Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion (OCAMPR)

Welcome to the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion (OCAMPR). OCAMPR is an affiliate ministry of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops (formerly SCOBA) and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation.

OCAMPR exists to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and promote Christian fellowship among 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. OCAMPR is for those who seek to understand and experience the best relationship between theology and the healing arts and sciences in order to offer their services in the light of Christ’s truth and the Church’s healing wisdom.

Our main event of the year is our annual fall conference

September 26-28, 2024

University of St. Mary of the Lake
Mundelein, IL (Chicago area)


On the theme:

Embodied Life: Perspectives on Human Personhood

Our understanding of human personhood directly affects how we communicate, how we make decisions, how we participate in our communities, and how we care for others in their healing. We invite you to join us at the 2024 OCAMPR Annual Conference where we will collectively reflect on what it means to be human from the Orthodox perspective and how that perspective influences medical, psychological, and pastoral vocations.