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Last update September 17, 2014

(Stephen) Joseph Tham, LC 譚傑志神父

Date of Birth: January 24, 1965

Date of Baptism: February 7, 1965

Present Positions

Dean, School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical university, Rome.

Fellow and founding member, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights

Visiting Professor, Holy Spirit Seminary College, Hong Kong

Fellow, Bioethics Resource Centre of the Holy Spirit Seminary College, Hong Kong

 

Brief Personal History

2014      Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology

2007      PhD in Bioethics

2005      Licentiate (Master’s degree) in Bioethics

2004      Diaconate and Priestly ordination

2004      Graduated from theology in Rome

2002      Perpetual religious profession

2000      Apostolate work at Pontifical Catechetical Institute, Escuela de la Fe, Mexico

1998      Professor of philosophy in New York

1998      Graduated from philosophy in Rome.

1995      First profession to religious vows, and then went to study philosophy in Rome.

1994      Entered the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut.

1991      Finished medical internship and began working as a family physician.

1990          Graduated from medical school, began medical internship.

1986          Graduated in Bachelors of Science, Toronto.

1983          Graduated from high school, Toronto.

1980          Emigration to Toronto, Canada.

1965          Born in Hong Kong.

Academic Experience

Degrees and titles

Oct 2007 – June 2014        Licentiate in Theology, Summa cum Laude, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy.

Mar 2005 – April 2007       PhD in Bioethics, “Secularization of Bioethics—A Critical History”, director Dr. Edmund Pellegrino. Summa cum Laude, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy.

Oct 2002 – Feb 2005          Licentiate in Bioethics, Summa cum Laude, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy

Oct 2001 – June 2004        Bachelor of Theology, Summa cum Laude, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy

Oct 1996 – June 1998        Bachelor of Philosophy, Summa cum Laude, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy

Sept 1986 – June 1990       Doctor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Sept 1983 – June 1986       Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics at the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Sept 1980 – June 1983       Grade 13 and Grade 12 High school diplomas, Newtonbrook Secondary School, Toronto, Canada.

 

Language Skills

Chinese (Cantonese)          Fluent (mother tongue)

Chinese (Mandarin)           Advanced

English                                  Fluent

Spanish                                 Fluent

Italian                                   Fluent

Latin                                     Reading

Classical Greek                   Basic

Swahili                                  Basic

American Sign Language  Basic

Work/Apostolic Experience

July 2011 – present             Editorial coordinator, Studia Bioethica journal

July 2010 – present             Fellow and founding member, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights.

Jan 2010 – present              Visiting Professor, Holy Spirit Study Center, Hong Kong

2008 – present                     Associate Professor, School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome,Italy.

2004 – 2007                         Visiting Professor, School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy.

2013 – 2014                         Coordinator of the Third International Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion Workshop and Conference on Human Vulnerability, organized by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Hong Kong, December 3-5, 2013.

2013                                       Academic Coordinator, Bioethics, crossroad of Faith, Religion and Science,  Fifth Annual Bioethics Summer Course, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University , July 1-12, 2013.

2011 – 2012                         Academic Coordinator of the Second International Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion Workshop and Conference on Human Vulnerability, organized by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Rome, Italy, October 10-13, 2011.

June, 2004 – July, 2007     Consulter on Bioethical issues, www.catholic.net

June, 2006                            Academic Coordinator, Technologizing Humanity of Humanizing Technology?,  Fifth Annual Bioethics Summer Course, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University , June 26 – July 7, 2006.

Sept 1999 – Sept 2001       Auxiliary to directorate, Escuela de la Fe, Mexico City, Mexico

Sept 1998-Sept 1999          Professor of Philosophy, Our Lady of Thornwood, Center of Higher Studies of the Legionaries of Christ, Thornwood, New York, USA

July 1998                              Auxiliary, Center for Seminary Formators, Leggiuno, Italy.

April 1998                             Assistant to the General Secretary, Synod of Bishops for Asia, Vatican.

May 1993 – May 1994      Emergency Department, Etobicoke General Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

July 1991 – May 1994       Family Practice, Toronto, Canada.

June 1990 – June 1991      Medical Internship at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, Canada.

April – May 1990                Medical missionary, Sengerema Hospital, Sengerema, Tanzania, East Africa.

July – August 1988             Medical missionary work at St Gaspar Hospital, Itigi, Tanzania, East Africa.

July – August 1987             Biochemical medical research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

