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Medical practice with a human face


Dream or reality ?

An ongoing formation event of the European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae


Program for above event in Paris, June 29 à“ July 1, 2012


During the last world congress of Jesuit Alumni/ae Father General, Adolfo Nicolas SJ, once again invited the alumni/ae to be men and women of depth, with and for others à“ wherever they might be.


For most of the alumni/ae the place where they are is first and foremost defined by their family life and their professional life. Those two environments are the main focuses of their every day life, and for that reason this is also the place where they really can be men and woman of depth, men and women with others and men and women for others.


The European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae acknowledges this reality and wants to provide alumni/ae from all over Europe with more opportunities to enable them to fulfil their wish to be those men and women, and to stay in touch with the spirit of the Society of Jesus which once took the responsibility of their education.


Fully aware of the diversity of professional backgrounds in which alumni/ae can be active, the Confederation is launching an inaugural experiment by organising an ongoing formation event, specially aimed at alumni/ae who are professionally active in the medical sector.


From Friday evening, June 29, till Sunday noon, July 1, 2012, a weekend is planned in Paris (Centre Laennec, 12 rue d'Assas, 75006 Paris) on the topic àœMedical practice with a human face à“ dream or reality ?à. Some 30 professionals from all over Europe will discuss topics of practical, scientific, ethical and spiritual interest regarding the meta-technical aspects of medical practice. The discussions will be preceded by an introduction by a professional and/or an academic. The scientific committee of the seminar consists of Prof. Carlo Fronticelli (Turin), Prof. Stephan Claes (KU Leuven), Prof. Jean-Louis Misset (Paris) and Prof. Andrea Vicini SJ (Boston College).


Although this event is primarily aimed at alumni/ae who are professionally active in the medical sector, it is also open to non-alumni/ae with a similar professional background, who are interested in the topics that will be discussed and to students in disciplines that prepare for a professional activity in the medical sector.


For the professionals, recognition of the event in the context of professional obligation regarding ongoing formation, will be requested from the national professional bodies concerned.


The participation fee will be limited to 150 € pp, including four meals (lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on  Friday and Saturday). Hotels and travel should be booked individually. However, ten individual rooms have been booked at the nearby Maison Adèle Picot (39 rue Notre Dames des Champs, 75006 Paris). If you want to use one of these rooms, please contact Eric de Langsdorff ( Other hotels in the immediate neighbourhood of the Centre Laennec are the hotel Raspail Montparnasse (203, boulevard Raspail) or the hotel Chomel (15, rue Chomel). More hotels can be found on

 Detailed program


Friday, June 29


            18.00:  Arrival at Centre Laennec

19.00: Welcome, introductory remarks

20.30: Dinner 


Saturday, June 30


            9.15: Prof. Andrea Vicini S.J.: àœDirections for a Global Medicine with a Human Faceà

            9.45: Discussion

            10.45: Coffee break

11.05: Prof. Jean-Louis Misset: àœShared doubts à

11.35: Discussion

12.30: Lunch

14.00: Prof. Carlo Fronticelli: àœAllocation of resources in the healthcare sectorà

14.30: Discussion

15.30: Coffee break

15.50: Prof. François Beaufils: topic to be confirmed

16.20: Discussion

17.30: End of working sessions

18.00: Optional celebration of the Eucharist

19.30: Dinner


Sunday, July 1


            9.30: Prof. Stephan Claes: àœConscience and free willà

            10.00: Discussion

            11.00: Coffee break

11.20: General discussion à“ exchange about a second weekend in 2013

12.15: Closing remarks

12.30: Lunch for those remaining in Paris

14.00: Short tourist program for those who want


The language at the meeting will be English.


Inscription Procedure:


Please notify the president of your national alumni/ae federation of your interest in this program before April 7, 2012. While we will do our very best, we can't guarantee that everybody will be able to participate in the program, as the Centre Laennec can cater for only 30 participants. We will confirm your participation or your presence on a waiting list at the latest by April 20. An inscription is only considered definitive if the participation fee has been paid.

Practical information:


Hotels Nearby:


Raspail Montparnasse***, 203 bd Raspail

Chomel***, 15 rue Chomel


Maison Adèle Picot:

39 rue Notre Dame des Champs


Centre Laennec

12 rue d'Assas, 75006 Paris

Metro line 12 (Sèvres Babylone)



For more information concerning practical organisation, please contact


Eric de Langsdorff

 9 rue de l'Amiral d'Estaing, F-75116 Paris, France

+33 (0)9 79 06 42 44

Mobile: +33 (0)6 83 03 33 98


For more information concerning the content of the seminar, please contact


Frank Judo

Morenhoekstraat 36, B-2840 Rumst, Belgium

Mobile +32 (0)496 28 81 81



Participation fee:


-       to be paid not before the participation has been confirmed by the national federation of the Jesuit alumni in your country, at the latest April 20, 2012

-       and no later than by April 30, 2012



To be transferred to the account of the European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae




Swift Code



Piazza San Fedele 4

20121 Milano à“ Italy

IBAN Account

IT 42 N0351201601000000054724



European Jesuit Alumni Confederation