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Caring for the Human Spirit - Myrtle Beach, USA, May 2019

Join your peers at the 6th Annual Caring for the Human Spirit Conference®

When:    Monday 20 May - Wednesday 22 May 2019

Where:   Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, Myrtle Beach, USA

The Caring for the Human Spirit Conference is organized by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network. Its mission is to advance the integration of spiritual care in health care through clinical practice, research and education in order to improve patient experience and satisfaction and to help people faced with illness and grief find comfort and meaning-whoever they are, whatever they believe, wherever they are. 

Caring for the Human Spirit Conference® is the premier international forum for cutting-edge topics to enhance multidisciplinary teams in spiritual care. The conference is designed to provide spiritual care providers with the skills, best practices, research, that can advance your career and improve optimal care for those in need.
Download conference brochure – here



    

5th International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land - Adelaide, June 2019

Ageing well through communities, capacity and innovation

When:           19 — 20 June 2019, Adelaide, South Australia

Where:          Flinders at Tonsley, 1284 South Road, Tonsley, South Australia

Communities...where we live and spend our time. Capacity...of individuals, groups and services. Innovation...policies, projects and research.
These combined elements support opportunities for lifelong connectedness, active participation and meaningful experiences, each critical for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities who are living in a familiar or adopted land that may be ‘foreign’ at some time, to age well.

The AIFL conference brings together the expertise and innovation of multicultural communities with government, researchers, academics, policy makers and services. It aims to build sector capacity for ageing well across a range of settings through informing knowledge, practices and collaborative partnerships that respond to the voices of older people and priorities for multicultural communities.

We welcome attendance and participation from academics, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, service providers, aged care workers, and the community.  

Click here for more information.

Chaplaincy Research Summer Institute Summer 2019 - Chicago, July 2019

Chaplains are invited to apply for the Chaplaincy Research Summer Institute (CRSI)

When:      July 22 to July 26 2019

Where:     Chicago USA

Chaplains are invited to apply for the Chaplaincy Research Summer Institute (CRSI). First offered in July of 2017, the CRSI prepares chaplains to develop the skills necessary to conduct simple but important research and quality improvement projects. The CRSI follows a short-term, intensive format with ample opportunities for follow-up. Furthermore, participants will begin building a network of both early-career and established chaplains for future collaborations. The Institute includes a number of hands-on activities, including using PubMed to conduct a literature search and working in small groups to develop research questions and proposals which are presented at the end of the conference.

The 2019 Chaplaincy Research Summer Institute will take place in Chicago from July 22 to July 26. Participants must be working or otherwise engaged as a chaplain, or providing consultation to chaplains, in a health-related setting (e.g., hospitals, clinics, hospices, or long-term care facilities). Members of APC, NACC, and NAJC may apply for funding to offset the cost of attendance. Applicants should send a one-page statement of interest (including relevant research experience) and resume to Andy Andresco, Transforming Chaplaincy Project Coordinator, at andrew_w_andresco@rush.edu

For more information click here.

14th Annual Healthcare Renewal Retreat - Assisi, Italy August 2019

Art of Presence

When:      Wednesday 14 August 6pm -  Tuesday 20 August 12pm 2019      

Where:     Monastero di Sant'Andrea, Assisi, Italy

A 6 day retreat workshop designed to help clinicians develop the professional and personal skills to practice compassionate presence in their clinical settings.

This retreat offers a unique environment and opportunity for health professionals  from all faiths, beliefs and cultures to participate in an interdisciplinary retreat designed to experience respite and renewal, reflection and nourishment and ways to re-ignite one's original call to serve others.

Designed for clinicians and medical practitioners (Physicians, RNs, NPs, PAs, Chaplains, Social Workers, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and others) as well as any professionals open to deepening their spiritual lives.

Be engaged in a contemplative week of personal and professional renewal with experienced guides:
  Christina Puchalski, M.D. Renowned Clinician, Author, and Educator
  Carolyn Jacobs, PhD, MSW.  Contemplative Social Work Leader, Spiritual Director, and Educator
  Michael Stillwater - Musical Artist and Educator
  Doris Laesser Stillwater, Dipl. Psych. FH. Contemplative Psychologist
  Edward O'Donnell, M.A.-  Spiritual Director and Educator  

Click here for more information and watch a video to learn more


 


 

5th International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference - Dublin June 2019

Spirituality Transforming our World

When:   19 - 20 June 2019

Where:  School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Kevin Flannelly (USA)
    Senior Researcher at the Center for Psychosocial Research in Long Island, New York.
Dr Richard Egan (New Zealand)
    Senior Lecturer Health Promotion, University of Otago.
Workshops by keynote speakers & Dr Katherine Piderman, Board Certified Chaplain (retired status) and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic.

Click here for more information.
 

Spiritual Care Australia Conference - Melbourne, June 2019

Setting the GPS: Finding your way in Spiritual Care

When:      Sunday 16 June - Wednesday 19 June 2019

Where:    Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

The 2019 SCA Conference encourages us to set our own and our organisation’s spiritual navigation systems to provide best quality spiritual care. We will be looking particularly at the perspective of the client / consumer / patient and where spiritual care fits in the world of client-centred care.