Other Courses and diplomas

  • “Biological Evolution, Facts and Theories: A Critical Appraisal 150 Years after The Origin of Species,” STOQ Project, Pontifical Gregorian University in collaboration with University of Notre Dame, Rome, March 3-7, 2009.
  • Generating humans: procreation or production?, Fourth Annual Bioethics Summer Course, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University , July 4 – 15, 2005.
  • Natural Law in Thomas Aquinas, by Russell Hittinger, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, December 6-17, 2004.
  • Genes, genetics and eugenics,Third Annual Bioethics Summer Course, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. July 5 – 16, 2004
  • Love, Sexuality and the Beginning of Life, Second Annual Bioethics Summer Course, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, June 30 - July 11, 2003
  • The Moral Foundations of Democracy, Mary Ann Glendon, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Oct 14 – Nov. 1, 2002
  • Mini-course on Spiritual Direction, Center of Higher Studies, Rome, Easter 2003.
  • Masters in Bioethics Diploma program 2002-2003, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome.
  • Mini-course on Spiritual Exercises, Mexico City, Jan 2000,
  • Mini-course on Liturgy, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Christmas 1999.
  • Natural Family Planning Medical Consultant
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Two week Medical Interchange Experience in China, organized by Toronto Chinese Medical Association, Spring 1993.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Religious Perspective on Human Vulnerability in Bioethics, Springer Publishers, 2014.
  • (eds.), Bioetica al Futuro: Tecnolocizzare l’uomo o Umanizzare la tecnica, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City, 2010.
  • La Piedra Angular Perdida, El Arca, Mexico D.F., 2009.               
  • The Secularization of Bioethics—A Critical History, UPRA Press, Rome, 2007.
  • The Missing Cornerstone—Why couples choose Natural Family Planning in their marriage, Circle Press, Hamden CT 2004.
  • Collaboration in translation and redaction of G. Miranda, (ed.), The Stem Cell Dilemma—For the Good of all humanity?, Guile Foundation, Rome 2002.
  • Catholic Social Doctrine Can Help Rescue Aging Societies,” in Zenit news agency, February 27, 2014.
  • 「沙士」與醫護人員的挑戰Hong Kong Diocesan Bioethics Resource Centre Newsletter 14, (March, 2014).[聖神修院神哲學院生命倫理資源中心文章 (14: 2014 3)]
  • 羅馬大學教授譚傑志神父談論天主教醫療核心價值”, Kung Kao Po, Feb. 3, 2013, p. 8.
  • 複製人和幹細胞研究的倫理問題” Hong Kong Diocesan Bioethics Resource Centre Newsletter 11, (March, 2013).[聖神修院神哲學院生命倫理資源中心文章 (11: 2013 3)]
  • 產後墮胎'還是殺嬰” Hong Kong Diocesan Bioethics Resource Centre Newsletter 10, (December, 2012). [聖神修院神哲學院生命倫理資源中心文章 (10: 2012 12) ]
  • Pilgrimages to the Bedside Patients Awaiting the Aid of New Evangelizers,” Zenit News Agency, (November 28, 2012), ZE12112711
  • Consciousness and Neuroethics: Brain, Body, Mind and Environment Interactions: Interdisciplinary workshop on Neuroethics
  • Prospettive religiose sulla vulnerabilità umana” in Zenit News Agency (Italian), ZI11101807 - 18/10/2011
  • 5 Wars Raging Behind The Bioethics Debates” in Zenit News Agency ZE11121901 - 2011-12-19
  • Pro-life academics means pro-life ideas  in USA Catholic, Oct. 26, 2010.
  • 生命倫理學的挑戰”[Current Challenges in Bioethics] in Kung Kao Po (3466), Hong Kong, July 25,
  • The Secular turn of Bioethics”, Culture of Life Newsletter (03/07/2008)
  • Praying With Mozart and China” in National Catholic Register, Jul 01, 2008 
  • Cuando la bioética se laicizó” in Zenit News Agency, October 8, 2007
  • Wie der Bioethik ihre religiösen Wurzeln abhanden kamen”, Zenit News Agency (German) November 2, 2007. ZG07110206
  • Secularization of Death in end of life issues”, EduBioethics conference
  • When Bioethics turned secular”  Zenit News Agency (October 8, 2007) ZE07100802
  • La Bioetica e il Sacramento dell’Unzione degli Infermi”, La Voce 3 (2007), 8-9.
  • “From euthanasia to infanticide: The Dutch approach to severely sick newborns”, National Catholic Register, USA. (April 3-9, 2005), 9.
  • “Counting NFP’s Blessings”, Catholic Faith and Family (Nov. 7-20, 1999), 20.
  • 試管嬰兒的代價(The Cost of In Vitro Fertilization) “, The Fountain of Love & Life.
  • “Priest speaks of ‘secularization’ in bioethics”, Catholic News(Singapore), Vol. 62, No.22 (November 4, 2012), page 5.
  • Religions ‘have common ethical ground.’ Duty to protect vulnerable human beings but methodology differs greatly”, by Alessandro Speciale, Vatican City, October 12, 2011,
  • Esperti di sei religioni discutono sulla vulnerabilità umana”, Intervista a padre Joseph Tham, di Antonio Gaspari, ZI11100405 - 04/10/2011
  • 倫理學者譚傑志神父來港分享「身體神學」”, in Kung Kao Po (3483 ), Hong Kong, Nov. 21, 2010
  • “High profile surrogate birth prompts questions”, in The Sunday Examiner, Hong Kong, November 7, 2010.
  • 輿論探討生育與性牧者強調嬰孩與社會權益”,in Kung Kao Po (3481 ), Hong Kong, Nov. 7, 2010
  • 天主教倫理學者批評:代母產子是對女性剝削”, in Apple Daily 生果日報, Hong Kong, Nov 4, 2010.
  • 植物人可停人工餵飼信徒神長反對諮詢建議” in Kung Kao Po (3466 ), Hong Kong, Mar. 7,
  • 譚傑志神父返港主持生命倫理講座” in Kung Kao Po (3444), Hong Kong, Feb. 21,
  • Tim Waggoner, “Priest Expert Says Infanticide is 50 Years Away from Being Normalized,”
  • “Bioethics” Fr. Joseph Tham with Jennifer Miller, Light of the World Radio 1575 kHz, New Zealand, August 31, 2008.
  • Embriones humano-animales: ¿La ciencia sin preocupación ética?
  • , “Human-Animal Embryos: Science Without Regard for Ethics?”, National Catholic Register, (October 14-20, 2007), 5-6.
  • “Human-Animal Hybrid Embryos”, Rome Report TV News Agency, (September 20-26, 2007).
  • “Reprogramming to generate Stem Cells”, Rome Report TV News Agency, (August 23-29, 2007).
  • Bioetica, tecnologia e procreation, Core curriculum of the Licentiate program of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, 2013-2014.
  •  “Casi di Biomedicina,” Licentiate program of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum. 2014.
  • Courses given in “天主教生命倫理學文憑課程Diploma in Bioethics,” Caritas Bianchi Institute of Higher Studies, Hong Kong. September 2013 – March 2014.
  • Bioethics and Human Sexuality, Intensive course, Thornwood Conference and Philosophy Center, Thornwood, New York, March 5-24, 2012.
  • Dignità della procreazione, Core curriculum of the Licentiate program of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Current Challenges in Bioethics生命倫理的時下挑戰, Intensive course for STB, Holy Spirit Seminary College, Hong Kong, Feb 1-6, 2010, Jan 26-30, 2012, Feb. 3-8, 2014.
  • Introduction to Bioethics, International Leadership Semester, Università Europea di Roma, Rome October 2008, March 2009, Oct. 2009, February 2010, February 2011.
  • Introduction to Medicine for Bioethicists, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012.
  • Il Mistero della Chiesa e il valore del Magistero, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, October 2007.
  • The secularization of bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, Rome, February 15-17, 2007.
  • The Contraception Controversy and the origin and secularization of Bioethics, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, June 2006.
  • Seminar of Philosophical Synthesis, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Feb – May, 1999. (Bachelor’s of Philosophy program)
  • Debates on Metaphysics, Seminar, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York,
  • History of Modern Philosophy, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Oct.1998-Feb 1999. (Bachelor’s of Philosophy program)
  • Philosophy of Culture, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Feb – May, 1999. (Bachelor’s of Philosophy program) 
  • Second Corrector of Thesis, “The Right to Life in the Kenyan Constitution (art 26): A Bioethical Approach,” by Mwakio Pascal Mwambi, Jan 13, 2014. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Director of Thesis, “Ethics of Fertility Tourism and Commercial Surrogacy in India under the Perspective of Human Rights,” by William Erinimoose, December 12, 2013. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Director of Thesis, “Industrialization of Medicine and Medical Professionalism: Bioethical Critiques,” by Paul Lee, October 15, 2013. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Director of Thesis, “The ethics of preimplantation genetic Diagnosis analyzed from the perspective of the slippery slope argument,” by Jinil Choi, June 25, 2013. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Director of Thesis, “Ethical Standards for the Pharmaceutical Industry? A proposal on how to marry theory with praxis,” by Jennifer Miller, June 27, 2012. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Second Corrector of Thesis,“A bioethical inquiry: On the struggle for survival in Africa. The Nigeria Experience” by Emaeanuli Davis, March 30, 2011. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Second Corrector of Thesis, “Population Policy and Induced Abortion:  A Moral Evaluation of the One-child Policy in China with Regard to the Associated Issue of Abortion”, by Peter Siqian Zhang, June 2011. At the Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis Academia Alfonsiana Institutum Superius Theologiae Moralis
