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Organ Donation vs Organ Trafficking: A Panel Discussion


Mon 24 Sep 2018, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Where: Victoria University Pipitea Campus, Bunny Street, Wellington

Restrictions: R16

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Q&A with the experts:
Organ Donation vs Organ Trafficking
What is New Zealand’s Responsibility?

Join us for an interactive panel discussion about lack of organs in NZ. Examine the options available as well as the dilemmas and consequences of receiving transplants overseas.

Should New Zealand take tougher measures to curb transplant tourism and how should the kill-on-demand model of organ procurement in China be addressed.

Light refreshments will be provided)

Location: Room GBLT1, Old Government Buildings, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University,
Stout Street, Wellington

Exclusive undercover footage taken from inside Chinese hospitals will be shown on the night.

Dr David Matas
David Matas is an international human rights lawyer and widely published author. He has been actively involved in a number of human rights organisations, including Amnesty International, B’nai Brith Canada, Canadian Council for Refugees, and the Canadian Jewish Congress.

Dr Philip Matheson
Philip Matheson is a Renal Physician he has worked in this area for over 20 years. He has chaired the Wellington Renal Transplant Group for 10 years and has contributed to a number of national kidney transplantation and donation leadership groups. Dr Matheson acknowledges that people with kidney problems may face difficult choices. Sometimes these choices present moral or ethical challenges.

Professor Robin Palmer
Robin Palmer is a Professor of Law at the University of Canterbury. He is also a practicing barrister (advocate).

From 2006 to 2012, he was the lead specialist prosecutor of the ‘Life’ case, where international brokers, local hospital groups and surgeons were prosecuted for illegal organ trafficking.

Dr Sarah Winch
Sarah Winch is head of the Medical Ethics, Law and Professionalism discipline at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland. Sarah’s professional health ethics advice is sought nationally and internationally by clinicians and government agencies.

Hosted by: ETAC

Co-hosted by: Human Rights Documentary Screening NZ
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