Sama co-organised the Third National Bioethics Conference with the Centre for Study in Ethics and Rights (CSER), which was held at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from 17th– 20th November, 2010.
The theme of the conference was ‘Governance in Healthcare, Ethics, Equity and Justice’ with focus on sub themes. Sarojini N from Sama was part of the conference co-ordination committee that oversaw the organising for the conference. As a member of the organizing committee, Sama was involved in planning the content, structure and mobilizing financial resources for the conference. Over 350 participants from seven countries participated in the conference.
In total, 58 papers were presented in 25 parallel sessions and 12 workshops were spread over the four days of the conference. Sama presented three papers and one poster at the conference that looked at Ethical issues with regard to HPV vaccine trials in India and the collapse of governance, law and ethics; stem cell research; Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technologies; and Janani Suraksha Yojana in the NRHM.
The conference sought to create spaces for discussion and debate on the emergence of bioethics as linked to biomedical and social science disciplines in India in relation to the globalising world and in terms of the pressures exerted by that process on the developing countries.
For further details on NBC 3, please see http://ijme.in/nbc-20140321/index.php/NBC-6/index/pages/view/nbc-3