhir Gupta—    Chief Medical Officer (NCD), Directorate General of Health Services,Ministry of Health & FW, India. Speakers will have 20 minutes to make their presentations and comments on the Draft Recommendations.
How Iranian Government Can Endorse the Task Force RecommendationsProf. Bagher Larijani—    Professor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology—    Chancellor, Teheran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
How China Can Endorse the Task Force Recommendations.Associate Prof. Rui-Peng Lei—    Executive Director of Center for Bioethics—    Deputy Chair of Department of Philosophy Huazhong (Central China) University of Science & Technology, China
12:15-12:45 General Discussion on the Draft Recommendations
12:45-1:00 Closing Session :Next Step: Communication Plan (General Discussion)Wrap-up, Dr. Alireza Bagheri, IranClosing Remarks: Prof. Lo, Taiwan  
1:00- Lunch