Perinatal medicine offers today extraordinary opportunities to assist the unborn, but at the same time it poses important medical, ethical, spiritual and pastoral questions in the concrete accompaniment of couples and families living the experience of their new-born suffering from serious illness or disability.

The International Conference entitled “Yes to Life! Caring for the precious gift of life in its frailness”, intends to offer reflection and formation from a scientific perspective and with pastoral concern for such situations, with a view, in particular, to promoting a genuine welcoming culture of nascent life diagnosed with fetal pathologies.

The conference intends to serve the fact that no matter the child’s condition, life is always a gift and “an opportunity to grow in love, mutual aid and unity” (Amoris Laetitia, 47).

 

Intro
May 23rd
May 24th
May 25th
24/04/2019
#Yestolife

There are already three hundred participants registered for the conference “Yes to life! Caring for the Precious Gift of Life in its Frailness”, to be held in Rome from 23rd to 25th May next. In the ...

11/04/2019
Life
A Video Message from Prof. Giuseppe Noia

“Is it possible to wed tenderness to prenatal science ?” This is the question asked by Prof. Giuseppe Noia, President of the Italian Non-Profit Foundation Il Cuore in una goccia, on introducing the ...

27/02/2019
Conference on life
“Yes to Life!” is the title of the forthcoming international conference organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life from the 23rd to 25th May, in cooperation with the Italian Foundation "Il Cuore in una Goccia"

“Perinatal medicine today offers extraordinary opportunities for assistance in nascent life, but at the same time poses important questions on the concrete accompaniment of couples and families who ...

Introduction and Prayer
Card. Kevin Farrell
Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
Re-Humanize Diagnosis: from Selective Culture to the Culture of Life
Prof. Gabriella Gambino
Under-Secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
Fetal Therapies and Perinatal Hospice: the Science that Opens to Lifee hospice perinatale
Prof. Giuseppe Noia
Director of Perinatal Hospice of “A.Gemelli” University Polyclinic Foundation I.R.C.C.S., Founder and President of "Il Cuore in una Goccia" non-profit Foundation, Italy
The Family Network of “Il Cuore in una Goccia” non-profit Foundation: a New Model of Solidarity and Care
Dr. Anna Luisa La Teano 
Co-Founder of "Il Cuore in una Goccia" non-profit Foundation, Italy“ 
An Encounter with Experience
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How to Give Hope in Serious Maternal and Fetal Pathologies
Prof. Antonio Lanzone 
Director of Clinical and Pathology Obstetric (U.O.C.) of the Women and Child's Health Center –“A. Gemelli” University Polyclinic Foundation I.R.C.C.S., Italy
Perinatal Palliative Care As Love for Life
Prof.ssa Ana Martín Ancel
Neonatology Unit, BCNatal, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain
Round Table Discussion: 
How to Set Up a "Rescue Network" in a Society with a Hyper-Selective Input: Who to Call, How to Call, WhyCalling When in Need
H.E. the Most. Rev. Claudio Giuliodori
General Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Prof. Alessandro Frigiola
Head of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery - I.R.C.C.S. San Donato General Hospital – Milan, President of the Association “Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo” non-profit Foundation, Italy
Dr. Vincenzo Papa
Technology Entrepreneur, Italy
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Accompanying a New Life
Fr. Vito D’Amato, OFM
Spiritual Director of the Servant of God, Chiara Corbella Petrillo, Italy
An Encounter with Experience
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Spiritual Support as the Foundation of Hope: from  Suffering to the Joy of Life
Ms. Angela Bozzo
Co-Founder of "Il Cuore in una Goccia" non-profit Foundation, Italy
Videoclip Screening (prepared by “Il Cuore in una Goccia" non-profit Foundation)

Caring after Those Who Provide Care
Dr. MaryCarroll Sullivan
Chief Healthcare Ethicist, Archdiocese of Boston, USA 

 

How Can We Avoid Futile Medical Care and Euthanasia?
Prof. Carlo Bellieni
Neonatal intensive care unit, University Hospital of Siena, Italy

The Experience of the Perinatal Hospice - Imprint of Life When Assisting and Supporting Families after the Diagnosis of Prenatal Pathologies. “I cannot give more days to your life, but I can give more life to your days”
Sr. Giustina Olha Holubets
Geneticist, University of Lviv, Association "Imprint of life", Ukraine 

 

Perinatal Hospice: What it Means to Do No Harm. Medical  Ethics and Pregnancies with Adverse Diagnosis
Dr. Byron C. Calhoun
M.D. Maternal and Fetal Medicine Specialist, West Virginia University, USA 
Pediatric and Obstetric Responses towards Prenatal Surgery for Lethal and Non-Lethal Conditions
Prof. John Lantos
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri, Founder and Director of Children’s Mercy Hospital, Bioethics Center, USA 
Post-Natal Palliative Treatments
Prof. Patrizia Papacci
Neonatologist, “A. Gemelli” University Polyclinic Foundation I.R.C.C.S., Italy
Life at a Crossroads of Mankind: Basics, Breakthroughs and Dilemma
Dr. Alexandra Aude Henrion-Caude
Geneticist, Innovative Research Methods for the Study of Genetic Diseases, Inserm, France 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audience with the Holy Father

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A Video Message from Prof. Gabriella Gambino

A Video Message from Prof. Giuseppe Noia

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