The third meeting of the National Bioethics Committee (NBC) for the year 2019 was chaired by HE Dr. Ali bin Saud Al-Bimani, the Vice Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University and Chairman of NBC on Monday, 16 Sept 2019 at SQU Council Hall. The meeting discussed the preparations for the Second International Conference on Bioethics to be held in February 2020 and the Ninth Bioethics Forum entitled “Genetically Modified Foods from Scientific and Ethical Perspectives”.
The Committee also discussed the amendments and modifications to some of the previously prepared document in line with the recent scientific developments in IVF and other areas. The meeting reviewed the responses of all concerned with regard to the its document on the use of animals in research and scientific experiments, and approved all amendments. It reviewed some ethical issues related to genetic material, and decided to organize a workshop on this topic and involve specialists to prepare a guide document on genetic material.