COLORADO SPRINGS. The 86th Annual Education Conference of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) will take place in Denver Sept. 7-9 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel.
Titled “Medicine in the Service of Marriage & Family, Transforming the Culture with Love and Truth,” this conference is for all healthcare professionals and ordained spiritual healers. It will feature more than 60 speakers, with morning presentations for general audiences and most afternoon tracks aimed specifically at physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and priests. Continuing medical education credits are also available for all professional attendees. Speakers will include nationally-known experts on marriage and family, such as Dr. Janet Smith, Mary Rice Hasson, Dr. Thomas Hilgers, and many others.
Topics will include NaProTechnology, natural family planning, the harmful effects of contraception, gender ideology, and many other subjects. The presentations are meant to inspire all to bring Christ and the Gospel back into the center of the healing professions. Renewal in medicine is urgently needed and will be best implemented if the principles of Catholic social teaching, including dignity, subsidiarity, solidarity and the common good, guide the transformation.
The Catholic Medical Association has more than 100 guilds in the U.S. and more than 2000 physician members. It aims to inspire physicians to imitate Jesus Christ in upholding the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine; assisting the Church in communicating Catholic medical bioethics; supporting Catholic hospitals in applying Catholic moral principles in health-care delivery; and enabling deeper mutual support and fellowship among healthcare professionals are fulfilled.
Masses, confessions, and adoration will be available every day of the conference. The conference will conclude with a banquet dinner Saturday evening with keynote speaker Chris Stefanick.
For more information and to register, visit www.cathmed.org
(Dr. Kenneth Stone is president of the Colorado Springs St. Luke’s Guild of the Catholic Medical Association.)