Irish Catholic Doctors Learning Network Conference to focus on “Healthcare in the Year of Mercy”

3 May, 2016 | News

The annual Irish Catholic Doctors Learning Network conference for 2016 is scheduled to take place on 28 May in the Emmaus Centre, Swords, Dublin. This year’s conference is titled “Healthcare in the Year of Mercy”.

Speakers at the conference will include Bishop Ray Field, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin and Chair of the Council for Healthcare of the Irish Bishops’ Conference; Rev. Dr Pádraig Corkery, Lecturer in Moral Theology, Pontifical University, Maynooth; Rev. Dr Luke MacNamara OSB, Monk of Glenstal Abbey and Lecturer in Sacred Scripture; and Dr Orla Halpenny, General Practitioner, Dublin.

Mass at the event will be celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, His Excellency Archbishop Charles Brown.

The one-day event will last from 8.30am – 5pm, including lunch, and tickets will cost €100. For more information on the conference and to register, please visit or email [email protected].

The Irish Catholic Doctors Learning Network was set up in response to an identified need for a greater understanding of the Catholic Church’s position on matters relating to healthcare and the clinical practice of Catholic doctors in Ireland today. It relates to the Healthcare Council of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference through their nominee. It is about Catholic doctors coming together to educate themselves on the science, medicine and professional issues behind the challenges facing all doctors and healthcare professionals working in the rapidly changing, constantly evolving healthcare environment today.



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