6th National Bioethic Conference 2017

Programme Schedule

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FINAL PROGRAMME

DATE SESSION EVENT SPEAKERS/ORGANISER'S

Wednesday 10th Dec 2014

  1. PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
  2. PRE CONFERENCE COLLOQUIUM

Theme:
Curriculum Development for Integrated Teaching of Bio- Ethics for medical and nursing students

Theme: Ethical Perspectives on Gender in Health

St. Johns Medical College - Dept. of Medical Education with Christian Medical College, Vellore

A Collective with St. John's, Sama, SOCHARA and Women's Movement members

Thursday 11th Dec 2014

PLENARY – I    
 

Introduction to the NBC and its theme

Welcome Comments

The contribution of IJME and FMES to Bio-ethics & the theme of this NBC

Medical and research ethics in St. John's

Dr Amar Jesani
FMES/Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME)

Rev. Dr. Paul Parathazham
Director, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences


09.00am to 11.00

Co Chairs:

Dr Thelma Narayan

Dr GD Ravindran

Keynote address -1

Topic:

Ethics: Between Event and Philosophy

Prof. Shiv Visvanathan
Professor, School of Government and Public Policy, O. P. Jindal Global University

Keynote address -2 Topic:

The Dualism of Bio-medicine: A Cartesian Heritage

Prof. Farhat Moazam Professor and Founding Chairperson, Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC) of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation in Karachi, Pakistan

   

Felicitations : NBC Honours

Prof. Farhat Moazam and

Prof. M Sankaran Valiathan
Vote of thanks & announcements

 
11.00m to 11.30am Tea-break

11.30am to 01.00 pm

PARALLEL PAPER

PRESENTATION SESSIONS – I

Ethics of disclosure

Research ethics 1

Public health ethics

Ethics of care

Ethics and reproductive health

Corruption in healthcare and research

 
After Lunch
02.00pm to 4.00pm

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS – I

Balancing act of caring: boundaries in healthcare practice

Professional and civil society perspectives on challenges and approaches in ethical practice of occupational health in India.

Research on stored biological samples and medical records

Preventing over-diagnosis: targeting drivers of too much medicine

Watching bioethics

 

04.00pm to 04.30pm

Tea-break    
  PLENARY II    

04:30pm to 06.30pm

Co Chairs:

Dr Mohan Isaac

Sandhya Srinivasan

Sub-theme: "Integrity in clinical practice"

20 minutes each: After presentations are over, discussion for 30 minutes), summing up (10 minutes) Co-chairs

 
Keynote address

Topic 1:

Ethics as an essential element in evidence and health policy

Dr. Anura Kurpad
Professor of Physiology , St. John's National Academy of Medical Sciences

Keynote address

Topic 2:

Epidemic of "Cut practice" in general and "Private practice". Their consequences for ethics and integrity in medical care and the conflicts of medical and business ethics in healthcare organisations and practices.

Dr. Om Prakash
Honorary Emeritus Consultant in Medicine, St. Martha's Hospital, Bangalore

 

Keynote address

Topic 3:

Role of professional councils and health care regulators in upholding integrity of medical care

Dr Sanjay Nagral
Dept of Surgical
Gastroenterology, Jaslok
Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai

  Discussion (30 min)

Chairpersons' remarks & Summing up (10 min)

 
7.00 pm

EVENING PROGRAMME

(Venue: Nursing Auditorium)

Short Address by the Director of St. John's

Three short (10/15min) plays on empathy in healthcare

Empathize Now

with Ms. Anita Mithra, Bangalore

Friday 12th Dec, 2014

PLENARY – III    

09.00am-11.00am

Co-Chairs

Dr Mala Ramanathan

Dr Arvind Kasthuri

Sub-theme: "Integrity in public health practice and the health system"

20 minutes each, followed by discussion 30 min., summing up (10 minutes) Co-chairs

 
Keynote address

Topic 1:
Integrity in Public Health:
Systemic Challenges and Policy Paradigms

Dr. Ravi Narayan
Senior Community Health Consultant - SOCHARA

Keynote address

Topic 2:
Integrity in access to public health services with a specific focus on gender and reproductive health

