2016 annual conference

Conference Agenda

Early Conference Check-In - Sunday, April 10, 2016
3:00-5:00PM Check-In and Registration


Day 1: Monday, April 11, 2016
7:30-8:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:50 AM Welcome
8:50-9:00 AM Opening Reflection
9:00-10:30 AM Keynote
10:30-10:50 AM Break
10:50 AM-12:20 PM Workshops A Series
12:20-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-3:00 PM Workshops B Series
3:00-3:20 PM Break
3:20-4:50 PM Plenary Session
4:50-5:35 PM President’s Address
5:35-6:45 PM President’s Reception


Day 2: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-8:45 AM Welcome and Announcements
8:45-9:00 AM Pioneer Award/Medal Presentation
9:00-9:10 AM Renewal Ceremony with Live Broadcast
9:10-10:10 AM Plenary Session Two
10:10-10:30 AM Break
10:30-11:30 AM Plenary Session Three
11:30-12:30 PM Join Plenary Q&A Session
12:30-2:00 PM

(Formal Poster Session Part 1 (1:30-2:00 PM)

2:00-3:30 PM Workshops C Series
3:30-3:50 PM Break
3:50-5:20 PM Workshops D Series


Day 3: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00-9:10 AM Announcements & Opening Reflection
9:10-10:40 AM Workshop E Series
10:40-11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM -12:30 PM Workshop F Series
12:30-2:00 PM

(Formal Poster Session Part II (1:30-2:00 PM)

2:00-3:30 PM Plenary Session Four
3:30-4:00 PM Closing Ceremony


Optional Activities

Chapel Open Daily 7:00AM-6:00PM
Prayer & Meditation Services Tuesday & Wednesday at 7:30 AM
Meditation, Jewish Prayer, Muslim Prayer, Christian Worship, and Catholic Mass

Note: Agenda times are subject to change.

For keynote, plenaries and workshop detailed descriptions click here.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Registration & CEU Sign-In

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast & Exhibits

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Reflection

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Address

Spirituality and Meaning in the Context of Relationship-Centered Care
Michael W. Rabow, M.D., FAAHPM

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Networking Break & Exhibits

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plenary Session

I Hear You Saying You Need Leaders
Robert Kidd, BCC,
System Director, Spiritual Care and Values Integration, The Methodist Hospital

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Networking Luncheon, Exhibits & Poster Session

Formal Poster Session Part I: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Feasibility of Clinical Assessment Tools in Professional Health Care by Clinical Chaplains

Bethany Turner, MA, MC, Ed.D. Regional Co-Lead Spiritual Care, Kaiser Permanente

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Chaplain’s Role in Leading Patient-Centered Family Meetings

Jennifer Dill, MDiv, BCC, Brenda Neil, MSN, AGP, Teny Henry Gomez, M.D., Anson Pham, M.D., Greenville Health System

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Creating Connections

Linda Golding, MA, BCC, Staff Chaplain, Patricia Punzalan, MA, EN, NE-BC, Patient Care Director, New York Presbyterian Hospital Spiritual Care Generalist-N

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Spiritual Play: A Contribution to Pediatric Spiritual Assessment

Paul Nash, MA, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Center for Pediatric Spiritual Care

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Integrating Spirituality into a Medical School Curriculum through a Surgeon/Chaplain Partnership

David Fleenor, BCC, ACPE, Director of Education, Susan Lerner, M.D. Center for Spirituality and Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
End of Life Care in the ICU and Sacred Violence: The Scapegoat Mechanism at Work

John DiLeo, M.Ed., Ed.S., MDiv, North Florida Regional Medical Center Spiritual Care Generalist-SW

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Networking Break & Exhibits

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Developing and Objective Religious and Spiritual Assessment Tool

Ahmend Aboabat, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Consultant, King Fahad Medical City

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
B2. Religious Cultural and Spiritual Support of Muslims and the Islamic Community on Palliative Care

Al Hajjii Imam Yusuf Hasan, BCC, Staff Chaplain, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network-N/SW Spiritual Care Generalist



4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Supporting Transgender and Gender Variant Patients Spiritual Needs in Health Care Settings

Claire Bohman, MDiv, Program Director, Sojourn Chaplaincy at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center-Spiritual Care Generalist-SW




4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Our Veterans: Spiritual Issues at the End of Life

Penny Phillips, MA, MDiv, BCC, Chaplain, Palo Alto Veterans Hospital Hospice & Palliative Care Center

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ambiguous Loss: A Spiritual Assessment Tool

Linda Golding, MA, BCC, Staff Chaplain, New York Presbyterian Hospital

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Impact of Faith and Culture on Medical Decision-Making: Barriers to Advance Care Planning

Jim Kraft, MTh, Director of Advance Care Planning, Henry Ford Health System, Spiritual Care Generalist N/SW

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration & CEU Sign-In

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast & Exhibits

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome, Renewal Ceremony and Pioneer & ESCA Award Presentations

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session

Spiritual Care In Palliative Care: An Overview of Recent Evidence and Directions for Future Research

Lucy Selman, Ph.D., Research Fellow, University of Bristol

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Networking Break & Exhibits

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Gaining Hope, Finding Purpose: The Power of a Chaplain in Improving Quality of Lide for Patients and Families

