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SAVE THE DATE: 11-12 DECEMBER 2019

A two-day symposium jointly organized by the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) and the Pontifical Academy for Life

To be held at the Augustinianum Congress Centre, Via Paolo VI, Rome

This special symposium examines the role that religion plays in providing holistic care in the context of medical ethics. By focusing on the intersection of belief-based and evidence-based approaches to care, speakers and participants will have the opportunity to highlight and explore the benefits of interfaith and interdisciplinary approaches to treating the body, mind, and soul.

Sessions include:
– Christian, Islamic and medical perspectives on ethics and palliative care
– Safeguarding the mental health of elderly patients receiving palliative care
– Interfaith approaches to promoting the role of spirituality in palliative care
– Perspectives on pediatric palliative care
– The mental health and wellbeing of older people: spiritual opportunities and challenges
– Maintaining the bridge of love between people with dementia and their carers
– Mental health and the elderly: the intersection of spirituality, caregiving, and medicine
– Suicide and life-threatening behavior among the elderly

To register interest, please email: wishcommunity@qf.org.qa or click here
(Simultaneous translation between English, Italian and Arabic will be available throughout the symposium sessions)

About the organizers:

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development with a mission of “building a healthier world through global collaboration”.

The Pontifical Academy for Life is a pontifical academy of the Catholic Church dedicated to promoting the Church’s consistent life ethic. The academy conducts research on bioethics and moral theology.

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