Nov. 5-7, 2015″CAREGIVERS AS CONFESSORS AND HEALERS”Holy Cross Seminary – Boston, MassachusettsKeynote Speaker: Holy Confession and the Freedom to Be, Fr. Stavros Kofinas, D.Min., Coordinator of the Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care.The Conference will begin at 7pm on Thursday, Nov. 5, and end at 6pm on Saturday, Nov. 7.Members, nonmembers, students, clergy, healthcare professionals and nonprofessionals are invited to attend!
In addition to our Keynote Speaker, three Plenary Speakers will be presenting:
Medical Perspective: Becoming a Healthy Presence, Daniel B. Hinshaw, M.D.
Psychological Perspective: Growing in Christ: Healing in the Therapeutic Process, Lila Amirali, M.D.
Theological Perspective: Mission of the Health Care Worker in a Culture Hostile to Health, Fr. Vasileios Thermos, M.D., Ph.D.
Click here for more information on our Keynote and Plenary Speakers.
We will also offer numerous Workshops on a variety of topics of interest to Orthodox caregivers. Click here for details.
Here is the full Program Schedule.
OCAMPR welcomes 20 minute Paper Presentations on any topic related to Orthodoxy and healing. Please submit a one-paragraph abstract by September 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is more information.
A block of rooms is being held at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Boston-Dedham, 235 Elm Street, Dedham, MA for the discounted rate of $129 per night. Call 781-326-6700 for reservations. The cutoff date for reservations is October 5. Breakfast, free wi-fi, and free parking are included. Free shuttle buses will take you between the hotel and Holy Cross Seminary. An inexpensive option for accommodations is limited residence hall space at nearby (7 – 10 minutes) Andover-Newton Theological School. Single occupancy rooms are $45 per night, plus $40 for linens. (You could bring sleeping bags or your own linens.) Rooms will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis by emailing email@example.com. Directions and instructions will be provided.