Tenth Annual Medical-Spirituality Conference

Thursday, April 19th from 8:45a-4:30p, Sinclair College Ponitz Center will be hosting the Tenth Annual Medical-Spirituality Conference. 

While modern medicine and contemporary technologies have extended our lives, we still struggle with the question of living well. For physicians and patients grappling with questions of what it means to live fully in the midst of chronic or life-threatening illness, the quest for answers is worthwhile, challenging and deeply personal.

This year’s tenth anniversary Medical-Spirituality Conference is an invitation to explore these issues with acclaimed authors and speakers, Lucy Kalanithi, M.D., and Steven Z. Pantilat, M.D. Both encourage us to contemplate suffering and life’s meaning in the face of difficult diagnosis with awe, purpose and humility.

Lucy Kalanithi, M.D., wife of neurosurgeon and author Paul Kalanithi, M.D., shares her perspective about his writings and experience through a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer.  She was the steward of his manuscript and book, When Breath Becomes Air, published after his death.  As a partner to his process, she offers unique insight into sharing his battle with cancer and the troubling questions of life, death and purpose.

Please join us for a special tenth anniversary Medical-Spirituality Conference in which speakers will offer their perspectives and conference participants will engage in thoughtful conversation while exploring questions surrounding important life issues.



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