John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family

"Brain Death"

A Medicolegal Construct:

Scientific & Philosophical

Evidence

HOTEL MASSIMO D'AZEGLIO | ROME

20th - 21st MAY 2019


Discover the program

Opening Prayer Veni Sancte Spiritus


9:05        Welcome


9:10         “Brain Death” is not Death

               Philosophical and Scientific Evidence in Brief

                 Josef Seifert, DDr. Phil. Habil.


9:40        The “Birth” of “Brain Death”

                Thomas Zabiega, M.D.


10:30       “Brain Death” is not Death:

                Clinical Experience

                 Paul Byrne, M.D.


11:00       Coffee Break


12:00       Apnea Test Procedure versus Aggressive                              Therapy for Alleged “Brain Dead” Patients

                Cicero Coimbra, M.D., Ph.D.


13:00      Lunch Break


14:30       “Non-Heart-Beating” Donors, an Alternative

                to “Brain-Dead” Donors?

                Doyen Nguyen, OP, Dr. Med. Hematol.,

                Dr. Moral Theol.


15:30       Consent Policy and “Brain Death”

                Paul Byrne, M.D


16:30      Coffee Break


17:00      General Discussion


18:00      End of Day 1. Dinner to Follow (TBA)


Closing Prayer Salve Regina


Opening Prayer Veni Sancte Spiritus


9:05        Substance and Organism as a Whole Sed Contra

                to Moschella’s pro-“Brain Death” Rationale

                 Doyen Nguyen, OP, Dr. Med. Hematol.,

                 Dr. Moral Theol.


10:30       Critique of the “Brain Death” Concept in the                        Writings of Robert Spaemann and Wolfgang                        Waldstein

                 Fr. Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist., Mag. Theol.


11:30        Coffee Break


12:00       Fundamental Philosophical Errors and                                  Unthomistic Character of Lee and Grisez’s

                pro-“Brain Death” Rationale

                 Josef Seifert, DDr. Phil. Habil.


13:00       Lunch Break


14:30       Insights into Integration: What Makes

                an Organism a Whole?

                 D. Alan Shewmon, M.D. (Live Video Presentation)


15:30       Did John Paul II Approve “Brain Death”?

                 Doyen Nguyen, OP, Dr. Med. Hematol.,

                 Dr. Moral Theol.


16:30       Coffee Break


17:00      General Discussion


18:00      Truth, the Foundation of a Culture of Life

                Bishop Athanasius Schneider

                 (Live Video Presentation)


18:30      Concluding Remarks - Announcing the Theme

                of JAHLF 2020 Conference

                 Josef Seifert, DDr. Phil. Habil


18:45       End of Day 2. Banquet to Follow (TBA)


Closing Prayer Salve Regina

Day 1

Day 2

Participation Fees

Students' Registration

FEES

€ 30

JAHLF - Registration Fee Students

Students's Registration

FEES + LUNCH

€ 90

JAHLF - Registration Fee Students + Lunch

(2 days)

Registration

FEES + LUNCH

€ 120

JAHLF - Registration Fee and Lunch

(2 days)

Registration

FEES

€ 60

JAHLF - Registration FEE

Donation for the Congress

How to reach us

The hotel is located in Via Cavour, 18 - 00185 Rome.

From Termini train station (also reachable by Metro A and B) 1 minute walk.