“Being Muslim with Mental Illness,” Contraception, and Postpartum Depression to be discussed at ISNA Workshops Sponsored by IMANA
Topics presented will focus on demystifying stigmas
Lombard, IL – The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) announces programming focused on demystifying stigmas at the 2018 Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference. Three workshops will take place on Sunday, September 2 at the Hilton Americas room 340 AB, 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX.
Physician speakers are available to speak before and after sessions.
Sunday, September 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. • Room 340 AB 3rd Floor Hilton Hotel
Panelists: Dr. Sabeena Rahman, Dr. Anam Ta, Dr. Amber Khan • Moderator: Dr. Marium Husain
Is contraception allowed in Islam? What options are available and how do they work?
What if one spouse prohibits the other from seeking contraception? These common questions
on contraception and more will be discussed by health professionals and Islamic scholars to
shed light on this controversial topic.
Understanding POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
Sunday, September 2, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Room 340 AB 3rd Floor Hilton Hotel
Panelists: Dr. Sabeena Rahman, Dr. Sadia Jalali • Moderator: Dr. Marium Husain
Postpartum depression is a common yet rarely discussed issue in all communities. This session will introduce signs and symptoms of postpartum depression, ways to cope and seek professional help, and how one’s partner can learn best how to give support.
BEING MUSLIM WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
Sunday, September 2, 2:00 to 3:30 pm • Room 340 AB 3rd Floor Hilton Hotel
Panelists: Dr. Amber Khan, Dr. Sadia Jalali • Moderator: Dr. Marium Husain
An informative and important session on understanding the importance of mental health. Discussion will include mental health rights in Islam, the stigma of mental illness in the community, and ways to seek
professional help and resources.
Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) is the largest Muslim healthcare organization in North America. Established in 1967, it is now over 50 years old and has over 4,500 members nationwide. IMANA is a leading resource and network for American-Muslim physicians, dentists, and other healthcare professionals. IMANA Medical Relief (IMR) undertakes medical relief work worldwide; its volunteers travel around the globe to treat people after natural disasters, in conflict zones, and in underdeveloped regions. To learn more, visit www.IMANA.org.