  • Second Corrector of Thesis, “Agire e soffrire: Il contributo della fede annuncio di una questione bioetica nel Magistero di Giovanni Paolo II” by Andrea Mariani, July 5, 2010. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Second Corrector of Thesis “The Bioethical and Cultural Implications of the Truth-telling Debates” by Marie-Catherine Letendre, July 2, 2009. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Second Corrector of Thesis “Life-Threatening Diseases In Africa, A Comparative Study Of Hiv/Aids Politics Between Nigeria And Uganda” by Anthony Ibe, April 8, 2009. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Second Corrector of Thesis “The ethical implications of the artificial reproductive technologies. Nigeria as a case study” by Paschal Nwaezeapu, June 8, 2007. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • “Person-centered Healthcare according to the Catholic Tradition,” The European Society for Person Centered Healthcare, Universidad Franciso de Vitoria, Madrid  July 3-4, 2014.
  • “Testimonio sobre Dr. Pellegrino, hombre y educador virtuoso que vive lo que predica,”  Instituto de Bioética, Universidad Franciso de Vitoria, Madrid,  July 4, 2014.
  • “Healthcare cost of in personalized medicine and the dilemma of technology in extending lifespan,” ESPT 2nd Summer School on Pharmacogenomics and Theranostics Rome, June 9-14, 2014.
  • “Is the cost of health care sustainable? The dilemma of technology in extending lifespan.” Organized by Harvard Business Club of Hong Kong, April 15, 2014
  • “Identity and Mission of Catholic Healthcare” at Caritas Medical Centre, organized by Bioethics Resource Centre.  April 29, 2014
  • “Core value of Catholic Healthcare” at Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, organized by Bioethics Resource Centre.  April 30, 2014.
  • The Impact of Technological Advances on Healthcare Delivery,” 82nd Annual Educational Conference, American Catholic Medical Association, Santa Barbara, October 24-26, 2013  Talk
  • “The Impact of Technological Advances on Healthcare Delivery,” ResMed Headquarter, San Diego, CA, October 22, 2013.
  • “Deadly Contagious Respiratory Diseases:  Ethics of SARS” The Federation of Medical Societies of HK, Jan 27, 2014.
  • 醫護人員急救SARS病人的責任與保障in “Prespects and ethical reflection of SARS” organized by the Diocesan Committee for Bioethics, Talentum Bookstore, Hong Kong, Sept. 7, 2013.
  • “What Does It Mean to Care? Living Charity in Truth through Catholic Health Care,” panel presentation at 2nd Annual National Conference on Medicine and Religion, sponsored by the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago, Chicago IL, May 28-30, 2013.
  • “Introduction to The Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechology in Fertility awareness and treatment of infertility”, Talentum Bookstore, Hong Kong, April 6, 2013.
  • “How Christian leaders can effectively conduct interreligious dialogue on bioethics, multiculturalism and religion” in Spring time of Faith Conference, University of Dallas, Rome Campus, November 8, 2012
  • Conference on “Challenges at the beginning of human life viewed from bioethical aspect” followed by panel discussion in 15th Congress of the Asian Federation of Catholic Medical Association “Challenges of Catholic doctor in the changing world”, Bali, Indonesia, Oct 18-21, 2012.
  • “Two visions of death en end of life issues” organized by the Department of Pastoral Care, Caritas Hospital, Hong Kong, Oct 11, 2012.
  • “The marginalization of faith in secular bioethics - is it a good thing?” jointly organised by Singapore Pastoral Institute (SPI) and Catholic Medical Guild (CMG), Oct 6, 2012.
  • “The role of religion in “end-of-life” issues in secular bioethics” at the journal Club meeting of the Center for Biomedical Ethics of the National University of Singapore, Oct 5, 2012. 
  •  “天主教醫療系統核心的價值Core values of Catholic healthcare delivery”, Oct 3, 2012, organized by Diocesan Bioethics Committee. 
  • Panelist on 幹細胞移植和複製人座談會
  • 「複製人、幹細胞和混 Cloning, Stem Cells & HybridsFu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, August 9, 2012.
  • “Catholic and secular bioethics: conflict and convergence” to members of de Hong Kong Bioethics Assoication, June 29, 2012, at Polytech University, Hong Kong. 
  • “Case Studies in Clinical Ethics: On Infanticide and End of Life issues” organized for staff of Princess Margaret Hospitalby Dr. KM Chow, chairman of ethics committee of Kowloon West Cluster of Hong Kong Hospital Authority, May 30, 2012. 
  • 科技,苦難與人生: 對生命倫理的見解 [Suffering Technology: Insights on Bioethics] Catholic Student Society monthly meeting, at Hong Kong University, Ricci Hall, June 2, 2012
  • 停止治療:嚴重異常的嬰兒殺嬰  [Withholding Life-Support in Severely handicapped Newborns vs. Infanticide] Conference organized by Diocesan Bioethics Committee on June 2, 2012, Kowloon Caritas Centre, Hong Kong.
  • “Secularization, is it happening?” organized by David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies of the Hong Kong Baptist University. Feb. 13, 2012.
  • “The principle of vulnerability in the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights from a Religious perspective,” organized by the Center of Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University and the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights. Feb. 20, 2012.
  • “Discontinuing Life Support: Euthanasia or Therapeutic Obstinacy?” KWC Clinical Ethics Educational Session for Hospital Staff, hosted at Princess Margaret Hospital/Kwai Chung Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, with simultaneous videoconference transmission to Kwong Wah Hospital, Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, Caritas Medical Centre, Yan Chai Hospital, and Wong Tai Sin Hospital, Feb 16, 2012.  .
  • 複製人、幹細胞與臍帶血庫的倫理論 [Cloning, Stem Cells & Hybrids], talk at St. Joseph’s College, Hong Kong, Feb. 6, 2012. 
  •  “Bioethical aspects of Theology of the Body” in the Theology of the Body International Congress, Regina Apostolorum University, Rome, November 11, 2011.
  • “Why IVF is Wrong” in Medical Ethics: An Important Update, St. Thomas University, Houston, September 13, 2011.
  • “Does Science need Ethics?” conference and panelist in Faith and Leadership Conference, organized by Renewal in the Spirit Community in collaboration with Catholic Studies Center of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Magis Center of Reason and Faith and Caritas in Veritate International, May 14-15, 2011, Chinese University of Hong Kong. 
  • “The Challenges of Bioethics in Asia: A Natural Law Perspective” in the Joint Conference on “Christianty in Asia: Past Present and Future” by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Notre Dame, May 26-28, 2011, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • 複製人、幹細胞與臍帶血庫的倫理論 [The Ethics of Cloning, Stem Cells & Cord Blood ],
  • 第二屆基督徒醫護人員倫理課程[Second annual seminars for Christian healthcare workers], organized by the Guild of St Luke, Catholic Nurses Guild and Diocesan Committee for Hospital Pastoral care, Hong Kong, May-June, 2010. 
  • 複製人,幹細胞和雜種 [Cloning, Stem Cells & Hybrids], talk to Form 4-6 students, Tak Sun Secondary School, New Territories, Hong Kong, November 8, 2010.
  • 權力意志:生殖科技存有的虛無主義傾向 [Will to Power: Nihilistic tendencies in Reproductive technologies], Centre for Catholic Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, November 4, 2010.
  • Informed Consent and Truth Telling, Staff, residents and nurses of  Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, November 3, 2010.
  • 試管嬰兒:是善是惡? [The problems with IVF], organized by the Guild of St. Luke and Diocesan Committee for Bioethics, Hong Kong, October 30, 2010.
  • 社工如何面對現代生命倫理的挑戰 [Various Bioethical Challenges for Social Workers], Staff of Caritas Hong Kong, and Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, and Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council , Hong Kong, October 29, 2010.
  • 身體神學牧民影響與挑戰[Theology of the Body—Pastoral Implications and Challenges], Study day for local clergy and religious, Diocese of Hong Kong, Catholic Diocese, Centre, Hong Kong, October 27, 2010.
  • 生命倫理學的時下挑戰 [Challenges in Bioethics Today], organized by the Guild of St Luke, Catholic Nurses Guild and Diocesan Committee for Hospital Pastoral care, Hong Kong, Oct 24, 2010.
  • Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Concurrent Session Panel speaker at “Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Fair Minded Words” Conference on Abortion, Princeton University, October 15-16, 2010.
