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Last update March 16, 2011

(Stephen) Joseph Tham, LC 譚傑志神父

Date of Birth: January 24, 1965

Date of Baptism: February 7, 1965

Present Position

Assistant Professor, School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical university, Rome.

 

Brief Personal History

  • 2007 PhD in Bioethics
  • 2005 Licentiate (Master’s degree) in Bioethics
  • 2004 Diaconate and Priestly ordination
  • 2004 Graduated from theology in Rome
  • 2002 Perpetual religious profession
  • 2000 Apostolate work at Pontifical Catechetical Institute, Escuela de la Fe, Mexico
  • 1998 Professor of philosophy in New York
  • 1998 Graduated from philosophy in Rome.
  • 1995 First profession to religious vows, and then went to study philosophy in Rome.
  • 1994 Entered the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut.
  • 1991 Finished medical internship and began working as a family physician.
  • 1990 Graduated from medical school, began medical internship.
  • 1986 Graduated in Bachelors of Science, Toronto.
  • 1983 Graduated from high school, Toronto.
  • 1980 Emigration to Toronto, Canada.
  • 1965 Born in Hong Kong.

Academic Experience

Degrees and titles

  • Oct 2007 – present Licentiate in Theology
  • Mar 2005 – April 2007 PhD in Bioethics, “Secularization of Bioethics—A Critical History”, director D. Edmund Pellegrino. Summa cum Laude, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy.
  • Oct 2002 – Feb 2005 Master in Bioethics, Summa cum Laude, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy
  • Oct 2001 – June 2004 Bachelor of Theology, Summa cum Laude, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy
  • Oct 1996 – June 1998 Bachelor of Philosophy, Summa cum Laude, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy
  • Sept 1986 – June 1990 Doctor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
  • Sept 1983 – June 1986 Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics at the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
  • Sept 1980 – June 1983 Grade 13 and Grade 12 High school diplomas, Newtonbrook Secondary School, Toronto, Canada.

Language Skills

  • Chinese (Cantonese) Fluent (mother tongue)
  • Chinese (Mandarin) Moderate
  • English Fluent
  • Spanish Fluent
  • Italian Fluent
  • Latin Reading
  • Classical Greek Basic
  • Swahili Basic

Work/Apostolic Experience

  • July 2010 – present Fellow, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, www.unescobiochair.org
  • Sept. 2004 – present Assistant Professor, School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy
  • June 2004 – July 2007 Consulter on Bioethical issues, www.catholic.net
  • June, 2006 Academic Coordinator, Technologizing Humanity of Humanizing Technology?, Fifth Annual Bioethics Summer Course, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University , June 26 – July 7, 2006.
  • Sept 1999 – Sept 2001 Auxiliary to directorate, Escuela de la Fe, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sept 1998-Sept 1999 Professor of Philosophy, Our Lady of Thornwood, Center of Higher Studies of the Legionaries of Christ, Thornwood, New York, USA
  • July 1998 Auxiliary, Center for Seminary Formators, Leggiuno, Italy.
  • April 1998 Assistant to the General Secretary, Synod of Bishops for Asia, Vatican.
  • May 1993 – May 1994 Emergency Department, Etobicoke General Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
  • July 1991 – May 1994 Family Practice, Toronto, Canada.
  • June 1990 – June 1991 Medical Internship at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, Canada.
  • April – May 1990 Medical missionary, Sengerema Hospital, Sengerema, Tanzania, East Africa.
  • July – August 1988 Medical missionary work at St Gaspar Hospital, Itigi, Tanzania, East Africa.
  • July – August 1987 Biochemical medical research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Other Courses and diplomas

