Catholic Medical Association of Victoria (CMAV) Ethics Series 2020

The CMAV 'Foundations of Christian Ethics'  Seminar Series for 2020  will be led by CMAV chaplain Fr Paschal Corby OFMConv and will be held once a month on Tuesdays at the Ashburton Library.

It will consist of a series of NINE lectures and discussions over the year and is available exclusively to CMAV Financial Members and without cost. The series will also be filmed and made available to all Australian CMA members via the Website Members Page. 

This is a unique and rare opportunity to receive high level teaching and guidance in essential yet often neglected areas of healthcare education.

It is hoped these monthly sessions will provide the necessary groundwork and establish a sound philosophical and theological basis to assist young health professionals to engage seriously with the difficult ethical issues currently faced in the healthcare sector. 

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Dates and Topics:

  1. Tuesday 28th Jul:    The Ethical Theory of Principlism
  2. Tuesday 25th Aug:  Issues at the beginning of life [1]
  3. Tuesday 29th Sep:   Issues at the beginning of life [2]
  4. Tuesday 27th Oct:   Issues at the end of life [1]
  5. Tuesday 24th Nov:  Issues at the end of life [2]

Catholic Book Club

Last Friday of each month

Founded in November 2008 the Catholic Book Club meets each month - anyone interested in reading and discussing Catholic books and writing, or with Catholic themes, is welcome to join.

Meetings take place at the Caroline Chisholm Library, Level 3, Mitchell House, corner of Elizabeth and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne at 7pm on the last Friday of the month.  There is no subscription, but members are requested to subscribe to the Caroline Chisholm Library if they are able to.  Each year members are invited to put forward ideas for the next reading list and to vote on the outcome.

To here to view the 2020 reading list.

For full details or to join the mailing list, please contact Paul on 0405 486 531 or email us at