AABHL 2021 Program


Australasian Association of Bioethics & Health Law

Online Conference Provisional Program

Thursday 18th –  Saturday 20th November

Registration to the online conference includes access to the full program below, the Meeting Hub, Sponsors Hall, Presentation Gallery and all virtual networking sessions. Attendees do not need to identify which sessions they wish to attend before the event.

AABHL aims to provide all sessions on-demand to registered delegates for 4 months post event, dependent on speaker consent.  Where consent has not been received and the session will only be available live on the day of presentation and this will be indicated in the program below by 01 November 2021.

The provisional program will be updated regularly as planning proceeds and is subject to change.

Program times are listed in AEDT. To convert program times to your timezone, CLICK HERE

Thursday, 18th November 2021

0900-0930 Platform Orientation
0930-0955
 Icebreaker Networking
1000 – 1105
 PLENARY #1
Chair: Bernadette RichardsAABHL President
1000-1020
 Conference Opening & Welcome 
Housekeeping and Opening Address
Welcome to Country
1020-1105
 Keynote Address
Dr Arran Culver
Chief Clinical Advisor Mental Health and Addictions, NZ Ministry of Health; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
1105-1135  Refreshment Break
1135-1305

IN CONVERSATION SESSION

 “Crowded House”: Making room for the online
influence in paediatric clinical practice
Chairs: Anne Preisz, Neera Bhatia and Clare Delany
Panellists: Bryanna Moore and Neil Wilmalasundera
Global Conversations on Data Governance
Chair: Tamra Lysaght and Mark Taylor
Panellists: TBC
1300-1430
Lunch / Program Break 
 1355-1430 SECRET SQUIRREL SESSION
Answering all your burning questions about academic publishing
Chair: Serene Ong
Speakers: Professor Angus Dawson, University of Sydney, Dr Karel Caals, National University of Singapore

  CONCURRENT SESSION
Full presentations will be available to view through the Presentations Gallery within the online portal prior to the scheduled sessions.
1430-1500 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 1.1
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: Lisa Eckstein
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 1.2
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: Rachel Ankeny
Australian community views about sharing administrative data with private industry: Comparing findings from survey and deliberative studies
Belinda Fabrianesi
Culturally Adaptive Governance – Building a new framework for equity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research
Daniel Duke, Luke Burchill
Healthcare and technology – a clash of culture between patient-centric care and commercial incentives
Joel Grieger
Whose microbiome is it anyway: the ethics of microbiome ownership in relation to Indigenous peoples
Matilda Handsley-Davis
How would the concept of a ‘health information fiduciary’ affect protection of individuals’ health data in Australia?
Minna Paltiel
Dalarinji; Justifying a flexible approach to Aboriginal healthcare in the Emergency Department
Paul Preisz
Big data, healthcare and avoiding ethical debt
Bernadette Richards
Discussion & Q&A Discussion & Q&A
1500-1530 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 1.3
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: Anne-Maree Kelly
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 1.4
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: Rebekah McWhirter
Decision-making of the Queensland Mental Health Review Tribunal
Sam Boyle
Responsible and responsive public health advice: What Trumps?
Monique Jonas
Understanding and improving families’ experiences of complaints and disputes in the coronial context
Naomi Burstyner
Restrictions on international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of nationality
Barbara von Tigerstrom
Legal liability of clinical ethics services in Australia
Carolyn Johnston, Sharon Feldman
Mandatory hotel quarantine in Australia: An empirical ethics study
Jane Williams
Competence standards should not be risk-related
Neil Pickering
Learning from COVID-19 and planning for the next one: Navigating research ethics and governance in public health emergencies in Australia
Jane Williams, Priyanka Pillai
Consent to neurosurgery following traumatic brain injury
Camilla Scanlan
 Discussion & Q&A
 Discussion & Q&A
1530-1545 Refreshment Break
1545-1700
 PLENARY #2
Chair: Tamra Lysaght 
1545-1630
 Keynote Address
Mary Graham 
1630-1700
 Keynote Address
Effy Vayena
Chair of Bioethics, Health Ethics and Policy Lab, Department of Health Sciences and Technology
Q&A to follow at 1900 AEST
1700-1800 AABHL AGM
1800-1900 Program Break
1900-1930 Join us for a Q&A with Effy Vayena
1930 Day 1 Concludes

Friday, 19th November 2021

0900-0930 Platform Orientation
0930-0955
 Icebreaker Networking
1000 – 1130
 PLENARY #3
Chair: Anne Preisz
1000-1005
Welcome to Day 2
1005-1050
 Keynote Address
Monique Jonas
Ethical Theorist, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand

1050-1130 Refreshment Break / Watch Recordings 
  John McPhee Prize Winner
Chair: Bernadette Richards
1130-1145
A revised approach to Advance Care Planning: The role of theory in achieving “The Good Result”
Briony Johnston
CONCURRENT SESSION
Full presentations will be available to view through the Presentations Gallery within the online portal prior to the scheduled sessions.
1145-1215 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 2.1
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: TBC
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 2.2
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: Neera Bhatia
Deskilling or upskilling? Professional perspectives about the impact of medical artificial intelligence on clinical skills
Yves Saint James Aquino
‘Severity’ as a criterion in reproductive carrier screening: Towards a normative account
Lisa Dive
AI-based nursing observations in acute psychiatric settings: Looking into the Psychiatric Panopticon
Piers Gooding, Timothy Kariotis,  David Clifford, Hamilton Kennedy
Employer-sponsored egg freezing: Carrot or stick?
Molly Johnston
Regulation of AI in healthcare: A cautionary tale considering horses and zebras
Bernadette Richards
What’s at stake in efforts to drop the 14 day rule for human embryo research?
Josephine Johnston
Datafying disability: Ethical issues in automated decision making and related technologies
Jackie Leach Scully
Moving genetic carrier screening from the clinic to the population: Ethical considerations
Ainsley Newson
Discussion & Q&A Discussion & Q&A
1215-1245 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 2.3
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: Carolyn Johnston
RAPID FIRE ORAL PRESENTATIONS 2.4
This programmed time is dedicated to Q&A and discussion of the below presentation
Chair: Rachel Ankeny
Regulating voluntary assisted dying practice: A policy audit from Victoria, Australia
Eliana Close
Near-horizon speculative technology meets empirical bioethics: Policy, methodology and normativity
Stacy Carter


Population wide reproductive carrier screening for deafness; lessons learnt from those who want the information but don’t know what they would do with it 
Lucinda Freeman


Thinking twice about routine uptake of non-invasive prenatal testing: Are we placing undue pressure on expectant parents?
Isabella Holmes


Towards clarity about the ethics of human-animal Chimera research
Josephine Johnston


What are important ways of sharing power in health research priority setting? Perspectives from people with lived experience and members of the public
Bridget Pratt 

When is an objection conscientious?
Giuliana Fuscaldo, Lisa Mitchell
Patient and family perspectives on voluntary assisted dying regulation: An Australian and Canadian comparison
Ruthie Jeanneret
Navigating ethical diversity: A qualitative interview study of clinicians’ experiences in the implementation period prior to VAD becoming available in their hospital in Victoria, Australia
Rosalind McDougall
Conscientious objection in Australia: A comparison between voluntary assisted dying legislation and abortion legislation
Ronli Sifris
Advance consent for medical assistance in dying: Perspectives from Canada
Caroline Variath
Discussion & Q&A
1245-1345 Refreshment Break / Watch Recordings
1310-1345 SECRET SQUIRREL SESSION
Advice on how to engage with media about bioethics and health law issues
Chair: Courtney Hempton
Speaker: Dr Ros McDougall, University of Melbourne 
1345-1515

IN CONVERSATION SESSION

Patients Behaving Badly

Chairs: Anne-Maree Kelly and Neera Bhatia
Panellists: Ian Freckelton, Ros McDougall, and Gerben Keijzers

1515-1545
Refreshment Break / Watch Recordings
  Max Charlesworth Prize Winner
Chair: Anne-Maree Kelly 
1545 – 1600 Suicide risk assessments: A scientific and ethical critique
Mike Smith 
  CONCURRENT SESSION
Full presentations will be available to view through the Presentations Gallery within the online portal prior to the scheduled sessions.
1600-1630 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 3.1
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: Mark Taylor
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 3.2
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: Neera Bhatia
What constitutes equitable data-sharing in global health research? Views from low and middle income Countries
Natalia Evertsz
‘The Herald Sun test’: The function and purpose of Victorian termination of pregnancy review committees
Hilary Bowman-Smart
Do research participants in Australia have a right to receive their raw genomic data?
Carolyn Johnston, Jane Nielsen
Death and organ donation: What do the Australian public think?
George Skowronski
The importance of benefit sharing for public trust in genomic data sharing
Dianne Nicol
The legalities of postmortem gestation
Cameron Stewart
The effect of context on public trust in genomic data sharing: Findings on waivers of consent and beyond
Vanessa Warren
Discussion & Q&A
Discussion & Q&A
1630-1700 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 3.3
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: TBC
RAPID FIRE ORAL PRESENTATIONS 3.4
This programmed time is dedicated to Q&A and discussion of the below presentation

Chair: David Isaacs
Rethinking human challenge trials in the age of COVID-19
Ian Freckelton
Can we make the case for a pandemic ethic? Pandemic modeling: A case study for adopting best practices globally 
Cheryl Mack


