Other contributions

Bioethics-related activities (2017-18)

Mala Ramanathan: July 10-14,2017.Coordinated and taught a one credit module ‘Ethics in Health Research’ for MPH and PhD students of AMCHSS. This course was conducted jointly by AMCHSS and SCTIMST-IEC
Mala Ramanathan: Reviewed a PhD thesis titled “Perceptions of the general public and medical fraternity with regard to biomedical research in general and biobanking research in particular” submitted to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru.
Mala Ramanathan: March 23, 2018. Organised the AMC Seminar Series. Dr Angus Dawson, Professor of Bioethics and Director Sydney Health Ethics School of Public Health at the University of Sydney; spoke on ‘Informed Consent: What should its role be in research?’
Mala Ramanathan: February 2018. The project ‘Pilot testing the ICMR-THSTI forms for use by Ethics Committees’, a mixed-methods, multi-centric study with the SCTIMST as the coordinating centre was initiated.The study is funded by Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI),An autonomous institute of the Dept of Biotechnology,Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India,
Sanjay A Pai: August 31,2017. Delivered lecture on Philosophy, professionalism and ethics in pathology. KCIAPM, Davangere.
Sunita VS Bandewar: March 2017-March 2018. Member of group constituted by the Indian Council of Medical Research for brainstorming key terms and concepts relating to palliative care, end-of-life care and euthanasia.
Sunita VS Bandewar: June-August 2017. Designed a curriculum for a five-day Certificate Programme on ‘Introduction to Research Ethics with Focus on Research Involving Adolescents and Youth’for The Center of Excellence on Adolescents and Youth,Tata Institute of Social Sciences/ UNFPA.The programme was run collaboratively between FMES and TISS.
Vijayaprasad Gopichandran: Oct-Dec 2017. Advisor in development of Collaborative online certificate course on research ethics for members of institutional ethics committees for National Institute of Epidemiology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Chennai.

Any other bioethics related activity (2016-17)

Barun Mukhopadhyay: February 2017 – attended a discussion meeting of Kolkata Network for Promotion of Ethics in Medicine;
Rakhi Ghoshal: January 13-15, 2017 – Served as Member, Sub-scientific committee, 6th National Bioethics Conference, Pune, Maharashtra, India;
Rakhi Ghoshal: January 13-15, 2017 -Served as Member, Core rapporteuring team at the 6th National Bioethics Conference, Pune, Maharashtra, India.