2019 Rome Conference Program

MATERCARE INTERNATIONAL’S (MCI)

14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

10TH BIENNIAL IN ROME


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

PATRONS

Pope St. John Paul II

St/Dr. Gianna Baretta Molla


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

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

Directed by Fr. Richard Taylor (UK)

Spiritual Advisor, MaterCare International

Retired Professor of Scripture

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 -10:10 Dr. Robert Walley

10:10 -10:30 Dr. Dermot Kearney (UK)

President, Catholic Medical Association UK

10:30 -11:00 Break

11:00 -11:20 Mrs Geraldine McSweeney

President, CICIAMS International

11:20 -11:40 Mr. Patrick Buckley (Ireland)

11:40 -12:00 Fr./Dr. Rene Stockman

Superior General of the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity

12:00 -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 (Canada)

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

Prof. Bogdan Chazan (Poland)

3:40 - 4:00 The Training of Christian Doctors for the Future

Prof. Grażyna Gromadzka, (Poland)

Dean of the Medical Faculty (Collegium Medicum) of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University (Warsaw, Poland)

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 (Australia)

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist,

5:00 - 5:20 Advances in Restorative Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Henrietta Williams (Nigeria)

Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Medical Director, Fertility Care Services Lagos, 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 Eugenics 21st Century Style

Dr. Andrzej Kochański (Poland)

Professor of Genetics in Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 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

Mr. Alex Schadenberg, (Canada)

Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

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

Dr. Paul Saba (Canada)

10:10 -10:30 Euthanasia for Psychiatric Reasons

Dr. Annette Hanson (Canada)

10:30 -10:50 Questions and Discussion

10:50 -11:10 Break

11:10 -11:50 Euthanasia and Conscience Rights

Mr. Alex Schadenberg, (Canada)

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

Dr. William Toffler (Canada)

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 (Canada)

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

Mrs. Catherine Glenn Foster (Canada)

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

Mr. Fabian Stahle

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

Mrs. Amy Hasbrouck

4:20 - 4:40 Questions and Discussion

4:40 - 5:10 Break

5:10 - 5:30 Cannabis Who Cares

Fr. Raymond De Souza (Canada)

Parish Priest, Journalist and Author

5:30 - 5:50 "Is Cannabis the New Thalidomide?"

Dr. Stuart Reece (Australia)

Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia

and Edith Cowan University in Perth

5:50 - 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 (UK)

Professor of Medical Ethics and of Canon Law (Rome)

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

Rev. George Woodall (UK)

Professor

10:10 -10:30 Transgenderism

Dr. Paul Hurz (USA)

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

Dr. Pat Byrne, (Australia)

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 (UK)

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

11:30 -12:00 Down Syndrome - My Family Experience

Zayn Walley with my Father and Grandfather (UK)

12:00 -12:30 Questions and Discussion

12:30 Close

1:00 - 3:00 Lunch

SESSION 5

3:00 - 3:20 Dr. Gian Luigi Gigli (Italy)

Professor of Neurology

Past President of FIAMC

3:20 - 3:40 Vatican Forum Objectives

Geoffrey Strickland (Italy)

Executive Director, Vatican Forum,

3:40 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 4:20 MaterCare International Review

Dr R Walley (Canada)

Executive Director, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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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