Funder Priority for Vaccines: Implications of a Weak Lockean Claim
Muralidharan Anantharaman


Indigenous communities in vaccine prioritization guidelines: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and Russian Federation comparative study 
Dmitry Kartashkov


Indonesian policy strategy outlook on the deployment policy of COVID-19 vaccine: A conceptual misunderstanding of vaccine utility?
Muhammad Rizky Nur Karim


Racism, justice, and bowel screening policy: A cautionary tale in Aotearoa New Zealand
Sophia Barham


Moral distress amongst oncology health-care workers as a consequence of constraints upon routine care during the COVID-19 pandemic: Do health-care institutions have a moral obligation to acknowledge and address?
Sarah Heynemann
One year on from the Medical Research Amendment to the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (WA)
Selina Metternick-Jones
What are the outcomes of the use of police powers under section 351 of the Mental Health Act 2014 (Vic)?
Anne-Maree Kelly
Discussion & Q&A
1700-1715
Refreshment Break 
   PLENARY #4
Chair: Angus Dawson
1715-1830
Documentary Film Viewing & Q&A
1830 Day 2 Concludes

Saturday, 20th November 2021

0900-0930 Platform Orientation
0930-0955
 Icebreaker Networking
1000-1005
Welcome to Day 3
1005-1135 IN CONVERSATION SESSION
  Student and Early Career Researchers
Choose your own adventure
Chair: Cynthia Forlini
Jenny Kaldor, Jane Williams, Voo Teck Chuan, Alexandra Wakeley
 1135-1230 Refreshment Break / Watch Recordings
  CONCURRENT SESSION
Full presentations will be available to view through the Presentations Gallery within the online portal prior to the scheduled sessions.
1230-1300 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 4.1
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: TBC
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 4.2
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: TBC
‘Brainwork practices’: Brain health advice on how to avoid dementia by aged-care stakeholders
Kristina Chelberg
Health-harming legal needs, migration and living with HIV: Results of an Australian mixed-methods study
David J Carter, Anthea Vogl
User led modification of standard medical care for children: An analysis of healthcare professionals’ legal duties of care
Carolyn Johnston
We need to talk about values: Developing a new taxonomy for describing normativity in health technology assessment
Victoria Charlton
Re Imogen: The ‘emergence of alternative thinking about treatment’ for adolescents with gender dysphoria
Michelle Taylor-Sands, Georgina Dimopoulos
What’s the issue? Redesigning an ethics seminar to foster an inclusive and relational learning environment for medical students
Cynthia Forlini
Ethical issues in alcohol policy: Initial results of a qualitative study
Mary Walker
 Discussion & Q&A
 Discussion & Q&A
1300-1330 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 4.3
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: TBC
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 4.4
4 x 1 minute summary videos followed by discussion and Q&A
Chair: Stacy Carter
The role of medical perspectives in disclosing alternative treatments post-Montgomery
Louise Austin
Compensating vaccination injuries in Australia: The COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme
Bill Madden, Tina Cockburn
Where to from here? Re-examining compulsory treatment in light of the findings of the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health
Mikaela Brusasco
Vaccination of individuals lacking capacity during a public health emergency
Tess Johnson
Planning for the future: Opportunities for connection through a collaborative approach to Advance Personal Planning
Briony Johnston
‘We are not epidemiologists’: How effective is legal scrutiny of vaccination policy?
Rebekah McWhirter
Ethics and influence of Psilocybin use in Palliative Care for anxiety about morality on patient-clinical decision making
Vipusaayini Sivanesanathan
Vaccine hesitancy and COVID-19: A social-ecological approach to regulation
Sam Roach
 Discussion & Q&A  Discussion & Q&A
1330-1445 Refreshment Break / Watch Recordings
CONCURRENT SESSION
Full presentations will be available to view through the Presentations Gallery within the online portal prior to the scheduled sessions.