  • Human Dignity and its implication in our lives, Grade 12 students of St. Robert Catholic School, Thornhill, Ontario, October  7-8,  2010.
  • Why IVF is Wrong?  Evenings at the Oratory, Holy Family Parish, Toronto, Oct 6, 2010
  • Informed Consent and Truth Telling: Changing Realities and Present Challenges, presented at Grand Rounds of Post-Graduate Year (PGY) Family Medicine residents, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, October 5, 2010.
  • ·生命倫理學對人性尊嚴及其挑戰的看 [The Challenges to Human Dignity in Bioethics], Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church, Markham, Ontario, October 4, 2010.
  • ·Cloning, Stem Cells, Hybrids, organized by Toronto Right to Life Association and held at Blessed Trinity Parish, Toronto, Sept 30, 2010
  • The Challenges of Bioethics: A War of Ideas, organized by the The Bio-Ethics STudent (BEST) Club, St. Joseph Moscati Toronto Catholic Doctors' Guild   Newman Centre, University of Toronto, September 28, 2010.
  • Human Dignity in Bioethics, Keynote Speaker in “Bioethics - A Humanistic Approach to Medicine,” held in Pontiac, MI, Sept 23, 2010.
  • Effect of Contraception on the Secularization of Bioethics, Theology Department, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, September 14, 2010.
  • The Secularization of Bioethics, presented at Concurrent Session, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, Trent, Italy, July 24-27, 2010
  • Representing UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights in the International conference “Religions, Cultures, Human Rights: Complex Relations in Evolution”, organized by Religions for Peace, and under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 10, 2010
  • Etica della Procreazione Assistita, Masters in Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, March 11, 18, 2010
  • Stem Cells: A Bioethical Analysis, Hong Kong Baptist Universty Center for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong, Feb. 10, 2010  http://hkbulib.hkbu.edu.hk/record=b2366231">http://hkbulib.hkbu.edu.hk/record=b2366231
  • Advanced Directives from a Catholic Perspective, St. Thomas More Society, Club Lusitano, Hong Kong, February 8, 2010.
  • Family and Healthcare Decision Making: Cultural Shift from the Individual to the Relational Self in the West. (家庭與醫療決策: 從西方個人自我至關係自我的文化變遷), International Conference “Building Chinese bioethics and deepening health-care reforms” organized by Medical College of Xi’an Jiaotong University and Center of Applied Ethics of the Hong Kong Baptist University, Xi’an, China, November 1, 2009.
  • 科技,苦難與人 (Suffering Technology), Centre for Catholic Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, October 29, 2009.
  • Secularization and it influence on the Acceptance of Euthanasia, Mercy Ethics Conference on End of Life, South Sioux City, NE, USA, Oct. 23, 2009
  • Benessere nella Tradizione Cinese, 1° Convegno Internazionale “L’Uomo e il Benessere psicofisico”, Spoleto, Oct. 10, 2009.
  • Theology of the Body, Canadian Chinese Martyr Church, Toronto, October 3, 2009.
  • Challenges in Bioethics: Today and Tomorrow, Toronto Right to Life and Blessed Trinity Parish, Toronto, Oct 1, 2009
  • Human Suffering and Technology, Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Sept 30, 2009
  • The Secularization of Bioethics, Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute  and the Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Sept. 29, 2009
  • Cloning and Stem Cells: Recent Advances and Current Debates, St. Robert Catholic School, Markham, Ontario, Sept. 29, 2009
  • Using Bioethics as an aid to the physician and patient in the ethical evaluation of a medical intervention, Abstract submitted coauthored with Dr. Cecile O’Connor and presented at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, International Conference on Residency Education, Victoria, BC, Sept. 26, 2009. 
  • Current Challenges of Bioethics and End of Life issues, St. Michael Parish, Houston, TX, September 20, 2009.
  • Bioética Católica y bioética laica,
  • The Role of Religion in Bioethical Debates,
  • Bioethics in China, 9th Annual Bioethics Summer Course “Global Bioethics: Science, Religion and Human Rights in Dialogue,” Regina Apostolorum, Rome, July 6, 2009.
  • The Origin of bioethics, between religious inspiration and secularization, 9th Annual Bioethics Summer Course “Global Bioethics: Science, Religion and Human Rights in Dialogue,” Regina Apostolorum, Rome, July 6, 2009.
  • 複製和幹細胞的研究與生物倫理 (Cloning and Stem Cells: Latest Advances and Bioethical Analysis), Centre for Catholic Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 9, 2008.
  • Theology of the Body and Chastity, Pio Therese Formation Centre and Macau Parents Association, Macau, December 1-5, 2008.
  • Challenges to Human Dignity in Secular Bioethics, 14th AFCMA Congress on Human Dignity in Medicine, Catholic Diocese Center, Hong Kong, November 27-29, 2008.
  • Religion's Contribution to Bioethics, Men's Group WB-IMF Staff Catholic Association, World Bank, Washington DC, September 22, 2008.
  • Religious corrective to secular bioethics panelist in “The Culture of Life vs. The Culture of Death: from Humanae Vitae to Cloning and Assisted Suicide” Culture of Life Foundation, Washington, DC  September 20, 2008.
  • Bioethics Challenges for the Faithful, Youth and Family Encounter, World Youth Day, Sydney, July 13, 2008.
  • Theology of the Body, Youth and Family Encounter, World Youth Day, Sydney, July 13, 2008.
  • Ethics and Science: The abortifacient debate on the Birth Control Pill and the Morning After Pill, 7th International Bioethics Summer Course, “Culture of Life and Abortion. From Face off to proposal”, UPRA, Rome, June 24, 2008.
  • The effect of Contraception on the Secularization of Bioethics, American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals 27th Annual Meeting, Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae and 30 Years of Education Program support form Creighton University School of Medicine, Augustianum, Rome, June 12, 2008.
  • Current debates in Bioethics, Youth and Family Encounter, Krakow, Poland, April 11-12, 2008.
  • The missing cornerstone, Youth and Family Encounter, Krakow, Poland, April 11-12, 2008.
  • What is wrong with IVF? Youth and Family Encounter, Krakow, Poland, April 11-12, 2008.
  • Bioethics Challenges to Catholic Doctors Today,
  • Secularization of Death in End of Life Issues, Workshop III-End of Life, EduBioethics, School of Medicine, Université R. Descartes Paris V, Paris, October 3-5, 2007.
  • Assisting the Repentant Person with IVF Embryos in Suspended Animation, (Spanish and English Bioethics Tracks) International Youth and Family Encounter, Atlanta, July 27-29, 2007.
  • Philosophical-Theological Background of Catholic Bioethics (Spanish Bioethics Track), International Youth and Family Encounter, Atlanta, July 27-29, 2007.
  • Secular Bioethics, College COMPASS, Regina Apostolorum, Rome, June 5, 2006.
  • Paternità Responsabile, Pre-marraige course, San Ferdinando Re Parish, Ustica, Palermo, Italy, April 2006.
  • Clonare l’uomo?, Centro Accoglienza, Ustica, Palermo, April 6, 2006.
  • Secular Bioethics: How did we get there?Youth and Family Encounter Apostolic Fair, San Jose California, USA, July 22, 2005
  • The meaning of death, panellist at Bioethics and Culture Conference, University of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, USA, July 20, 2005
  • Bioethics conference, Thomas Moore College, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Feb 29, 2004
  • Bioethics in the world of ideologies, Lexington, Kentucky, Feb 22, 2004
  • Bioethics and the Family, Holy Spirit Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, Feb 18,  2004
  • The Missing Cornerstone: Testimonies on Natural Family Planning, Sponsored by the Catholic Law Student Association, Students for Life and The School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, Feb 17, 2004.
  • Current debates in Bioethics—a clash between two view of the human person, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Organized by Canadian Catholic Bioethics Centre, sponsored by Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Service, Feb 16, 2004
  • Chinese Painting—History and techniques, Graphics Arts Department, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, March 1, 2000
  • Medicine in the West: Challenges for the Third Millennium, School of Medicine, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, Feb. 29, 2000
  • Missions in Tanzania, School of Medicine, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, Feb. 29, 2000
  • Chinese Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, Feb. 29, 2000
  • Medical Missions in Africa, New York School of Medicine, Humanism in Medicine Orientation Day, New York, April 24, 1999.

