2013 Conference (now March 18-27, 2014)
Chaplains, counselors, and congregational leaders who are concerned about what the future is going to look like for their professions are asking the following questions:
- As the number of people living longer (and living longer with serious illness) continues to increase, what will this mean for pastoral and spiritual care expectations?
- Where will the jobs be in the future? What are the emerging opportunities?
- How will the Affordable Care Act affect healthcare chaplaincy?
- What opportunities are emerging in the areas of palliative care? Workplace spiritual care? Post-traumatic stress and critical incident spiritual care? Other areas that are primarily outpatient care?
- How is the provision of pastoral and spiritual care in congregations changing?
- What do we need to learn to be prepared for those opportunities?
The Oates Institute will its online conference in March of 2014 due to the combination of several factors including some web site malware issues that need resolution and the medical leave of the executive director and web master, Dr. Christopher Hammon. The board is committed to bringing this conference to the community, addressing these questions (above) at the intersection of healthcare and congregation, workplace and community. The conference will feature three overlapping tracks for chaplains; counselors, spiritual directors, and social workers; and congregational leaders. It will provide continuing professional education credit for these professions.
Presenters will include:
- Wendy Cadge, Ph.D., Author, Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine
- Valerie Storms, M.Div., BCC, President, Association of Professional Chaplains
- Patricia Appelhans, JD, CEO, Association of Professional Chaplains
- Douglas M. Ronsheim, D.Min., Executive Director, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
- Ron Oliver, Ph.D., BCC, System Vice-President of Mission and Outreach at Norton Health Care in Louisville, Kentucky
- John Swinton, Ph.D., Spirituality and Health, Kings College, Aberdeen, Scotland
- Carrie Doehring, Ph.D., Iliff Seminary, developed a PTSD program for the Air Force
- Bruce Rumbold, Ph.D., Palliative Care Senior Lecturer, Public Health, Australia
- Dallas Little, D.Min., Air Force chaplain (Major) working with PTSD
- Mark Grace, M.Div., BCC, Chief Mission & Ministry Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health System
- Malcolm Marler, D.Min., Director of Pastoral Care, University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital
- Paul Simmons, Ph.D., Bioethicist, University of Louisville Medical School
- George Handzo, M.Div., BCC, Healthcare Chaplaincy and Chaplaincy consultant
- Patricia Donahoo, D.Min., Director of Women's Ministries, Disciples of Christ
- Clifford Kuhn, MD, Psyciatrist known as the Laugh Doctor, specialist in integrative medicine
- Joseph Steier, JD, President, Signature Healthcare
- Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality, Signature Healthcare
Participate from Anywhere:
The online format of the conference, Envisioning the Future of Spiritual Care, allows you to participate from wherever you are as long as you have an Internet connection. Log in from home, office, or neighborhood coffee shop. You may participate according to your schedule at your convenience, with the exception of the scheduled Live Discussion sessions with the presenters.
Individuals (includes CEUs and extended access):
Regular registration (June 1-December 20):
$49 for members, $120 for non-members -- Membership + conference: $189
Late registration after December 20:
$69 for members, $139 for non-members -- Membership + conference: $209
Site License (as many as you can get around the screen, does not include individual CEUs):
Oates Institute members: $75 / Non-member: $150
Or send checks to: Wayne Oates Institute, 1733 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205