We are CMEL!  Welcome to the forty-sixth issue of the CMEL Newsletter! This publication aims to update you on the latest news and information in the biomedical world. We will also share information about upcoming events, so stay tuned! Find out more about CMEL. We also have a Twitter account and a Facebook page.
Recent Case:

Hong Kong doctor found guilty of manslaughter after administering contaminated blood product to patient in DR beauty blunder
Dr MAK Wan Ling, a medical practitioner who administered a contaminated blood product to a patient in the DR beauty blunder causing her death, was recently found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after a retrial and sentenced to 3½ years imprisonment. Dr Mak’s boss and a technician, who were her co-defendants in the original trial, were convicted of manslaughter in 2017 for their parts in the patient’s death. Read more here


New statutory power to seal premises and restrict the movement of individuals in the fight against COVID in Hong Kong
In order to combat COVID-19, Hong Kong has amended the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) to empower the Secretary for Food and Health to make a "restriction-testing declaration" in relation to any premises if the requirement specified is fulfilled. Such a declaration will have the effect of prohibiting persons on the premises from leaving and restricting entry into the premises. Any restricted person found on such premises may be required to undergo a test for COVID-19. Click here for details.

Video Recordings:

Video recordings of "Health and Artificial Intelligence: Law, Ethics and Society" Webinar

Click here for the video recordings of Session 1 "Ethical Considerations and Policy Development" (2 hours) and Session 2 "Responsible AI and the Law" (2 hours), which were held on 7 and 8 December 2020 respectively.



Recent publications by CMEL members 
[Short Editorial]
  • "How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Reshape Palliative Care Into High-Tech and High-Touch Care: An Ethics of Care Perspective" [Open Access]

    By Associate Professor Calvin Ho and Professor Chia-Chin Lin
    In Cancer Nursing (2020) 43(6) 429-430.

[Short correspondence]
[Policy brief]
  • 《2019冠狀病毒病如何將紓緩治療重塑為高科技及高接觸性護理: 關懷倫理學角度》[免費閱覽]

    作者: 何維倫副教授 及 林佳靜教授
    刊登於《癌症護理》(2020) 43(6) 429-430.

Master’s Degree:

Master of Laws in Medical Ethics and Law of the University of Hong Kong
Identical Information Sessions for 2021-22 entry

11 January 2021 (Mon) | 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm (GMT +8)
Mode: ZOOM Webinar | Please register here.

22 February 2021 (Mon) | 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm (GMT +8)
Mode: ZOOM Webinar | Please register here.

Learn more about the programme here

入學講座 (2021-22 學年入學) (兩場內容相同)

2021年1月11日 (一) 晚上6:45–7:30 (香港時間)
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2021年2月22日 (一) 下午1:00–1:45 (香港時間)
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