Aquinas Lecture

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The Faculty of Theology of the University of Malta together with the Theology Students’ Association would like to invite you for its annual Aquinas Lecture entitled: “Stories of a Belgian Jesuit Palliative Care Physician: Accompanying Persons requesting Euthanasia” which will be held on Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 19:00 at the Embassy of The Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Ordnance Street, Valletta. 

Prof. Marc Desmet S.J., a Belgian Jesuit palliative care physician, will deliver this lecture.

RSVP: Email or Tel. 2340 3166


About the Speaker:

Born in Belgium in 1956, Prof. Desmet studied medicine and practised as a medical doctor before joining the Jesuits in 1984. He studied Philosophy in Paris and Theology in Louvain and was ordained a priest in 1992. He is specialised in palliative care and is one of the leading voices in Belgium on this topic. Desmet worked for 27 years as a full-time palliative care physician at the public hospital of the city of Hasselt where he founded one of the first Palliative Care Units.

Second Lecture:

Prof. Desmet S.J. will deliver a second lecture entitled: “In Search of Meaning at End-of-Life Care: Experiences of a Belgian Jesuit Palliative Care Physician.” University students, particularly medical students and professionals are invited. This lecture will be held on Wednesday 18th May 2022 at 18:00 at the South Auditorium at Mater Dei Hospital.

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