Joint 5th Global Mental Health Summit (GMHS) and 9th National Bioethics Conference (NBC)

Forum for Medical Ethics Society with Banyan Academy of Leadership In Mental Health (BALM),Chennai ;
Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy (CMHLP), Pune and Sangath

Pre-conference events: Between Nov 15 and Dec 31, 2022
Main Conference: Saturdays, December 3 & 10, 2022 (virtual) & December 17, 2022 (Madras School of Social Work No. 32,CASA Major road,Sulaiman Zackria Avenue,Egmore,Chennai-600008,Tamil Nadu.)


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Arts Festival at the World Congress of Bioethics

Dec 5th-7th, 2018; St. John's Medical College, Bangalore

The theme of this year's bioethics congress, 'Health for All in an Unequal World' aims to confront the disparities, injustices and marginalisation that exists among people, across communities, age groups, genders and even diseases. To bring this field of 'ethics in health' to a global platform, people must also be able to relate to the emotive, sociological and philosophical constructs that impact health.

This time, alongside the standard fare of paper presentations and symposia, the 14th World Congress of Bioethics will host an Arts Festival that will showcase the sub themes of the Congress through films, exhibitions, installations, theatre and the performing arts. The purpose is to trigger reflective deliberations, allow for an interdisciplinary understanding of healthcare ethics and nurture a respect for plurality in thought and expression.

The festival will have indoor sessions of 60-90 minutes each as well as open exhibitions. The sessions will be moderated and the artists / directors will be available for discussion. The open exhibitions will be on for the duration of the Congress.

This parallel Arts Festival is being curated by the Health & Humanities Division of St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore.

Contact person: Dr. Mario Vaz

Email: [email protected]

Some of the themes of the festival are:

  • Aging, coping with terminal illness, pain and palliative care
  • The impact of exploitative systems on health
  • Rare diseases and hidden ethical challenges
  • Women's rights and struggles for justice
  • Issues in environment and development