Policy Brief: 20th Asian Bioethics Conference at Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Humaun Kabir Talukder Professor, Centre for Medical Education (CME); Publicity Secretary, Bangladesh Bioethics Society
  • Md Abdus Shakoor Professor of Physical Medicine, BSMMU; Chairman, Scientific Committee, 20 Asian Bioethics Conference
  • Arif Hossain Professor & Course Coordinator, International affairs and Human Rights, EU, Vice President of Bangladesh Bioethics Society
  • Taslima Monsoor Dept of Law, University of Dhaka; President, Bangladesh Bioethics Society
  • Shamima P Lasker, PhD Professor & Head of Anatomy, Shahabuddin Medical College, Dhaka, Secretary General, Bangladesh Bioethics Society https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3484-9526

Abstract

Asian Bioethics Conference (ABC20) was held on 22-25 Nov. 2019 at DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services) auditorium, Mohakhali and NEC (National Election Commission) Auditorium, Agargoan, Dhaka. Conference was organized by Bangladesh Bioethics Society (BBS) in cooperation of DGHS, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare; Social Science Research Council Bangladesh, Ministry of Planning; Bangladesh Medical Research Council, Mohakhali Dhaka; Asian Bioethics Association (ABA) and Eubios Ethics Institute, Thailand, New Zealand’s and Japan.

Mr MA Mannan MP, Honorable Planning Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was the Chief Guest.

Dr. Md. Murad Hassan MP, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Information, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh was present as Special Guest.

Md. Nurul Amin, Secretary, Planning Division, Ministry of Planning and Dr Iqbal Kabir, Director, Planning, Monitoring, & Research and Coordinator, DGHS were also present as Special Guests.

Acknowledgement: We acknowledge our gratitude to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Healthy and Family Heath Welfare, Government of People Republic of Bangladesh to publish the news of 20 Asian Bioethics Conference  in the Policy Brief.  We also express our thanks to DGHS for their co-operation and collaboration during Conference.

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Author Biography

Shamima P Lasker, PhD, Professor & Head of Anatomy, Shahabuddin Medical College, Dhaka, Secretary General, Bangladesh Bioethics Society

PhD (USA), MPH (USA), EMMB (Europe), MPhil (BD), MSc (BD)

Professor & Head of Anatomy, Shahabuddin Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Visiting Professor, Clinical Anatomy, Dentistry, and Bioethics, AUSN, USA.

Secretary General, Bangladesh Bioethics Society.

Former Treasurer, World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)

Chairperson, Ethics & Publication, Asian Pacific Association of Medical Editors (APAME, WHO)

Senior Vice President, Bangladesh Society for Scholarly Journal Editors (BASE)

Executive Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics

Vice President , Organization for Women in Science for Developing world (OWSD) BD Chapter.

Member, National Research Ethics Committee (BMRC)

Member Secretary, Research Ethics Committee (BBS)

 

 

 

Published
2020-03-09
How to Cite
Talukder, H. K., Shakoor, M. A., Hossain, A., Monsoor, T., & Lasker, PhD, S. P. (2020). Policy Brief: 20th Asian Bioethics Conference at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics, 11(1), 52. https://doi.org/10.3329/bioethics.v11i1.49194
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