National bioethics panel holds first meeting

MUSCAT: The National Bioethics Committee held its first meeting for 2017 under the chairmanship of Dr Ali bin Saud al Bimani, Vice-Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Head of the Committee. The committee’s members were briefed on the action taken to implement the committee’s recommendations in previous meetings. It also discussed the report and recommendations of the 7th Bioethics Forum ‘Transfer and Transplantation of Organs’ and re-discussed the early medical examination (Premarital medical examinations in light of developments from incoming from concerned agencies). The committee discussed the developments in the organisation of the 2nd International Conference on Bioethics to be held in 2018 and the proposal to establish the Department of Bioethics at SQU. — ONA