  • “Biolgocial Evolution, Facts and Theories: A Critical Appraisal 150 Years after The Origin of Species,” STOQ Project, Pontifical Gregorian University in collaboration with University of Notre Dame, Rome, March 3-7, 2009.
  • Generating humans: procreation or production?, Fourth Annual Bioethics Summer Course, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University , July 4 – 15, 2005.
  • Natural Law in Thomas Aquinas, by Russell Hittinger, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, December 6-17, 2004.
  • Genes, genetics and eugenics, Third Annual Bioethics Summer Course, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. July 5 – 16, 2004
  • Love, Sexuality and the Beginning of Life, Second Annual Bioethics Summer Course, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, June 30 - July 11, 2003
  • The Moral Foundations of Democracy, Mary Ann Glendon, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Oct 14 – Nov. 1, 2002
  • Mini-course on Spiritual Direction, Center of Higher Studies, Rome, Easter 2003.
  • Masters in Bioethics Diploma program 2002-2003, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome.
  • Mini-course on Spiritual Exercises, Mexico City, Jan 2000,
  • Mini-course on Liturgy, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Christmas 1999.
  • Natural Family Planning Medical Consultant (NFPMC) from the American Academy of Natural Family Planning (AANFP), USA, 1994
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).1993
  • Two week Medical Interchange Experience in China, organized by Toronto Chinese Medical Association, Spring 1993.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 1990

Publications

Books

  • J. Tham – M. Losito (eds.), Bioetica al Futuro: Tecnolocizzare l’uomo o Umanizzare la tecnica, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican, 2010.
  • La Piedra Angular Perdida, El Arca, Mexico D.F., 2009.
  • The Secularization of Bioethics—A Critical History, UPRA Press, Rome, 2007.
  • The Missing Cornerstone—Why couples choose Natural Family Planning in their marriage, Circle Press, Hamden CT 2004.
  • Collaboration in translation and redaction of G. Miranda, (ed.), The Stem Cell Dilemma—For the Good of all humanity?, Guile Foundation, Rome 2002.

Articles

Forthcoming:

  • «Harvard Brain Death Criteria and Organ Transplantation: A Historical Revisit», submitted to Studia Bioethica 2.5 (2009)
  • «Family and Healthcare Decision Making: Cultural Shift from Individual to Relational Self in the West» Submitted to Journal of Philosophy and Medicine
  • «Suffering Technology» Submitted to Christian Bioethics
  • «Secularization of Death in a Technological Age» submitted to Studia Bioethica 2.7 (2009)
  • «Bioethical Lessons from Job», submitted to Christian Bioethics
  • «Religious corrective to secular bioethics», submitted to Studia Bioethica 3.1 (2010)
  • «Will to Power: Nihilistic tendencies in reproductive technologies» submitted to Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics

Published:

  • «生命倫理學的挑戰» [Current Challenges in Bioethics] in Kung Kao Po (3466), Hong Kong, July 25, 2010.
  • «Challenges to Human Dignity in the Ecology Movement» Linacre Quarterly 77.1 (2010), 53-62.
  • «Human Dignity in Dignitas Personae: Philosophical and Theological Reflections», Studia Bioethica 1, (2009), 12-18
  • P.J. Yeung – E. Laethem – S.J. Tham, «Argument in Favor of the Use of Levonorgestrel in Cases of Sexual Assault: Rebuttal», in Catholic Health Care Ethics: A Manual for Practitioners, National Catholic Bioethics Center, 141-143.
  • P.J. Yeung – E. Laethem – S.J. Tham, «Argument Against the Use of Levonorgestrel in Cases of Sexual Assault», in Catholic Health Care Ethics: A Manual for Practitioners, National Catholic Bioethics Center, 143-150.
  • «Bioethics… bioethical theories: secular», in C. Hervé (ed.), Visions comparées de la bioéthique, L’Harmattan, Paris 2008, 109-111.
  • «Bioethics… bioethical theories: catholic», in Visions comparées de la bioéthique, 113-115.
  • « Secularization of Death» in Visions comparées de la bioéthique, 165-167.
  • «Lust, Shame and Bioethics», Studia Bioethica 2-3 (2008), 202-210.
  • «Common Grounds? Seeking an Australian Consensus on Abortion and Sex Education [Book Review]», Studia Bioethica 2-3 (2008), 211-212.
  • «The Secularization of Bioethics», in National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 3 (2008), 443-454.
  • P.J. Yeung – E. Laethem – S.J. Tham, “More on Plan B”, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 3 (Autumn 2008), 418-423.
  • Signatory in International Association of Catholic Bioethicists, «Statement on Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell», National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 2 (2008), 323-342.
  • «La Bioetica e il Sacramento dell’Unzione degli Infermi», Sacerdos Magazine (Italian ed.) 66 (2008), 44-47.
  • «New Book—Biotechnology and the Human Good», Studia Bioethica 1 (2008), 71.
  • P.J. Yeung – E. Laethem – S.J. Tham, «Is Plan B Abortifacient? Further Responses», National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 2 (Summer 2008), 217-219.
  • «¿Un Siglo Biotech? Nota a un libro inquietante», Ecclesia 1 (2008), 97-103.
  • «The Secular turn of Bioethics», Culture of Life Newsletter (03/07/2008) in http://www.culture-of-life.org/content/view/55/112/
  • «Cuando la bioética se laicizó», in http://es.catholic.net/sexualidadybioetica/371/428/articulo.php?id=33903
  • «Wie der Bioethik ihre religiösen Wurzeln abhanden kamen», Zenit News Agency (November 2, 2007) ZG07110206, in http://www.zenit.org/article-13705?l=german
  • «Embriones humano-animales: ¿La ciencia sin preocupación ética?», in http://es.catholic.net/sexualidadybioetica/195/454/articulo.php?id=33539
  • «Abstract—The Secularization of Bioethics: A Critical History», National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 3 (2007), 614.
  • «Secularization of Death in end of life issues», EduBioethics conference in https://www.medecine.univ-paris5.fr/spip_login.php3?recalcul=oui&var_url=rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=361
  • «When Bioethics turned secular», Zenit News Agency (October 8, 2007) ZE07100802 in http://www.zenit.org/article-20701?l=english
  • «Bioethics and Anointing of the Sick», Linacre Quarterly 3 (2007), 253-257.
  • «La Bioetica e il Sacramento dell’Unzione degli Infermi», La Voce 3 (2007), 8-9.
  • «From euthanasia to infanticide: The Dutch approach to severely sick newborns», National Catholic Register, USA. (April 3-9, 2005), 9.
  • «Lenguaje y el aborto», Tiempos de Fe, Edicciones Escuela de la Fe, Mexico City, Mexico, 8-2000
  • «Quienes son los Mormones», Tiempos de Fe, Edicciones Escuela de la Fe, Mexico City, Mexico, 6-2000
  • «Liberación», Tiempos de Fe, Edicciones Escuela de la Fe, Mexico City, Mexico, 5-2000
  • «La Locura de la Encarnación», Tiempos de Fe, Edicciones Escuela de la Fe, Mexico City, Mexico, 4-2000
  • «¿Existe el Diablo?», El Observador, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Mexico, 3-2000
  • «Las Matemáticas de la Felicidad», Tiempos de Fe, Edicciones Escuela de la Fe, Mexico City, Mexico, 2-2000
  • Cumplir las promesas: El valor del amor verdadero», Sacerdos Magazine (Spanish ed.) 27 (2000), 44-48.
  • «Counting NFP’s Blessings», Catholic Faith and Family (Nov. 7-20, 1999), 20.
  • «¿Existe el Diablo?», Tiempos de Fe, Edicciones Escuela de la Fe, Mexico City, Mexico, 11-1999

Interviews

  • «倫理學者譚傑志神父 來港分享「身體神學」», in Kung Kao Po (3483 ), Hong Kong, Nov. 21, 2010
  • «High profile surrogate birth prompts questions», in The Sunday Examiner, Hong Kong, November 7, 2010.
  • «輿論探討生育與性 牧者強調嬰孩與社會權益», in Kung Kao Po (3481 ), Hong Kong, Nov. 7, 2010
  • «天主教倫理學者批評: 代母產子是對女性剝削», in Apple Daily 生果日報 , Hong Kong, Nov 4, 2010.
  • «植物人可停人工餵飼? 信徒神長反對諮詢建議» in Kung Kao Po (3466 ), Hong Kong, Mar. 7, 2010.
  • «譚傑志神父返港 主持生命倫理講座» in Kung Kao Po (3444), Hong Kong, Feb. 21, 2010.
  • «Bioethics» Fr. Joseph Tham with Jennifer Miller, Light of the World Radio 1575 kHz, New Zealand, August 31, 2008.
  • E. Pentin, «Human-Animal Embryos: Science Without Regard for Ethics?», National Catholic Register, (October 14-20, 2007), 5-6.
  • «Human-Animal Hybrid Embryos», Rome Report TV News Agency, (September 20-26, 2007).
  • «Reprogramming to generate Stem Cells», Rome Report TV News Agency, (August 23-29, 2007).

