National Bioethics Committee Meets at SQU

Muscat— The National Bioethics Committee met

at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) today under the chair of Dr. Ali bin

Saud al-Bimani, SQU Vice Chancellor.

The fourth meeting discussed the documents prepared by the

Committee during the previous period and the procedures made by the

concerned bodies towards such documents, as well as the appropriate

mechanism to benefit from them by these bodies.

The meeting also discussed the developments of the second

international conference to be held in February 2020. It was agreed to

be entitled “Emerging Ethical and Legislative Issues in Biomedical and

Scientific Research,” which includes a range of themes related to the

existing legislative aspect of medical practices, research and

innovations, as well as non-legislative means of organization.

The meeting also discussed the proposals made regarding the

ninth intellectual forum organized annually by the Committee, as well

as discussing the Committee’s annual plan for 2019, including the

completion of ethical documents related to genetic materials and

scientific experiments on animals and plants.

Source: Oman News Agency