Advancing Muslim American Health Priorities + Islamic Bioethics Symposium

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Gordon Center for Integrative Science

929 East 57th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

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

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Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Community Activists, Health Policy Makers, Scholars, and other allied health professionals, join the Initiative on Islam and Medicine 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.


Allied health tickets should be purchased by nurses, chaplains, social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors,health policy makers/advocates, religious leaders, community leaders/activists, and other allied health professionals.

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

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

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(c)

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

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

8:30-9:15 am Health Research Shark Tank

University of Chicago Center for Community Health

Doriane Miller, MD

Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute

Courtney Clyatt, MPH

University of Edinburgh

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

World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists

Tariq Cheema , MD

Susan G. Komen Foundation Chicago

Aminah Abdullah

9:15-10:45 am Health Research Shark Tank Session 1

An Innovative Internet-based Treatment to Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Muslim Women Experiencing Infertility: Preliminary Results and Next Steps

Mona Elgohail, PhD(c)

Studying Religion Associated Disparities in Mental Health of American Muslims

Mohammed Aref, MD/PhD(c)

The Burden of Sexual Violence and Sexual Dysfunction in Muslim Communities

Alia Azmat, PhD(c)

11:00-1:00 pm Health Research Shark Tank Session 2

Analysis of a Community Psycho-education Intervention for Nashville Muslims

Samaiya Mushtaq, MD

Increasing Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Foreign-Born American Muslim Women in South Bay Area, California

Heba Abolaban, MD, MPH

Developing an Islamically Centered Sexual Health Curriculum for Black Muslim Women

Angelica Lindsey-Ali, BA

Exploring the Experiences of Muslim Women with Sexual Health Issues

Amal Killawi, PhD(c)

2:00-3:30 pm Health Research Shark Tank Session 3

Islamophobia on Facebook and Identity Formation among US Muslim Youth

Nancy Romancheck, BSN, RN, CHPN, MPH

Impact of a Pre-CPE Training for Muslim Faith Leaders Upon Minnesota's Healthcare Systems

Imam Sharif Mohamed and Michael VanKeulen, PhD

iBelong: A Pilot Study Examining American Muslim Youth Belonging in Mosques

Sameera Ahmed, PhD

3:45-5:15 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

5:30-7:00 pm Poster Viewing and Reception

Displays of other relevant research on engaging Muslim Americans in health research will be up for viewing. Presenters will also be present to answer clarifying questions. The night will end with a keynote address by IMAN's Executive Director, Rami Nashashibi, PhD who will be speaking on bridging community based research with activism.

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—11:15 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

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

Rosie Duivenbode, MD, MSc

Young Somali American men and women's experience of and views on HPV vaccination, and 'catch up' vaccination

Rebekah Pratt, PhD

11:15—1:00 pm Whitepaper Workshop & Feedback Session

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

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

To be delivered by Yasser Aman, DrPH, MPH

Islamic Bioethics Symposium Schedule

Monday, October 21st, 2019

8:30-9:15 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:15-9:45 am Opening Plenary

To be delivered by Aasim Padela, MD, MSc

9:45—11:15 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

11:30—12:15 pm Keynote Address

To be delivered by Rania Awaad, MD

12:15 pm-1:15 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

2:30 pm-4:15 pm Exploring Mental 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 & The Family and Youth Institute, USA

4:15 pm-5:15 pm Multidisciplinary Expert Panel Presentations and Closing Remarks

Professor Vardit Rispler -Chaim

Shaykh Amin Kholwadia

Dr. Aasim Padela MD, MSc

Dr. Rania Awaad, MD

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