Ethical and Regulatory Challenges in Health Research

by ayanendu1

Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
Fourth National Bioethics Conference
Ethical and Regulatory Challenges in Health Research
6-7-8 December, 2012
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME) (formerly Medical Ethics and Issues in Medical Ethics), a peer-reviewed, indexed journal, published since 1993, has been a forum for discussion on healthcare ethics for the last two decades. With the evolution of bioethics in India, the need emerged to share ideas, promote original indigenous thinking and research, and develop an ethical framework suitable for the Indian context. The IJME National Bioethics Conferences (NBC) took shape against this background,
as a platform for scientific exchanges and debate between different stakeholders in the field. The 4th NBC is intended to bring together the different key constituencies and individuals to share their diverse perspectives on the conference theme ‘Ethical and Regulatory Challenges in Health Research’ with the aim of building a better research enterprise and a favourable environment for ethical health research.

The three-day conference will include five plenary sessions. While the inaugural and closing ceremonies will focus on the broad theme of the conference, the remaining three plenary sessions will focus on specific aspects of health research ethics:
(1) interdisciplinary approaches to ethics,
(2) clinical trials, and
(3) research regulation laws and ethics.
Parallel sessions will be organised with oral presentations, interactive workshops, symposia and poster sessions. Special competitions are being organized for students with complementary conference registration for participating students. We invite you to participate in this conference and contribute to the discussions on this important theme.
Further conference information including the confi rmed plenary speakers is available at the conference website ijme.nbc
Registration fees
Category Early registration by Registration after Daily spot registration
November 15, 2012 November 15, 2012
Indian participants INR 800/- INR 1,000/- INR 500/-
Indian students INR 400/- INR 500/- INR 200/-
International participants US$ 50/- US$ 60/- US$ 25/-
Conference hosts and collaborators
Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Mumbai; University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad; and Council for Social Development, Hyderabad