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.)

Sixth National Bioethics Conference

(Jan 12-15, 2016) in Pune @ YSHADA.

Theme: 'Healing and dying with dignity: Ethical issues in palliative care, end-of-life care and euthanasia'

Organizers: Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics and Mahila Sarvangeen Utkarsh Mandal (MASUM), Pune. The conference aims to provide a platform for discussion on two closely linked yet neglected issues in healthcare in India- Palliative Care and End of Life Care. The theme of euthanasia in NBC 6 is partly inspired by the debates around the story of Aruna Shanbaug, who died recently after spending nearly 42 years in a persistent vegetative state after she was sexual assaulted and strangulated while on nursing duty in a government hospital in Mumbai.

The sixth NBC will be an opportunity to discuss these three closely-related themes in healthcare ethics which deserve much attention and clarity in order to honour patients' right to healing and dying with dignity. It is hoped that the sixth NBC will be helpful in furthering policy decisions on euthanasia, and in developing processes for legal and health systems reform in India, building on the work done so far.

Conference Format:

The three day program will have plenary sessions with eminent speakers, oral presentations, poster exhibition, cultural programs and networking opportunities.

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