Partners in Strengthening the Future of Spiritual Care

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: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education, 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 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 4.5 CE 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


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 Thursday, 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

Instructions how to access the symposium will be made available via e-mail a few days before the event. 
10/17/2017 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Online registration not available.

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