The 1st Annual Meeting of the Society of Spirituality, Theology & Health: 2008

"Spirituality, Health and Human Flourishing:
Meaning? Measurement? Implications?"

Hosted by The Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health

For the proceedings of the Annual Meeting, please see the links below and the links for Paper and Poster Sessions to the right.

June 25-27, 2008

R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center, Duke Fuqua School of Business in Durham, North Carolina

Opening Remarks:

John K. Templeton, Jr., M.D. (video pop-up)


Wednesday, June 25, 8:00 PM
"Spirituality, Theology and Health: Challenges and Possibilities" (video pop-up)
William Roper, M.D., M.P.H., CEO, UNC Health System

Plenary Speakers

Thursday June 26, 8:30 AM
Religious Struggles: A Fork in the Road to Growth or Decline (video pop-up)
Kenneth Pargament, Ph.D.

Thursday June 26, 11:00 AM
"Religion and Health in Aging Societies: Reaping What is Sown" (video pop-up)
Ellen Idler, PhD

Friday June 27, 8:30 AM
"Spirituality and Health: The Role of Practical Theology" (video pop-up)
John Swinton, PhD

Friday June 27, 10:15 AM
"Human Flourishing: An Epidemiologist's Perspective" (video pop-up)
Jeff Levin, PhD, MPH

Paper Sessions

For a listing of the Paper Sessions as well as abstracts and presentation materials, click here.

Poster Sessions

For a listing of the posters presented at the Poster Session as well as abstracts and presentation materials, click here.

Conference Brochure

Conference Program
* Please note the following correction for the Poster Session information:
"Daily Spiritual Experiences and Perceived Quality of Life of Young Adult Women: Exploring the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence (A Pilot Study)"
Carolyn J. Nickerson, MSN, MA, EdD, RN
Associate Professor
Duquesne University School of Nursing
*Co-authors: Alison Colbert PhD, APRN-BC; Rick Zoucha PhD, APRN, BC, CTN; Jennifer Behun BSN, RN

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