Teaching activities

Courses Imparted

  • “Dignità della procreazione,” Core course of the Licentiate program of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, 2nd Semestre, 2010.
  • Current Challenges in Bioethics 生命倫理的時下挑戰, Intensive course for STB, Holy Spirit Seminary College, Hong Kong, Feb 1-6, 2010. http://www.hsscol.org.hk/main/seminar/0910SEM/TM305_BIOETHICS/2010_TM401MOV.htm
  • Introduction to Bioethics, International Leadership Semester, Università Europea di Roma, Rome October 2008, March 2009, Oct. 2009, February 2010.
  • Introduction to Medicine for Bioethicists, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, November 2007.
  • Il Mistero della Chiesa e il valore del Magistero, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, October 2007.
  • The secularization of bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, Rome, February 15-17, 2007.
  • The Contraception Controversy and the origin and secularization of Bioethics, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, June 2006.
  • Seminar of Philosophical Synthesis, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Feb – May, 1999. (Bachelor’s of Philosophy program)
  • Debates on Metaphysics, Seminar, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York,
  • History of Modern Philosophy, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Oct.1998-Feb 1999. (Bachelor’s of Philosophy program)
  • Philosophy of Culture, Center of Higher Studies, Our Lady of Thornwood, New York, Feb – May, 1999. (Bachelor’s of Philosophy program)

Doctoral Dissertations

  • Second Corrector of Thesis, “Agire e soffrire: Il contributo della fede annuncio di una questione bioetica nel Magistero di Giovanni Paolo II” by Andrea Mariani, July 5, 2010.
  • Second Corrector of Thesis “The Bioethical and Cultural Implications of the Truth-telling Debates” by Marie-Catherine Letendre, July 2, 2009.
  • Second Corrector of Thesis “Life-Threatening Diseases In Africa, A Comparative Study Of Hiv/Aids Politics Between Nigeria And Uganda” by Anthony Ibe, April 8, 2009.
  • Second Corrector of Thesis “The ethical implications of the artificial reproductive technologies. Nigeria as a case study” by Paschal Nwaezeapu, June 8, 2007.

