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2020 Schedule

​​​​​​​​​​​​All conference sessions will be held at the following location on DePaul University's Lincoln Park Campus: 

DePaul Student Center, Room 314B (map)
2250 N. Sheffield Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60614 ​​

3:30-5:00pm Pre-Conference Session: Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation
 

As a prelude to the conference, this interactive session features undergraduates from DePaul's Catholic Studies courses who are presenting their research on Catholicism and health care around the world; their research was evaluated by their professors as among the top in their courses. In addition, three of our conference speakers will be on hand to offer their feedback and comments following the presentations.

6:00-7:00pm* Registration/Check-In

7:00-8:30pm

Words of Welcome: William T. Cavanaugh (CWCIT Director)

KEYNOTE—Catholic Health Care as a Global Force: What It Does, Could Do, and Must Do

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC
Immediate Past President/CEO, Catholic Health Association (CHA)

(Moderator: TBA)

8:30-9:00pm* Reception

 

*NOTE: We're working with the DePaul University Bookstore to have select titles written by our speakers available for purchase during these times.

8:00-9:00am* Registration/Check-In and Continental Breakfast

9:00-11:00am ROUNDTABLE: Biblical and Theological Narratives of Health and Healing
 


• Alexandre Martins
—The Centrality of the Sick, Poor, and Oppressed in Jesus' Mission
• David Toole—The Morgue in the Garden of Eden: What Are Hospitals For?
• Fr. Stan Chu Ilo—Rise Up & Walk: From Narratives of Contamination to Redemptive Narratives of Healing & Hope

(Moderator: TBA)

11:00am-12:30pm* Break for lunch (on your own)

12:30-2:30pm ROUNDTABLE: Western and Non-Western Traditions of Medicine

 


• Sr. Maria Vasantha, MD—From a Rural & Christian Perspective in India
• Fr. Bernhard Udelhoven, SMA—Perspectives from Zambia
• Abraham Castañeda, MD, MPH and Carolina Martínez, MD—Challenges of a Rural Mission Hospital in Chiapas: Quality Care for a Vulnerable Indigenous Community

(Moderator: TBA)

2:30-3:00pm* Coffee break

3:00-5:00pm ROUNDTABLE: Catholic Health Care Services & Strategies
 


• Susan Nedza, MD, MBA—Accompaniment as the Catholic Medical Mission Model: Responding to the Call to "Go Forth"
• Soojung Kim—The History & Mission of the Catholic Medical Center in Korea
• Samuel Orach, MD
—Catholic Health Care in Africa: Does the Giant Matter?

(Moderator: TBA)

5:00-6:00pm*
Reception

6:00-7:30pm
KEYNOTE—Medical Nemesis Remembered

David Cayley
Award-winning journalist and CBC Radio One broadcaster

(Moderator: TBA)

 

*NOTE: We're working with the DePaul University Bookstore to have select titles written by our speakers available for purchase during these times.

12:00-1:00pm*
Registration/Check-In

1:00-3:00pm ROUNDTABLE: Healing Trauma & Invisible Wounds
 


• Kochurani Abraham—Gendered Wounds that Clamor for Healing
• Fr. Paulino Twesigye Mondo, MCCJ—Healing the Body of Christ in Africa: The Reach Out Mbuya HIV/AIDS Initiative
• Renato da Silveira Borges Neto—Caring for Soul Aches: A Dialogue on Spirituality

 

(Moderator: TBA)

3:00-3:30pm* Coffee break

3:30-5:30pm
ROUNDTABLE: Catholic Partnerships between the Global North & Global South

 


• Bruce Compton—Social Justice & International Outreach: Dynamics of North-South Partnerships
• Sr. Joan Mumaw, IHM—Solidarity with South Sudan: Paradigm of Promise in a Challenging Context
• David Gaus, MD, MPH—Horizontality, Hegemony, and Health Care: Reflections on South-North Partnerships


(Moderator: TBA)

5:30-6:00pm* Closing reception

 

*NOTE: We're working with the DePaul University Bookstore to have select titles written by our speakers available for purchase during these times.

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