Workshop for Indian/International Students on Ethics (WISE) – 13 th Nov 2017

Topics for Debate

IAEE Students Day

  “I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm” – The Hippocratic Oath
As budding healthcare professionals, our duty to our patients comprises much more than just relief of their symptoms. We have an obligation not just to the ill, but to our entire community, our environment and all its constituents, and our world at large. The oath we take also lays emphasis on the fact that we are not treating fever charts and cancerous growths, but human beings and all that comprises their vicinity.
An exposure to principles of ethics is important and its role in medical care, empathy towards beliefs, culture and practices is very crucial. Moreover, some of the technical and pertinent issues such as ‘when does life start’, point at which end of life can be considered, ethical issues in genetic manipulation, medical errors, consent, privacy and confidentiality using the framework of Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and Professionalism cannot be more emphasized in present times of changing landscape of medical care globally.
Welcome to The IAEE Student’ Day, a pre-conference occasionbeing held as a part of the 5thAnnual Conference of the International Association for Education in Ethics, to be held in Yenepoya University, Mangalore, on 13th November, 2017. This occasion comprises of many exciting and educative events being organised to increase awareness about various components ethics in undergraduate students, to help them develop skills to identify ethical issues in their study, practice, and day to day lives and to help them apply ethical principles and formulate a moral solution. Join us for an extravagant and educative experience, as we help you delve into the world of ethics.



Pastiche - Poster Competition :

Whatever happened to the values of humanity?
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality?
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity”
The Black Eyed Peas

During your educational training or daily lives,have you encountered an experience that touched issues related to medical, environmental, public health, research ethics or clinical ethics? Are there ongoing debates that you would like to comment or reflect on? If so, let your creative skills awaken. It could be even concerns as an enlightened budding medical professional. We would like your informed opinion and reflections on such issues. Now is your chance to express your thoughts on whatever topic you’ve wanted to discuss. Put your message across in the form of a poster. What and how? You choose…the freedom is yours.

Rules: Size restriction of poster: 40” x 60”x40” (height x breadth x horizontal space (if required).From visual arts to collages and dioramas, all and any kinds of art and craft techniques are encouraged. Do bring all the required materials to support your creative installations, as nothing will be provided by the organizers. Judging will be based on creativity and content. Maximum of 3 members per team (all members have to register).

Prizes:
• First: Rs. 5,000/
• Second: Rs. 3,000/
• Third: Rs. 2,000/
Theme and approximate requirement of space must be submitted beforehand for registrationon or before 15th October, 2017.


WISE- Workshop forIndian/International Students on Ethics:

A growing number of scientific practices have extended beyond national borders and the necessity of setting universal ethical guidelines covering all issues raised in the field of bioethics and the need to promote the emergence of shared values have increasingly been a feature of the international debate.This debate birthed the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, formulated by the UNESCO, whosecontents contribute to a code of universally recognized general principles of bioethics (such as human dignity, solidarity, freedom of research, respect for privacy, confidentiality, non-discrimination, informed consent, integrity of research and intellectual honesty), a code which is widely accepted and incorporated in general practice and research by healthcare professionals.

Professionalism embodies the relationship between medicine and society as it forms the basis of patient-physician trust. It attempts to make tangible certain attitudes, behaviours, and characteristics that are desirable among the medical profession. Enough emphasis cannot be laid on its importance in the fields of medicine and healthcare.

WISE thus aims to help students get a better understanding of the UDBHR and its applicability in practice, and a clear idea about professionalism and its inculcation. This workshop is a full hands-on experience, consisting of student discussions and working out case scenarios.Registrations are limited to a maximum of 40 participants.Hurry before the seats run out.

WISEwill be conducted by:
Prof. Dr. Bert Gordijn Director, Institute for Ethics at the Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. He is Editor-in-Chief of two book series: "The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology" and "Advances in Global Bioethics" as well as a peer reviewed journal: "Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy".

Prof. Dr. Vina Vaswani Head of the Department Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Yenepoya Medical College and Director, Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University. She received her Masters (MA) in Bioethics, as an Erasmus Mundus scholar from three European Universities (Belgium, Netherlands and Italy). She also has postgraduate diplomas in Medical Law & Ethics and Human Rights Law, both from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.


Schedule:

8:00 to 8:30 Registration
8:00 am PASTICHE - POSTER COMPETITION
Mounting and display of posters

9:00 am to 9:40 am Judging and Evaluation
9:45 am to 11:00 am WORKSHOP ON UDBHR (WISE)
By Dr. BertGordijn, Director, Institute for Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland

11:00 am to 12:45 pm Student Discussion for case scenarios followed by presentation
12:45 pm to 1:15 pm Dr. Vina Vaswani, Director, Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India
1:15pm to 1:45pm Lunch Break
1:45pm to 2:00 pm SYNOMILIA–DEBATE COMPETITION
Selection of topics and preparation

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Debate rounds
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm GUEST TALK (OPEN FORUM)
Education in india for the 21st century : the challenge of quality and equity in the way we think about the formative human capital in education.
By Mrs.KavitaBhupta-Ghosh, author of bestselling novel ‘Wanted Backbencher and Last ranker Teacher’ and academicfaculty at Delhi Public School, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.


