2nd Annual Islamic Bioethics Workshop “Dissecting the Ethics of Organ Donation" June 5-7, 2015, at the University of Chicago.


We hope this email finds you well. We are writing to request your assistance in publicizing the Initiative on Islam and Medicine’s (II&M) 2nd Annual Islamic Bioethics Workshop, titled “Dissecting the Ethics of Organ Donation,” to be held June 5-7, 2015, at the University of Chicago.

Registration is now underway. At this juncture, with about two months to go until the workshop, it is critical that we spread the word among our professional, academic and bioethics networks. We would be very grateful for your assistance in circulating this email and brochure (downloadable here) among your network of colleagues and friends.

Co-sponsored by the American Islamic College, the 3-day workshop will provide an in-depth conceptual introduction to the field of Islamic bioethics and examine the practical and theological ethics of organ donation in Muslim contexts and from an Islamic perspective. As we cover key concepts within Islamic theology, law and ethical frameworks as they relate to bioethics, participants will gain skills that enable them to read Islamic bioethics literature and engage in moral reasoning about clinical ethics cases.

More information about the workshop can be found on our event page. Please feel free to email us at initiative.islam.medicine@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and support.


Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc, FACEP

Director, Initiative on Islam and Medicine

The University of Chicago

Tel: 773-702-6081 | Fax: 773-702-3135


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