Publications

Books

Forthcoming                                                                       

Published

 

Articles and book chapters

Forthcoming:

“Applied Ethics” in Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, Springer Publishers

“Healthcare Decision Making: Cross-cultural Analysis of the Shift from the Autonomous to the Relational Self,” The New Bioethics

Chapters in《生死悠關- 天主教生命倫理面面觀》

                                                                         

Published:

“The Decline of Natural Law Reasoning: The Influence of Recent Cultural and Intellectual Currents on the Tradition,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 14.2 (2014), 245-255.

違反本性的同性戀行為和爭議in 神思 Spirit, A Review for Theology and Spirituality vol. 101, n.1 (2014): 1-18.

 “A Catholic reflects on Common Ground in the Abortion Debate,” Journal of Clinical Research and Bioethics, 5.2 (2014).

Editoriale, Prospettive religiose sui diritti umani nella bioetica,” Studia Bioethica 7.1 (2014), 3-5.

 “John Evans, The History and Future of Bioethics: A Sociological View, Oxford University Press 2012[Book Review]Studia Bioethica 7.1 (2014), 71-72.

Nigel Biggar, Behaving in Public: How to do Christian Ethics [Book Review]Studia Bioethica 7.1 (2014), 75-76.

 “Suffering Technology,” Studia Bioethica 7.1 (2014), 55-61.

The Challenges of Bioethics in Asia: A Natural Law perspective,” Asian Horizons, Dharmaram Journal of Theology, Vol 7, no. 4, December 2013, 435-451.        

Editoriale, La Bioetica, crocevia tra Fede, Ragione e Scienza,” Studia Bioethica 6.2-3 (2013), 3-4.

 “A Response to Irreligious Bioethics,” Studia Bioethica 6.2-3 (2013), 12-19.

 “Alice Ramos, Dynamics Transcendental [Book Review]Studia Bioethica 6.2-3 (2013),150-151.

Gilbert Meilaender, Should We Live Forever? The Ethical Ambiguities of Aging, Eerdmans, 2013 [Book Review]Studia Bioethica. 6.1 (2013), 77-78.

Communicating with Sufferers: Lessons from the Book of Job”,Christian Bioethics 2013, (2013) 19(1): 82-99.

Challenges at the beginning of human life viewed from bioethical aspect,” Proceedings of 15th Congress of the Asian Federation of Catholic Medical Association, “Challenges of Catholic doctor in the changing world”, Bali, Indonesia, Oct 18-21, 2012.

Will to Power: Nihilistic tendencies in reproductive technologies”, The New Bioethics, Vol. 18 No. 2, 2013, 115–132.

Signatory in the Fifth International Association of Catholic Bioethicists Colloquium, Philadelphia 2011: “The Use of Sedatives in the Care of Persons Who Are Seriously Ill or Dying,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 12.3 ( Autumn 2012): 489-564.

“Lust, shame and bioethics,” in Pedro Barrajón (ed.), La Teologia del Corpo di Giovanni Paolo II, (IF Press, Roma 2012), 233-246.

 “Why Should the Baby Die?Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, Vol 17. No. 4, (2012): 264-265.

 “Editoriale, Etica della bellezza e vita umana,” Studia Bioethica 5.1-2 (2012), 3-6.

 “The Ugliness of Abortion Art,” Studia Bioethica 5.1-2 (2012), 30-38.

Fertility and Gender: Issues in Reproductive and Sexual Ethics [Book Review],” Studia Bioethica 5.1-2 (2012), 108-109.

 “Does Science need ethics,”Hong Kong Journal of Catholic Studies, No. 3, 2012, Center for Catholic Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,《天主教研究學報》〈科學與神學第三期 2012

Editorial, Hong Kong Journal of Catholic Studies, No. 3, 2012, Center for Catholic Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

5 tenaces batallas detrás de los debates en bioética”, Ecclesia, vol 26, n.2, 2012, 153-158.

身體與生命倫理神學” in神思 Spirit, A Review for Theology and Spirituality, 93 (2012): 43-54.

Editoriale, Diversità culturale e questioni di bioetica,” Studia Bioethica 4.3 (2011), 3-6.

After-birth abortion” aka infanticide: the controversy reemergesStudia Bioethica 4.3 (2011), 62-66.

Marie Catherine Letendre and Joseph Tham, “Family and Healthcare Decision Making: Implications for Bioethics in ChinaStudia Bioethica 4.3(2011), 25-33.

Natural Law and Global BioethicsStudia Bioethica 4.3 (2011), 7-16.                      

Carl Elliott, White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures of the Dark Side of Medicine [Book Review],” Studia Bioethica 4.3 (2011), 70.

Editoriale, Bioetica e Principio di vulnerabilità,” Studia Bioethica 4.2 (2011), 3-4.

 “Walter Glannon, Brain, Body, and Mind: Neuroethics with a Human Face [Book Review]”, Studia Bioethica 4.2 (2011), 78-79.

Pontifica Academia Pro Vita, Bioetica e Legge Naturale[Book Review],” Studia Bioethica 4.1 (2011), 67-68.

Ruiping Fan, Reconstructionist Confucianism: Rethinking Morality after the West [Book Review],” Studia Bioethica 4.1 (2011), 69.

“El correctivo religioso a la bioética secular”, Ecclesia 25.1 (2011), 15-24.

Secularization of Death in a Technological Age” in Studia Bioethica 3.1-2 (2010), 40-46.

Michael Tai, The Way of Asian Bioethics [Book Review],” in Studia Bioethica 3.1-2 (2010),129-130.

Signatory in the Fourth International Association of Catholic Bioethicists Colloquium, Cologne 2009: “Human Life with Cognitive Impairment: Caring and Giving Hope in a World of Change,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 10.3 (2010): 552-567.

Religious corrective to secular bioethics”, in Studia Bioethica 2.3 (2009), 48-54.

Harvard Brain Death Criteria and Organ Transplantation: A Historical Revisit”, Studia Bioethica 2.2 (2009), 40-50.

Challenges to Human Dignity in the Ecology MovementLinacre Quarterly 77.1 (2010), 53-62.

Human Dignity in Dignitas Personae: Philosophical and Theological Reflections”, Studia Bioethica 2.1, (2009), 12-18.

P.J. Yeung – E. Laethem – S.J. Tham, “The Use of Levonorgestrel in Cases of Sexual Assault: Rebuttal”, in Catholic Health Care Ethics: A Manual for Practitioners, (Philadelphia: National Catholic Bioethics Center, 2009), 141-143.

P.J. Yeung – E. Laethem – S.J. Tham, “Argument Against the Use of Levonorgestrel in Cases of Sexual Assault”, in Catholic Health Care Ethics: A Manual for Practitioners, National Catholic Bioethics Center, 143-150.

“Bioethics… bioethical theories: secular”, in C. Hervé (ed.), Visions comparées de la bioéthique, L’Harmattan, Paris 2008, 109-111.

“Bioethics… bioethical theories: catholic”, in Visions comparées de la bioéthique, L’Harmattan, Paris 2008, 113-115.

“Secularization of Death” in Visions comparées de la bioéthique, L’Harmattan, Paris 2008, 165-167.

Lust, Shame and Bioethics”, in Studia Bioethica 1.2-3 (2008), 202-210.

Tonti-Filipini and Fleming, Common Grounds? Seeking an Australian Consensus on Abortion and Sex Education [Book Review]”, Studia Bioethica 1.2-3 (2008), 211-212.

“The Secularization of Bioethics”, in National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 3 (2008), 443-454.

P.J. Yeung – E. Laethem – S.J. Tham, “More on Plan B”, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 3 (Autumn 2008), 418-423.

Signatory in the Third International Association of Catholic Bioethicists Colloquium, London 2007, “Statement on Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell”,National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 8.2 (2008),323-342. 

“La Bioetica e il Sacramento dell’Unzione degli Infermi”, Sacerdos Magazine (Italian ed.) 66 (2008), 44-47.

Ben Mitchell et al., Biotechnology and the Human Good [BookReview]”, Studia Bioethica 1.1 (2008), 71.

P.J. Yeung – E. Laethem – S.J. Tham, “Is Plan B Abortifacient? Further Responses”, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 2 (Summer 2008), 217-219.

