Islamic Bioethics and End-of-Life Care: A Practical Workshop (Greenfield, WI)

September 9, 2017

Islamic Resource Center
5235 S. 27th Street
Greenfield, WI  53221

Hosted ​by ​the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition in ​concert ​with ​The ​Initiative ​on ​Islam ​& ​Medicine ​at ​the ​University ​of ​Chicago, ​this ​workshop ​discusses ​the ​sources ​of ​Islamic ​bioethics, ​Islamic ​bioethical ​guidelines ​pertaining ​to ​end-of-life ​care, ​and ​identifies ​the ​major ​ethical ​values ​at ​stake ​in ​the ​provision ​of ​end-of-life ​care ​to ​Muslim ​patients.

Course Faculty


Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc
Director, Initiative on Islam and Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine of Emergency Medicine
Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago

Registration​ and Credit Hours

Register Here.
The deadline is August 27th and registrations after that date are not guaranteed to receive educational materials. 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be provided through the joint providership of the Chicago Medical Society and the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 

Workshop Schedule

9:00a - 9:30a Registration and Networking
9:30a - 9:45a MMWC Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:45a - 10:00a Introduction to Workshop: Objectives and Logistics
10:00a - 11:00a An Introduction to "Islamic" Bioethics
11:00a - 11:15a Break
11:15a - 11:45a Key Theological Concepts of Islamic Ethics
11:45a - 1:00p Islamic Bioethical Rulings regarding End of Life Care
1:00p - 1:10p Break
1:10p-2:30p Case Discussion: Navigating the Islamic Ethics at the End of Life (working lunch provided)


Health professionals and allied health trainees serving the Milwaukee-area Muslim community, religious leaders and chaplains interested in Islamic bioethics, social scientists and academic researchers studying Muslim health and Islamic bioethices, and all others interested in bioethics, cultural challenges in medicine, and how those topics intersect with Islam.

Course Readings