OCAMPR Announces 2022 Conference
The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (www.ocampr.org) will hold its Annual Conference in November with the theme, “Living Liturgy in Practice: Orthodox Care in a Rapidly Changing World."
The Conference, which will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Glenview, IL, November 3 through 5 will offer an opportunity for Orthodox Christian healthcare professionals, psychologists, therapists, chaplains, theologians, clergy and allied professionals to discuss how the Church's healing traditions interface with contemporary theories and practices of care.
There will be numerous workshops and papers offered, reflecting professional, academic discussion on critical issues regarding the helping professions and pastoral care. His Grace, Bishop John (Abdalah) of the Diocese of Worster and New England of Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America will introduce the conference theme in his Keynote Address, while the medical perspective will be presented by Deacon Theodore Saclarides, MD, Vice Chair of Surgery, Rush University, Chicago, and Deacon, Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Glenview, IL. Roxanne Louh, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Jacksonville, FL and Cohost of “Live with the Louhs” on Ancient Faith Radio will present the psychological perspective. The theological perspective will be offered by Nina Glibetic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies, The University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.
OCAMPR, a Pan-Orthodox affiliated ministry of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, 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 the Church and community.