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Virtual 16th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference

November 6-9, 2020

Healthcare professionals and those desiring to learn how to integrate their faith in their practice: Please join us *virtually* for the 16th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference, sponsored by Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy, an apostolate of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception.




Due to the Covid-19 pandemic to make it easier for healthcare professionals and other participants, we are happy to offer an extension on the Conference video viewing times. Continuing Education credit for program participation will be available until November 16, 2020 to give everyone time to finish viewing the full program.
Please invite all your friends and have a wonderful time with our program!


We are happy to announce that we are not allowing COVID-19 to stop our annual Healthcare Conference. The Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy are combining the Worcester and Cleveland conferences to bring you an incredible line-up of speakers.

Please join us for two days, virtually, and attend the same high-quality conference you have attended in the past. You will be able to earn CEU/CME credits as long as you login with our digital sign in!

Your digital sign-in will designate the number of CEUs or CMEs granted each day. NOTE: You must register for the conference.

Friday, Nov. 6, TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Registration Open Online all day for last-minute registration. Your digital sign-in for the conference will designate the #of CEUs or CMEs granted each day.

8:15-8:50 a.m.
Holy Mass pre-recorded from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy

8:50 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Prayer

9 -9:30 a.m.
Bryan Thatcher, MD, Intl. Director, Doctors for Divine Mercy; Founder, Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy.
Journey of a Soul: A look at St. Teresa of Avila and St. Faustina and Patient Care.

9:30-10:10 a.m.
Most Rev. Bishop Robert McManus, MA, STD.
Catholic and Religious Directives

10:15-11:10 a.m.
Sr. Gaudia Skass, OLM, Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
Keynote More Than Healing The Body & Saving Lives: Total Engagement in Helping Patients

11:10-12:20 p.m.
Br. Jason Lewis, MIC
Addiction and Divine Mercy.

12:25-1:10 p.m.
Dr. Christopher Klofft, Associate Professor of Theology, Assumption College.
People Are People: The Foundations of Christian Anthropology

1:15-2:10 p.m.
Dr. Ron Sobecks, Professor of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Healthcare Provider Burnout

2:10-3:10 p.m.
George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., Board Certified Family Physician The Abortion Pill and Its Reversal.

3:10-3:25 p.m.
Break with The Divine Mercy Chaplet to be prayed privately.

3:25-4 p.m.
Marie Romagnano, MSN, RN, CCM; Founder, Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy.
Urgent Spiritual Care: Spiritual Action for Healthcare Providers

4-4:45 p.m.
Todd Lentocha, Retired Police Officer, Marine Veteran, Husband, Father, Author and Trauma Survivor.
Todd and Alison Lentocha: Catastrophic Injury Case Study of a Critical Traumatic Head Injury

4:45-5:30 p.m.
Father Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, PhB, STL, SEOL; Theologian, Author, former Vice-Postulator for Cause of St. Faustina
Pro-Life Reflections in the Light of St. Faustina’s Divine Mercy Revelations

5:30-6:15 p.m.
Very Rev. Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, BA, STB, STL (Cand.), Provincial Superior, Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Works of Mercy: Embodiment of Nursing and Medicine


Saturday, Nov. 7, TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Registration Open Online all day for last-minute registration. Your digital sign-in for the conference will designate the #of CEUs or CMEs granted each day.

8:15-8:50 a.m.
Holy Mass pre-recorded from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy

8:50 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Prayer

9-9:30 a.m.
Bryan Thatcher, MD, Intl. Director, Doctors for Divine Mercy; Founder, Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy.
Journey of a Soul - When the Soul Faces the Struggles and Disappointments of Life

9:30- 10 a.m.
Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC, Vicar General. Rome, Italy
Reflections on the Beginning of the Pandemic in Italy.

10-10:50 a.m.
Hannah Fortin, BSN, RN, CCRN; Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, New Hampshire. ICU nurse and member of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Team
Frontline Hospital Care: A Nurse’s Witness to the COVID-19 Pandemic

11-12:30 p.m.
Keynote Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, Director, Association of Marian Helpers, Author: After Suicide: There’s Hope for Them and for You.
Church Teachings On the End-Of-Life Issues

12:30-1:15 p.m.
Reverend Joseph M. Koopman, STD.
Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology
The Christian Meaning of Sexuality and Medical Interventions Involving Procreation: A Critical Moral Analysis

1:15-1:50 p.m.
Michael Parker, MD, OB/GYN Specialist, President of the National Catholic Medical Association
Why Do We Need Catholic Healthcare

1:50-2:45 p.m.
Brian B. Burkey, M.D., M.Ed., F.A.C.S. Vice-chairman and Section Head, Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology, Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic.
Difficult Conversations: Delivering Bad News to Patients About Their Condition

2:45-3 p.m.
Break with private prayer of The Divine Mercy Chaplet.

3-3:50 p.m.
Dr. Alan Taege, Infectious Disease Specialist, Cleveland Clinic
The Reality of an Unexpected Pandemic - An Infectious Disease Perspective

3:50-4:50 p.m.
Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC.
Importance of The Divine Mercy message – A true kit for healthcare on account of its healing power through trust and the sacred image.

4:50-5:35 p.m.
Very Rev. Kaz Chwalek, MIC.
The Works of Mercy: Embodiment of Nursing and Medicine

5:35-6:05 p.m.
Marie Romagnano, MSN, RN, CRC
Living With the Nightmare of a Rare Disease: Case Study Giant Cell Arteritis.

Conference videos will be available for one week after the conference to help with your busy medical appointment schedules!