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University of Chicago: Bioethics Presentation Success

From the 5th – 7th June 2015, the CIM participated in a workshop hosted by the Initiative on Islam & Medicine at the University of Chicago entitled ‘Dissecting the Ethics of Organ Donation’.

The workshop provided an in-depth conceptual introduction to the field of Islamic bioethics and examined the practical and theological ethics of organ donation in Muslim contexts and from an Islamic perspective. The CIM’s head of research, Dr. Obadah Ghannam, delivered a session entitled ‘Islamic Legal Views on Organ Donation: A View from Fiqh Councils’ to an audience of physicians, academics, policy makers and chaplains. The programme brought out many nuanced discussions, and the CIM was able to take away many important ideas around the utility of the Fatwa in bioethics to help advance its ongoing research activity.

Evaluation from the talk has been overwhelmingly positive with attendees describing the speaker as “Phenomenal”. Attendees described gaining a deeper appreciation for how the Islamic legal system works, describing their key takeaways of “thinking methodologically about questions” and the “ways to research each place permission or non-permission is coming from”

Ratings on the presentation
Good: IIII (21%)
Excellent: IIIIIIIIIIIIIII (79%)