Webinar: Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 6:00 PM

Help me to help you: The ethics of offering medical treatment to obese or non-compliant patients


  • Date: 10 May 2022
  • Time: 18:00 – 19:00
  • Venue: WebinarJam webinar room

18:00: Opening remarks and speaker introduction by Conrad Strydom

18:05: Presentation by Dr Marietjie Botes

18:45: Q & A session for remainder

19:00: Sign-off

Presented by
Conrad Strydom

Conrad Strydom

  • Editor: Medical Academic
Dr Marietjie Botes

Dr Marietjie Botes

Dr Marietjie Botes has transitioned from a 20-year career as practicing attorney in South Africa specialising in health law and biotechnology to academia where she focusses on interdisciplinary research at the intersection between science, technology, law and ethics. Shegraduated with a PhD in Biotechnology Law from the University of South Africa in 2017. Marietjie’s research interests include the regulation of gene editing technologies, data ownership and commercialization from an intellectual property perspective, datagovernance in the context of geospatial information systems for global health emergencies, and the Ethical, Legal, Social and Technical issues around biotechnologies, including medical devices, vulnerability disclosures, and digital ethics. In April 2021 Marietjie moved to Luxembourg where she is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the SnT Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability Security and Trust of the University of Luxembourg.

Details about Marietjie’s academic positions, memberships, funding awards, and publications can be found at: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6613-6977, or https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-marietjie-botes-71151b55/.

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