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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Best 2017 Papers for Chaplaincy
Event Details
Date(s): March 22, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM  CT - 2:30 PM  CT
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Organization: Association of Professional Chaplains
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Best 2017 Papers for Chaplaincy
presented by Brian Hughes BCC, Matt Norvell MDiv MS BCC NCC, Emilee Walker-Cornetta MDiv BCC, Sarah Byrne-Martelli MDiv BCC and Geila Rajaee MDiv BCC
Date & Time
Thursday, March 22, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Central
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Mountain
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Pacific
10:00 am - 11:30 am Alaska
8:00 am - 10:30 am Hawaii
90 minutes (1.5 CE hours, Methodology 8 - Research)
To provide an introduction and brief overview of some of the best research in chaplaincy published in the previous year to make current, excellent research more accessible to professional chaplains.
In 90 minutes participants will hear a summation of roughly 20 of the best articles whose topics are relevant to the work of professional chaplains. 
Learning Objectives
  • The goal of this workshop is to present excellent research articles that relate to the practice of chaplaincy while encouraging chaplains to engage current research to sustain and foster excellence in clinical practice
  • This workshop will present a survey of the best research related to chaplaincy that was published in the previous calendar year
  • An overview of each articles thesis, methodology and findings will be presented
Please Register by Monday, March 19, 2018

Registration by the published deadline is required to ensure that participants receive handouts, login information and pre-reading materials, if any, in sufficient time before the webinar.
Brian Hughes MDiv BCC, is a passionate chaplain advocate and consultant. He has worked clinically in New York, Texas, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, and served in leadership positions within the Association of Professional Chaplains. He has contributed to the writing of recent HCCN White Papers including Spiritual Care and Nursing: A Nurse's Contribution and Practice and Spiritual Care: What it Means, Why it Matters in Health Care.  Brian also coordinates and presents the annual "Best Chaplaincy Papers" webinar each spring. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and two elementary-school-aged children. 
Matt Norvell MDiv MS BCC NCC, is the pediatric staff chaplain for Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists and has been a member of the APC since 2013. 
Emilee Walker-Cornetta MDiv BCC, is a perinatal, neonatal and pediatric chaplain at the Columbia University Medical Center campus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. She is a member of the Episcopal Church. 
Sarah Byrne-Martelli BCC, is a chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital and serves on the APC/BCCI Board Certification Commission.  She has been Board Certified since 2004 and is endorsed by the Antiochian Orthodox Church.  She is a Doctor of Ministry student at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. 
Geila Rajaee BCC, is currently a Transforming Chaplaincy Fellow and is completing her studies in Public Health (Health Behavior Health Education) and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Her background includes work as a clinical chaplain a manager of mid-sized chaplaincy department in the midwest. She hopes to continue her work in chaplaincy research in her next professional role by examining the links between chaplaincy care and persistent super-utilizes of healthcare services.

How It Works
To participate, all that is needed is a computer with Internet access and speakers, as the presentation audio and visuals are "webcast." Our webinars are priced per computer terminal, not per participant. That means you can invite as many colleagues to join you as can fit in your conference room or cluster around your computer. As a participant, you will be able to interact with the presenters, who will ask questions of the audience and answer questions posed by participants.
System Requirements
• As a best practice, we highly recommend an Ethernet connected computer for best connectivity and listening experience. You may experience some buffering of audio on lower bandwidth wireless connections.
• Internet Browsers:  Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Windows Edge browser.
• Stable Internet Connection, DSL or above:  100kbps for video transmission, 300kbps for screen sharing and remote control, 500kbps to ensure fluidity of all services.
• Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.4 or higher, Linux, Solaris.
• Adobe Flash Player 13.0 or newer:
• Computer Speakers
The link below will test your system to make sure you are running the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player and to make sure it is not being blocked by your network.
The "Connectivity" line should have a green check mark. If it does not please contact your network administrator to allow TelSpanWeb access to port RTMPE 1935. This will allow your Adobe Flash Player to run properly through TelSpanWeb. "Application Sharing" applies only to presenters, so if you see a red "X," that's OK.
If you have any further questions or concerns, or if you do not have computer speakers, please contact APC at for assistance.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon completion of the online registration and payment process. Instructions for logging into the webinar will be e-mailed to all participants two business days before the event.
Cancellation Policy
The registration fee (minus a $20 nonrefundable processing charge) will be refunded up to five (5) business days of the scheduled event. APC® reserves the right to cancel the program within five (5) business days of the scheduled event, if an insufficient number of people register. In case of APC cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.

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