Islamic Bioethics & End-of-Life Care: A Practical Workshop (Virginia)

Saturday, November 12th

IIIT Seminar Room
500 Grove Street
Herndon, VA 20170

Hosted ​by ​the ​International ​Institute ​of ​Islamic ​Thought ​(IIIT) ​and ​The ​Fairfax ​Institute ​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

Click here to register!
The deadline is October 30th and registrations after that date are not gauranteed 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 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


Workshop Schedule

9:00a - 9:15a Registration and networking
9:20a - 9:30a Introduction to the Workshop
9:40a - 10:30a "What Makes Islamic Bioethics 'Islamic': A Conceptual Overview"
10:40a - 11:30a "Islamic Bioethics at the End-of-Life: Navigating the Challenges
of Brain Death, Withdrawing Life Support, and End-of-Life
Decision Making"
11:40a - 12:30p "Islamic Concepts of Human Dignity and Their Relevance for an
Islamic Ethics of End-of-Life Care"
12:30p Lunch and Case Discussion


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