2014 Programme


Registration: 09.30-10.00

OPENING SPEECHES: 10.00 – 10.20

  • Dr M. Siddique Seddon
  • Dr Farid Khan
  • Dr Azahar Iqbal Qureshi

KEYNOTE TALK: 10:20-11.00
Prof Alparslan Açıkgenç, Yildiz University, Istanbul, Turkey: “Medical Tradition in Islam: A Philosophical Approach”.

Coffee Break: 11:00-11:15

SESSION I: 11.15 – 12.40
CHAIR: Dr Farid Khan

  • Prof Şenol Dane, Turgut Özal University, Ankara, Turkey: “Wet Cupping (Hacamat) Therapy Restores Sympathovagal Imbalances in Cardiac Rhythm”
  • Dr Mònica Rius-Piniés, University of Barcelona, Spain: “Life, death and illness. The practice of medicine through a literary view”.
  • Dr Muzeyyen Arslan, Turgut Özal University, Ankara, Turkey: “Oral Intake of Ginger Decreases Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Women with Breast Cancer: A Randomized-Controlled Trial”.
  • Professor Oskar Kayasan, Visiting Professor, London: “Revitalising the diminishing economic returned of Innovation and Science in Muslim World, within a Modern Context”

DISCUSSIONS: 12.40-13.00

LUNCH BREAK: 13.00-14.00

SESSION II: 14.00 -16.15
CHAIR: Prof Alparslan Açıkgenç

  • Professor Kadircan Keskinbora, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey: “Ibn Sīnā and The Book of Kânûn-u Sagîr” – “Ibn Sīnā’s Medicine and Pharmacotherapy”
  • Dr Zohor Idrisi, Senior Researcher, London, UK: “An insight into how Muslim Pharmacology led to the development of Modern European Medicine”

Coffee Break: 14:50-15:10

  • Dr Mohammed S. Seddon, Kube Publishing, Markfield, UK: “What does the Qur’an say about the ‘Big Bang’, the Universe and Everything?”
  • Dr Ibrahim Shaikh, Emeritus Doctor, Manchester, UK: “A millennium of Abu’l-Qasim Zahrawi: 2014 Commeration”.
  • Dr Hasan Horkuc: Durham University, UK, “To eat or to be: A Muslim Perspective on Food Consumption and Excess: The Case Study of Said Nursi of Turkey”.


SESSİON III: 10.00-12.30
CHAIR: Dr Zohor Idrisi

  • Professor Salim Ayduz, BMHC, Manchester, UK: “Süleymaniye Medical Madrasa and Its Importance in the History of Medicine”
  • Professor Mehmet İpşirli, Fatih University, İstanbul, Turkey: “Food and Health Services in Ottoman Higher Education (Madrasa) System for Students and Academic Staff with Special References to the Fatih Madrasas in Istanbul”
  • Dr Coskun Yilmaz, Marmara University, Turkey: “Presentation on Health Services in the Sultans’ Dar al-shifas”

Coffee Break: 11:15-11:30

  • Dr Basem Khalil, NHS, Manchester University: “The Golden Age of the Social Determinants of Health – the era of the Righteous Four”
  • Dr Nasim Naqvi, Emeritus Doctor, London, UK: “Medicine on the Silk road”
  • Prof Şenol Dane: “Wet-Cupping Removes Oxidants and Decreases Oxidative Stress”, – “The Effect of Wet Cupping on Levels of Heavy Metals”

DISCUSSIONS: 12.45-13.00

LUNCH BREAK: 13.00-14.00

SESSION IV: 14.00-16.15

CHAIR: Dr. Tariq Ali

  • Dr. Riaz Akhtar, Manchester, UK: “Using biomechanics to alleviate common eye disorders.”
  • Dr. Farid Khan, Manchester University, Manchester: “Am I getting better? The Future of Intelligent Packaging.”

Coffee Break: 14.50-15:10

  • Dr. Tariq Ali, Manchester University, Manchester: “Using microorganisms to produce new therapies.”
  • Mr. Muzammal Awan, Manchester University, Manchester: “Pharmaceutical anti-counterfieting: A serious issue.”
  • Mr. Zeb Ahmad, Manchester, UK: “Design and Building of Future Bioprocessing Plants.”



Sunday, 19th October 2014, 1pm-5pm