.- The International Federation of Associations of Catholic Doctors (FIAMC) announced that its 23rd World Congress will be held May 6-9, 2010, in Lourdes, Frances.
Under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, the Congress-Pilgrimage, as it is being called, will focus on the theme, “Our Faith as Doctors.”
The International Medical Association of Lourdes and the Catholic Center for French Doctors are among the organizations promoting the event.
Speakers at the Congress will include experts from France, Italy, Spain, the United States, Peru, Chile, Argentina, India, Australia, Croatia, Germany and others. The opening session will be led by the president of FIAMC, Dr. Jose Maria Simon Castellvi, president of FIAMC, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, Bishop Jacques Perrier of Tarbes and Lourdes and Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona.
The Congress will address such topics as, “Catholic doctors and the Church, “Cures and miracles,” “The doctor, reflection of the Holy Spirit,” “Maternity, a priority for the Church,” “The protection of human life, in vitro fertilization and related procedures from a Catholic point of view.”
The schedule for the event can be found in French at http://pagesperso-orange.fr/p.theillier/frprogramme.htm.