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Séminaire au Centre Laennec - Paris


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


Program for above event in Paris, April 25 à“ April 27, 2014


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, April 25, till Sunday noon, April 27, 2014, a weekend is planned in Paris (Centre Laennec, 12 rue d'Assas, 75006 Paris) on the topic àœDecisions in the medical professionà. 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. Dr Fritz Wrba (Vienna), Prof. Dr Vincent Geenen (Liège), Prof. Dr Giorgio Palestro (Turin), Fr Patrick Langue SJ (Paris) and Dr Paul Koeck (Antwerp).


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 180 € 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, April 25


            18.00:  Arrival at Centre Laennec

19.00: Welcome, introductory remarks

20.30: Dinner


Saturday, April 26


            09.30: Prof.Dr. Vincent Geenen: àœDecisions and Discernment in the life of a


            10.00: Discussion

            11.00: Coffee break

11.20: Dr Paul Koeck:à Making difficult decisions easierà

11.50: Discussion

12.45: Lunch

14.15: Case study, led by Prof Dr Fritz Wrba

14.45: Discussion

15.45: Coffee break

16.00: Round table on some selected topics with students and alumni of Laennec

16.30: Discussion

17.30: End of working sessions

18.00: Optional celebration of the Eucharist

19.30: Dinner


Sunday, April 27


            09.30: Prof. Dr Giorgio Palastro: topic tbc

            10.00: Discussion

            11.00: Coffee break

11.20: General discussion à“ exchange about a fourth weekend in 2015

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.

Practical information:


Centre Laennec

12 rue d'Assas

75006 Paris

Metro line 12 (Sèvres Babylone)


Restaurant (dinner Friday night)

Vavin Café

18 rue Vavin
75006 Paris

Tel. : +33 (1) 43 26 67 47


Guest House nearby

Maison Adèle Picot

39 rue Notre Dame des Champs

75006 Paris

Tel : +33 (0) 1 45 49 80 92

(10 rooms have been reserved, priority have the young alumni/ae)


Hotels nearby


15 rue Chomel

75015 Paris

Tel : +33 (0) 1 45 48 55 52 Fax : +33 (0) 45 48 89 76

Online booking :


Raspail Montparnasse***

203 Boulevard Raspail

75014 Paris

Tel : + 33 (0) 1 43 20 62 86

Online booking :



For more information concerning practical organisation, please contact

Eric de Langsdorff

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

+33 (0)1 47 20 30 65

Mobile: +33 (0)6 77 83 31 72



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:  €180.00

-       to be paid not before the participation has been confirmed (at the latest April 21, 2014) by the national federation of the Jesuit alumni in your country

-       and no later than by April 23, 2014


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


Account no:




Swift Code



Piazza San Fedele 4

20121 Milano à“ Italy

IBAN Account

IT 43 W05216 01630 000000054724


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