All PGME residents and fellows, faculty and community are invited to attend.
PGME Global Health Special Lecture by
Professor Jerome Singh, Head of Ethics and Law at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA),
Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and Global Health; a southern perspective
The development and application of A.I to low and middle income countries presents unprecedented opportunities and challenges for global health. A.I practitioners need to be cognisant of the ethical, social, and cultural factors applicable to target markets before and during A.I algorithm coding. Practical and systemic challenges associated with A.I application in low and middle income countries also need to be given careful consideration. A.I development and implementation will have to comply with human rights norms, and not undermine human self-determinism.
Welcome and moderated by
Dr. Zainab Najarali, Family Medicine, PGY2 and Dr. Rawaa Olwi, Family Medicine PGY2
Professor Jerome Amir Singh (BA, LLB, LLM, MHSc, PhD) is Head of Ethics and Law at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), and the Director / Principal Investigator of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Advisory Services on Global Health Research and Development, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He serves as an ad hoc Consultant to several UN entities, including the WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR), and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). He is the Co-Chairperson of the HIV Prevention Trial Network’s (HPTN) Ethics Working Group, and a member of the HIV Vaccine Trial Network’s (HVTN) Efficacy Trial Working Group. He is a member of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Technical Task Team on Ensuring Protection of Human Rights and Improving Access to Justice. He currently serves on several oversight bodies, including the International Ethics Review Board of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). He is an elected Founding Member, and two-term Co-Chair of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), and currently serves as an Academic Editor for PLOS One. He has served as a member of the US NIH’s Data and Safety Monitoring Board for Africa, the World Health Organisation’s Ethics Task Force on TB Management, and on the health law advisory committee to the South African Law Reform Commission. Please see full CV from this link.
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