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

Program for above event in Paris, 
April 25 – 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 – 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 “Decisions in the medical profession”. 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 Celestino Lombardi (Rome), Dr Christian Hauke (Mainz) 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: “Decisions and Discernment in the life of a
            10.00: Discussion
            11.00: Coffee break
11.20: Dr Paul Koeck:” Making difficult decisions easier”
11.50: Discussion
12.45: Lunch
14.15: Dr Christian Hauke: “Decision making in the pharmaceutical industry”
14.45: Discussion
15.45: Coffee break
16.00: Prof. Dr Celestion Pio Lombardi: topic tbc
16.30: Discussion
17.30: End of working sessions
18.00: Optional celebration of the Eucharist
19.30: Dinner

Sunday, April 27

           09.30: Case study, led by Prof Dr Fritz Wrba
           10.00: Discussion
           11.00: Coffee break
11.20: General discussion – 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

Swift Code
Piazza San Fedele 4
20121 Milano – Italy
IBAN Account
IT 43 W05216 01630 000000054724
Marini Gianpaolo. Rubrica Confederazione Europea Ex Alunni Collegi Gesuiti
Via F. Ferruccio 15
20145 Milano


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