Torrie Fields, MPH, Senior Program Manager, Advanced Illness & Palliative Care, Healthcare Quality and Affordability, Blue Shields of California

12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Networking Luncheon, Exhibits & Poster Session Formal Poster Session: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Technology on the Religious & Spiritual Counseling (Tahoor as EX)

Anas AlShedokhi, Religious and Spiritual Counselor, King Fahad Medical City

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A DACUM Occupational Analysis of Health Care Chaplains in NYC and the Implications for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)-The Major Tasks

Rev. Dr. Warren E. Wyrostek, MDiv, M.Ed, Ed.D., Valdosta State University

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Advanced Care Patients: Do We Know Their Spiritual Care Needs: A Chaplain’s Quandary

Saneta Maiko, Ph.D., BCC, Research Chaplain/Fellow, Alexa Torke, M.D., MS, Ann Cottingham, MA, Indiana University School of Medicine

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Promoting Staff Well-Being and Success: A Work-Life Balance Team Initiative

Bill Cooper, MDiv, Staff Chaplain, Spiritual Care Services, Jill DeVries, RN-BC, Jim Burns, MA, Sanford USD, Medical Center, Sioux Falls

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
From What’s Wrong With You? To What’s Happening to You? Re-Framing Spiritual Care Through a Trauma-Informed Lens

David Hottinger, MDiv, Manager, Spiritual Care Department, Hennepin County Medical Center Spiritual Care Generalist-N

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Integrity Formation: An Integrative Protocol Addressing Moral Distress for Interdisciplinary Professionals

Kate Hoffman, MRE, MSW, LCSW, Chief Program Officer, Nancy Markham Bugbee, PsyD-c, MBA, BCCC, Mary Ann Van Buskirk, MDiv, MA, LMFT, Institute For Life & Care Spiritual Care Generalist-SW

3:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Networking Break & Exhibits

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Introduction to Labyrinth Walks: Meeting Spiritual Needs in a Changing Culture

Elizabeth Conley, MDiv, Staff Chaplain, Noelle Andrew MDiv, BCC, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Spiritual Wound Care For The Soul

Christopher Ware, MDiv, Spiritual Counselor, Harbor Hospice

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Surfing the Gray Wave: Spiritual and Practical Responses to the Aging of America

Marci Pounders, Ph.D., BCC (Retired), Episcopal Church of the Ascension (Dallas)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Providing Spiritual Care for Those Seeking Medical Assistance in Dying: Our Experiences of Ethical, Spiritual and Practical Struggles

Linda Miller, MA, BCC, CRPO, CASC, Clinical Chaplain, Kathryn Howe, MTh, CRPO, CASC, Michael Kekewich, MA, The Ottawa Hospital

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The ABC’s of Ministering to the Orthodox/Hassidic Jewish Patient in the Hospital Setting

Rabbi Ralph Kreger, BCC, Staff Chaplain, New York Presbyterian Hospital Spiritual Care Generalist-N/SW

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Caring Choices-Advance Care Planning (ACP) for Family Residents and a System

Michael Johnston, MA, MDiv, DMin, Director of Spiritual Care, Valerie Johnston, Ph.D., Melody Franks, M.D., Mata Young, M.D., Amanda Davis, M.D., Hillary Weill, M.D., AnMed Health Spiritual Care Generalist-N/SW

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking SCA Membership Reception (SCA Members Only)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & CEU Sign-In

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast & Exhibits

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
SCA Membership Breakfast (SCA Members Only)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breath-Centered, Adaptive Coping Interventions in Telehealth Chaplaincy Care

Judy Fleischman, MA, MDiv, BCC, Clinical Consultant, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
National Consensus Project Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care (New 2018 editions)

Gwynn Sullivan, MSN, Project Director, National Consensus Project, National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB, Director, Health Services Research & Quality, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, Member, BCP Steering Committee, Sue Wintz, MDiv, BCC, Director, of Education, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, Member, NCP Workgroup Spiritual Care Generalist-N/SW

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Spirituality at the End of Life

Rev. Randolph L. Frank, BCC, FACHE, CHC, Chaplain, Froedtert Health Wisconsin

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Complementary Catalytic Healing Role of the Chaplain

Doug Longstaffe, BRS, BED, MDiv, STM, Vancouver General Hospital

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Science Fiction as Spiritual Reflection

Jonna Garvin, MDiv, MS, BCC, Spiritual Care Consultant

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Balancing Hope in Miracles with Biomedical Decision-Making at the End of Life

Kelly Arora, Ph.D., Co-Director, Master of Sciences in Palliative Care, Allied Health Professionals, John Wesely Iliff Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Spiritual Care, University of Colorado Scholl of Medicine Iliff School of Theology Spiritual Care Generalist-N/SW

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Networking Break & Exhibits

10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Panel Discussion: "Prove It" - Developing True Measures of Chaplain Outcomes

Kevin Massey, MDiv, BCC, Vice President, Mission & Spiritual Care, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Vansh Sharma, M.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Director, Research, Mount Sinai Health System, Rev. Paul Nash, MA, Senior Chaplain, Birmingham Children's Hospital

12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Closing Remarks



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