¿Un Siglo Biotech? Nota a un libro inquietante”, Ecclesia 1 (2008), 97-103.

“Abstract—The Secularization of Bioethics: A Critical History”, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly3 (2007), 614.

“Bioethics and Anointing of the Sick”, Linacre Quarterly 3 (2007), 253-257.

“Lenguaje y el aborto”, Tiempos de Fe, Edicciones Escuela de la Fe, Mexico City, Mexico, 8-2000

“Cumplir las promesas: El valor del amor verdadero”, Sacerdos Magazine (Spanish ed.) 27 (2000), 44-48.

 

Newspaper and internet articles

Blog entries

http://biltrix.com/2014/03/03/catholic-social-doctrine-reflects-on-aging-and-disability/

http://biltrix.com/2013/10/25/dilemmas-faced-by-medical-personnel-during-the-sars-crisis/

http://biltrix.com/2013/09/12/should-we-live-forever/.

http://biltrix.com/2013/06/20/the-passing-of-a-father-of-bioethics/ http://biltrix.com/2013/01/03/adventures-of-the-dark-side-of-medicine-a-book-review/

http://biltrix.com/2012/11/20/the-mathematics-of-happiness/

http://biltrix.com/2012/10/22/challenges-of-catholic-doctor-in-the-changing-world/

http://biltrix.com/2012/08/04/the-scream-of-nature/

http://biltrix.com/2012/05/18/why-have-children/

http://biltrix.com/2012/04/24/theology-of-the-body-and-bioethics/

http://biltrix.com/2012/04/30/is-neurotheology-the-latest-trend-in-bioethics/

http://biltrix.com/2012/04/18/does-science-need-ethics/

http://biltrix.com/2012/04/13/on-the-meaning-of-suffering-pain-and-death-oh-death-where-is-thy-sting/

http://biltrix.com/2012/03/28/the-ethics-of-infanticide-why-should-the-baby-die/

Blog on Diocesan committee for Bioethics 教區生命倫理小組

生命倫理的藝術http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.hk/2014/02/blog-post.html

「沙士」與醫護人員的挑戰http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.hk/2014/01/blog-post_17.html

我們應當長生不朽?http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.hk/2013/10/blog-post.html

真理、包容、生命倫理http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.hk/2013/08/blog-post.html?m=1

生命倫理之父主懷安息http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.hk/2013/07/blog-post.html

黑色醫學大揭秘http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.com/2013/04/blog-post.html

複製人和幹細胞研究的倫理問題http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.com/2013_03_01_archive.html

亞洲天主教醫生協會聯會峇里大會後的反思http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.com/2013_02_01_archive.html

大自然的吶喊http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2012/09/blog-post.html

為什麼要有孩子?http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2012/05/blog-post.html

產後墮胎還是殺嬰?http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2012/04/blog-post.html

身體神學及生命倫理http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2012/03/blog-post.html

科學需要倫理嗎?http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2012/01/blog-post.html

生物倫理的脆弱性:從多種宗教的觀點透視http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2011/10/blog-post.html

生命倫理在亞洲的挑戰http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2011/07/blog-post.html

從墮胎到殺嬰http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2011/05/blog-post.html

死亡! 你的刺在那裏?http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2011/05/o-death-where-is-thy-sting.html

生命倫理最新的動向是甚麼?http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2011/03/blog-post.html

生命倫理的去向http://catholic-bioethics.blogspot.ch/2011/01/blog-post.html

Interviews

  • “Reprogramming to generate Stem Cells”, Rome Report TV News Agency, (August 23-29, 2007).

Teaching activities

Courses Imparted

  • Bioetica, tecnologia e procreation, Core curriculum of the Licentiate program of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, 2013-2014.
  •  “Casi di Biomedicina,” Licentiate program of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum. 2014.
  • Courses given in “天主教生命倫理學文憑課程Diploma in Bioethics,” Caritas Bianchi Institute of Higher Studies, Hong Kong. September 2013 – March 2014.
  • Bioethics and Human Sexuality, Intensive course, Thornwood Conference and Philosophy Center, Thornwood, New York, March 5-24, 2012.
  • Dignità della procreazione, Core curriculum of the Licentiate program of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Current Challenges in Bioethics生命倫理的時下挑戰, Intensive course for STB, Holy Spirit Seminary College, Hong Kong, Feb 1-6, 2010, Jan 26-30, 2012, Feb. 3-8, 2014.
  • Introduction to Bioethics, International Leadership Semester, Università Europea di Roma, Rome October 2008, March 2009, Oct. 2009, February 2010, February 2011.
  • Introduction to Medicine for Bioethicists, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012.
  • Il Mistero della Chiesa e il valore del Magistero, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, October 2007.
  • The secularization of bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, Rome, February 15-17, 2007.
  • The Contraception Controversy and the origin and secularization of Bioethics, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, June 2006.
  • Seminar of Philosophical Synthesis, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Feb – May, 1999. (Bachelor’s of Philosophy program)
  • Debates on Metaphysics, Seminar, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York,
  • History of Modern Philosophy, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Oct.1998-Feb 1999. (Bachelor’s of Philosophy program)
  • Philosophy of Culture, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Feb – May, 1999. (Bachelor’s of Philosophy program)  

Doctoral Dissertations

  • Second Corrector of Thesis, “The Right to Life in the Kenyan Constitution (art 26): A Bioethical Approach,” by Mwakio Pascal Mwambi, Jan 13, 2014. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Director of Thesis, “Ethics of Fertility Tourism and Commercial Surrogacy in India under the Perspective of Human Rights,” by William Erinimoose, December 12, 2013. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Director of Thesis, “Industrialization of Medicine and Medical Professionalism: Bioethical Critiques,” by Paul Lee, October 15, 2013. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Director of Thesis, “The ethics of preimplantation genetic Diagnosis analyzed from the perspective of the slippery slope argument,” by Jinil Choi, June 25, 2013. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Director of Thesis, “Ethical Standards for the Pharmaceutical Industry? A proposal on how to marry theory with praxis,” by Jennifer Miller, June 27, 2012. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Second Corrector of Thesis,“A bioethical inquiry: On the struggle for survival in Africa. The Nigeria Experience” by Emaeanuli Davis, March 30, 2011. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Second Corrector of Thesis, “Population Policy and Induced Abortion:  A Moral Evaluation of the One-child Policy in China with Regard to the Associated Issue of Abortion”, by Peter Siqian Zhang, June 2011. At the Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis Academia Alfonsiana Institutum Superius Theologiae Moralis
  • Second Corrector of Thesis, “Agire e soffrire: Il contributo della fede annuncio di una questione bioetica nel Magistero di Giovanni Paolo II” by Andrea Mariani, July 5, 2010. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Second Corrector of Thesis “The Bioethical and Cultural Implications of the Truth-telling Debates” by Marie-Catherine Letendre, July 2, 2009. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Second Corrector of Thesis “Life-Threatening Diseases In Africa, A Comparative Study Of Hiv/Aids Politics Between Nigeria And Uganda” by Anthony Ibe, April 8, 2009. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum
  • Second Corrector of Thesis “The ethical implications of the artificial reproductive technologies. Nigeria as a case study” by Paschal Nwaezeapu, June 8, 2007. School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum

