Health AI Ethics + Governance: The WHO Guidance, Can It Make a Difference? (hosted by University of Toronto Center for Bioethics)

This event is part of the Lecture Series on Ethics and Governance of AI for Health.



In this lecture Effy Vayena (Professor of Bioethics, ETH Zurich) will discuss the recently released guidance by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the ethics and governance of Health AI. The guidance is an attempt to move global governance efforts forward. With this as her starting point, she will aim to contextualize the report in the current scholarly and political discourse of AI ethics more broadly; highlight its key messages along with some of its specific recommendations. In the last part of the talk she will focus on obstacles and potential enablers that are likely to determine the impact of this guidance.

We will also hear responses from additional panelists:

Angela Power, MHE, Director, Data Ethics & Privacy, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information, Health Ethics Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, and Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate, Ethics & Privacy of Health Innovation & AI, Memorial University

Jeremy Petch, PhD, Director of Digital Health Innovation, Hamilton Health Sciences, and Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

This lecture will be followed by audience questions and discussion.

Registration is free and open to the public. The YouTube link will be sent out to registrants 2 hours before the event.

This event is part of the Lecture Series on Ethics and Governance of AI for Health organized by the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics in partnership with The Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) and with support from AMS Healthcare. If you have any questions, please email

The event is finished.


Nov 23 2021


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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