Advancing Muslim American Health Priorities (A-MAP)

Exploring the Religious Dimensions of Mental, Reproductive and Sexual Health


October 18-20, 2019
Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences – The University of Chicago

The deadline for A-MAP abstract submissions has been extended! Submit yours by May 30, 2019. Acceptances will be sent on or around June 15, 2019.

Date and Location:

October 18-20, 2019

The University of Chicago
Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences

929 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637

For event information:
Stephen Hall
(773) 834-2723

For sponsorship inquiries:
Janise Carmichael
(323) 686-7743

History of A-MAP

A-MAP is the culmination of our Engaging Muslim Americans for Research on Community Health [E-MARCH] project through which a cohort of religious leaders, community health and social service workers, researchers, physicians, and patients from across the United States identified key community health research priorities for Muslim Americans. This conference provides a venue to examine these priorities by bringing together diverse stakeholders to discuss mosque-based, patient-centered approaches to addressing the religious dimensions of mental, reproductive, and sexual health.

A-MAP Aims

This conference will:

  • Draw attention to Muslim American community health challenges
  • Explore mosque-based, patient-centered outcomes research approaches to mental, reproductive, and sexual health concerns
  • Produce white paper(s) outlining an agenda for Muslim patient-centered outcomes research and best practices for mosque community-based research
  • Foster collaboration between community leaders, patients, and other health stakeholders to better facilitate research, interventions, and programs that address Muslim health

5th Islam and Bioethics International Conference

The Initiative on Islam and Medicine’s Islamic Bioethics Symposium set to take place in conjunction with the Fifth Islam and Bioethics International Conference (following Haifa University 2001, Penn State University 2006, Ankara Turkey 2010, and Coimbra Portugal 2015) will take place on October 21, 2019 at the University of Chicago. This one-day symposium will focus on the normative and ethical dimensions of mental, reproductive and sexual health. Organized and chaired by Prof. Aasim Padela MD MSc this symposium dovetails with a landmark three-day conference focused on Muslim health disparities, “Advancing Muslim American Health Priorities [A-MAP].”

Abstract submissions are being accepted for I-BIC until June 15, 2019. To submit an abstract, visit our portal here.


Registration is now open! Register before June 30, 2019 for a 10% discount.

Visit our Launchgood page to learn how you can support a student or trainee attend this landmark conference.



View our sponsorship opportunities here.To inquire about further details, contact Janise Carmichael:

Janise Carmichael
(323) 686-7743

Keynote Speakers:

Aziz Sheikh, MBBS, MSc, MD
Director, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Rami Nashashibi, PhD
Executive Director
Inner-City Muslim Action Network

Heba Abolaban

Alia Azmat

Nasir Malim

Nancy Romanchek

Sameera Ahmed

Mona Elgohail

Fatema Mirza

Muhammed Sackor

Yasser Aman

Amal Killawi

Sharif Mohamed

Michael VanKeulen

Mohammad Aref

Angelica Lindsey-Ali

Samaiya Mushtaq

This conference was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award

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