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Interfaces and Discourses

A Multidisciplinary Conference on Islamic Theology, Law, and Biomedicine

April 15-17, 2016

Gordon Center, University of Chicago

Conference Overview

Hosted by the Initiative on Islam and Medicine, the Center of Middle Eastern Studies, and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, this conference attends to the scholarly and discursive gaps impeding Islam and Science dialogues by convening a 3-day multidisciplinary conference focused at the intersection of Islamic tradition and contemporary biomedicine.

Keynote Speakers

Shaykh Mohammad Amin Kholwadia

Executive Director and Founder, Darul Qasim Islamic Institute

Ebrahim Moosa, Ph.D.

Professor of Islamic Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Univ. of Notre Dame

Ingrid Mattson, Ph.D.

London & Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies, Huron Univ. College at the Univ. of Western Ontario

Pre-Conference Workshop: An Introduction of Islamic Bioethics

Aasim Padela, MD. MSc

Director of The Initiative on Islam and Medicine

Jawad Qureshi, Ph.D(c)

Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, American Islamic College

Shaykh Mohammad Amin Kholwadia

Executive Director and Founder, Darul Qasim Islamic Institute

Opening Plenary

The Meeting Points of Moral Theology and Medical Care

Syed Hasan Raza Jafri MBBS

Assistant professor of Medicine,Division of Oncology, UT Health McGovern School of Medicine

Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim, Ph.D

Emeritus Professor, Comparative Religion, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Mohammad Syifa Amin Widigdo, PhD(c)

PhD candidate, Religious Studies, Indiana University

The Soul and Holism in Healing

Ahsan Arozullah, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Astellas Pharma

Khurram Khadim Ahmed, MDiv

Master of Divinity in Islamic Chaplaincy candidate, Bayan Claremont

Neuroscientific Findings and Metaphysical Realities of the Soul

Noam Stadlan, MD

Neurosurgeon, Northshore University Health System, Chicago, IL

Faisal Qazi, DO

Associate Professor of Neurology, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Sirajul Husain, PhD

Research Director, Interdisciplinary Research and Development Council, Virginia

Aamna Sajid

Undergraduate, Michigan State University

Shaykh Jihad Brown

Director, Research, Tabah Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Doctors and Jurists in Dialogue: Framing the Discourses

Muhammed Volkan Yildiran Stodolsky, PhD

Chair, Department of Islamic Law, Darul Qasim Islamic Institute

Jawad Qureshi, Ph.D(c)

Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, American Islamic College

Omar Qureshi, Ph.D(c)

PhD candidate, Cultural and Education Policy Studies: Philosophy of Education, Loyola University

Researching Muslims/Islamic Bioethics

Roukayya Oueslati, MSc, MA

Lecturer & Researcher, Leiden University

Mehrunisha Suleman, BMBCh, MA, BA, MSc

PhD student, Research Ethics, Oxford University’s Ethox center

Hooman Keshavarzi, MA, PsyD

Director and Therapist, Khalil Center, Chicago

Taylor Purvis, MS1

John Hopkins School of Medicine

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