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​​​​​​​​​​​​The Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) at the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) is an interdisciplinary resource for faculty, students, healthcare providers and policy makers who are involved in bioethics education, research, and consultation in Lebanon and the region. Launched i

n April 2010, it is the first targeted initiative in the Arab World that seeks to educate, research, and champion issues related to professionalism, medical humanism and bioethics. Thus, the SHBPP aims at enhancing public awareness and understanding as well as scholarly work on contemporary issues related to bioethics, humanism and professionalism. It promotes and encourages the development of the requisite skills, attitudes, and behaviors among those who practice medicine on issues such as end of life care, medical economics, health administration, law and policy, and ethics and research in Lebanon and the Arab World. 

Upcoming Events

Call for  papers for the first two books of their kind in the Arab World
* Narrative Matters: Doctors' Personal Stories with Patients
Call for papers (in Arabic)

* Narrative Matters: Nurses' Personal Stories with Patients
Call for papers (in Arabic)


More Events

  • The Salim El Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program releases a video on the occasion of the Global Medical Ethics Day (September 18, 2017)​​
  • Dr. Arawi discussed ​Medical ethics in Lebanon during her interview with Mrs. ​Angelique Mons on Radio Liban (August 14, 2017)
    Listen to the full interview here:
  • "كتاب مفتوح الى وزير الصحة حول قضية منى البعلبكي" – Al Nahar Newspaper by Dr. Thalia Arawi​ (August 6, 2017)                                                                                                               ​        
     Read the article in full here: Al Nahar Newsletter - Dr. Thalia Arawi.pdf           ​                                                                            

  • The SHBPP at AUBFM-MC is now officially a Network Affiliate of the International Academy of Medical Ethics and Public Health​​                                                                          ​Congratulations to all of us!!                                                                                                    The Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Programme at AUBFM-MC is now officially a Network Affiliate of the International Academy of Medical Ethics and Public Health, founded this September in Paris. This Academy is headquartered at the Université René Descartes (Sorbonne Paris Cité). The network has 120 affiliated centers from different countries and renowned universities (McGill, Yale, Sorbonne, Oxford, Vanderbilt, Bristol, etc.). SHBPP is the first and only Network Affiliate from the Middle East. 

  • Congratulations SHBPP!!!                                                                                                  
    The International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH) is founded on the belief that issues arising from the interaction of law and mental health can be best addressed through multidisciplinary and cross-national approaches, drawing on law, the health professions, the social sciences, and the humanities. Every two years, the IALMH holds an International Congress on Law and Mental Health, bringing together the international community of researchers, academics, practitioners and professionals in the field, whose wide-ranging perspectives provide for a comprehensive look at important law and mental health issues.


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