PROGRAMME:

MATERCARE INTERNATIONAL’S (MCI)

14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

10TH BIENNIAL IN ROME

 

THEME: CATHOLIC HEALTH  WILL IT WITHER OR WHITHER CAN IT GO

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PATRONS

Pope St. John Paul II

St/Dr. Gianna Baretta Molla

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DATE:      September 18 – September 22nd  2019

 

PLACE:      Istituto Maria SS Bambina, Rome

Address: Via Paolo VI, 21 – Rome  (Across from St. Peter’s Basilica)

Tel: +39 06 698 93511

 

MOTHERHOOD.  To appreciate the importance of motherhood in our contemporary world at least four complementary approaches must be envisaged by those in whose professional expertise this responsibility lies.

 

FIRSTLY, the Catholic physician  must be professionally  COMPETENT, in all the skills associated in caring for mothers. Legal and social aspects are a fundamental part of the doctor’s and midwife’s remit.  This is what the law, society and the Church rightly expect of them.

 

SECONDLY, the Catholic obstetrician  must have the CONVICTION that Catholic teaching on ethics, magisterially guided, is not only true, but totally beneficial for the patients requiring medical assistance within the scope of his or her competency.

 

THIRDLY, this involves the Catholic obstetrician’s appreciation of the nature of society at large and of each particular local COMMUNITY within it.  Motherhood is foundational for the flourishing of every society, and for every individual community, which is a constituent part of that society.

 

FOURTHLY, the Catholic obstetrician must appreciate that motherhood is so fundamental to human existence that profound COMPASSION is necessary. This involves compassion for all mothers and families, believers or not, who suffer to beget and bring up their children.

 

Day 1 Wednesday September 18th

 

9:00am Chapel: Mass and Retreat –  Humility and Authority

Directed by Fr. Richard Taylor

Spiritual Advisor, MaterCare International

 

10:30 am Break

 

10:45 am Resume

 

12:00 pm Close

 

12:00 pm Papal General Audience St Peter’s Square (2.0 hours)

Great view from the roof

 

1:00 pm Lunch in Bambina or on your own at a nearby restaurant

 

3:00 pm Registration

Outside of Conference Hall (Level -1)

 

6:30 pm “Welcome” Main Conference Hall

Dr Bogdan Chazan (Poland)

Chairman, MaterCare International

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

 

Dr Robert Walley (Canada)

Founder and Executive Director, MaterCare International

Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

 

6:45 pm Opening Address and Discussion

Is Medicine as a Vocation Still Possible?

Sr/Dr. Maria Pilar Nunez Cubero

Company of Mary (Spain)

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist; Professor of Medical Ethics;

Missionary; Hospital Administrator

 

7:30 pm Wine and Cheese Anniversary Celebration

Opposite Conference Room

(Please note no dinner served in Bambina dining room)  

 

9:00 pm Informal “Get Acquainted” gathering on the roof of the Bambina.  BYOB

 

11:00 pm Close

N.B. MAIN GATE AND DOOR OF BAMBINA ARE CLOSED  EACH EVENING


 

Day 2 Thursday September 19th

 

8:30 am Holy Mass 20th Anniversary Opening and Thanksgiving Mass

 

SESSION 1 SYMPOSIUM:  WITHER CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE

 9:30 -10:00 Opening Address

Most Rev. Kevin Doran

Bishop of Elphin, Ireland

10:00 -10:20     Dr  Gian Luigi Gigli

Professor of Neurology

Past President of FIAMC

10.20-10:40 Dr Dermot Kearney

President, Catholic Medical Association UK

 

10:40 -11:00  Break

 

11:00 -11:20  CICIAMS International

TBC

11:20 -11:40    Mr. Patrick Buckley

11:40 -12:30    Questions and discussion

 

12:30 Close

 

1:00  Lunch


 

SESSION 2

3:00 – 3:20   Seventy Years after the Signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Fight for Freedom and Social Justice Continues  

Fr. Raymond De Souza

3:20 – 3:40 Poland –The Last Hope for Life, Defending the Handicapped  

Prof Bogdan Chazan

3:40 – 4:00    Sharp Decline in World Fertility

   TBC

4:00 – 4:20    Questions and discussion

 