Conferences Imparted

  • “Person-centered Healthcare according to the Catholic Tradition,” The European Society for Person Centered Healthcare, Universidad Franciso de Vitoria, Madrid  July 3-4, 2014.
  • “Testimonio sobre Dr. Pellegrino, hombre y educador virtuoso que vive lo que predica,”  Instituto de Bioética, Universidad Franciso de Vitoria, Madrid,  July 4, 2014.
  • “Healthcare cost of in personalized medicine and the dilemma of technology in extending lifespan,” ESPT 2nd Summer School on Pharmacogenomics and Theranostics Rome, June 9-14, 2014.
  • “Is the cost of health care sustainable? The dilemma of technology in extending lifespan.” Organized by Harvard Business Club of Hong Kong, April 15, 2014
  • “Identity and Mission of Catholic Healthcare” at Caritas Medical Centre, organized by Bioethics Resource Centre.  April 29, 2014
  • “Core value of Catholic Healthcare” at Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, organized by Bioethics Resource Centre.  April 30, 2014.
  • The Impact of Technological Advances on Healthcare Delivery,” 82nd Annual Educational Conference, American Catholic Medical Association, Santa Barbara, October 24-26, 2013  Talk
  • “The Impact of Technological Advances on Healthcare Delivery,” ResMed Headquarter, San Diego, CA, October 22, 2013.
  • “Deadly Contagious Respiratory Diseases:  Ethics of SARS” The Federation of Medical Societies of HK, Jan 27, 2014.
  • 醫護人員急救SARS病人的責任與保障in “Prespects and ethical reflection of SARS” organized by the Diocesan Committee for Bioethics, Talentum Bookstore, Hong Kong, Sept. 7, 2013.
  • “What Does It Mean to Care? Living Charity in Truth through Catholic Health Care,” panel presentation at 2nd Annual National Conference on Medicine and Religion, sponsored by the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago, Chicago IL, May 28-30, 2013.
  • “Introduction to The Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechology in Fertility awareness and treatment of infertility”, Talentum Bookstore, Hong Kong, April 6, 2013.
  • “How Christian leaders can effectively conduct interreligious dialogue on bioethics, multiculturalism and religion” in Spring time of Faith Conference, University of Dallas, Rome Campus, November 8, 2012
  • Conference on “Challenges at the beginning of human life viewed from bioethical aspect” followed by panel discussion in 15th Congress of the Asian Federation of Catholic Medical Association “Challenges of Catholic doctor in the changing world”, Bali, Indonesia, Oct 18-21, 2012.
  • “Two visions of death en end of life issues” organized by the Department of Pastoral Care, Caritas Hospital, Hong Kong, Oct 11, 2012.
  • “The marginalization of faith in secular bioethics - is it a good thing?” jointly organised by Singapore Pastoral Institute (SPI) and Catholic Medical Guild (CMG), Oct 6, 2012.
  • “The role of religion in “end-of-life” issues in secular bioethics” at the journal Club meeting of the Center for Biomedical Ethics of the National University of Singapore, Oct 5, 2012. 
  •  “天主教醫療系統核心的價值Core values of Catholic healthcare delivery”, Oct 3, 2012, organized by Diocesan Bioethics Committee. 
  • Panelist on 幹細胞移植和複製人座談會
  • 「複製人、幹細胞和混 Cloning, Stem Cells & HybridsFu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, August 9, 2012.
  • “Catholic and secular bioethics: conflict and convergence” to members of de Hong Kong Bioethics Assoication, June 29, 2012, at Polytech University, Hong Kong. 
  • “Case Studies in Clinical Ethics: On Infanticide and End of Life issues” organized for staff of Princess Margaret Hospitalby Dr. KM Chow, chairman of ethics committee of Kowloon West Cluster of Hong Kong Hospital Authority, May 30, 2012. 
  • 科技,苦難與人生: 對生命倫理的見解 [Suffering Technology: Insights on Bioethics] Catholic Student Society monthly meeting, at Hong Kong University, Ricci Hall, June 2, 2012
  • 停止治療:嚴重異常的嬰兒殺嬰  [Withholding Life-Support in Severely handicapped Newborns vs. Infanticide] Conference organized by Diocesan Bioethics Committee on June 2, 2012, Kowloon Caritas Centre, Hong Kong.
  • “Secularization, is it happening?” organized by David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies of the Hong Kong Baptist University. Feb. 13, 2012.
  • “The principle of vulnerability in the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights from a Religious perspective,” organized by the Center of Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University and the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights. Feb. 20, 2012.
  • “Discontinuing Life Support: Euthanasia or Therapeutic Obstinacy?” KWC Clinical Ethics Educational Session for Hospital Staff, hosted at Princess Margaret Hospital/Kwai Chung Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, with simultaneous videoconference transmission to Kwong Wah Hospital, Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, Caritas Medical Centre, Yan Chai Hospital, and Wong Tai Sin Hospital, Feb 16, 2012.  .
  • 複製人、幹細胞與臍帶血庫的倫理論 [Cloning, Stem Cells & Hybrids], talk at St. Joseph’s College, Hong Kong, Feb. 6, 2012. 
  •  “Bioethical aspects of Theology of the Body” in the Theology of the Body International Congress, Regina Apostolorum University, Rome, November 11, 2011.
  • “Why IVF is Wrong” in Medical Ethics: An Important Update, St. Thomas University, Houston, September 13, 2011.
  • “Does Science need Ethics?” conference and panelist in Faith and Leadership Conference, organized by Renewal in the Spirit Community in collaboration with Catholic Studies Center of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Magis Center of Reason and Faith and Caritas in Veritate International, May 14-15, 2011, Chinese University of Hong Kong. 
  • “The Challenges of Bioethics in Asia: A Natural Law Perspective” in the Joint Conference on “Christianty in Asia: Past Present and Future” by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Notre Dame, May 26-28, 2011, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • 複製人、幹細胞與臍帶血庫的倫理論 [The Ethics of Cloning, Stem Cells & Cord Blood ],
  • 第二屆基督徒醫護人員倫理課程[Second annual seminars for Christian healthcare workers], organized by the Guild of St Luke, Catholic Nurses Guild and Diocesan Committee for Hospital Pastoral care, Hong Kong, May-June, 2010. 
  • 複製人,幹細胞和雜種 [Cloning, Stem Cells & Hybrids], talk to Form 4-6 students, Tak Sun Secondary School, New Territories, Hong Kong, November 8, 2010.
  • 權力意志:生殖科技存有的虛無主義傾向 [Will to Power: Nihilistic tendencies in Reproductive technologies], Centre for Catholic Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, November 4, 2010.
  • Informed Consent and Truth Telling, Staff, residents and nurses of  Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, November 3, 2010.
  • 試管嬰兒:是善是惡? [The problems with IVF], organized by the Guild of St. Luke and Diocesan Committee for Bioethics, Hong Kong, October 30, 2010.
  • 社工如何面對現代生命倫理的挑戰 [Various Bioethical Challenges for Social Workers], Staff of Caritas Hong Kong, and Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, and Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council , Hong Kong, October 29, 2010.
  • 身體神學牧民影響與挑戰[Theology of the Body—Pastoral Implications and Challenges], Study day for local clergy and religious, Diocese of Hong Kong, Catholic Diocese, Centre, Hong Kong, October 27, 2010.
  • 生命倫理學的時下挑戰 [Challenges in Bioethics Today], organized by the Guild of St Luke, Catholic Nurses Guild and Diocesan Committee for Hospital Pastoral care, Hong Kong, Oct 24, 2010.
  • Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Concurrent Session Panel speaker at “Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Fair Minded Words” Conference on Abortion, Princeton University, October 15-16, 2010.
  • Human Dignity and its implication in our lives, Grade 12 students of St. Robert Catholic School, Thornhill, Ontario, October  7-8,  2010.
  • Why IVF is Wrong?  Evenings at the Oratory, Holy Family Parish, Toronto, Oct 6, 2010
  • Informed Consent and Truth Telling: Changing Realities and Present Challenges, presented at Grand Rounds of Post-Graduate Year (PGY) Family Medicine residents, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, October 5, 2010.
  • ·生命倫理學對人性尊嚴及其挑戰的看 [The Challenges to Human Dignity in Bioethics], Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church, Markham, Ontario, October 4, 2010.
