Islamic Bioethics and End-of-Life Care: A Practical Workshop

July 6, 2017

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Islamic Resource Center
5235 S 27th St
Greenfield, WI 53221

The Initiative in Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago is a leading center for study and dialogue at the intersection of the Islamic tradition and biomedicine. We conduct Islamic bioethics research so as to provide Muslim patients, providers, chaplains, and Imams with the knowledge needed to engage with modern medicine faithfully. We also seek to improve the health of American Muslims by assessing how American Muslim patients’ healthcare experiences are shaped by Islam and mobilizing that knowledge towards the development of culturally-tailored mosque and healthcare system interventions.

Workshop Schedule

• 9:00-9:30am: Registration and Networking
• 9:30-9:45am: MMWC Welcome & Opening Remarks
• 9:45-10:00am: Introduction to workshop: Objectives and Logistics
• 10:00-11:00am: An Introduction to “Islamic” Bioethics
• 11:00-11:15am: Break
• 11:15-11:45am: Key Theological Concepts of Islamic Bioethics
• 11:45am-1:00pm: Islamic Bioethical Rulings regarding End-of-Life care
• 1:00-1:10pm: Break
• 1:10-2:30pm: Case Discussion: Navigating the Islamic Ethics at the End-of-Life (working lunch)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, the learner will be able to:
• Describe the sources of Islamic bioethics
• Describe Islamic bioethical guidelines pertaining to end-of-life care
• Identify the major ethical values at stake in the provision of end-of-life care to Muslim patients

Who Should Attend?

• Health professionals and allied health trainees serving the Milwaukee/WI-area Muslim community
• Religious leaders and chaplains interested in Islamic bioethics
• Social scientists and academic researchers studying Muslim health and Islamic bioethics
• All others interested in bioethics, cultural challenges in medicine, and how those topics intersect with Islam.

Registration and Costs
(Covering educational materials and lunch)
• MD/DO: $75
• Other Professionals and Students: $30
*4.5 credits of CME will be provided through the Chicago Medical Society (CMS).

The deadline to register is August 27th.

Late registration will be an additional $15 to the prices above. Registrations after August 27th are not guaranteed to receive educational material.

CME Accreditation Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with all the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Chicago Medical Society and the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The Chicago Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Chicago Medical Society designates this live active for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.
The following Chicago Medical Society SME planning members involved with this activity have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: Michael Hanak, MD, FAA, Eric A. Eason, MD, Arjang Khoransani, MD, Alfonso Mejia II, MD, and Vemuri S. Murthy, MD, and Haydee Nascimento, Director of Education.
The following CME planning members involved with this activity have disclosed they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc and Veronica McCoy.



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