2017 annual conference

Monday, March 13, 2017

7:30 a.m – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & CEU Sign-In


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast & Exhibits


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Reflection


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Address

Chaplaincy and Compassion: Challenges and Interventions
Roshi Joan Jiko Halifax, Ph.D.


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Networking Break & Exhibits


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plenary Session

What Does Multidisciplinary Compassionate Care Look Like?
Deborah B. Marin, M.D.


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Networking Luncheon, Exhibits & Poster Session
Formal Poster Session Part I: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


2:00pm – 3:30pm
Concurrent Workshop Series

A1. Exiles in America: An Odyssey of Trauma, Recovery, and Wholeness
Gordon D. Ritchie, BCC, DMin


A2. Promoting Spiritual Care as a Payer: Establishing a New Best Practice in Palliative Medicine
Bruce Smith, M.D., FACP, and LeAnne Spears, MA


A3. And Yet It Was A Blessing: The Case for Existential Maturity
Sarah Sonnefeld,  Linda Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.


A4. The Role of the Chaplain in Medical Decision-Making
M. Jeanne Wirspa, MA, BCC, Rebecca Johnson, Ph.D., MSc


A5. Intentional Care of the Spirit: The Practice of Faith Community Nursing
Sharon T. Hinton, DMin, RN-BC, MSN


A6. The G-Word: Exploring the Clinical Relevance of Religion & Spirituality in Medical Social Work Practice
Melissa Stewart, LCSW-R


3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Networking Break & Exhibits


4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Workshop Series

B1. The Conversation Project Model: Partnering with the Hospital to Reduce Readmission Rates through Chaplaincy-Based Advanced Care Planning
Phyllis Coletta, JD, and Rosemary Lloyd


B2. Developing a Volunteer Chaplaincy Program in a Rural Health Care Organization
Tod Clark, MDiv


B3. Telechaplaincy at Clinical Sites and in the Public: Expanding the Reach of Patient-Centered Care
Judy Fleischman, BCC, MS, MDiv


B4. Medicare Access and Children’s Health Reauthorization Act (MCRA) Quality Improvement Program: What Spiritual Care Providers Need to Know
The Rev. George Handzo, BCC CSSBB


B5. From This Life to the Next and the Next One After That: Diversity in Death and Dying
Michelle K. LaGrone, MDiv, LLP


B6. Spirituality Matters: Creative Interventions to Address the Needs of Individuals With Chronic Illness
Debra Mattison, LNSW, ACSW, OSW-C


5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception & Exhibits


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & CEU Sign-In


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast & Exhibits


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome | Pioneer Award Presentation | Renewal Ceremony (Free Live Broadcast)


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session

A Compassionate Practice Toward a Patient-Orientated and Clinically Relevant-Evidence Based Approach
Shane Sinclair, Ph.D.


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Networking Break & Exhibits


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plenary Session

Patient Experience: A Movement of Spirit at the Heart of Health Care
Jason A. Wolf, Ph.D., CPXP


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Networking Luncheon, Exhibits & Poster Session
Formal Poster Session Part II: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


2:00pm – 3:30pm
Concurrent Workshop Series

C1. A Transdisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain: A Clinical Psychologist and a Chaplain Work Together
Linda Golding, MA, BCC, Nomita Sonty, Ph.D., MPhil


C2. Strengthening the Work of Chaplaincy Through Advance Care Planning
James A. Kraft, MTh


C3. The Chaplain Family Project: A Spiritual Care Intervention for the Family Members of Critically Ill Patients
Alexia M. Torke, M.D., MS, Saneta Maiko, Ph.D., Emily S. Burke, BA, Beth Newton Watson, MDiv


C4: Developing a Taxonomy for Pediatric Chaplaincy Building on the Advocate Health care Model
Paul Nash, MA


C5. Teaching Compassionate Communication to Health Care Professionals
Larry Dawalt, MDiv, CT, CTSS, Robert Michael Smith, M.D., MBA


C6. Providing for the Needs of the Muslim Patient, Family and Community on Palliative Care at the Beginning and End of Life
Al-Hajii Imam Yusuf H. Hasan, BCC


3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Networking Break &Exhibits
Supported by: Loyola University Maryland Pastoral Counseling Dept.


4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Workshop Series

D1. To Expand, You Must Plan: Developing a Strategic Plan to Grow Your Chaplaincy Department
Imani Jones, MDiv, ThM, BCC


D2. Providing Spiritual Care According to Disease Process
Rich Behers, DMin, BCC, CFHPC


D3. THRIVING FROM WITHIN®: A Logotherapeutic Model for Integrating Spiritual Care in Health Care
Kate Hoffmann, MRE, MSW, LCSW, Nancy Markham Bugbee, PsyD-c, MA, MBA, BCC, Mary Ann Van Buskirk, MA, MDiv, LPC, LMFT


D4. Self-Compassion and Moral Injury
Elaine Yuen, Ph.D.


D5. Practices in Spiritual Care: The Use of Simulation to Instruct Nurses and Nursing Students and Nurses
Cristy DeGregory, Ph.D., RN, Ronit Elk, Ph.D.


D6. An Introduction to the Comprehensive Psycho-Spiritual Clinical Interview
Ralph L. Piedmont


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & CEU Sign-In


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Exhibits


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Workshop Series

E1. Spirituality and Ethics: A Most Valuable Partnership in Advancing Health Care
Valeri Briggs, MDiv, BCC, and Felicia Cohn, Ph.D.


E2: Simulation as a Component of Chaplain Training
Rev. Kevin Massey, MDiv, BCC, Rev. Marilyn Barnes, MA, BCC


E3. Exploring Spiritual Challenges with Patients, Families and Interdisciplinary Teams
Kerry Irish, LMSW, OSW-C, Debra Mattison, LNSW, ACSW, OSW-C, Melissa Stewart, LCSW-R


E4. Lending an Ear, Changing a Life: The UIHC Debriefing Program
Jeremy Hudson, MA, BCC, Noelle K. Andrew, MDiv, BCC


E5. Nurse-Provided Spiritual Care: Practices and Perspectives
Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, Ph.D., RN


E6. Meaning Centered Psychotherapy for Cancer Caregivers
Allison Applebaum, Ph.D., Rachel Cannady, Katherine Sharpe, MTS


10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Networking Break with Exhibits


10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Plenary Session
Chaplains in Health care: Do We Make a Difference?
The Rev. Kathie Bender Schwich, M.Div., FACHE
Senior Vice President, Mission and Spiritual Care, Advocate Health Care


12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Optional Activities

Chapel Open Daily 7:00AM-6:00PM
Prayer & Meditation Services Tuesday & Wednesday at 7:30 AM
Meditation, Jewish Prayer, Muslim Prayer, Christian Worship, and Catholic Mass
Note: Agenda times are subject to change.