21 – 22 June 2019, Rzeszow

Podkarpackie’s  Philharmonic Hall
Chopina Street 30


1 Day – 21 June 2019 r. (Friday)

8.30 – 10.00



Holy Mass at St. Wojciech and St. Stanislaus church, Farny Square 5

10.00 – 10.30

Formal opening of the congress and guests reception

10.20 - 11.00

Inaugural session

Chairman: Prof. dr hab. n. med. Dorota Darmochwał – Kolarz, Prof. dr hab. Bogdan Chazan

10.20 – 10.40

The Value of Motherhood in the Present World.

Prof. Robert WALLEY, the founder and executive director of MaterCare International – the organization of Catholic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Saint John’s, Canada

 10.40 - 11.00

Eugenics in Bills of the Right to Healthy Reproduction.

Fr Prof. Tadeusz BIESAGA, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Bioethics, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow, Poland


11.00 – 13.40

Session 1

Procreation Failure – How to Prevent, How to Proceed?

Chairman:  Prof. dr hab. n. med. Krzysztof Czajkowski, Prof. dr hab. n. med. Artur Mazur,

Prof. dr hab. n. med. Dorota Darmochwał – Kolarz



11.00 – 11.20

Changes of Paradigms in Diagnostics and Therapy of Recurrent Pregnancy Losses.

Prof. dr hab. n. med. Dorota DARMOCHWAŁ-KOLARZ, University of Rzeszow, Poland

11.20 – 11.40

Perspective of Therapy in Genetically Determined Disorders.

Prof. Andrzej KOCHAŃSKI, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

11.40 – 12.00

Psychopedagogical Assistance to Parents After Adverse Perinatal Diagnosis.

Prof. dr hab. Dorota KORNAS-BIELA, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland

12.00 – 12.20

How Perinatal Hospice can Serve the Gift of Life: Policlinico Gemelli”s Experience.

Prof. Giuseppe NOIA, Perinatal Hospice, Center for Perinatal Palliative Treatments S. Madre Teresa di Calcutta, Policlinico Gemelli, President of Italian Association of  Catholic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Roma, Italy

12.20 – 12.40

Assisting Parents of Terminally Ill Children on the Perinatal Period.

Sr. Giustina Olha HOLUBETS, Genetist, University of Lviv, Association „Imprint of Life”, Ukraine, Papal Academy of Life,  Roma, Italy

12.40 – 13.00

Perinatal Hospices - the Alternative to Abortion.

Dr Błażej KMIECIAK, Bioethics Center of Ordo Iuris - the Institute for Legal Culture,

Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland

13.00 – 13.20

The Prenatal Development and Obesity. 

Prof. dr hab. n. med. Artur MAZUR, University of Rzeszow, Poland

13.20 – 13.40


13.40 – 14.10




14.10 – 15.45

Session 2

Fertility, infertility - contemporary diagnostics and treatment

Chairman:  Prof. dr hab. Dorota Kornas – Biela, Dr med. Maciej Barczentewicz,

Dr Elvis Seman



14.10 – 14.30

Personalization of Diagnostics and Infertility Treatment. Restorative Reproductive Medicine.

Dr Maciej BARCZENTEWICZ, Motherhood and Life, Specialist Outpatient Clinic, Lublin, Poland

14.30 – 14.50

The Case for Public Funding of a Restorative Reproductive Medicine Clinic in South Australia.

Dr Elvis SEMAN, Medical Lead in Urogynaecology, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University, South Australia

14.50 – 15.10

NAPROHELP - Science, Dignity and Protection of Life in Infertility Prophylaxis and Treatment.

Dr Ludmila LAZNICKOVA, The Center for Hope and Help, Brno, Czech Republic

15.10 – 15.30

New Prospects in the Diagnostics and Treatment of Male Infertility.

Dr n. med. Olimpia MORA – JANISZEWSKA, University of Rzeszow, Poland

15.30 – 15.45


15.45 – 16.00

Coffee Break




16.00 – 18.00

Session 3

Local governments and social organizations in the service of life

Chairman:  Prof. dr hab. Bogdan Chazan, Dr. n.med. Antoni Marcinek,

Dr n.med. Radosław Maksym


 16.00 - 16.20

MaterCare International – the Mission to Protect Mothers, Activity, Future.

Prof. Robert WALLEY, founder and executive director of MaterCare International, St. John’s, Canada

16.20 – 16.30

Local Governments in Service of Values.

Bogdan ROMANIUK, “YES for LIFE” Foundation, Rzeszow, Poland

16.30 – 16.50

Modern Challenges Facing Families in Ukraine.

Genia SAMBORSKA, Ukrainian Foundation "For human dignity", Kiev, Ukraine

16.50 – 17.10

Can the Intent of Abortion be Changed?

Fr Tomasz KANCELARCZYK, "Small Feet" Foundation, Szczecin, Poland

17.10 – 17.30

Truth in the Service of Life.

Mariusz Dzierżawski, „Right to Life” Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

17.30 – 17.40

Podkarpackie Province - the only Region without Abortion.

