A Dialogue on Professional Medical Associations and Health Policy

3:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


Physicians around the world play a major role in shaping and influencing health policy. However, there is a paucity of research that systematically examines this topic in the context of developing countries, including India. In the increasingly globalized world of biomedicine, there are considerable lessons and ideas to be drawn from examining the experiences of organized medicine and policymaking in different countries. This public dialogue brings together academics, practitioners and others interested in the role of professional medical associations as key stakeholders in shaping health policy. Our panelists will draw on new research from India and the U.S that explores the role of these associations in shaping contemporary policy debates. We will examine critical questions in the context of dynamic policy environments in both countries - whose voices do the associations represent? How do they engage with policymakers and the policy process? And, what is the future for these associations in the face of growing corporatization and patient activation? 

This event is held in collaboration with Azim Premji University.  


Arima Mishra (Azim Premji University)

Sorcha Brophy (University of Chicago)

Rama Baru (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Anant Bhan (President, International Association of Bioethics)

Sanjay Nagral, Senior Consultant and Director, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai

Mary Abraham, Senior Consultant, Max Multi Speciality Centre, Panchsheel Park

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