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.)

Scientific Committee

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Amit Sengupta
Associate Global Coordinator
Peoples Health movement
New Delhi, India

Paulina Tindana
Research Fellow/Bioethicist
Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC),
Navrongo, Ghana

Anant Bhan
Researcher, Adjunct Visiting Professor
Yenepoya University,
Mangalore, India

Peush Sahni
Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Liver Transplantation
Editor, The National Medical Journal of India,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Angela Ballantyne
Senior Lecturer, Bioethics
University of Otago
Wellington, New Zealand

Rakhal Gaitonde
PhD Student,
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine,
Umea University, Sweden

Arima Mishra
School of Development
Azim Premji University, Bangaluru, India

Ruth Macklin
Professor Emerita, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
New York, USA 10461

Calvin Ho
Assistant Professor
Centre for Biomedical Ethics
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore

Sanjay A Pai
Consultant Pathologist and Head of Pathology,
Columbia Asia Referral Hospital
Working Editor, IJME
Bengaluru, India - 560055,

Daniel Tsai
Professor, Department & Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Bioethics, National Taiwan University College of Medicine
Attending Physician, Department of Medical Research, National Taiwan University Hospital
Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, National Taiwan University
Head of Taiwan Unit, International Network of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

President, Taiwan association of Institutional Review Boards
Taipei city, Taiwan!one.action?tid=88

Sarah H Hodges
Dept of History, University of Warwick, UK;

Dominique Martin
Senior Lecturer, Health Ethics and Professionalism, School of Medicine, Deakin University,
Victoria, Australia

Thalia Arawi
Founding Director,
The Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP)
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center,
Beirut, Lebanon

Kaushik Sunder Rajan
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology  and the College
The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Vardit Ravitsky
Associate Professor, Bioethics Programs
School of Public Health
University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Lakshmi Lingam
Centre for Study of Contemporary Culture, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Mumbai, India

Veena Johari
Coutryard Attorneys
Mumbai, India

Marcel Verweij
Chair of Philosophy
Wageningen University, Netherlands

Vrinda Marwah
PhD Student
Department of Sociology, The University of  Texas, Austin, USA

Michael Selgelid
Monash Bioethics Centre
School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies,
Room E673, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia

Yali Cong
Medical Ethics Education and Professionalism Cultivation at Peking University Health Science Center
Peking University Health Scienece Centre, Beijing, China

Nobhojit Roy
Visting Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Former Chief of Surgery, BARC, Mumbai, India

Yogesh Jain
Founding Trustee
Jan Swasthya Sahayog, Bilaspur, India

Padmini Swaminathan
Visiting Professor, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad