Ethical challenges in digitalised healthcare systems and big data
07.10.2021| 14:00 – 16:00 (CEST) (
Online-Workshop via Zoom in English, organized by Ruth Horn, Verina Wild and the META-research group. All interested are welcome! Please request link for the workshop from Verena Lippert, our administrative assistant:
Trust and empathy in a digitalised healthcare system
Dr Angeliki Kerasidou is a Nuffield Department of Population Health Senior Fellow at the Ethox Centre and Research Fellow at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford. She is also Fellow at Reuben College where she leads the Ethics and Values Theme
Artificial intelligence and digitalised diagnosis: what are the issues?
Nina Hallowell is Professor of social and ethical aspects of genomics at the University of Oxford.
Abstract: In my talk I will reflect on the issues arising from the use of AI in the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. I will describe the use of facial recognition technology in the subspeciality of dysmorphology. By focusing upon claims that AI technology may help to eradicate diagnostic uncertainty I will look at related ethical implications of the adoption of AI-generated diagnosis such as implications for notions of trustworthiness, algorithmic bias, transparency and the nature of objectivity in digitalised diagnosis.
Dr Philipp Kellmeyer is a neurologist at the University Medical Center Freiburg where he heads the Neuroethics & AI Ethics Lab at the Department of Neurosurgery.
The Ethics of mHealth as a global phenomenon
October 27-28, 2021 on Zoom, see registration link below
Organised by Tereza Hendl, Bianca Jansky, Niels Nijsingh and Verina Wild.
Mobile health (mHealth) technologies are increasingly being utilized worldwide. These involve a wide range of apps, wearables, implants and other digital devices that purport to improve health. While these technologies have considerable potential to improve health, the developments in mobile health technology affect individuals and societies in ways that raise important ethical concerns. At this workshop, we will be taking a closer look at the ethical and social implications of mHealth technologies as a global phenomenon, investigating the issues that arise from global, globalized and transnational perspectives.
The workshop will interrogate issues, such as the ethical implications of mHealth in LMICs, the challenges of and for intersectionality in the health technology context, concerns regarding the potential of mHealth for democratizing healthcare, the tensions involved in private data infrastructures for public healthcare and related power imbalances and ethical issues, structural inequalities in digital labour and its outsourcing, demands of Indigenous Data Sovereignty within digital health platforms and broader challenges of global digital health ethics.
Workshop programme (CET):
Day 1: Wed Oct 27
10:00-10:20 Verina Wild: Welcome and introductions
10:20-11:00 Representative from the WHO: Global challenges in mHealth
11:10-11:50 Angella Musiimenta: The ethics of mHealth in LMIC settings
11:50-12:30 Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra & Carina Fourie: Technology and global health partnerships: challenges of
and for intersectionality
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:10 Tereza Hendl & Ayush Shukla: Can digital health technologies democratize healthcare?
14:10-14:50 Jessica Haberer: When mHealth works and when it doesn't: lessons from HIV and TB globally
15:00-15:40 Sridhar Venkatapuram: Prioritarian ethics for mHealth and health technological innovations in LMICs
15:40-16:00 Daily Wrap-up
Day 2: Thu Oct 28
10:00-10:40 Tsvetelina Hristova: Data infrastructures, digital labour and the outsourcing of medical diagnostics
10:40-11:20 Tamar Sharon: Private infrastructure, public healthcare: mHealth, datafication and the Googlization of
11:30-12:10 Niels Nijsingh: Beyond bioethics: the challenges of global digital health ethics
12:10-13:10 Lunch Break
13:10-13:50 Tiara Roxanne: The demands for global Indigenous Data Sovereignty and the implications for digital
13:50-14:30 Bianca Jansky: Patient activism in mHealth: by whom and for whom?
14:40-15:20 Arthur Gwagwa & Emre Kazim: to be confirmed
15:20-15:40 Verina Wild: closing summary