Penn State to Host Islam and Bioethics Conference

March 10, 2006

Source: Penn State Live

On March 10, 2006 Penn State Live reported, "Penn State is hosting an international conference on 'Islam and Bioethics: Concerns, Challenges and Responses' March 27-28 at The Nittany Lion Inn, on Penn State’s University Park Campus. All events are free and open to the public... The conference is attracting scholars, researchers and physicians from 10 different countries, including the United States, Germany and Pakistan... Conference presentations will focus on a wide range of issues, from fertility clinics to proper care of dying patients... While the majority of presentations deal with Muslims in clinical settings, historical and theological papers also ask fundamental questions about the tradition itself. Penn State researcher Samar Farage will probe the very different approach to medical care and ethics in the rich historical tradition of pre-modern medical texts, and Abulfadl Mohsin Ebrahim, a professor at Kwa Zulu University in South Africa, will compare Islamic theological doctrines with Human Rights conventions."