Workshop on Health Care and Environmental Ethics

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Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) and Medical Education Unit (MEU), Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, B G Nagara in association with Asia Pacific Chair International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa) organized a one day “Workshop on Health Care and Environmental Ethics” on 12-2-2016.

The speakers for the workshop were Dr Mary Mathew, Head, Manipal Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), Professor of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal and Dr Princy L Palatty, Head, South India Unit, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), Professor of Pharmacology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore.

A range of topics relevant to bioethics, health care and environmental ethics like human dignity, human rights, autonomy in health care, benefit and harm in practice and research, equality, justice and equity in health care, resource allocation, privacy and confidentiality in medical practice  and research, ethics and the environment were deliberated upon in the workshop.

Dr M G Shivaramu, Principal, AIMS was the organizing chairman, Dr Mohammed Gulzar Ahmed, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutics, SACP was the organizing secretary and Dr Ravishankar M, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, AIMS was the convenor.

47 delegates from Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), BG Nagar, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy (SACP), Sri Hasanamba Dental College and Hospital, Hassan and Sri Jagadguru Murugarajendra College of Pharmacy, Chitradurga attended the workshop.

The workshop started with the inauguration at 9.30 am followed by the scientific sessions and concluded with floor doubts and discussion at 4.30 pm with lunch break at 1 pm.

The workshop was conducted at Lecture hall No.1, Lecture theatre complex, AIMS, B G Nagar. The participatory certificates were distributed to the participants at the end of the workshop.