4:20 – 4:40    Break

 

4:40 – 5:00 Natural Cycles’ Fertility App gets FDA Approval to Prevent Pregnancy

Dr. Elvis Seman

5:00 – 5:20 Advances in Restorative Reproductive Medicine: The African Mission

Dr. Henrietta Maria Williams (Nigeria)

5:20 – 5:40 Questions and discussion

 

5:40 – 6:00 Designer Babies

Ms. Fiorella Nash (UK)

Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child

6:00 – 6:20 Human genome editing- Therapy or Eugenics 21st Century style?

Professor Andrzej Kochański  (Poland)

6:20 – 6:40 Questions and Discussion

 

6:40 Close

 

8:00 Dinner

 

Day 3 Friday September 20th  

8:30 Holy Mass

 

SESSION 3      SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM – EUTHANASIA PREVENTION COALITION  

 9:30 – 9:50 Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.  World-wide update

Alex Schadenberg,  Executive Director

 9:50 -10:10 Child Euthanasia and the Expansion of Euthanasia Once Legalized.  

Dr. Paul Saba

10:10 -10:30 Euthanasia for Psychiatric Reasons

Dr. Annette Hanson

10:30 -10:50 Questions and Discussion

 

10:50 -11:10 Break

 

11:10 -11:50     Euthanasia and Conscience Rights

Larry Worthen (Canada)

11:50 -12:10 20 Years of Assisted Suicide in Oregon. How it has Changed Medical Attitudes

Dr. William Toffler

12:10 -12:30 Questions and Discussion

 

12:30 Close

 

1:00 – 3:00 Lunch

 

2:00 – 3:00 Free Communications

 

SESSION 3      CONTINUED

3:00 – 3:20 The Politics of Assisted Suicide in the Medical Community.

Dr. Gordon MacDonald

3:20 – 3:40 The Culture Shift, Once Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide are Legalized

Catherine Glenn Foster

3:40 – 4:00 Moral Disengagement and the Legalization of Assisted Death.

Fabian Stahle

4:00 – 4:20 Eugenic Euthanasia and Concerns of People with Disabilities

Alex Schadenberg

4:20 – 4:40 Questions and Discussion

 

4:40 – 5:10 Break

 

5:10 – 5:30 Cannabis Who Cares

Fr. Raymond De Souza

5:30 – 5:50 Cannabis as the New Thalidomide

Prof. Albert Stuart Reece (Australia)

5:50 – 6:10

6:10 – 6:30 Questions and Discussion

 

6:30 Close

 

8:00 – 9:00 Dinner

 

Day 4 Saturday  September 21st

8:30 Holy Mass

 

SESSION 4       HUMAN SEXUALITY AND TRANSGENDERISM

 9:30 – 9:50 Church, Chastity and Celibacy

Rev George Woodall Professor

 9:50 -10:10 Humanae Vitae 50 Years On

Rev George Woodall, Professor

10:10 -10:30 Transgenderism

Dr. Paul Hurz (USA)

10:30 -10:50 “The Threat of the Transgender Ideology”

Pat Byrne, National Civic Council President, Australia

 

10:50 – 11:10 Break

 

11:10 -11:30      “The Incredible Value of Women as God’s Daughters” 

 Ms. Fiorella Nash

 Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

 

11:30 -12:00 Question and Discussion  

 

12:10 -12:30  Down Syndrome – My Family Experience   

 Zayn Walley with my Father and Grandfather

 

12:30  Close

 

1:00 – 3:00  Lunch

 

SESSION  5

3:00 – 3:20 Vatican Forum Objectives

TBC

3:20 – 3:50 MaterCare:  Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

 

3:50 – 4:20 Break

 

4:20 – 6:00 Whither Catholic Health Care

We know What We must do and for Whom, the question is How?

Discussion

Registrants and the Audience

 

6:00 Close of Conference

 

8:00 – 9:00 Dinner


 

Day 5 Sunday September 22nd

8:30 – 9:30 Closing Mass and Homily

9:30           Depart

 

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