Medical-Spirituality Conference to examine spiritual, emotional needs of young patients
The 2017 Medical-Spirituality Conference, “Pediatric Health and Healing: Exploring the Spiritual and Emotional Needs of Our Young Patients,” will be Thursday, April 27, 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., at the Sinclair Conference Center (301 W. Fourth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402). The conference is for practicing physicians and others in the medical and religious community.
The keynote presenters are the Rev. Cheryl V. Minor, Ph.D., and Chaplain Ryan Campbell. Minor is the director of the Center for the Theology of Childhood, the academic and publishing arm of the Godly Play Foundation. Campbell is a Roman Catholic ecclesial lay minister. He is on staff at Children’s Medical Center Dallas as program manager for the Center for the Spirituality of Children.
The event will support the Healer’s Art Fund at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. Through the Healer’s Art Fund, the Boonshoft School of Medicine helps both students and practicing physicians develop the capacity to find lifelong meaning in the medical profession. The medical school is educating tomorrow’s physicians through its Healer’s Art Course and is sustaining today’s physicians through its annual Medical-Spirituality Conference. For more information and to register for the conference, go to medicine.wright.edu/med-spirit.