Intersection of Law and Medicine Series


The Intersection of Islam & Biomedical Ethics: A Guide for Healthcare Practitioners
FEB 24 & MAR 03 2018 AT WEILL CORNELL MEDICINE - QATAR

Schedule

Registration

Tea & coffee will be served

Opening Remarks

   

Accreditation Requirements
Introduction to Secular Bioethics
  • Describe the historical development of secular biomedical ethics.
  • Define basic terminology of secular biomedical ethics.
  • Explain how ethical principles can be used to capture ethical concerns that may arise in medical practice.
  • Describe an approach to clinical ethics.
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Overview of Islamic Bioethics
  • Describe an overview of modern development of Islamic bioethics
  • Define the schemes of the sources of reasoning in Islamic bioethics
  • Explain the roles of both religious scholars and biomedical scientists in modern Islamic bioethics.
  • Describe the main authoritative institutions who speak for today’s Islamic bioethics. 
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Break

     

When Does Human Life Begin?
  • Explain the various perspectives within the Islamic tradition about the  beginning of human life.  
  • Describe the rule of ensoulment in determining the position adapted towards the  beginning of human life.

Presented By
Panel Discussion
  • Explain the various  perspectives within the Islamic tradition about the beginning of human life.  
  • Describe the rule of ensoulment in determining the position adapted towards the  beginning of human life.

Lunch

    

Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)
  • Define the ethical challenges posed by modern IVF technologies for applying certain moral values in the Islamic tradition.
  • Explain how various responses were developed to these ethical challenges in Islamic bioethical deliberations.
  • Describe these ethical challenges from the patient’s perspective in Qatar.
Presented By
Panel Discussion
  • Define the ethical challenges posed by modern IVF technologies for applying certain moral values in the Islamic tradition.
  • Explain how various responses were developed to these ethical challenges in Islamic bioethical deliberations.
  • Describe these ethical challenges from the patient’s perspective in Qatar.
Facilitated by
Break
Research Involving Human Subjects
  • Define and discuss the international ethical guidelines regulating research involving human subjects
  • Explain the intersection between these international guidelines and the parallel discussions within the Islamic traditions.
  • Define policies, regulations and guidelines adopted in Qatar regarding human subject and clinical research
Presented By
Panel Discussion
  • Define and discuss the international ethical guidelines regulating research involving human subjects
  • Explain the intersection between these international guidelines and the parallel discussions within the Islamic traditions.
  • Define policies, regulations and guidelines adopted in Qatar regarding human subject and clinical research
Q/A Conclusion
  •     Summarize the key learning points from the activity
Presented By
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Tea & coffee will be served

Genetics and Genomics
  • Explain the Qatar Genome  program
  • Describe how the key ethical challenges in the field of  genetics/genomics are addressed from an Islamic perspective

Presented By
Panel Discussion
  • Explain the Qatar Genome  program  
  • Describehow the key ethical challenges in the field of genetics/genomics are addressed froman Islamic perspective

Break

          

Human Milk Banking
  • Define the benefit of modern technologies of banking human milk.
  • Describe the various types of familial relationships, including milk kinship and how this applies to modern phenomenon of human milk banking.
Presented By
Panel Discussion
  • Define the benefit of modern technologies of banking human milk.
  • Describe the various types of familial relationships, including milk kinship and how this applies to modern phenomenon of human milk banking.

Lunch

   

Organ Donation and Transplantation
  • Explain the key ethical challenges triggered by organ transplantation technologies froma physician’s perspective
  • Describe the different positions adopted by contemporary Muslim religious scholars  towards these issues and the modes of reasoning behind their position.

    Presented By
    Panel Discussion
    • Explain the key ethical challenges triggered by organ transplantation technologies from a physician’s perspective
    • Describe the different positions adopted by contemporary Muslim religious scholars towards these issues and the modes of reasoning behind their position.
        Break

            

        When Does Human Life End?
        • Explain the key ethical challenges raised by modern technologies in the field of end of life care.
        • Explain how Muslim religious scholars developed their positions about determining the end of human life in light of these modern technologies.
        • Describe these challenges and how these positions are translated into practice in Qatar
        Presented By
        Panel Discussion
        • Explain the key ethical challenges raised by modern technologies in the field of end of life care.
        • Explain how Muslim religious scholars developed their positions about determining the end of human life in light of these modern technologies.
        • Describe these challenges and how these positions are translated into practice in Qatar.
        Q/A Conclusion
        • Summarize the key learning points from the activity
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