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2021 Schedule

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All conference sessions will be held online via Zoom and are scheduled in Central Daylight Time (CDT), which corresponds to UTC-5, Coordinated Universal Time. The Zoom link, along with access instructions, will be e-mailed to registrants closer to the dates of the conference.

8:30-9:30am

Pre-Conference Session: Undergraduate Research Poster “Feedback Session”

Each year, undergraduates from DePaul’s Catholic Studies courses submit a research poster on that year’s World Catholicism Week topic/theme. The top 10-12 are selected by their professors to present their research posters in a public, interactive session before the conference itself kicks off. Three of our conference speakers always serve as respondents, speaking individually with the students about their research and then coming together to offer their comments on each student’s work in a “feedback session.”

This year, since we cannot meet in person, the students are submitting brief videos along with digital versions of their posters explaining their research. Listed below are the students, their topics, and the links to their videos and posters. These will also be shared with the following three speakers who are serving as this year’s respondents; they will share their comments with the students on their work during this one-hour Zoom feedback session:

Kochurani Abraham |
Alexandre Martins
Samuel Orach, MD

Undergrad Research Posters & Videos

Molly Chambers
"What the Church is Doing to Combat HIV/AIDS in South Africa"
(video) (poster)

Ryan Claudio
"The Push against Female Genital Mutilation in Africa: The Catholic Church and Community"
(video) (poster)

Dominic Cosentino
"The Catholic 'Choose to Care' Initiative in Southern Africa"
(video) (poster)

Ray Eccleston
"Ivan Illich and His Critiques of Modern Medicine"
(video) (poster)

Jonathan Galante
"Structural Violence: A Theological Critique of Healthcare Systems in the Work of Alexandre Martins"
(video) (poster)

Stephanie Gomez
"Finding the Balance between Christian Faith and Latin American Folk Healing"
(video) (poster)

Tyler Nebes
"The Ugandan Catholic Medical Bureau and the Catholic Church's Impact on Healthcare in Uganda"
(video) (poster)

Sara Niedzielski
"Ivan Illich's Critique of Western Medicine"
(video) (poster)

Olivia Nuñez
"Liberation Theology and Global Healthcare Equity"
(video) (poster)

 8:30-10:30am ROUNDTABLE: Healing Trauma and Invisible Wounds

  • Kochurani Abraham--Gendered Wounds that Clamor for Healing
  • Fr. Elisee Rutagambwa, SJ--Trauma Healing & Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda: A Complementary Approach
  • Claudio de Oliveira Ribeiro--The Pandemic in the Context of Necropolitics and Liberation Spiritualities

Moderator: Slavica Jakelić (Richard P. Baepler Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Christ College, Valparaiso University--Valparaiso, IN)
10:30-11:00am Break / Breakout Chat* session

11:00-1:00pm ROUNDTABLE: Catholic Health Care Services and Strategies

  • Susan Nedza, MD--Accompaniment as the Catholic Medical Mission Model: Responding to the Call to "Go Forth"
  • Samuel Orach, MD--Catholic Health Care in Africa: Does the Giant Matter?
  • Soojung Kim--The History and Mission of the Catholic Medical Center in Korea (via recorded video, due to time conflict)

Moderator: Sr. Teresa Kiragu, ASN (PhD candidate in moral theology, Catholic University of Eastern Africa--Nairobi)

1:00-2:00pm Break, starting with a 30-min Breakout Chat* session

2:00-4:00pm
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 and Walk: From Narratives of Contamination to Redemptive Narratives of Healing and Hope

Moderator: William T. Cavanaugh (CWCIT director and professor of Catholic studies, DePaul University--Chicago)

4:00-4:30pm
Break / Breakout Chat* session

4:30-6:00pm KEYNOTE: David Cayley

Medical Nemesis Remembered

Moderator: Cormac Russell (Faculty member of DePaul University's Asset-Based Community Development Institute--Chicago; managing director of Nurture Development--Dublin)

6:00-6:30pm
Breakout Chat* session


*
Limited to 30 people, the Breakout Chat is an opportunity to talk with one or more of the speakers of the previous session, as well as other participants, to continue the conversation sparked by the previous session.

 9:00-11:00am ROUNDTABLE: Western and Non-Western Traditions of Medicine

  • Sr. Maria Vasantha, MD--From a Rural and Christian Perspective in India
  • Fr. Bernhard Udelhoven--Perspectives from Zambia
  • Abraham Castaneda, MD and Carolina Martinez, MD--Challenges of a Rural Mission Hospital in Chiapas, Mexico: Quality Care for a Vulnerable, Indigenous Community

Moderator: William T. Cavanaugh (CWCIT director and professor of Catholic studies, DePaul University--Chicago)

11:00-12:0pm Break, starting with a 30-min Breakout Chat* session

12:00-2:00pm ROUNDTABLE: Catholic Partnerships between the Global South and Global North
  • Bruce Compton--Social Justice and International Outreach: Dynamics of North-South Partnerships
  • Sr. Joan Mumaw--Solidarity with South Sudan: Paradigm of Promise in a Challenging Context
  • David Gaus, MD--Horizontality, Hegemony, and Health Care: Reflections on South-North Partnerships

Moderator: Sr. Ruth Rosenbaum, TC, PhD (Executive director and co-founder, CREA--Hartford, CT)
2:00-2:30pm Break / Breakout Chat* session
2:30-4:00pm KEYNOTE: Barbra Mann Wall, PhD, RN, FAAN

Catholic Sisters in Health Care: Conflict, Entanglements, and Crossovers in Medicine, Nursing, and Religion

Moderator: Sr. Mary Jo Stein, DC (Family nurse practitioner, Daughters of Charity--Baltimore, MD)


4:00-4:30pm
Breakout Chat* session


*
Limited to 30 people, the Breakout Chat is an opportunity to talk with one or more of the speakers of the previous session, as well as other participants, to continue the conversation sparked by the previous session.