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Do No Harm: Mitigating Human Rights Risks When Interacting with Medical Institutions & Professionals in Transplantation Medicine
Organ trafficking, forced organ harvesting and unethical organ transplantation is a global issue.

Join us for the launch of the ground breaking Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance, Do No Harm, where we will explore the risks of international collaborations in transplant medicine, research and training and the hard and soft law obligations that govern those partnerships.

The Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance includes information relevant to a range of stakeholders including hospitals, universities, professional societies, medical journals, independent professional bodies, medical schools and associated medical professionals in the field of organ transplantation. It will also be of interest to lawyers, ethicists, think tanks and policy makers.

The launch event will include a short presentation of the findings of the Advisory by Wayne Jordash QC, followed by a panel discussion with experts from clinical transplantation practice, medical journals and medical associations.

Event 2 - 27th April - 6.30pm (BST) / 1.30pm (EDT) / 10.30am (PDT)

(Please see speaker bios below)
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Wayne Jordash QC
Managing Partner, Global Rights Compliance
Wayne Jordash is a British lawyer and has practiced for 20 years in the international human rights and humanitarian law fields. His clients include governments, international organisations (e.g., the UN and the Council of Europe), NGO’s, corporations and individuals. Over the last decade, he has appeared in most of the international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) and has extensive experience in advising on international law arising from conflict affected areas and other high-risk environments.
Dr Julian Sheather
Special Adviser in Ethics and Human Rights, British Medical Association
Dr Julian Sheather (PhD) is special adviser in ethics and human rights to the British Medical Association and an ethics adviser to Médecins Sans Frontières. His particular interests lie in health and human rights, medical ethics in times of conflict, humanitarian ethics, public health ethics and mental health and mental capacity. He is the BMA's policy lead on resource allocation and NHS change. He is a co-author of Medical Ethics Today, the BMA's handbook on medical ethics and medical law, Assessment of Mental Capacity (with the Law Society) and is a regular contributor to the British Medical Journal and The Journal of Medical Ethics. He sits on the British Medical Journal’s ethics committee and the Institute of Medical Ethics. He lectures widely both nationally and internationally on a range of topics in medical ethics.
Cécile Bensimon
Director of Ethics and Professional Affairs, Canadian Medical Association
Cécile M. Bensimon is Director of Ethics and Professional Affairs at the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and Chair of the Research Ethics Board (REB) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She earned her PhD from the Institute of Medical Science and Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. Previously, Cécile was at the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Dentistry after returning from a visiting scholarship at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine in humanitarian and disaster ethics. Prior to that, she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in pandemic ethics at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. Cécile has served as an ethics advisor for various levels of government during the H1N1 pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic, most recently on the Ontario Bioethics Table.
Joerg Heber
Research Integrity Officer of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & Previous Editor, PLOS ONE
Joerg Heber is the Research Integrity Officer of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Prior to joining Berkeley Lab in December 2020, Joerg has been a professional editor for more than fifteen years. In 2005 he joined Springer Nature, initially as a manuscript editor at Nature Materials. Joerg was the Executive Editor of Nature Communications when he joined PLOS in 2016 and was appointed as PLOS ONE’s Editor-in-Chief. He later took up the additional role as PLOS’ Editorial Director. Joerg holds a PhD in physics from Imperial College London.