OCAMPR 2018 Annual Conference

OCAMPR 2018 Annual Conference

March 28, 2018

Ανακοίνωση – Announcement

2018 Annual Conference

The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR) will hold its Annual Conference at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ, from November 8 through 10, 2018.

The Annual Conference will be of special interest to Orthodox Christian clergy, theologians, seminarians, lay ministers, and healthcare professionals.

OCAMPR, an international, pan-Orthodox organization endorsed by the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America exists to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and promote Christian fellowship among healing professionals in medicine, psychology and religion.  Members pursue an understanding of the whole person which integrates the basic assumptions of medicine, psychology and religion within the Orthodox Christian faith in educating and serving Church and community.

Keynote Address: His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, MTh, Hon DDiv, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of all North America, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Englewood, NJ. (Note: His Grace Bishop John Abdulah, DMin, Diocese of Worcester and New England, will be presenting Metropolitan Joseph’s address on his behalf.)

Medical Perspective: Halina Woroncow, MD, Staff Consultant, Department of Family Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Medical Consultant, Dodge County Public Health; Medical Director, Fairview Care Center; Rochester, MN.

Psychological Perspective: Olimpia Belea, MRCPsych (Member of The Royal College of Psychiatry), Consultant Psychiatrist, Adult and Addiction Psychiatry (currently working in an ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder clinic), South West London and St. George’s NHS Mental Health Trust, London, UK.

Theological Perspective: Helen Theodoropoulos, PhD, Adjunct Professor, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox School of Theology, Libertyville, IL; Lecturer, Department of Spiritual Theology, University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL.

OCAMPR welcomes proposals for workshops and papers at the annual gathering, the theme of which will be "Compliance and Resistance: Discerning the Spirit."  Proposals for presentations should reflect professional, academic discussion on critical issues regarding the helping professions and pastoral care, specifically as it relates to our Orthodox Christian faith.  OCAMPR wishes to encourage an Orthodox approach to the topics that are addressed, informed by psychology and medicine.  Although presentations reflecting the conference theme are encouraged, other related subjects are welcomed.

One-paragraph abstracts with title, author’s credentials (one paragraph indicating training, degrees, current place of employment, and jurisdictional or other religious affiliation), and whether the proposal is for a workshop or a paper should be submitted no later than May 1, 2018 to ocamprinfo@gmail.com.  The Program Committee will review these proposals and relay acceptances by June 1.

All presentations will be recorded at the Conference and made available online.  After the Conference, written submissions will be considered for publication in the Conference proceedings.

Detailed information on the Conference will be forthcoming on the OCAMPR website at www.ocampr.org.

OCAMPR is affiliated with the
Patriarchal Network for Pastoral Health Care