Med Conf

… Abraham Verghese discusses some of the consequences of not attending to our patients as persons. Luigi Giussani in The Religious Sense makes much the same point in quoting and discussing a passage of Alexis Carrel … “as everyone knows, few observations and much discussion are conducive to error; much observation and little discussion to […]

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jerome lejeune …

January 15, 2011

in Bioethics,Med Conf

… a true scientist. A presentation at the New York Encounter this weekend. The life and work of the great geneticist and doctor through the eyes of his daughter, Clara Gaymard. A unique occasion to know about Dr. Lejeune’s life, scientific work, and discoveries directly from his daughter; how he lived the unity between his […]

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… is to be loved. The case of euthanasia in Quebec. One of the presentations at this weekend’s New York Encounter. While Quebec’s health care system lobbies to accommodate assisted suicide, a chorus of voices against this practice, that is federally outlawed, is heard on the front lines. A stream of witnesses, especially among medical […]

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med conference 2011 …

December 11, 2010

in Med Conf

“To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always” The 3rd annual medical conference for physicians, nurses, and medical students will take place in Florham Park, NJ from October 21-23, 2011 www.medicalconference.us For more information write to:medconference.aamp@gmail.com

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… an article in the most recent Journal of Medicine and the Person discusses the importance of attending to and recognizing the basic needs of our patients and families. A transcript of the original talk and related talks from the 2009 Med Conference. “The key lies in recognizing these basic needs. Not what we have […]

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… the story of Vicky, a young lady with HIV, who is healed in her encounter with Rose … it is also told in Greater – Defeating AIDS, an award winning film at Cannes. Vicky is speaking at the Med Conference this weekend.

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Elvira Parravicini discusses Icarus’ fall and its relation to caring for those in need. “suffering and sickness are unavoidable and ultimately are the premonition of death. Chagall depicts the falling Icarus welcomed by the people of the town with open arms, with tenderness and compassion. In history, care for the sick came about this way, […]

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… no one will need to be good Oh my soul, be prepared for the coming of the Stranger. Be prepared for him who knows how to ask questions. There is one who remembers the way to your door: Life you may evade, but Death you shall not. You shall not deny the Stranger. They […]

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… The Heart of the Matter … is the theme for this year’s MedConference sponsored by  Crossroads Cultural Center to be held July 16-18, 2010 in Jersey City, NJ. Please join us as we ” … explore a medical practice that takes into consideration the complexity of the needs of the patient.” For more information […]

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