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Beginning Life Issues

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About

 

WHEN
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00AM – 6:15PM

WHERE
Catholic Pastoral Center
2800 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

REGISTRATION FEE
Fee includes CME/CNE credits, breakfast, lunch, and wine & cheese reception: 

Physician/Physician Assistant  $159
Nurse Practitioner $139
Nurse $139
General Admission (other health care professionals)* $79
General Admission (non-health care professional only)* $79
Medical resident, clergy and religious* $69
Scholarship rate for medical and nursing students* $10

*Not eligible for CME/CNE credits

For More Information Contact:
Aubrie Miller, Conference Coordinator
832-779-1070
aubrie@forlifeandfamily.org


Topics

In Vitro Fertilization & Embryo Adoption
-Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

Loss of a Child to Miscarriage or In Early Life; Perinatal Hospice and Pastoral Care
-Stephen J. Hilgers, M.D., J.D., C.F.C.M.C.; J. Paul Gray, M.D.;
Fr. John O’Neill

Napro Technology:  A Life Affirming Option
 -Stephen J. Hilgers, M.D., J.D., C.F.C.M.C.

When Does Life Begin: The Science 
-Maureen Condic, Ph.D. 

Ethical and Medical Considerations Regarding Refusal to Vaccinate
-Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. , J. Paul Gray, M.D.  
 

Threats to Religious Liberty and Rights of Conscience: Avoiding Cooperation with Abortion
-Greg Schleppenbach

 
 

Speakers

 
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Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.  National Catholic Bioethics Center

Maureen Condic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, 
University of Utah School of Medicine

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Mary Caprio, MTS, C.F.C.P.
EMCEE, Associate Fellow, St. John Paul II Foundation

 
 
 
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J. Paul Gray, M.D.  
Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Woman’s Clinic, Jackson, TN

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Stephen J. Hilgers, M.D., J.D., C.F.C.M.C.
Obstetrician and Gynecologist, 
Methodist Hospital Houston

Greg Schleppenbach
Associate Director Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, USCCB

 
 

Schedule

Registration

Mass

Registration/Breakfast

Welcome & Opening Comments  

When Does Life Begin:  The Science
Maureen Condic, Ph.D. 

Ethical and Medical Considerations Regarding Refusal to Vaccinate  
Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
J. Paul Gray, M.D.

Confessions

Lunch

Threats to Religious Liberty and Rights of Conscience: Avoiding Cooperation with Abortion
Greg Schleppenbach

In Vitro Fertilization & Embryo Adoption
Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. 

Break

Loss of a Child to Miscarriage or In Early Life; Perinatal Hospice and Pastoral Care
Stephen J. Hilgers, M.D., J.D., C.F.C.M.C.
J. Paul Gray, M.D.
Fr. John O’Neill

Napro Technology:  A Life Affirming Option
Stephen J. Hilgers, M.D., J.D., C.F.C.M.C. 

Wine and Cheese Reception  

7:30 am

8:00 am

8:45 am

9:00 am

9:15 – 10:15am
 

10:20 – 11:20 am

 

11:20 – 12:45 pm

11:30 – 12:30 pm

12:45 – 1:45pm

 

1:50 – 2:50 pm
 

2:50 – 3:05pm

3:05 – 4:05 pm


 

4:10 – 5:10 pm
 

5:15 – 6:15 pm


Beginning Life Issues Online Registration


Presented By

 
 
 
 

If you are interested in sponsoring Converging Roads 2017, please contact Aubrie Miller at aubrie@forlifeandfamily.org.


Continuing Education Credits

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) and the St. John Paul II Foundation. Christian Medical & Dental Associations is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AMA Designation Statement
The Christian Medical & Dental Associations designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Nurse practitioners may receive up to 6 credits for completing this activity.

Physician Assistant
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)  by an organization accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive up to 6 credits for completing this activity.

Nursing
This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN ) for approval to award contact hours. AAOHN is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Educational Objectives

  • Provide empirical data as to when life begins. Review data that supports the claim that life begins at conception. Identify and rebut common arguments against the belief that life begins at conception.
  • Discuss the medical issues around vaccination.  Identify ethical issues which may be involved in vaccine development.  Review the issues of cooperation with evil and vaccination.
  • Define the terms “law” and “morality”.   Discuss the relationship of law and morality in the context of enacted positive law and natural law. Examine the philosophical and societal obstacles to practicing medicine in accord with one’s conscience.  Discuss Federal and State constitutional and statutory rights relevant to the conscientious practice of medicine.  Explain Supreme Court jurisprudence related to religious liberty and free exercise of religion and conscience.  Identify some possible responses to protect healthcare rights of conscience in the face of the current cultural threats.
  • Describe the foundational rationale for why IVF is a “life” issue. Identify the potential side effects of this procedure.  Discuss the ethical dilemma of frozen embryos. 
  • Identify common physiological causes of miscarriage or early childhood death.  Describe interventions which may prevent the loss of a child to miscarriage.  Identify options which may assist clients in dealing with the loss of a child during pregnancy or early life.
  • Distinguish between traditional OB/GYN care and NaProtechnology.  Describe interventions utilized in NaProtechnology which assist in the flourishing of the human person.