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Online registration for the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion’s [OCAMPR] Annual Conference, slated to be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, Somerset, NJ November 8 through 10, 2018, is now available.

OCAMPR exists to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and promote Christian fellowship among healing 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 in educating and serving Church and community.

The conference theme, “Compliance and Resistance: Discerning the Spirit,” will be explored in an impressive array of 20 workshops and a dozen papers on the conference agenda.  The theme will be further developed in the keynote address and three additional major presentations.

His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America will offer the keynote address.  His Grace, Bishop John of the Antiochian Diocese of Worcester and New England will present the address on Metropolitan Joseph’s behalf.

Presenting the medical perspective of the theme will be Halina Woroncow, MD, Staff Consultant for the Department of Family Medicine and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.  Dr. Woroncow also is Medical Consultant for Dodge County Public Health and Medical Director of Rochester’s Fairview Care Center.

The psychological perspective will be presented by Renos Papadopoulos, PhD, Professor and Director at the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees at the University of Essex and Honorary Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic; London, England.

Helen Theodoropoulos, PhD, will present the theological perspective of the theme.  Dr. Theodoropoulos is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox School of Theology, Libertyville, IL and a Lecturer in the Department of Spiritual Theology at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL.

Information on and resources from past conferences is available on OCAMPR’s website.