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BAC 20th Anniversary Virtual Conference

Public Conference Schedule

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
9:00 am
Session 1a: Conference Opening
Welcome Address by BAC Chair, Chief District Judge (Ret.), Richard Magnus
9:15 am
Opening Address by Guest-of-Honour, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat
Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, and Chairman of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Board
9:30 am
Keynote Lecture: ‘Our Bioethics Future: Empowering the Next Generation’ by Professor Paul Root Wolpe
10:00 am
Panel Q&A
10:15 am
Break
10:30 am
Session 1b: Fire-side Chat
Opening Address and Talk: Past of BAC by Dr Tony Tan, Patron of the BAC
10:40 am
Short Video Message from Professor Lim Pin, BAC Emeritus Advisor, former BAC Chair
10:45 am
Talk: Present and Future of BAC by Chief District Judge (Ret.), Richard Magnus, BAC Chair
11:00 am
Fire-side Chat with Q&A
11:30 am
Break
11:45 am
Session 1c: Panel Discussion with Religious Leaders
Panel Discussion and Q&A
12:35 pm
Closing of Session
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
2:00 pm
Session 2: Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Introductory Presentation: ‘AI and Bioethics’ by Professor Simon Chesterman
2:15 pm
Presentation on Research Ethics: ‘Research Ethics for AI in Health Applications’ by Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy
2:30 pm
Presentation on Clinical Ethics: ‘Responsible AI in Healthcare’ by Professor Peter-Paul Verbeek
2:45 pm
Presentation on Public Health Ethics: ‘Impact of AI on Population Health and Its Ethical Considerations’ by Associate Professor Ngiam Kee Yuan
3:00 pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A with Speakers
3:30 pm
Closing of Session
3:40 pm
End of Conference Day 1
2:00 pm
Session 3: Gene Editing
Introductory Presentation: ‘Genome Editing - Ethical Issues’ by Dr Andy Greenfield
2:15 pm
Presentation on Research Ethics: ‘Gene Editing Research and Its Bioethics’ by Dr Chew Wei Leong
2:30 pm
Presentation on Clinical Ethics: ‘Overview of CRISPR/Cas Gene Editing for Clinical Applications: Potential Benefits, Risks and Concerns’ by Associate Professor Lai Poh-San
2:45 pm
Presentation on Public Health Ethics: ‘Gene Editing and Public Health Ethics’ by Professor Henry T. (Hank) Greely
3:00 pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A with Speakers
3:30 pm
Closing of Session
3:40 pm
Break
4:00 pm
Session 4: Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART)
Introductory Presentation by Professor Peter Braude
4:15 pm
Presentation on Research Ethics: ‘The Next Reproductive Revolution’ by Professor Glenn Cohen
4:30 pm
Presentation on Clinical Ethics: ‘Clinical Ethics of ART’ by Associate Professor Mahesh Choolani
4:45 pm
Presentation on Public Health Ethics: ‘ART Through a Public Health Lens’ by Adjunct Associate Professor Bernadette Richards
5:00 pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A with Speakers
5:30 pm
Closing of Session
5:40 pm
End of Conference Day 2

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