Workshop on Professional medical associations and policy-making

Dr. Upendra Bhojani, India Alliance Fellow and Faculty at Institute of Public Health, was invited to participate in workshop and a discussion on “Professional medical associations and policymaking: perspectives from research and practice” organized by The University of Chicago in collaboration with Azim Premji University in Delhi on April 26th, 2019.

This workshop and public dialogue examined critical questions in the context of dynamic policy environments and brought together academics, practitioners and others interested in the role of professional medical associations as key stakeholders in shaping health policy. The panelists shared their research and experiences, methodological challenges and together came up with ideas and strategies for further research and action in the context of the present and increasingly globalized world of biomedicine.

The workshop was organised by Dr. Veena Sriram from UChicago Center for Health and the Social Sciences. The other panelists included prominent health researchers and key stakeholders from various organizations including Dr. Arima Mishra (Azim Premji University), Dr. Sorcha Brophy (University of Chicago), Dr. Rama Baru (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and Dr. Anant Bhan (President, International Association of Bioethics).