The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Spirituality, Theology & Health: 2009

"Lifecourse Perspectives on Spirituality & Health in Diverse Religious Communities"

June 3-5, 2009

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Durham, North Carolina

For Information about the meeting, please click on the following links

Schedule of Events
Paper Presentations
Poster Presentations

Robertson Emerging Scholars at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology & Health

Four Duke/UNC students attending the 2009 meeting

Duke & UNC-CH Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Support Provided by the Robertson Scholars Program Collaboration Fund

The Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health received funds from the Robertson Scholars Program Collaboration Fund. These funds allowed us to provide scholarships to the 2009 Annual Meeting for undergraduate and graduate students at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We were pleased to offer these students the opportunity to attend the meeting for a registration fee of $25. The Robertson Scholars Program seeks to foster the collaboration between Duke and UNC-CH. Questions about this scholarship opportunity may be directed to the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919.660.7556.

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday June 3, 2009

3:00 PM Registration begins

4:30 PM Poster Presentations* & Reception

6:00 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks

Faye Calhoun, PhD (click for bio)

6:30 PM Keynote Address

"The Refusal to Cease Suffering"

Stanley Hauerwas, PhD (click for bio and description)
Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics
Duke Divinity School

7:30 PM 7th Annual David B. Larson Memorial Lecture

"What Moves the Scalpel? Science, Religion & the Practice of Medicine"

Farr Curlin, MD (click for bio and description)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
For history of the Larson Memorial Lecture:

9:00 PM Closing Remarks

Thursday June 4, 2009

7:00 AM Registration begins

8:30 AM "Religious Influences among Adolescents and Emerging Adults on Life Wellbeing Outcomes"

Christian Smith, PhD (click for bio and description)
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology
Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society
University of Notre Dame

10:00 AM Break

refreshments provided

10:30 AM "Arab American Community-Based Health Model within a Cultural and Spiritual Framework"

Adnan Hammad, PhD (click for bio and description)
Director, Community Health & Research Center
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

12:00 PM Lunch

1:30 PM "Reaching In & Reaching Out: Hospital Chaplaincy as Profession"

Wendy Cadge, PhD (click for bio and description)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Brandeis University

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Paper Presentations

refreshments provided
click here to see paper abstracts

5:30 - 7:00 PM Poster Presentations*

Friday June 5, 2009

7:00 AM Registration begins

8:30 AM "Seeking the Tzelem: Making Sense of Dementia"

Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman (click for bio and description)
Director, Hiddur: The Center for Aging and Judaism
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

10:00 AM Break

refreshments provided

10:30 AM "New Horizons in Spirituality, Theology & Health"

Discussion panel with Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health Scholars

Lori Carter-Edwards, MPH, PhD
Duke University Medical Center

Timothy Daaleman, DO, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Linda George, PhD
Duke University

Harold Koenig, MD, MHSc
Duke University Medical Center

Keith Meador, MD, ThM, MPH
Duke University Medical Center

Pamela Reed, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Arizona College of Nursing

Joel Shuman, PhD
King's College

12:00 PM Lunch, Networking, & Poster Presentations*

3:00 PM Conclusion of the 2nd Annual Meeting

* Posters will remain available for viewing from Wednesday June 3 at 4:30 PM until Friday June 5 at 3:00 PM.

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