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Save the Date for the Upcoming Joint Symposium

Partners in Strengthening the Future of Spiritual Care
Symposium - October 17, 2017
APC Forum, July 2017, Vol. 19 No. 5
The leading organizations in the field of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care have come together to offer a joint symposium “Partners in Strengthening the Future of Spiritual Care.”  This symposium will cover a range of information including partnerships, collaboration and research pertinent for those in the field of Spiritual Care.  In addition, attendees will qualify for 4.5 hours of applicable Continuing Education credits towards their respective certifications.
Hosted by the ACPE, Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), this learning event is geared towards all chaplains, spiritual caregivers, directors of spiritual care, mission leaders, healthcare leaders, and all engaged in or having responsibility for spiritual care in your institutions. 

Please join us for a vital program that will leave you informed, inspired, and equipped to strengthen spiritual care in your setting.

10:00 am - 3:45 pm (CDT)

11:00 am – 4:45 pm EDT
10:00 am – 3:45 pm CDT
9:00 am – 2:45 pm MDT
8:00 am – 1:45 pm PDT
7:00 am – 12:45 pm AKDT
5:00 am – 10:45 am HAST
The symposium, which will be presented from the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL will be accessible via streaming video to remote audience via high-speed internet. Primary participation will take place online at registered sites, but limited seats will be available for in person attendees.
Participants will:
  • Gain insights into the vital role of spiritual care in the current healthcare environment, and the critical partnerships needed to strengthen spiritual care for the future from Dr. Christina Puchalski;
  • Hear from the presidents of the five major associations on the key challenges to professional chaplaincy, and the collaborative efforts undertaken by these strategic partners to address these challenges;
  • Receive the most recent resources and research for positioning and strengthening spiritual care within one’s place of work.
The program consists of three 90-minute presentations.  The program qualifies for 4.5CE hours for maintenance of ACPE, BCCI®, CASC, NACC, NAJC Certification. An additional 1.5 CE hours could be added with the use of guided discussions.
Schedule of Presentations
Times listed as Central Schedule – Central Time
  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.          Session 1- Dr. Christina Puchalski
  • 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.         Lunch
  • 12:30 –   2:00 p.m.         Session 2 - Strategic Partner Leaders
  • 2:00 –   2:15 p.m.         Break
  • 2:15 –   3:45 p.m.         Session 3 – Resource Session
10:00 a.m. –“The Challenges and Opportunities in Partnering to Strengthen the Future of Spiritual Care: a National and International Perspective”
Christina M. Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM - Professor, George Washington Medicine and Health Science Director, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health Co-Director, MFA-GWU, Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic
12:30 p.m. –“Common Perspectives, Core Commitments, and Collaborative Initiatives to Strengthen the Future of Spiritual Care.”
Rev. Carlos R. Bell, President, MDiv, ACPE Educator, President ACPE
Rev. Kimberly Murman, MDiv, MBA, BCC, President APC
Philip Weaver MDiv, CSCP, CSCS-E, President CASC
Mary T. O’Neill, DMin, BCC-S, ACPE Educator, Chair, NACC
Rabbi Moe Kaprow BCC, President NAJC
2:15 p.m. – “Resources and Research to Strengthen Spiritual Care.”
Diverse staff and members of the Strategic Partners
Please reserve early to secure your spot.
We welcome you to this exciting learning opportunity.
Registration is being accepted through one’s respective association (ACPE, APC, CASC, NACC, and NAJC). Nonmembers can register through any of the associations’ sites.
Per Site Streaming Pricing: 
  • Association Members/Nonmember - $165/$210 (available 7/10/2017 -9/1/2017)
  • Association Members/Nonmember - $185/$230 (available 9/2/2017 - 10/12/2017)
Registration Closes Tuesday, October 12, 2017
On site program fee $65, includes Refreshments and Boxed Lunch
Association of Professional Chaplains, 2800 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169