Conferences Imparted

  • 複製人,幹細胞和雜種 [Cloning, Stem Cells & Hybrids], talk to Form 4-6 students, Tak Sun Secondary School, New Territories, Hong Kong, November 8, 2010.
  • 權力意志:生殖科技存有的虛無主義傾向 [Will to Power: Nihilistic tendencies in Reproductive technologies], Centre for Catholic Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, November 4, 2010.
  • Informed Consent and Truth Telling, Staff, residents and nurses of Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, November 3, 2010.
  • 試管嬰兒:是善是惡? [The problems with IVF], organized by the Guild of St. Luke and Diocesan Committee for Bioethics, Hong Kong, October 30, 2010.
  • 社工如何面對現代生命倫理的挑戰 [Various Bioethical Challenges for Social Workers], Staff of Caritas Hong Kong, and Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, and Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council , Hong Kong, October 29, 2010.
  • 身體神學 牧民影響與挑戰 [Theology of the Body—Pastoral Implications and Challenges], Study day for local clergy and religious, Diocese of Hong Kong, Catholic Diocese, Centre, Hong Kong, October 27, 2010.
  • 生命倫理學的時下挑戰 [Challenges in Bioethics Today], organized by the Guild of St Luke, Catholic Nurses Guild and Diocesan Committee for Hospital Pastoral care, Hong Kong, Oct 24, 2010.
  • Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Concurrent Session Panel speaker at “Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Fair Minded Words” Conference on Abortion, Princeton University, October 15-16, 2010.
  • Human Dignity and its implication in our lives, Grade 12 students of St. Robert Catholic School, Thornhill, Ontario, October 7-8, 2010.
  • Why IVF is Wrong? Evenings at the Oratory, Holy Family Parish, Toronto, Oct 6, 2010
  • Informed Consent and Truth Telling: Changing Realities and Present Challenges, presented at Grand Rounds of Post-Graduate Year (PGY) Family Medicine residents, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, October 5, 2010.
  • 生命倫理學對人性尊嚴及其挑戰的看 [The Challenges to Human Dignity in Bioethics], organized by Toronto Right to Life, hosted at Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church, Markham, Ontario, October 4, 2010.
  • Cloning, Stem Cells, Hybrids, organized by Toronto Right to Life Association and held at Blessed Trinity Parish, Toronto, Sept 30, 2010
  • The Challenges of Bioethics: A War of Ideas, organized by the The Bio-Ethics STudent Club BEST Club, St. Joseph Moscati Toronto Catholic Doctors' Guild   Newman Centre, University of Toronto, September 28, 2010.
  • Human Dignity in Bioethics, Keynote Speaker in “Bioethics - A Humanistic Approach to Medicine,” held in Pontiac, MI, Sept 23, 2010.
  • Effect of Contraception on the Secularization of Bioethics, Theology Department, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, September 14, 2010.
  • The Secularization of Bioethics, presented at Concurrent Session, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, Trent, Italy, July 24-27, 2010
  • Representing UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights in the International conference “Religions, Cultures, Human Rights: Complex Relations in Evolution”, organized by Religions for Peace, and under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 10, 2010
  • Etica della Procreazione Assistita, Masters in Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum, March 11, 18, 2010
  • Stem Cells: A Bioethical Analysis, Hong Kong Baptist Universty Center for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong, Feb. 10, 2010  http://hkbulib.hkbu.edu.hk/record=b2366231
  • Advanced Directives from a Catholic Perspective, St. Thomas More Society, Club Lusitano, Hong Kong, February 8, 2010.
  • Family and Healthcare Decision Making: Cultural Shift from the Individual to the Relational Self in the West. (家庭與醫療決策: 從西方個人自我至關係自我的文化變遷), International Conference “Building Chinese bioethics and deepening health-care reforms” organized by Medical College of Xi’an Jiaotong University and Center of Applied Ethics of the Hong Kong Baptist University, Xi’an, China, November 1, 2009.
  • 科技,苦難與人 (Suffering Technology), Centre for Catholic Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, October 29, 2009.
  • Secularization and it influence on the Acceptance of Euthanasia, Mercy Ethics Conference on End of Life, South Sioux City, NE, USA, Oct. 23, 2009
  • Benessere nella Tradizione Cinese, 1° Convegno Internazionale “L’Uomo e il Benessere psicofisico”, Spoleto, Oct. 10, 2009.
  • Theology of the Body, Canadian Chinese Martyr Church, Toronto, October 3, 2009.
  • Challenges in Bioethics: Today and Tomorrow, Toronto Right to Life and Blessed Trinity Parish, Toronto, Oct 1, 2009
  • Human Suffering and Technology, Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Sept 30, 2009
  • The Secularization of Bioethics, Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute and the Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Sept. 29, 2009
  • Cloning and Stem Cells: Recent Advances and Current Debates, St. Robert Catholic School, Markham, Ontario, Sept. 29, 2009
  • Using Bioethics as an aid to the physician and patient in the ethical evaluation of a medical intervention, Abstract submitted coauthored with Dr. Cecile O’Connor and presented at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, International Conference on Residency Education, Victoria, BC, Sept. 26, 2009.