Ms. N B Sarojini
Sama Resource Group for Women and Health

Keynote address

Topic 3:
Crisis in education of health: Ethical challenges in upholding scientific and moral integrity

Dr. Anand Zachariah
Prof of Medicine CMC Vellore

  Discussion

Chairpersons' remarks and summing up

 
11.30am to 1.00pm

PARALLEL PAPER PRESENTATION SESSIONS – II

Research ethics 2

Ethics and pharma industry

Public health ethics-2

Trust integrity and social stigma

Clinical ethics

Ethics and gender

 

01.00pm to 02.00pm

Lunch POSTER PRESENTATIONS  
02.00pm to 04.00pm

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS - II

Clinical ethics committee: a way to promote ethical practice

Clinical ethics case consultation

Public health ethics

Good authorship practices: filling in the gaps

 

02.00pm to 04.30pm

Tea-break    
PLENARY – IV

04.30 pm to 06.30pm

Co-Chairs

Dr. Vasantha Muthuswamy

Dr. Sanjay Pai

Sub-theme: "Scientific integrity and misconduct in clinical and public health research"

20 minutes each, followed by discussion (30 minutes)

 
Keynote address

Topic 1:
Scientific misconduct: Human rights violation of participants, Plagiarism, ghost writing, Data fabrication and falsification and publication ethics

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

Keynote address

Topic 2:
Conflict of Interests in health care and research

Dr. Roli Mathur
Scientist D, Indian Council of Medical Research

Keynote address

Topic 3:
Research Ethics guidelines andregulations for upholding integrity of research and protection of whistle blowers: Ethics committees, research regulators and office of scientific integrity

Dr. Nandini Kumar
Former Deputy Director
General Sr. Grade (ICMR);
Dr. TMA Pai Endowment Chair, Manipal University;
Adjunct Prof. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

  Discussion

Chairpersons' remarks & Summing up

 

Saturday 13th Dec, 2014

PLENARY – V

09.00am to 10.30am

Co-Chairs:

Dr. Christiane Fischer

Dr. George Thomas

Sub theme: International Symposium on Corruption in health care and medicine

   
Key note address

Topic 1:
Corruption & conflict of interest in health care and medicine

Dr. Sujatha Rao
Former Union Health
Secretary, India, IAS (retd)

Key note address

Topic 2:
What can we do about temptation and bias?

Dr. Peter Mansfield
General Practitioner,
Australia; and Healthy Skepticism

Testimonies:
(5 minutes each)

 

Dr. Susan Abdelrahman
Researcher at Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Sheffield, UK

Dr. Joseph Sawyer
Physician, NHS London, UK

Ms. NB Sarojini
SAMA, India & PHM Global Co-chair

 

Discussion Chairpersons' remarks

 

11.00am to 01.00pm

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS - II

Corruption in healthcare:
working  towards solutions

WHO session on integrity and corruption in healthcare

Accountability for reasonableness

Addressing challenges in public health by harmonising ethics, economics, and evidence

The internet and digital ethics: new challenges for practitioners and clients.

 

01.00pm to 02.00pm

Lunch

02.00am-03.30pm

Co-Chairs:
Dr. Amar Jesani
Dr. Nina Urwantzoff

Panel Discussion

Just a gift?

The influence of pharmaceutical marketing activities on prescription behavior

Panel Discussants:
Dr. Subrata Chattopadhya

Professor of physiology, College of Medicine and Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital, Kolkata

Dr. Susan Kamal Abdelrahman
Researcher at Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Sheffield, UK

Dr. Robyna Irshad Khan
Director Pain Fellowship Program, Department of Anaesthesiology , Aga Khan University

    Launch of Global Health Watch 4  
03.30 to 04.30

Conference Closure And Vote of Thanks

1) Summary of Conference

2) Comments on Future Action

Dr. Sunita Simon Kurpad;
Dr. Ananth Bhan;
Mr. Prasanna Saligrama

Dr. Amar Jesani
Dr. Christiane Fischer
Dr Thelma Narayan
Dr GD Ravindran

04.30pm TEA