On May 27-29th, 2022 the FEAMC symposium Challenges of competence and compassion in contemporary medicine was held in Assisi, Italy.

Presentations and texts of this meeting will be published on this page of the FEAMC website as soon as they are available. 

Introduction to the symposium
Dr. Vincenzo Defilippis (Italy), President of FEAMC

Compassion in medicine
Msgr. Jacques Suaudeau (France), Ecclesiastical Assistent of FIAMC / FEAMC

Challenges of the paradigmatically changing medicine and health care systems (Post-Covid-19 and beyond)
Prof.dr. Jozef Glasa – internist (Slovakia), clinical pharmacologist, hepatologist, and bioethicist / Slovak christian doctors and health professionals / FEAMC vice-president

Contemporary physician-patient relationships and compassion
Prof.dr. Frans J. van Ittersum – internist-nephrologist (Netherlands) / chair Dutch Catholic Association of Health Care Workers / FEAMC secretary general

Evidence Based Medicine and compassion
Prof.dr. Alexandre Laureano Santos (Portugal), cardiologist

Obstetrics & Gynaecology and compassion
Prof.dr. Bogdan Chazan (Poland), gynecologist – obstetrician, medical director of MaterCare International and deputy head of the Polish Society of Catholic Physicians / FEAMC vice president

Aid for pregnant women – the abortion pill regret story
Dr. Dermot Kearney (United Kingdom), cardiologist, FEAMC vice-president

Pediatrics and compassion
Prof.dr. Jose Diogo Ferreira Martins (Portugal), Heart Pediatrician / president of the Portuguese Society of Catholic Doctors

Surgery and compassion
Dr. Didier Legeais (France)

The place of compassion within the Hippocratic tradition, according to Professor Jerome Lejeune
Dr. Aude Dugast (France)director of the “Bioethics Master Class, Fondation Jerome Lejeune”

Infectious diseases and compassion
Assist. prof.dr. Rok Civljak (Croatia)

Hepatology liver transplantation and compassion
Assist. prof.dr. Helena Glasova (Slovakia)

Neurology and compassion
Dr. Pavel Kostka (Czech Republik)

Oncology and compassion
Prof.dr. Javier Sanz (Spain)

Psychiatry and compassion
Dr. Ermanno Pavesi (Switzerland)

Medical psychology and compassion
Prof. Chiara Scardicchio (Italy), psychologist, University of Bari

Issues on gender gender medicine and compassion”
Assist. prof.dr. Dario Sacchini (Italy), Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University of the Sacred Heart, Rome

End of life and compassion
Prof. Vidas Pilvinis (Lithuania)

Geriatrics and compassion
Lotte Voets MD (Netherlands)

Compassion: practically ? Palliative Care
H.E. Mgrs Francesco Savino, member of the Charity and Health Commission of the Italian Episcopal Conference

Presentation of the final document and closing of the congress.
Msgr. Jacques Suaudeau (France), ecclesiastical/spiritual assistant to FIAMC / FEAMC