  • Current Challenges of Bioethics and End of Life issues, St. Michael Parish, Houston, TX, September 20, 2009.
  • Bioética Católica y bioética laica, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Houston, TX, Sept 17, 2009.
  • The Role of Religion in Bioethical Debates, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Houston, TX, Sept 14, 2009.
  • Bioethics in China, 9th Annual Bioethics Summer Course “Global Bioethics: Science, Religion and Human Rights in Dialogue,” Regina Apostolorum, Rome, July 6, 2009.
  • The Origin of bioethics, between religious inspiration and secularization, 9th Annual Bioethics Summer Course “Global Bioethics: Science, Religion and Human Rights in Dialogue,” Regina Apostolorum, Rome, July 6, 2009.
  • 複製和幹細胞的研究與生物倫理 (Cloning and Stem Cells: Latest Advances and Bioethical Analysis), Centre for Catholic Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 9, 2008.
  • Theology of the Body and Chastity, Pio Therese Formation Centre and Macau Parents Association, Macau, December 1-5, 2008.
  • Challenges to Human Dignity in Secular Bioethics, 14th AFCMA Congress on Human Dignity in Medicine, Catholic Diocese Center, Hong Kong, November 27-29, 2008.
  • Religion's Contribution to Bioethics, Men's Group WB-IMF Staff Catholic Association, World Bank, Washington DC, September 22, 2008.
  • Religious corrective to secular bioethics panelist in “The Culture of Life vs. The Culture of Death: from Humanae Vitae to Cloning and Assisted Suicide” Culture of Life Foundation, Washington, DC  September 20, 2008.
  • Bioethics Challenges for the Faithful, Youth and Family Encounter, World Youth Day, Sydney, July 13, 2008.
  • Theology of the Body, Youth and Family Encounter, World Youth Day, Sydney, July 13, 2008.
  • Ethics and Science: The abortifacient debate on the Birth Control Pill and the Morning After Pill, 7th International Bioethics Summer Course, “Culture of Life and Abortion. From Face off to proposal”, UPRA, Rome, June 24, 2008.
  • The effect of Contraception on the Secularization of Bioethics, American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals 27th Annual Meeting, Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae and 30 Years of Education Program support form Creighton University School of Medicine, Augustianum, Rome, June 12, 2008.
  • Current debates in Bioethics, Youth and Family Encounter, Krakow, Poland, April 11-12, 2008.
  • The missing cornerstone, Youth and Family Encounter, Krakow, Poland, April 11-12, 2008.
  • What is wrong with IVF? Youth and Family Encounter, Krakow, Poland, April 11-12, 2008.
  • Bioethics Challenges to Catholic Doctors Today, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Houston, March 28, 2008.
  • Secularization of Death in End of Life Issues, Workshop III-End of Life, EduBioethics, School of Medicine, Université R. Descartes Paris V, Paris, October 3-5, 2007.
  • Assisting the Repentant Person with IVF Embryos in Suspended Animation, (Spanish and English Bioethics Tracks) International Youth and Family Encounter, Atlanta, July 27-29, 2007.
  • Philosophical-Theological Background of Catholic Bioethics (Spanish Bioethics Track), International Youth and Family Encounter, Atlanta, July 27-29, 2007.
  • Secular Bioethics, College COMPASS, Regina Apostolorum, Rome, June 5, 2006.
  • Paternità Responsabile, Pre-marraige course, San Ferdinando Re Parish, Ustica, Palermo, Italy, April 2006.
  • Clonare l’uomo?, Centro Accoglienza, Ustica, Palermo, April 6, 2006.
  • Secular Bioethics: How did we get there? Youth and Family Encounter Apostolic Fair, San Jose California, USA, July 22, 2005
  • The meaning of death, panellist at Bioethics and Culture Conference, University of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, USA, July 20, 2005
  • Bioethics conference, Thomas Moore College, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Feb 29, 2004
  • Bioethics in the world of ideologies, Lexington, Kentucky, Feb 22, 2004
  • Bioethics and the Family, Holy Spirit Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, Feb 18, 2004
  • The Missing Cornerstone: Testimonies on Natural Family Planning, Sponsored by the Catholic Law Student Association, Students for Life and The School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, Feb 17, 2004.
  • Current debates in Bioethics—a clash between two view of the human person, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Organized by Canadian Catholic Bioethics Centre, sponsored by Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Service, Feb 16, 2004
  • Chinese Painting—History and techniques, Graphics Arts Department, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, March 1, 2000
  • Medicine in the West: Challenges for the Third Millennium, School of Medicine, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, Feb. 29, 2000
  • Missions in Tanzania, School of Medicine, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, Feb. 29, 2000
  • Chinese Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Mayab, Merida, Mexico, Feb. 29, 2000
  • Medical Missions in Africa, New York School of Medicine, Humanism in Medicine Orientation Day, New York, April 24, 1999.

