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BIOETHICS & ISLAM MASTERCLASSES 2017-2018

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The Bioethics & Islam Masterclasses is an interdisciplinary programme of learning and engagement where a team of experts will explore faith-based ethical perspectives on how to think about and navigate biomedical advances and their practical, moral and spiritual implications.


WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?

This programme is aimed at patients, healthcare professionals, scholars, academics, chaplains, community advocates, policy specialists and students. We welcome anyone with an interest in themes related to ethics, healthcare, and faith.


WHY ISLAM & BIOETHICS?

A growing number of Muslim patients and practitioners face complex decisions in clinical and research settings. The overwhelming array of biomedical diagnostic tools, treatment options and spectra of care pathways offer choice, therapy and longevity. These interventions and their outcomes also present complex ethico-legal challenges to notions of personhood, health, illness and spirituality, and whether the interventions are compatible with Islamic ethics and values. This course offers a space for participants to discuss complex issues within bioethics in an interdisciplinary learning environment, and to contribute to future research and development in this field.


THEMES & DATES

CLASS 1: 17TH APRIL 2017

Islamic ethics and law: sources, methodology and their application to the field of bioethics

CLASS 2: JULY 2017

Beginning of life and ensoulment: abortion, assisted reproductive technologies, and the status of the embryo

CLASS 3: AUGUST 2017

The limits of science and playing God: Genetics and enhancement

CLASS 4: OCTOBER 2017

Defining health and illness in Islam and medicine: understanding mental health and well-being

CLASS 5: DECEMBER 2017

Defining death and the process of dying: end of life and organ donation

CLASS 6: FEBRUARY 2018

Competing interests when caring for the patient: values, policy and practice


SPEAKERS include:

Professor Tariq Ramadan (University of Oxford), Sayyid Fazel Milani (Imam Khoei Islamic Centre), Professor Aziz Sheikh (Edinburgh University), Dr Timothy Winter (Cambridge University), Professor Ghazala Mir (Leeds University), Dr Shuja Shafi (MCB), Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed (iSyllabus), Professor Ingrid Mattson (Huron University College, Canada), Imam Siddiq Diwan (Chaplain, Manchester University Hospitals), Dr Trevor Stammers (St Mary's University), Dr Mansur Ali (Cardiff University), Dr Asim Yusuf (Consultant Psychiatrist, BCPFT), Dr Ayman Shabana (Georgetown, Qatar), Professor Ilhan Ilkilic (Istanbul University), Dr Aysha Divan (Leeds University), Dr Akram Nadwi (Oxford), Dr Khalil Hassanally (GP, NHS London), Dr Razeen Mahroof (ITU Consultant, Cambridge University Hospitals), Dr Mehrunisha Suleman (Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, & CIM), Dr Saad Ismail (GP, Chair of trustees, CIM), Dr Obadah Ghannam (GP, Head of Research, CIM), Arzoo Ahmed (Director, CIM).


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course surveys definitions, explanations and an analysis of the constituents of ethical reasoning, distinct to the law, as formulated and practiced in the Islamic tradition. An overview of the historical developments and future challenges for themes in Islamic bioethics will be covered, delineating the role of producers and consumers in this field and the challenges they face as they navigate knowledge, language and authority in everyday bioethical dilemmas.


COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Identify and define the sources, language, producers and consumers of bioethics.

  • Develop a toolkit to identify and apply, through case studies, ethical principles and theories.

  • Discuss and analyse the emerging methodological challenges within the field of Islamic bioethics, demonstrating the need for collaborative knowledge-production.

  • Engage in an interdisciplinary exchange with practitioners, scholars, chaplains, academics and policy specialists.

  • Join a community of diverse professionals and collaborate on future research and projects.


REGISTRATION & COURSE INFORMATION

  • Sessions include: Speaker presentations, panel discussions, case-study analyses, breakout groups and Q&A.

  • Resources provided: reading lists, live online streaming, video recordings, presentations, session synopses.

  • Class timings: 9.30am-6pm.

  • Locations include: London, Cambridge, Cardiff, Oxford and Online.


SUPPORTERS

Our supporters include: HRH Prince AlWaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge; and the Muslim Spiritual Care Provision, MCB.

For further information, or to explore opportunities for collaboration with the CIM on the Masterclasses, please contact the Programme Director, Arzoo Ahmed, arzoo@thecim.org.uk.


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