Deadline for Abstract Submission:
20 October 2021 31 October 2021
Deadline for Early-Bird Registration:
20 October 2021 27 October 2021


Dr. David KAN
Solicitor/Medical Doctor
Howse Williams
Hong Kong

David is a dual qualified medical doctor/solicitor and is a Founding Member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). He "changed horses" to law almost 25 years ago.  Nowadays he and Chris Howse lead a team of experienced healthcare lawyers which handle all types of clinical negligence claims, including complex high value and fatal accident claims.

As an experienced litigator, David has gained accreditation as a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in Hong Kong's Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal. David has substantial advocacy experience representing clients before the Civil Courts, Coroner's Court, Medical and Dental Council and other professional tribunals.

David also has considerable experience in advising on mental health law, medical criminal proceedings, clinical trials and risk management issues.

David has a Master's Degree in Medical Law and Ethics which placed him on good stead to provide healthcare regulatory advice to healthcare professionals as well as institutional clients including hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, specialist group practices and corporate healthcare providers. In 2008, David was appointed as an Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. He regularly lectures at HKU as well as to the Specialist Colleges. He provides clients and others with training in healthcare law. He is an advisor to various entities including the British Medical Association (HK) and the Hong Kong Medical Association.

Update in Medico-Legal Issues in Anaesthesiology

This seminar will cover three topics namely medico-legal issues in handling adverse drug reactions and anaphylaxis during anaesthesia, obtaining informed consent in anaesthesiology (Hong Kong experience), and the Private Healthcare Facilities Ordinance insofar as the practice of the anaesthesiology is concerned.