Conferences attended

  • “Fertility, Infertility and Gender,” Linacre Centre, Maynooth, Ireland, June 16-18, 2010
  • “Confucian Bioethics”, Rui Ping Fan, Regina Apostolorum, March 10, 2010
  • “An encounter with Engelhardt”, HT Engelhardt, Regina Apostolorum, March 11, 2010.
  • "Souls' in the Naturalistic Worldview: Consilience, Reduction and Ontological Claims," by William Casebeer, organized by Masters in Science and Faith and Neurbioethics Group, Regina Apostolorum, March 9, 2010.
  • “Body, Soul and Mind: Aquinas and Modern Developments in Biotechnology and Neuroscience,” 5th Annual Aquinas Colloquium, The Aquinas Institute, Blackfriars, Oxford, UK, March 6, 2010.
  • “Culture of Life and Religion” Organized by UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights and Master Scienza e Fede, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical university, Pontifical Notre Dame Center, Jerusalem, December 13, 2009
  • “Bioethics, Law and Religion in End of Life Issues” VII International Congress of International Federation of Centres and Institutes of Bioethics of Personalist Inspiration (FIBIP), Organized by the School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical university, Pontifical Notre Dame Center, Jerusalem, December 14, 2009
  • “Adult somatic stem cells: New Perspectives,” 2nd International congress on Responsible Stem Cell Research, Auditorium Rainier III, Monaco, November 26-28, 2009
  • “Human Life with Cognitive Impairment: Caring and Giving Hope in a World of Change” The 4th International Association of Catholic Bioethicists International Colloquium, Cologne, Germany, July 12-16, 2009.
  • “St. Paul’s Jubilee of University Students: Gospel, culture and cultures,” International Forum of Universities, Congregation for Catholic Education and Pontifical Council for Culture, Rome, March 12-15, 2009.
  • “For Everyone, Everywhere: Universal Human Rights and the Challenge of Diversity”, Embassy of the USA to the Holy See, Istituo Maria Santissima Bambina, Rome, October 16, 2008.
  • “Biopolitica e centralità della persona,” VI International Congress of International Federation of centers and institutes of Personalist Bioethics (FIBIP), Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, September 29-30, 2008.
  • “Guardians and Interpreters of Life. The Relevance of the Encyclical Humane Vitae”, Pontifical Lateran University, May 8-10, 2008.
  • Latin America and the International Human Rights Project: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, Embassy of the USA, Costa Rica and Chile to the Holy See, Regina Apostolorum, Rome, May 2, 2008.
  • “Close By The Incurable Sick,” XIV General Assembly, Pontifical Academy for Life, Rome, February 25-26, 2008.
  • “The Christian Conscience in Support of the Right to Life,” XIII General Assembly, Pontifical Academy for Life, Rome, February 23-24, 2007.
  • The STOQ International Conference, “Ontogeny and Human Life”, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy, November 15-17, 2007
  • “Autonomy of Reason? Judgment in Hermeneutics and Philosophy of language, Aesthetics, Logics and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Right and Politics”, Italian-American Philosophy V Meeting, Rome, 18, October 2007, 6th Session Judgment and decision in bioethics: parametri etici, giuridici, religiosi e culturali.
  • Fertilità: Visione Cattolica, Ospitale IDI, Roma, Italy, October 12, 2007.
  • Incapacity and Care – Linacre Centre 30th Anniversary Conference, St Mary’s University College, London, July 5-7, 2007.
  • 3rd International Colloquium on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: How Far Should We Go? By the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists, St Mary’s University College, London, July 1-5, 2007.
  • Cristianesimo e Secolarizzazione: Sfide per la Chiesa e per l’Europa, Università Europea di Roma and Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Rome, May 29, 2007.
  • 2nd Workshop on Bioethical Education in a Multicultural Environment, Edubioethics, University of Salamanca, Spain, April 14-16, 2007.
  • Fondamenti del pensiero cristiano e sfide della cultura laica: Chiesa al bivio? Istituto San Tommaso, Pontifical St. Thomas University (Angelicum), Rome, March 3, 2007.
  • Stem Cells, Embryos and Ethics: Is there a way forward? William Hurlbut, MD, Regina Apostolorum, March 21, 2006