  • ·Cloning, Stem Cells, Hybrids, organized by Toronto Right to Life Association and held at Blessed Trinity Parish, Toronto, Sept 30, 2010
  • The Challenges of Bioethics: A War of Ideas, organized by the The Bio-Ethics STudent (BEST) Club, St. Joseph Moscati Toronto Catholic Doctors' Guild   Newman Centre, University of Toronto, September 28, 2010.
  • Human Dignity in Bioethics, Keynote Speaker in “Bioethics - A Humanistic Approach to Medicine,” held in Pontiac, MI, Sept 23, 2010.
  • Effect of Contraception on the Secularization of Bioethics, Theology Department, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, September 14, 2010.
  • The Secularization of Bioethics, presented at Concurrent Session, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, Trent, Italy, July 24-27, 2010
  • Representing UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights in the International conference “Religions, Cultures, Human Rights: Complex Relations in Evolution”, organized by Religions for Peace, and under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 10, 2010
  • Etica della Procreazione Assistita, Masters in Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, March 11, 18, 2010
  • Stem Cells: A Bioethical Analysis, Hong Kong Baptist Universty Center for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong, Feb. 10, 2010  http://hkbulib.hkbu.edu.hk/record=b2366231">http://hkbulib.hkbu.edu.hk/record=b2366231
  • Advanced Directives from a Catholic Perspective, St. Thomas More Society, Club Lusitano, Hong Kong, February 8, 2010.
  • Family and Healthcare Decision Making: Cultural Shift from the Individual to the Relational Self in the West. (家庭與醫療決策: 從西方個人自我至關係自我的文化變遷), International Conference “Building Chinese bioethics and deepening health-care reforms” organized by Medical College of Xi’an Jiaotong University and Center of Applied Ethics of the Hong Kong Baptist University, Xi’an, China, November 1, 2009.
  • 科技,苦難與人 (Suffering Technology), Centre for Catholic Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, October 29, 2009.
  • Secularization and it influence on the Acceptance of Euthanasia, Mercy Ethics Conference on End of Life, South Sioux City, NE, USA, Oct. 23, 2009
  • Benessere nella Tradizione Cinese, 1° Convegno Internazionale “L’Uomo e il Benessere psicofisico”, Spoleto, Oct. 10, 2009.
  • Theology of the Body, Canadian Chinese Martyr Church, Toronto, October 3, 2009.
  • Challenges in Bioethics: Today and Tomorrow, Toronto Right to Life and Blessed Trinity Parish, Toronto, Oct 1, 2009
  • Human Suffering and Technology, Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Sept 30, 2009
  • The Secularization of Bioethics, Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute  and the Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Sept. 29, 2009
  • Cloning and Stem Cells: Recent Advances and Current Debates, St. Robert Catholic School, Markham, Ontario, Sept. 29, 2009
  • Using Bioethics as an aid to the physician and patient in the ethical evaluation of a medical intervention, Abstract submitted coauthored with Dr. Cecile O’Connor and presented at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, International Conference on Residency Education, Victoria, BC, Sept. 26, 2009. 
  • Current Challenges of Bioethics and End of Life issues, St. Michael Parish, Houston, TX, September 20, 2009.
  • Bioética Católica y bioética laica,
  • The Role of Religion in Bioethical Debates,
  • Bioethics in China, 9th Annual Bioethics Summer Course “Global Bioethics: Science, Religion and Human Rights in Dialogue,” Regina Apostolorum, Rome, July 6, 2009.
  • The Origin of bioethics, between religious inspiration and secularization, 9th Annual Bioethics Summer Course “Global Bioethics: Science, Religion and Human Rights in Dialogue,” Regina Apostolorum, Rome, July 6, 2009.
  • 複製和幹細胞的研究與生物倫理 (Cloning and Stem Cells: Latest Advances and Bioethical Analysis), Centre for Catholic Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 9, 2008.
  • Theology of the Body and Chastity, Pio Therese Formation Centre and Macau Parents Association, Macau, December 1-5, 2008.
  • Challenges to Human Dignity in Secular Bioethics, 14th AFCMA Congress on Human Dignity in Medicine, Catholic Diocese Center, Hong Kong, November 27-29, 2008.
  • Religion's Contribution to Bioethics, Men's Group WB-IMF Staff Catholic Association, World Bank, Washington DC, September 22, 2008.
  • Religious corrective to secular bioethics panelist in “The Culture of Life vs. The Culture of Death: from Humanae Vitae to Cloning and Assisted Suicide” Culture of Life Foundation, Washington, DC  September 20, 2008.
  • Bioethics Challenges for the Faithful, Youth and Family Encounter, World Youth Day, Sydney, July 13, 2008.
  • Theology of the Body, Youth and Family Encounter, World Youth Day, Sydney, July 13, 2008.
  • Ethics and Science: The abortifacient debate on the Birth Control Pill and the Morning After Pill, 7th International Bioethics Summer Course, “Culture of Life and Abortion. From Face off to proposal”, UPRA, Rome, June 24, 2008.
  • The effect of Contraception on the Secularization of Bioethics, American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals 27th Annual Meeting, Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae and 30 Years of Education Program support form Creighton University School of Medicine, Augustianum, Rome, June 12, 2008.
  • Current debates in Bioethics, Youth and Family Encounter, Krakow, Poland, April 11-12, 2008.
  • The missing cornerstone, Youth and Family Encounter, Krakow, Poland, April 11-12, 2008.
  • What is wrong with IVF? Youth and Family Encounter, Krakow, Poland, April 11-12, 2008.
  • Bioethics Challenges to Catholic Doctors Today,
  • Secularization of Death in End of Life Issues, Workshop III-End of Life, EduBioethics, School of Medicine, Université R. Descartes Paris V, Paris, October 3-5, 2007.
  • Assisting the Repentant Person with IVF Embryos in Suspended Animation, (Spanish and English Bioethics Tracks) International Youth and Family Encounter, Atlanta, July 27-29, 2007.
  • Philosophical-Theological Background of Catholic Bioethics (Spanish Bioethics Track), International Youth and Family Encounter, Atlanta, July 27-29, 2007.
  • Secular Bioethics, CollegeCOMPASS, Regina Apostolorum, Rome, June 5, 2006.
  • Paternità Responsabile, Pre-marraige course, San Ferdinando Re Parish, Ustica, Palermo, Italy, April 2006.
  • Clonare l’uomo?, Centro Accoglienza, Ustica, Palermo, April 6, 2006.
  • Secular Bioethics: How did we get there?Youth and Family Encounter Apostolic Fair, San Jose California, USA, July 22, 2005
  • The meaning of death, panellist at Bioethics and Culture Conference, University of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, USA, July 20, 2005
  • Bioethics conference, ThomasMooreCollege, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Feb 29, 2004
  • Bioethics in the world of ideologies, Lexington, Kentucky, Feb 22, 2004
  • Bioethics and the Family, HolySpiritHospital, Harrisburg, PA, Feb 18,  2004
  • The Missing Cornerstone: Testimonies on Natural Family Planning, Sponsored by the Catholic Law Student Association, Students for Life and The School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, Feb 17, 2004.
  • Current debates in Bioethics—a clash between two view of the human person, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Organized by Canadian Catholic Bioethics Centre, sponsored by Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Service, Feb 16, 2004
  • Chinese Painting—History and techniques, Graphics Arts Department, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, March 1, 2000
  • Medicine in the West: Challenges for the Third Millennium, School of Medicine, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, Feb. 29, 2000
  • Missions in Tanzania, School of Medicine, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, Feb. 29, 2000
  • Chinese Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, Feb. 29, 2000
  • Medical Missions in Africa, New York School of Medicine, Humanism in Medicine Orientation Day, New York, April 24, 1999.


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