1445-1515 RAPID FIRE PRESENTATIONS 5.1
This programmed time is dedicated to Q&A and discussion of the below presentations
Chair: Mark Taylor
RAPID FIRE PRESENTATIONS 5.2
This programmed time is dedicated to Q&A and discussion of the below presentations
Chair: Casey Haining
  An obligation to contribute to “herd knowledge” in data linkage research? 
Owen Bradfield
‘It’s a good idea, but …’: Perspectives of SA rural and urban lawyers of Advance Care Planning legislation and documentation  
Jaklin Eliott
  Benchmarking public attitudes towards secondary use of health data
Priyanka Pillai
Anticipated impacts of voluntary assisted dying legislation on nursing practice
Jessica Snir
  Developing best practice for the public sector in Big Data ethics and policy
Lucy Carolan
Development of Voluntary Assisted Dying Training in Western Australia 
Katherine Waller
  Experience of Institutional Review Board of Singapore Institute of Technology in relations to emerging Asean/Asian rules and requlation with special relevance to Singapore
Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone
End of Life Law for Clinicians: Improving nurses’ and allied health professionals’ end of life practice 
Penny Neller
  Regulation of biomaterials in the age of Datafied Bodies: Reformulating the discourse 
Maeghan Toews
Legal issues in palliative and end-of-life care for selected allied health professionals: A scoping review
Rachel Feeney
  Patient and family perspectives of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic): a qualitative study
Ben White
1515-1545 RAPID FIRE PRESENTATIONS 5.3
This programmed time is dedicated to Q&A and discussion of the below presentations
Chair: TBC
RAPID FIRE PRESENTATIONS 5.4
This programmed time is dedicated to Q&A and discussion of the below presentations
Chair: TBC
  A survey of the availability of a clinical ethics support system for healthcare professionals in Aotearoa, New Zealand – 2021 
Mascha Moerenburg
ADHD TikTok – The influence of Tiktok on self-diagnosis and social perception of ADHD
Vipusaayini Sivanesanathan
  Could expansion of National Sentinel List to include medical device adverse event reporting be an effective first step towards addressing underreporting of adverse events by health professionals? 
Aminath Mariya
Applying the flourishing PROM to paediatric populations: Key ethical considerations
Patrick Ryan
  The ethical case for extending the use of General Anaesthesia beyond the operating theatre to the care of dying patients who desire to be unconscious
Antony Takla
Bringing the outliers in, with dignity: Cognitive disability, personhood and human rights
Juila Duffy
  The accountability of telemedicine electronic system based on Indonesian legal perspective
Muhammad Rizky Nur Karim
Embedding social justice into sustainable urban planning 
Bridget Pratt
  The characteristics of Australian doctors with medical negligence claims: A prospective cohort analysis of the MABEL survey
Owen Bradfield
End the global war against Covid-19: The ubiquity and dangers of military language 
Jing-bao Nie, Neil Pickering
  Views of Australian Doctors on Defensive Practice: “It’s easier to talk about our fear of lawyers than to talk about our fear of looking bad in front of each other.”
Nola Ries
Parallel importation of patented health technologies: An analysis of the price-reducing policy option 
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas
1545-1600 Refreshment Break / Watch Recordings
1600-1700
 PLENARY #5
Chair: TBC

1600-1645
 Keynote Address
Luke Burchill
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA & University of Melbourne / Royal Melbourne Hospital
1645-1700 Wrap Up, Handover & Close
1700 Day 3 / Conference Concludes 

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ON-DEMAND PRESENTATIONS

On-Demand presentations are available for your viewing at anytime during the conference through the presentations  gallery. There will be no programmed Q&A time for these presentations. If you wish to contact the presenters with any questions or comments, you will be able to connect with them during the conference through the networking hub. 

1 Here Today, Gone To-Marrow:Paediatric Consent to Bone Marrow Donation Under the Victorian Human Tissue Act 1982 Mikaela Brusasco
2 Leaving a Mark: Lessons on Discrimination from Vaccine Scars to COVID-19 Milla McLean
3 Where does responsibility lie?  A new legal analysis of Clinical Decision Support Systems Megan Prictor
4 Recording our genes: which way forward for Australian law on genetic data and electronic medical records? Megan Prictor
5 Collective Consent in Emerging Health Data Platforms. Timothy Kariotis
7 Challenges for International Medical Graduates before and during the COVID-19 pandemic Elizabeth Fenton
8 Mandatory vaccination of health profession students: Duty of Care or infringement on autonomy Roseanne Sadd
9 How bereaved families see good care and communication in intensive care Drew Carter
10 Disclosure: Not One but a Series of Conversations and Actions Serene Ong
11 Conscientious Objection and Voluntary Assisted Dying: A Continuum of Approaches Described by Health Professionals Casey Haining
12 The Value of Genetic Relatedness in the Liberal State Markus Labude
13 If bioethics activism, then how? Kathryn Mackay
14 Making decisions about older peoples’ expression of sexuality in residential aged care! Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
15 Should COVID-19 vaccination of frontline healthcare workers be mandatory? Owen Bradfield
16 Rethinking Online Interviews Serene Ong
17 Confident, Cautious, Opposed… Using Legitimacy to Connect Disparate Stakeholder Views of Accelerated Access to Medicines Jessica Pace
18 Health Information in an Age of Big Data and Predictive Analytics Louise Wilsdon
19 COVID-19 and involuntary detention – An emergency medicine or emergency management responsibility? Joel Wilson
20 Is waiver of consent for the use of health information for research acceptable to emergency department patients? Chase Schultz-Swarthfigure
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