● Second Biomedical Ethics Grand Rounds: “A Tale of Cities: My journey from Western to Islamic Bioethics” – August 23, 2017

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) is pleased to invite you to attend the Biomedical Ethics Grand Rounds and share your valuable comments and suggestions on August 23rd, 2017 at 12:30 pm at the KAIMRC Building Auditorium.


  • Discuss the pressing biomedical ethics challenges.
  • Promote Research Ethics in MNGHA.
  • Advocate for research in Ethics and policy improvements.


In this talk, Dr. Hussein will share some insights on and personal experiences with two basic questions: Is there such thing as Islamic Bioethics? If it exists, and how to apply it?

Through this journey, he will explore how the western approaches to bioethics seem to differ from our socio-cultural mindsets and our inherited religious-based approaches to telling right from wrong and good from bad. Next, he will explain how he found the ‘missing link’ between the two approaches and how we (as Muslim healthcare practitioners or as practitioners in a Muslim country) can practically present and use our version of ethical analysis. Then, he will briefly explore the concepts of ‘Goals of Shariya’ and ‘Fiqhi Principles’ as tools of ethical analysis and explain how he used them in teaching medical ethics to Saudi undergraduate medical students. Finally, he will highlight the key challenges that the field of Islamic bioethics face in KSA and worldwide.

Event Details:

Title A Tale of Cities: My journey from Western to Islamic Bioethics
Date & Time  Wednesday August 23rd, 2017 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Venue KAIMRC Auditorium, Ground Floor
Speaker Dr. Ghaiath Hussein
Target Audience Biomedical Ethics Experts, Interests, Trainers, and Advocates


Second Biomedical Ethics Grand Rounds poster.

Contact Details:

For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the assigned Education Co-ordinator, Ms. Mona Al Eidan at direct line +966-11-42-94370 or via email: