6th Annual Summer Institute 2015 - GWISH

Healthcare professionals from around the world are invited to join us for our 7th Annual Summer Institute, to be held from July 8-July 11th at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. The event is co-directed by Christina Puchalski, MD, FACP, and Reverend George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB.

Call for Poster Presentations 

The 7th Annual Spirituality and Health Summer Institute is now accepting abstracts for poster presentation.  We invite you to submit a 250-word abstract for a poster that addresses the issues at the intersection of spirituality and healthcare. Although we invite proposals on the full range of topics related to spirituality and healthcare, preference will be given to those that focus on state of science in spirituality in health, the role of interdisciplinary teams in the development of a biopsychosocialspiritual treatment/care plan, models of excellence for integrating spirituality-based care in clinical practice, compassion and spiritual practices, and reflective rounds in professional education. Proposals will be selected based on their application to the above themes, quality, and scholarship. Click here for the abstract submission guidelines. Deadline to Submit: May 15, 2015

At this conference, we will review and discuss new research findings in spirituality and health, learn to identify and treat spiritual distress in the clinical setting, and share innovative clinical and educational models. The conference design is geared to foster creative dialogues with speakers and other participants, and to allow participants to reflect on their role in integrating spirituality, broadly defined, into clinical care. Group Discounts Are Available

The conference emphasizes the collaboration and perspectives of interdisciplinary team members.

Summer Institute Speakers :
• Christina Puchalski, MD, FACP, FAAHP, Co-Director
•  George Handzo, MDiv, BCC, Co-Director
•  Harvey Max Chochinov, OC, OM, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
•  Prof. Dr. Carlo Leget, PhD University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands
•  Tami Borneman, RN, MSN, CNS, FPCN, City of Hope, Duarte, California
•  Ken Pargament, PhD, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
•  Mark Lazenby, PhD, MSN, Yale School of Nursing, West Haven, Connecticut
•  Rhonda S. Cooper, MDiv, BCC, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
•  Timothy Daaleman, DO, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
•  Chaplain Bruce D. Feldstein MD, The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford Medicine, Palo Alto, California
•  Margaret E. Mohrmann, MD, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
•  Patrick Hemming, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
•  Paula Teague, DMin, MBA, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
• Thomas (Ty) Crowe, MDiv, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
•  Marylen (Mimi) McEvoy, MA, RN, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
• and others
     Group Discount*: $780 per person
     Early Bird Registration**: $825
     Standard Registration: $900
     Precourse Fee: $75
The $75 registration fee for the precourse includes Continuing Education credit (4.0) and a continental breakfast and light snacks.
The fee for the institute includes:
•  Continuing education credit (20.0)
•  A resource binder
•  The 3-full-day program
•  Continental breakfast each morning
•  Morning and afternoon snack breaks

All registrations will include a free copy of Making Healthcare Whole, as well as 50 FICA Spiritual History cards.
*The group discount is per person, for three or more colleagues. 
** The deadline for early bird registration and group discount is May 3, 2015.

For more detailed information on this event and registration, please visit our website www.gwish.org

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