$35 – $400

Advancing Muslim American Health Priorities + Islamic Bioethics Symposium

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Gordon Center for Integrative Science

929 East 57th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

View Map

Event description
Explore Muslim American's mental, reproductive, & sexual health with II&M's E-MARCH Cohort Oct. 18-21. Earn up to 14 CME/CEUs.

About this Event

Join the Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago in collaboration with Umma Clinic, Whitestone Foundation, and Worry Free Community for a 3-Day A-MAP (Oct. 18-20)conference exploring the religious dimensions of mental, reproductive, and sexual health. This landmark event will be followed by 5th Annual Islamic Bioethics Symposium (Oct. 21) which will highlight normative pieces on the same topics.

A-MAP, the culmination of our Engaging Muslim Americans for Research on Community Health [E-MARCH] project, is a landmark conference on Muslim health disparities. A-MAP will create a space for Muslim religious leaders, clinicians, researchers, and public health advocates from across the country to discuss health concerns important to their communities.

This conference will:

1. Draw attention to Muslim American community health challenges

2. Explore mosque-based, patient-centered outcomes research approaches to mental, reproductive, and sexual health concerns

3. Produce white paper(s) outlining an agenda for Muslim patient-centered outcomes research and best practices for mosque community-based research

4. Foster collaboration between community leaders, patients, and other health stakeholders to better facilitate research, interventions, and programs that address Muslim health


Registration for A-MAP 2019 includes access only for 3-Day conference (Oct. 18-20). The Dinner and Bioethics Symposium (IBS Oct. 21) are tickets sold separately. There are discounted prices for a combined AMAP and IBS package. The dinner is reduced to $35 with the purchase of any other ticket. If one plans on attending the Full A-MAP conference, dinner, and Islamic Bioethics Symposium, and dinner simply select AMAP and IBS at the rate of either student, allied health, or physician pricing in addition to a dinner ticket ( 2 tickets total).

Check out our website for more information on speakers, conference program, and lodging accommodations for both A-MAP 2019 and IBS.

Conference Schedule:

Friday, October 18th, 2019

3:00– 3:30 pm Registration

3:45— 4:30 pm Opening Plenary

5:00—7:00 pm Round Table 1: Engaging Mosque Communities

Engaging the Bay Area Muslim Community in Mental Health

Rania Awaad MD & Sara Ali MD, MPH

Collaborating with a School District to Engage South Asian Muslim Immigrants in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Research

Fatima Saifi, MPH

Healthcare Experiences of Muslim Women: An Exploration of Disparities in Cancer Screening Behaviors

Awa Sanneh, MS3

Survey of Islamic Clergy and Community Leaders Regarding Mental Health First Responder Training

Farhad Syed, Psy.D Candidate

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

8:00-8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 am Health Research Shark Tank

Chicago Department of Public Health

Nik Prachand, MPH

Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute Courtney Clyatt

Aziz Sheikh, MBBS, MSc, MD, MA, MP

World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists

Tariq Cheema , MD

9:30-11:30 am Health Research Shark Tank Session 1

12:15-2:15 pm Health Research Shark Tank Session 2

2:30-4:30 pm Health Research Shark Tank Session 3

4:40-5:40 pm Round Table 2: Mental Health

The Mosque at the Front Line: Addressing Substance Use and OD in Muslim Communities

Tamim Hossain MS3

Variations in Attitudes Towards Suicide and Mental Health Professionals Among Religions: A Preliminary Analysis

Ebony Jackson-Shaheed MPH

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with US Muslim Women’s Perinatal Mental Health

Venus Mahmoodi, PhD

7:00-9:00 pm II&M's Benefit Networking Dinner

Keynote Address to be delivered by Rami Nashashibi, PhD

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

8:30-9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:00 am Keynote Address

To be delivered by Aziz Sheikh, MBBS, MSc, MD

10:00—11:00 am Round Table 3: Reproductive and Sexual Health

Tailoring Sexual Health and Family Planning Conversations for African and Muslim Youth in New York City

Hagar Shawkat, MPH

Understanding the Reproductive Health Needs of Muslim American Women

Nadiah Mohajir, MPH & Saida Haider, MD, MPH

American Muslim Attitudes Towards Common Fertility Treatment Options: A Mosque Based, Cross Sectional Study

Rosie Duivenbode, MD, MSc

10:00—11:00 am Whitepaper Workshop & Feedback Session

To be delivered by Fatema Mirza, MBA, PMP, MPA

1:30 pm-2:30 pm Conference Closing Remarks

To be delieverd by Yasser Aman, DrPH, MPH

Islamic Bioethics Symposium Schedule

Monday, October 21st, 2019

8:30-9:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:00 am Opening Plenary

To be delivered by Aasim Padela, MD, MSc

10:00—11:30 am Exploring Sexual Health

Human Dignity in the Islamic Bioethical Discourse on HIV/AIDS

Sheikh Farouq Fareez, MA, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

The Problem of Female Genital Cutting in Islamic Bioethics: between Traditional and Reform

Rosie Duivenbode, MD, MSc, University of Chicago

Examining Islamic Bioethical Perpsectives for Intersex Patients

Nasir Malim, MD, Montefiore Medical Center A Traditional Islamically Integrated

12:30—1:30 pm Keynote Address

To be delivered by Rania Awaad, MD

1:30 pm-2:30 pm Exploring Reproductive Health

Producing Parenthood: Islamic Juridical Perspectives & Theological Implications

Aasim I Padela MD, MSc, University of Chicago

The Role of Procreation (in jab) in Marital life: between Classical Fish and Contemporary Fatwas

Vardit Rispler-Chaim, University of Haifa

2:45 pm-4:15 pm Exploring Reproductive Health

A Traditionally Islamically Integrated Approach for Addressing Muslim Mental Health Care

Hooman Keshavarzi, PsyD, Khalil Center

Islamic Perspectives on Legal Capacity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities

Sabah A. Khadri, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar

Navigating Value Conflicts in Mental Health Practice between Professional and Islamic Ethics

Khalid Elzamzamy, MD, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

4:15 pm-5:15 pm Multidisciplinary Expert Panel Presentations

Professor Vardit Rispler -Chaim

Shaykh Amin Kholwadia

Dr. Aasim Padela MD, MSc

Dr. Rania Awaad, MD

5:15 pm-5:45 pm Closing Remarks

To be delieverd by Professor Vardit Rispler -Chaim

Share with friends

Date and Time


Gordon Center for Integrative Science

929 East 57th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved