Health-Care Congress Scheduled in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, MARCH 17, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The European Federation of the Catholic Physicians Association is planning a congress to confront the challenges of the culture of death.

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The FEAMC will hold its 10th congress, in this Slovak capital, July 1-4 on the theme “New Challenges for Medicine and Health Care in Europe.”

The Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers and the Slovak bishops’ conference are among the sponsors of the congress.

The meeting expects to attract participants from Central and Eastern Europe and from around the world, Dr. Jozef Glasa, one of the coordinators of FEAMC 2004, told ZENIT.

The congress is open to doctors, nurses and health personnel, as well as experts and scientists in medicine, sciences and humanities, journalists and politicians, priests, seminarians, university professors and students, religious working in health and charitable fields, charity and pro-life organizations, and bioethics centers and universities.

For the symposium and workshops that will precede the congress, proposed topics include stem cell research, human cloning, assisted reproduction, natural family planning, obstetrics and gynecology from a Christian perspective, contraception and post-abortion syndrome.

For more details, see www.feamc2004.info, or contact the congress’ secretariat: FEAMC 2004, Dr. Jozef Glasa, Limbova 12, 83303 Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Or e-mail: secretary@feamc2004.info or glasa@upkm.sk.

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