Catholic Medical Quarterly Volume 67(1) February 2017


The Beginning of Life: A Conference for Juniors and Students of the Healthcare Professions.

Rhoslyn Thomas, Youth and Education Officer for SPUC

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A huge “Thank You!” to everyone who attended The Beginning of Life conference In October!

Over 70 people packed into Newman House, London, to listen to a range of varied and inspiring talks. We heard an exposition of Pope Saint John Paull II’s Evangelium vitae, reflections on the sacrament of marriage, as well as the challenges and joys of being a midwife, and the ethical intricacies encountered as a GP.

We were a truly multi-disciplinary bunch: in attendance were nurses, doctors, midwives, physios, pharmacists and students of all the above.

Above all, we were blessed to share in the fellowship of other Catholic healthcare professionals, enjoying some good food and meaningful conversation.

There were four talks throughout the day:

  • The vision of St John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae by Fr Stephen Wang, Catholic Chaplain to London University
  • We will win with love by Dr Adrian Treloar and Dr Josephine Treloar
  • What is man that you should keep him in mind? (by Anon.)
  • Staying legal, staying true - The GP minefield by Dr Mike Delany, GP

All the talks were excellent and though not a medical professional, I found them to be very useful and relevant to me. Our next events are detailed on the Catholic Medical Association of England and Wales Facebook page.

As before,
email: to book.
See you there!