UNESCO Chair Fellow, Fr. Joseph Tham, LC directed an intensive bioethics course in the Holy Spirit Seminary during his visit to Hong Kong from January to February 2014.

Thirty students participated in an introduction to bioethical thought that involved twenty hours of lectures.  The group consisted of various priests, seminarians, and lay people interested in the field.  The course was offered in Cantonese dialect of Chinese commonly spoken on the island.

During Tham’s most recent trip to his homeland, he also took time to offer lectures for those pursuing a diploma in bioethics with the Caritas Bianchi Institute of Higher Studies.

Tham also spoke at the Bioethics Resource Centre about the ethical, social, and medical implication of the SARS epidemic that inflicted the nation 10 years ago.  The presentation was addressed specifically to a group of medical students.