National Conference 7th December 2019

BIMA is proud to present its 2nd National Conference for Muslim healthcare professionals of all backgrounds.

The conference aims to inspire attendees and unite them in service of each other, their patients and the wider community, and will also serve as an opportunity for networking, work-life-faith management advice, and professional development.



Programme (TBC)

>0830 Start
>Welcome and Opening Address
>What the GMC and minority healthcare professionals can learn in the light of recent controversies

Nadeem Malik, GMC ELA – Central Midlands
Nadeem Malik will provide an overview of GMC fitness to practise processes, thresholds of concern for referral, issues of fairness/disproportionality and recent developments in respect of the same.

>Resilience Through the Quran

An Interview with Dr Siyana Safi, featuring Mamoon Yusaf
Life coach Mamoon Yusaf discusses resilience through the Quran as he interviews Dr. Siyana Safi on the grim world of refugee medicine and the importance of coming back home.

>Panel Discussion: Faith Based Solutions to Therapeutic Challenges

Prof. Ghazala Mir, Dr. Sahira Dar and Hend Ahmed
The three panellists will look at how faith or faith-based solutions can be part of the answer to the challenges of modern medicine, and give personal examples on how this might be achieved in fields as varied as primary care to mental health.

>TED-Style Talks

Saad foundation, BIMA Health Promotion Team, BIMA Induction Team and JBIMA team
Four powerful, provocative and punchy talks from a range of teams within and outside of BIMA outlining the groundbreaking work they are doing in this domain of the Muslim healthcare profession


These workshops are designed to appeal to Muslim healthcare professionals who are seeking fulfilment in their professional, personal and spiritual lives.

  • Financial Planning for Muslim Healthcare Professionals
  • Managing stress at work
  • Balancing an NHS Work Rota and Raising Kids: Islamic Parenthood for Healthcare Workers
  • Action and intervention in Support of the Rohingya
  • The Bimaristan: Islam’s ancient precursors to modern hospitals



This House Believes that a National Opt-Out System for Organ Donation Strikes the Right Balance for People of Faith
​Dr Mansour Ali and Shaykh Rafaqat Rashid look at the pros and cons of the proposed opt-out system for England

>Awards Ceremony

Posters & Exhibitions

We will be accepting abstracts on the theme “Faith and Healthcare”

Abstracts should fit a single A4 sheet with 12 point font, 2.5 cm margins and single line spacing. The following information should be included:

• Abstract title.

• All authors’ initials and last names and the place where work was carried out.

• The text of the abstract should not contain headings, but should follow the general progression through background, methods, results, conclusions.

• Use a blank line to separate paragraphs.

• One table or figure is permitted, and tables should be incorporated into the document.

• If a figure is used, ensure that a figure caption is provided within the abstract document. Please do not use fonts in the figure that are smaller than your text font.

• References are listed and cited as specified by the British Journal of Anaesthesia, no more than five references should be included.

• Please acknowledge any sources of funding for your study at the end of the abstract.

• Please include the following statement in your email of submission: “I confirm that all the authors listed have contributed to the work and support the submission of this abstract to the BIMA National Conference”

• If true, please also include the following statement: “This study received ethics committee approval or was conducted under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act (1986) (include licence numbers) or equivalent.”




Limited spaces available for free. Bookings that are made which are subsequently cancelled after 7th November or on the day will be charged at £50/child to compensate the time and resources taken to hire the requisite number of childminders to look after the children.

>Prayer space

There will be prayers spaces available during the event and breaks are scheduled to allow all prayers to be performed on time.

>Lunch and breaks

Food will be provided.
Please note any dietary requirements outside of Halal food when booking

>Networking and stalls:

There will be ample time to network with friends and colleagues and to visit sponsor stalls

Terms & Conditions

>Can i cancel my ticket?

Cancellation of registration(s) must be received in writing to [email protected]

Any cancellations prior to 7th November 2019 will be entitled to a full refund, minus any payment processing fees where applicable. Please note that any tickets cancelled after the 7th November will not be refunded.

Attendance fees will not be refunded in the event of threat of war, terrorism, curtailment of public transport, strikes, inclement weather or other circumstances outside of the organisers’ control.

>I can no longer attend, can my friend go in my place?

Substitute delegates are welcome at no extra charge but we require you to advise us of any substitutions in writing to [email protected] with full contact and work details no later than 30th November 2019.

>Speaker Confirmation & Changes

Changes to any aspect of the conference (including speakers) may be necessary due to events outside the control of BIMA. The organisers therefore reserve the right to make any necessary amendments to the programme or timings of the event.

>Data Protection

The details of registered delegates will be used in accordance with BIMA's Data Privacy Policy which can be viewed at:

There will be photography and/or video production taking place during the conference and the resulting images may be used for promotional purposes on-line and/or in printed materials. Delegates who do not wish their images to be included in this material should contact the organisers by email at [email protected] prior to the event.