Annual Mass

Past presentation topics

2016 – Poverty & Health

Dr. Bob McKeon

 2015 – The Treatment of Pain: Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual  Aspects

Dr. Rob Hauptman

Chronic Pain and Spirituality 2015

2014 – Medical Care for Refugees

Dr. Val Krinke

2013 - Sexual Orientation and Ethical Issues for the Physician

Dr. Paul Flaman, Associate Professor of Christian Theology, St Joseph’s College

2012 - The Right of Conscientious Objection

Dr. Gordon Self,   Vice President, Mission, Ethics and Spirituality, Covenant Health

2011 - Swimming Against the Tide:  Our Journey Home

Dr. Tim Lau,  past president of the National Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Guilds

2010 – On Dignitas Personae – Catholic Teaching on Reproductive Biomedical Ethics

Dr. Tom Cavanagh

2009 – Cry of the Poor – Eating Disorders as Addiction

Dr. Joan Johnston MD FCFP

2007 – Featured speaker:

Archbishop Richard Smith

2006 – Meaning and suffering – A Christian’s Reflections Dispelling the Darkness of             Degenerative Disease

Mr. Mark Pickup, founder of HumanLifeMatters

2005 – Neither a Master or a Slave: A Doctor’s Challenge in the 21st Century

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza, columnist with the National Post

2004 – The Sexual Revolution – Reality Strikes Back

Dr. Stephen Genuis, OG Edmonton

2003 – New Reproductive Technologies: Should we be worried?

Rev. Jack Gallagher CSB
Past President Newman Theological College

2002 – What Hippocrates knew and we have forgotten

Dr. John Patrick
Director Education,Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada

2001 – Ethical Dilemmas in Intensive Care

Dr. Mary Lou Cranston,
Director, St Joseph’s College Ethics Centre
Bashir Jiwani, MSc
Northern Alberta Co-ordinator, Provincial Health Ethics Network
Dr. Richard G. Johnston
Director ICU, Royal Alexandra Hospital

2000 – Killing and Allowing to Die – a Distinction with a Difference

Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, New York.
John J. Conley
Department of Ethics, St Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Centre, New York

1999 – DNA Testing and Treatment: Target for the 21st Century

Dr. Bruce Yacyshyn
Dept. of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta
Dr. Mary Lou Cranston, cnd
Director, St Joseph’s College Ethics Centre

1998 – The Ethics of Job Action by Physicians

Dr. Bill Anderson,
Past President, Alberta Medical Association
Bob McKeown
Newman College

1997 – Physicians Working in the Missions

Dr. Ed Tworek,  surgeon
Grimard Hospital, Ayangba, Benue State, Nigeria 1986-1988