Jacek KOTULA, “YES for LIFE” Foundation , Rzeszow, Poland

17.40 – 18.00




2 Day – 22 June 2019 r. (Saturday)

8.30 – 10.00



Holy Mass at St. Wojciech and St. Stanislaus church, Farny Square 5


10.00 – 11.35

Session 4

Contemporary family problems

Chairman:  Prof. dr hab. n. med. Dorota Darmochwał – Kolarz, Prof. dr hab. n. med. Jan Oleszczuk,

Dr. n. med. Olimpia Mora – Janiszewska



10.00 – 10.20

Unplanned pregnancy in General Practice - offering hope with a free, professional service.

Dr Joseph HASSAN, Cushla HASSAN, St. Luke’s Health Centre, Christian Hippocratic General Practice, Nelson, New Zealand

10.20 - 10.40

The threat of Cultural Marxism to Human Life and the Family.

Anca-Maria CERNEA, Ioan Barbus Foundation, Bucharest, Romania

10.40 – 11.00

The Women’s Right to Free and Informed Consent: is it Executed before Termination of the Pregnancy?

Prof. Birute OBELENIENE, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

11.00 – 11.20

Important Matters in Small Marriage Counseling Office.

Anna and Piotr GRYZA (Piotr Gryza – vice minister of health 2015-2018)

Parish Center for Family Formation, Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Roman Catholic Diocese of Warszawa-Praga, Poland

11.20 – 11.35


11.35 – 11.50

Coffee break




11.50 – 13.25

Session 5

Sanctity and Dignity of the Human Life.

Chairman:  Prof. dr hab. n. med. Ewa Dmoch – Gajzlerska, Ks. prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Biesaga,

Prof. dr hab. Birute Obeleniene



11.50 – 12.10

Abortion – a Women’s Health Perspective.

Dr Donna J. HARRISON, American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, USA,

12.10 – 12.30

The Dignity of Human Life – Philosophical Reflections.

Prof. Aleksander BOBKO, University of Rzeszow, Poland

12.30 – 12.50

Humane Vitae – Faith and Science

Fr Prof. Piotr MAZURKIEWICZ, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland

12.50 – 13.10

Disabled People in the Service of the Joy of Life.

Dr Bawer Aondo AKAA, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow, Poland

13.10 – 13.25


13.25 – 14.00









14.00 – 16.10

Session 6

Among science, law and bioethics.

Chairman:  Dr hab. Jakub Pawlikowski, Prof. dr hab. Robert Walley,

Dr n. med. Błażej Kmieciak



14.00 – 14.20

Practising Medicine According to the Norms of Catholic Bioethics.

Rev. George WOODALL, Professor, United Kingdom

14.20 – 14.40


Can Medicine be Morally Neutral?

PhD Jakub PAWLIKOWSKI, Medical University in Lublin, Poland

14.40 – 15.00


The Culture of Life vs. the Throwaway Culture in Health Care.

Prof. Jozef GLASA, Dr  Helena GLASOVÁ, Slovak Medical University in Bratislava, Institute of Medical Ethics and Bioethics, Bratislava, Slovakia

15.00 – 15.20


The Onward March of the Global Anti Life Agenda: Ireland Has Succumbed, Poland Must Stand Firm.

Patrick BUCKLEY, Irish Branch of Human Life International, Ireland

15.20 - 15.40

Law in the Service of Life. Protection of Life During Prenatal Development and Protection of Conscientious Objection for Professionals.

Att. Jerzy KWAŚNIEWSKI, Ordo Iuris - the Institute for Legal Culture, Warsaw, Poland

15.40 – 15.55



15.55 – 16.10


Coffee break




16.10 – 18.05

Session 7

Dilemmas of obstetrics and neonatal care,

medical professional and patient’s conscience

Chairman:  Prof. dr hab. n. med. Jerzy Leibschang, Prof. dr hab. n. med. Janusz Gadzinowski,

Dr n.med. Bogdan Obrzut



16.10 – 16.30

The long – Term Sequelae and Complications of Caesarean Sections.

Dr n. med. Antoni MARCINEK, Siemiradzkiego Str. Hospital, Cracow, Poland

16.30 – 16.50

Ethical and Psychosocial Dilemmas of Pregnant  Disabled Women.

Prof. Ewa Dmoch GAJZLERSKA, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

16.50 – 17.10

Ethical Dilemmas of Newborns Born at the Threshold of Viability.

Prof. dr hab. n. med. Janusz GADZINOWSKI, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland

17.10 – 17.30

Dilemmas of Life in the Gynecological Practice in Hungary.

Dr Lajos TOLNAY, Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God Hospital Buda, Budapest, Hungary

17.30 – 17.50

The Doctors and the Patient’s Conscience.

Prof. Bogdan CHAZAN, “YES for LIFE” Foundation, Rzeszow, Poland

17.50 – 18.05



Closing of the congress




The organizer reserves the right to change the schedule.

The organizer provides simultaneous translation.