Thank you to everyone how made last night’s Virtual Journal Club discussing NFP a resounding success! We two wonderful presenters (Felix Rodriguez and Anne Olek) and we were both blessed and humbled to be joined by the authors of the paper, Dr. Fehring and Dr. Manhart!
We had a great turnout and appreciate everyone’s engagement. Lots of insightful questions and discussion!
We are planning to host VJCs quarterly, so stay turned for us to announce the Fall/Winter date!
The Conference will be available live online as well as in-person (in San Diego). To sign up click here.
The theme of the conference is “Medicine’s Integrity: Reclaiming the Doctor-Patient Relationship”. Conference speakers will focus on national and cultural currents (Law, Humanities, Psychology, Theology, History) that might harm the doctor-patient relationship at the practical or personal level. How do we as Catholic physicians respond to these challenges (eg. physician assisted suicide, transgenderism, gender reassignment surgery, marijuana use, pornography, etc.) in a faithful, compassionate way?
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress tremendously for many physicians and health care providers in multiple ways that are unprecedented in volume and intensity. Considering 50% of physicians reported burnout prior to the pandemic, it is now increasingly important to follow the directive found in Luke 4:23, “Physicians, heal thyself.” This verse can be understood as a reminder to physicians to work on their own illnesses and weaknesses to be better able to help others.
“The Finger Lakes Guild of Rochester, New York and the Palm Beach Physicians Guild of Florida are happy to announce an exciting new way to connect in these challenging times. Building on the successful initiative first launched in New York, the guilds are collaborating with the national CMA office to offer all guilds the new Virtual Journal Club…” continued
• Connect with fellow CMA members across the country • Discuss timely topics relevant to living the Catholic faith while practicing in an increasingly secular world • Inspire colleagues to join your local Guild and the CMA by “bringing” them along
The Finger Lakes Guild, in collaboration with the Palm Beach Physicians Guild and the national Catholic Medical Association will be announcing our next Virtual Journal Club in the near future, so stay tuned!
The CMA has put out a call for Breakout Speaker Proposals for the Annual Educational Meeting that will be held in Orlando, FL on October 7-9, 2021. The submission deadline is November 2, 2020 and while that seems like a long way out…these things do have a way of sneaking up on us!
The CMA has announced that due to COIVD-related travel restrictions they are transitioning the annual meeting to a hybrid in-person and virtual format. Details are forthcoming.
While this is disappointing in many ways it also provides an opportunity for those who would have otherwise not been able to travel to San Diego to still take part! Stay tuned for more info re: registration!