2019 Islamic Bioethics Symposium

Exploring the Ethical Dimensions of Mental, Reproductive and Sexual Health


October 21, 2019
Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences – The University of Chicago

Symposium Overview

The Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago is a leading forum for discourse and scholarship at the intersection of medicine and religion. On October 21, 2019, we are partnering with the Fifth Islam and Bioethics International Conference (following Haifa University 2001, Penn State University 2006, Ankara Turkey 2010, and Coimbra Portugal 2015) to explore the normative and ethical dimensions of Muslim mental, reproductive and sexual health. This joint, one-day symposium will complement our landmark three-day conference focused on Muslim health disparities, “Advancing Muslim American Health Priorities (A-MAP).” Our 2019 Islamic Bioethics Symposium is preceded by a number of conferences and workshops that II&M has hosted over the years. Learn more about some of our previous events below:

Keynote Speaker:

Rania Awaad, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Muslim Mental Health Lab and Wellness Program
Co-Director, Diversity Clinic
Stanford University School of Medicine 

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Professional Development Program at SSA is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers (LSW/LCSW), clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors (LPC/LCPC). License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004. This program satisfies the State of Illinois cultural competence requirement for social workers.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Islamic Medical Association of North America and the University of Chicago. The Islamic Medical Association of North America is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
AMA Credit Statement: Islamic Medical Association of North America designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.