To work at the challenges in the Indian education system, the 21st century skill movement demands intense attention to curriculum, teacher quality, student safety, and assessment. Effective outcome from education means working towards Equity in education so that individual or social circumstances such as gender, ethnic origin or family background, are not hindrances to achieving educational potential and at the same time all individuals reach at least a basic minimum level of skills. Today, anyone who has watched a highly effective teacher lead a class by simultaneously engaging with content, classroom management, and the ongoing monitoring of student progress knows how intense and demanding this profession is. It's a constant juggling act that requires keeping many crystals in the air. We also need to understand that professional development is an enormous undertaking. What teachers need is much more vigorous training and support than they receive today, including specific lesson plans that deal with the high cognitive demands and potential classroom management problems of using student-centered methods. And this begins with better understanding of our young generation – where, what and how.

Kavita Ghosh currently works as an English teacher and German Pasch Project Coordinator with Delhi Public School, Bangalore South. After many years of teaching in six schools across the country and interacting with thousands of students, she decided to write the book ‘Wanted Back-bencher and Last-ranker Teacher’ to foster better understanding of both teacher and student requirements in today’s new and modern era. The book written with deep insight based on real-life experiences, will strike a chord with every student, teacher and parent. Kavita firmly believes that in order to be expert teachers one needs to possess extensive pedagogical content knowledge, better problem-solving strategies, better adaptation for diverse learners, better decision making, better perception of classroom events, greater sensitivity to context, and greater respect for students.

She also writes the widely appreciated blog kavitalistens.wordpress.com (She firmly believes that teachers need to listen to students more)


Registration Fees:

Event Before 07-November-17 After 07-November-17
Workshop On UDBHR (Wise) Rs. 800/- For Indian Students
$ 25 For Foreign Students
Rs. 1000/- For Indian Students
$ 30 For Foreign Students
Poster Competition* Rs. 100/-
$ 5 For Foreign Students
Rs. 200/-
Debate* Rs. 100/- Rs. 200/-

15th October, 2017 – Last date for Registration. No spot registrations.
If you do not want to register for the workshop you may register only for poster and/or debate separately.


Pastiche - Poster Competition:

Whatever happened to the values of humanity?
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality?
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity”
The Black Eyed Peas

During your educational training or daily lives,have you encountered an experience that touched issues related to medical, environmental, public health, research ethics or clinical ethics? Are there ongoing debates that you would like to comment or reflect on? If so, let your creative skills awaken. It could be even concerns as an enlightened budding medical professional. We would like your informed opinion and reflections on such issues. Now is your chance to express your thoughts on whatever topic you’ve wanted to discuss. Put your message across in the form of a poster. What and how? You choose…the freedom is yours.

Rules: Size restriction of poster: 40” x 60”x40” (height x breadth x horizontal space (if required).From visual arts to collages and dioramas, all and any kinds of art and craft techniques are encouraged. Do bring all the required materials to support your creative installations, as nothing will be provided by the organizers. Judging will be based on creativity and content. Maximum of 3 members per team (all members have to register).

Prizes:
• First: Rs. 5,000/
• Second: Rs. 3,000/
• Third: Rs. 2,000/
Theme and approximate requirement of space must be submitted beforehand for registrationon orbefore 15th October, 2017.


Synomilia–Debate Competition :

Every aspect of ethics was born, not out of conflict, but out of discussion. Nothing is set in stone. The purpose of a debate is not to determine who is right and who is wrong, or what is right and what is wrong. It’s not about victory or defeat, but about progress. It helps us study an issue in depth and widen our perspectives. It helps us see all outlooks of a matter and understand the world in a broader image. Think you can make an impressive argument? The stage is all yours.

Topics for the debate will be based on issues of bio-ethics and medical ethics, a list of which, you will find below. A total of 8 teams will be chosen after a screening round, prior to the event. Each team must consist of 2 members. They will speak united, either for the topic or against.

The Screening round is an elocution round where each team will pick a topic (from the provided list of topics), and will pick to speak either for or against. Each member of the team will be given 1 minute to speak and will be evaluated separately. The teams with the highest scores will be chosen as the top 8 teams.

In the consequent rounds, each team will be given 5 minutes – 2minutes for opening statement, 2 minute for rebuttal, 1 minute for closing (+ 2 minutes if required). There are three rounds in total – the Quarterfinals with 8 teams, the Semis- with the proceeding four teams, and the Finals with the last two teams.

Prizes:
Best Team:
First: Rs. 5000/
Second: Rs. 3,000/
Third: Rs. 2,000/
Best Speaker ‘FOR’: 2000/
Best Speaker ‘AGAINST’: 2000/