Talks and Panel Discussions

Talks and Panel discussions are being organized by Consumers India with a view to enlighten audience regarding their rights and responsibilities as also about important concerns relating to health and well being. Distinguished panelists from relevant fields are invited as speakers and they not only share their words of wisdom but also address all the queries and doubts raised by the audience. All such programmes inevitably end with lively interaction with the audience.


27 such programmes have been organized from 5th December, 2011 till 18th November 2014.


The ball was set rolling during the year 2011-12 with four programmes organized on issues like ‘Unethical Medical Practices’, ‘Misleading Advertisements’, ‘The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of Cholesterol and Fats’ etc.


During 2012-13 seven programmes were organized on important consumer issues like ‘Ageing with Dignity’, 'Access to Affordable Medicines: A Millennium Development Goal’, ‘Mediation for Dispute Resolution without Litigation', ‘Emerging Challenges for Consumer Protection in the Age of Consumerism’, ‘Protect Your Consumer Rights Through Right to Information’ and 'Can we expect gender-sensitive laws from law makers being tried for crimes against women?’ etc.


During 2013-14, in addition to organizing such programmes randomly, a series on important concerns relating to health and well being of consumers was concretized in collaboration with India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi for the entire year 2014.


Brief details regarding each one of the talks and panel discussions held during 2013-14 are given below:



Talk On 'United we seek Justice for All…Just Now!’
   -18th April, 2013


     Speakers :


  • Mr Justice S N Dhingra, Member, Competition Commission of India (Former Judge, High Court of Delhi)

  • Dr Jayashree Gupta, President, Consumers India(Collaboration: India Habitat Centre)



Panel Discussion on 'Junk the Junk Food & Live Healthy’
   - 16th May, 2013


     Speakers:


  • Dr Shikha Sharma, Managing Director, Nutri-Health Systems Pvt. Ltd

  • Dr (Ms) Mira Shiva, Initiative for Health & Equity in Society (IHES) (Collaboration: India Habitat Centre)



Symposium on ‘Misleading Advertisements-Avoid the Trap - Empower Yourself’
  - 18th August 2013



     Speakers:


  • Dr Naresh Gupta, Director-Professor, Maulana Azad Medical College & Associated Hospitals

  • Dr Roopa Vajpeyi, University Academic & Consumer Activist (Collaboration: Vasant Vihar Club)


Panel Discussion on 'Unethical Medical Practices - How do I save myself?’
  - 24th January, 2014


     Speakers:


  • Dr Naresh Gupta, Director-Professor, Maulana Azad Medical College & Associated Hospitals. Also Chairman of the Advisory Group set up by Consumers India (Key Note Speaker)

  • Dr K K Talwar, Chairman, Deptt of Cardiology, Max Healthcare (Former Chairman, Medical Council of India)

  • Dr Navin Dang, Director, Dr Dangs Lab; Member, MCI and Ethics Committee of MCI (Collaboration: India International Centre)


Panel Discussion on ‘Health advertisements: How Misleading?’
  -19th February, 2014



     Speakers:


  • Dr Naresh Gupta, Director-Professor, Maulana Azad Medical College & Associated Hospitals. Also Chairman of the Advisory Group set up by Consumers India (Key Note Speaker)

  • Mr Suhas Borker, Executive Director, Citizens First Television (CFTV) (Collaboration: India International Centre)


Panel Discussion on 'My Environment My Health'
  -19th March, 2014



     Speakers:


  • Dr Kirk R Smith, (Professor of Global Environmental Health, University of California, Berkeley) Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (Key Note Speaker)

  • Dr AK Aggarwal, Professor of Excellence (ENT), Maulana Azad Medical College; Additional DGHS, Ministry of Health & FW and President, Delhi Medical Council

  • Dr. TK Joshi, Consultant Environment & Occupational Health, Member-Secretary, IVPSS, Maulana Azad Medical College

  • Dr Roopa Vajpeyi, Academic & Consumer Activist (Collaboration: India International Centre)



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