Sunday, April 30th 2017 FROM 9:00AM - 5:00PM

MMAC's First Annual Islamic Bioethics Conference


This program is intended for all physicians, nurses, health allied professionals, health administrators and students who are involved or interested in providing health care for Muslims patients. The goal of the conference is to provide healthcare providers with a review of common bioethical issues from an Islamic perspective that may impact their Muslim patients’ health care decisions. The conference will also provide Muslims health providers with an overview of ethical duties from an Islamic perspective along with an approach to address moral dilemmas that may arise from conflict between religious beliefs and professional obligations


1. To identify Islamic moral theory and Islamic ethical frameworks that apply to medical and health care decisions

2. To distinguish the difference between Islamic bioethics and secular bioethics to improve cultural sensitivity about the health of Muslims in Canada

3. To recognize the impact of Muslim patients’ and Muslim health care professionals’ values on healthcare outcomes

Special Thanks

Kidney Health Education and Research Group

CME accreditation is under process and currently pending*

Fees and Registration

General Registration: $ 100 CDN
Students: $ 75 CDN (with valid ID at registration)

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For more information, please contact us at bioethics@muslimmeds.ca for sponsorship and other enquiries.


8:15am – 8:45am – Registration with Breakfast
8:45am – 9:00am – Opening Remarks
9:00 am – 9:30 – Introduction to Islamic Bioethics
Sh. Tawfique Chowdhury – Emergency Physician (Australia) and Founder of Mercy Mission
9:30am – 10:45am – Reproductive and Women’s Health:
Dr. Lamiaa Migahed – Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist
Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina – Author, Islamic Bioethics and Professor in Islamic Studies, George Mason University, Virginia

10:45 – 11am – Break
11:00am – 12:15pm – Medical Issues/Organ Donation
Dr. Naweed Raza – Otolaryngologist, Fellowship in Bioethics
Panel of Experts

12:15pm – 1:30pm – Afternoon Prayers, Lunch and Networking
1:30pm-3:15pm – End of Life Care and Medical Aid in Dying
Dr. James Downar – Intensive Care and Palliative Care Specialist 
Dr. Ahmed Al-Awamer – Palliative Care Physician 
Dr. Shabbir Alibhai – Geriatric Medicine Specialist
3:15pm – 3:30pm – Break
3:30pm – 4:15pm – Conscientious Objection
Dr. Wael Haddara – Intensive Care Specialist and Endocrinologist, Western University, London
4:15pm – Closing Remarks and Networking