In a rapidly changing world, we as spiritual carers must be ever more attentive to questions like:
 - If our destination is excellence, what steps will get us there?
 - What principles guide us on the way?
 - Who are our travelling companions and how do we share the journey?
 - When we find ourselves in unmapped territory, how do we manage our fears and expectations?
 - As we continue our journey into the spiritual care profession of the future what will help us set the GPS with most confidence?

This year's conference will offer keynote speakers, workshops and seminars, and plenty of opportunity to share with colleagues and friends old and new from around the country. Click here to download the flyer with information on the program and speakers.

Anyone engaging in spiritual care is welcome to attend - whether you work in aged care, community care, congregational care, crisis / emergency, defence, education, general health care, mental health, prisons, sports, or any sector.

We expect all presentations will help us focus on these streams:
 - Research and quality improvement
 - Consumer engagement and experience
 - Self-care
 - Models of spiritual care, including innovation, and
 - Ethics in spiritual care, including in research and in end-of-life care

Plan to join us, and check this website regularly for updates. Registration will open in early March.


RESEARCH INTENSIVE 2019

Spiritual Health Victoria, Meaningful Ageing Australia and Stirling Theological College - University of Divinity, are pleased to announce a 2019 Pre-Conference Research Intensive to be held Sunday, 16 June. This will build on the success of the 2018 Pre-Conference Research Intensive in Newcastle. More details about the day will be available soon. Plan to attend.

When:      Sunday 16 June 2019  9am - 4pm

Where:    Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne


13th National Allied Health Conference - Brisbane, August 2019

The conference theme ‘Realising Our Value’ aims to share the current knowledge, ideas and developments in Allied Health.

When:     5 – 8 August 2019
Where:    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland

The 2019 National Allied Health Conference Organising Committee is delighted to present the 13th National Allied Health Conference in Brisbane, Australia for all involved in Allied Health. This premiere conference will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from the 6th – 7th August 2019, with pre and post conference workshops scheduled for the 5th and 8th respectively.

The Organising Committee invites you to Brisbane to hear a range of eminent speakers explore the current and emerging issues that will shape the future for Allied Health.

We look forward to sharing our beautiful city with you in 2019. Click here for more information.

Oceanic Palliative Care Conference - Perth, September 2019

The theme for the inaugural Oceanic Palliative Care Conference is Universal Access: Oceans of Opportunities - formerly Australian Palliative Care Conference
When:       10 – 13 September 2019

Where:      Perth WA

The theme for the inaugural Oceanic Palliative Care Conference is Universal Access: Oceans of Opportunities. The theme will allow for exploration of palliative care as a human right and what can be done to ensure people from underserved populations can access palliative care and have their pain and other symptoms managed at the end of life. The conference will promote the concept that palliative care should be available to everyone, regardless of their location, age, income, diagnosis, prognosis, gender, sexual orientation, social background or cultural origin.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists palliative care as a human right to health but currently worldwide only 14% of people of people who need palliative care receive it. By bringing people from across the globe together for three days of thoughtful, inspiring and practical discussions, delegates will leave armed with information and resources to improve palliative care in their regions.

The program will present multiple issues and a diversity of voices from many disciplines. It will be designed around the a number of focus areas, all linking back into the overall theme of the conference, Universal Access: Oceans of Opportunities

Click here for more details. Registrations open now - call for abstracts open 10 December 2018
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8th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality - Canberra, October 2019

8th international conference on Ageing and Spirituality: Changing Cultures of Ageing and Spirituality

When:  27 - 30 October 2019

Where: Canberra

The conference is being organised by the Colloquium for Ageing Perspectives and Spirituality (previously the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies) which is now part of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

We have invited international speakers and have secured an excellent venue for the conference. We will be calling for abstracts to present papers at this conference soon, do think about what you may wish to submit to the committee for presentation. More details will be coming.

It will be a great opportunity meet with others who work and study with older people, as well as for those of us who are also growing older, to hear of latest scholarship in this field and to engage in the dialogue.

Click here for more details.

 





forthcoming 8th international conference on Ageing and Spirituality: Changing Cultures of Ageing and Spirituality, to be held in Canberra 27th to 30 October 2019.

The conference is being organised by the Colloquium for Ageing Perspectives and Spirituality (previously the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies) which is now part of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

 

As these dates are near to the dates (just a little early) that the first conference was held in Canberra almost 20 years ago, we are excited to be hosting this international conference again.
 

Since the first conference was held, this conference has been hosted by:

Canberra, Australia (first conference)

Durham, UK

Adelaide, SA.

Auckland NZ

Edinburgh, Scotland

Los Angeles USA

Chicago USA

 

We have invited international speakers and have secured an excellent venue for the conference. We will be calling for abstracts to present papers at this conference soon, do think about what you may wish to submit to the committee for presentation. More details will be coming.
 

Please put this conference into your calendar and let others know. 

It will be a great opportunity meet with others who work and study with older people, as well as for those of us who are also growing older, to hear of latest scholarship in this field and to engage in the dialogue.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference

 

Liz MacKinlay


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