European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Sectarianism[1]

The Impact of Cults on Health in Society
Conference of Marseilles 2004

Press release

On 27 and 28 March 2004, FECRIS [1] held a Conference with the assistance of the Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône – France.

This international meeting was well organised, prepared and ensured by the GEMPPI [2], one of the French members of FECRIS, with the help of the Espace Ethique Méditerranéen [3] and of the Centre d’Etude et de Recherches en Ethique Médicale (CEREM).

Fifteen specialists from 12 European countries: doctors, psychiatrists, researchers, economists, philosophers and lawyers, shared their knowledge and experience by presenting the results of their studies and illustrated by interesting practical cases.

It was the occasion for 22 associations present :

The presentations had a high scientific and philosophical content and gave rise to an animated and enriching exchange of views.

[1] FECRIS: 1, rue Proudhon, F 29200 BREST

[2] GEMPPI: Groupe d’Etude des Mouvements de Pensée pour la Protection des Individus
BP 95, F 13192 Marseille Cedex 20 – Tel/fax : ++33 4 91 08 72 22

[3] Espace Ethique méditerranéen - EEM - www.medethique.com -Hôpital pour adultes de la Timone, Marseille