  • Bioetica cattolica e bioetica laica, book presentation, La Sapienza University, Jan 25, 2006
  • Il Comitato Nazionale per la Bioetica: 1990-2005 Quindici anni di impegno, Convengo di Studio, Rome, Nov 30 - Dec. 3, 2005
  • Lacismo e Cristianesimo di fronte alla Famiglia e alla Vita, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, September 13, 2005.
  • Science and Ethics for Responsible Procreation, Tor Vergata University / Sacred Heart University, Rome, Italy, November 24-26, 2005
  • The Human Genome biological: medical and technical prospects, 20th International Conference Pontifical Council for Pastoral Healthcare, Rome Italy, November 17-19, 2005.
  • Laicismo e Cristianesimo di fronte alla Famiglia e alla Vita, Bishops day of reflection, Sacerdos Institute, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, September 13, 2005
  • Eucharistic miracles through the ages, Masters in Science and Faith, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, May 5, 2005
  • The Global State of Stem Cells and Cloning in Science, Ethics and Law, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Italy, March 7 - 8, 2005
  • Quality of Life and Health Ethics, XI General Assembly, Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican City, Feb. 21-23, 2005
  • Third International Workshop, organised by MaterCare International (MCI) and the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC), Rome, Italy, October 13-17, 2004
  • Stem cells, Bishops day of reflection, Sacerdos Institute, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, September 2004.
  • Life Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State: Scientific advances and ethical dilemmas, An International Congress organized by FIAMC and Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican City, March 17-20, 2004,
  • Imago Dei- Imago Christi: The Theological Foundations of Christian Humanism, Augustine Di Noia, OP, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Dec 4, 2003.
  • Guadalupe, Evangelizzazione e storia dell’America, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, March 21, 2003
  • Quale Personalismo?, Institute of Bioethics, Sacred Heart Catholic University, Rome, June 9, 2003.
  • La Chiesa Cattolica in China Dal 1840 al 1911, Convengo internazionale, Pontificia Università Urbaniana - Tien Xia Yi Jia, Rome, March 27-29, 2003.
  • John Paul II and the Christian Proposal in the 21st Century, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, Feb. 21-22, 2002
  • International Colloquium The Stem Cell Dilemma—For the Good of all humanity?, Guile Foundation, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, November 13-14, 2001.
  • An International Conference Honoring Matteo Ricci: Humanist and Scientist, The Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. October 7, 2001,
  • Proposing a World Renewed-Audacity of Catholic Social Teaching, Richard Neuhaus, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, October 23, 2001.
  • Battle for the American Church revisited. A colloquy, New York, April 23-24, 1999
  • Contraception, Why Not? Janet Smith, Our Lady of Thornwood Conference Center, Thornwood, New York, March 1999.
  • Catholic Medical Association Annual meeting, New York, September 9 - 12, 1998
  • Love and Life, The Billings Method as told by the Drs. Billings, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, March 5, 1998.
  • 30th anniversary of Encyclical Humanae vitae, The Centre for Research and Study on the Natural Regulation of Fertility, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, February 28 - March 1, 1998.
  • The Book of Revelation, Scott Hahn, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, April 1998
  • Alla Sorgente della Vita, Pontifical Academy for Life and Bioethics Institute, Sacred Heart Catholic University, Rome, 1996
  • Genesis 1-22, Scott Hahn, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, March 12-15, 1997
  • Catholic Apologetics, Patrick Madrid, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, 1997
  • Rights Talk, Mary Ann Glendon, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, December 11, 1996
  • A Colloquy on Women, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, October, 1996
  • Emergency Medicine conference, North York General Hospital, Toronto, Canada, Summer 1993.


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