Call for Abstracts: Initiative on Islam and Medicine’s Islamic Bioethics Symposium

The Initiative on Islam and Medicine’s Islamic Bioethics Symposium set to take place in conjunction with the Fifth Islam and Bioethics International Conference (following Haifa University 2001, Penn State University 2006, Ankara Turkey 2010, and Coimbra Portugal 2015) will take place on October 21, 2019 at the University of Chicago. This one-day symposium will focus on the normative and ethical dimensions of mental, reproductive and sexual health. Organized and chaired by Prof. Aasim Padela MD MSc this symposium dovetails with a landmark three-day conference focused on Muslim health disparities, Advancing Muslim American Health Priorities [A-MAP].”

Scholars of various disciplines (medicine, Islamic studies, natural sciences, law, history, sociology, philosophy, etc.) are invited to participate in both the Islamic Bioethics Symposium and A-MAP. The symposium language is English.

Suggested Islamic Bioethics Abstract Topics

Normative issues related to Muslim Mental, Reproductive and Sexual Health, as well as papers on the field of bioethics in general.

Abstract submission deadline is June 15th, 2019.

To submit your abstract, please use the link below and follow the instructions:

Notification of acceptance: on or around June 30th, 2019.

Registration fees:

- Full participation (A-MAP and Islamic Bioethics Symposium - October 18-21, 2019)


Other Professionals

Trainees and Students




- One day participation (1-day A-MAP or Islamic Bioethics Symposium)


Other Professionals

Trainees and Students




The registration fee includes:

  1. Conference booklet and name badge
  2. Access to all sessions
  3. Daily Lunch
  4. Daily Coffee breaks
  5. A token of appreciation

Preferred Hotel:

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago - Lake Shore
4900A S Lake Shore Dr

Chicago, IL 60615

Rate is $160 per night when you mention “University of Chicago Guest” at booking

Other nearby hotels can be found at:

For additional information please consult:

Stephen Hall - Initiative on Islam and Medicine

Prof. Vardit Rispler-Chaim, Co-organizer of the 5th Islam and Bioethics International Conference,


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