The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Spirituality, Theology & Health: 2010

Religion & Health:
Interdisciplinary Engagement & Interpretation


June 15, 2010
R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center
Durham, NC

The pre-conference presentations will be given by the Investigators who were awarded funding by the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, in response to the call for proposals "Religion, and Health: Effects, Mechanisms, and Interpretation." See schedule and descriptions of the presentations.

2010 Annual Meeting

June 16-18, 2010
R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center
Durham, NC

Speakers and Videos of Presentations
Paper Sessions
Poster Session

Pre-Conference Presentations (RFP)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

7:30 AM Registration Opens

8:30 AM Opening & Introduction

9:00 AM "A Longitudinal Study of Spiritual Engagement, Self-Transcendence, and Human Flourishing" (video)
John Astin, PhD

10:00 AM Break

10:30 AM "Determining the Relative Effectiveness of Faith-Based and Secular Substance Abuse Treatment Service Providers: A Comparison of Client Outcomes" (video)
Thomas Gais, PhD

11:30 AM "Religion-Health Mechanisms Among African American Men and Women" (video)
Cheryl L. Holt, PhD

12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 PM "Religion, Aging, and Mexican American Health" (video)
Neal Krause, PhD

3:00 PM "Understanding Social and Personal Aspects of Faith and Practice Related to Health"
Robert McKeown, PhD

4:00 PM Break

4:30 PM "Investigation of the Effects and Mechanisms of Religious Involvement on the Physical and Mental Health of African American Caregivers"
Michael Sheridan, PhD; Susanne Bennett, PhD & Barbara Soniat, PhD

5:30 PM "Religious Community and the Hispanic Paradox: A Theological Model of Why Mexican Immigrants Have Better Health than Americans"
Patrick Steffen, PhD

6:30 PM Adjourn

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

8:30 AM Registration Opens

10:30 AM Opening & Introduction

11:30 AM "Religion, Humility, and Health in Late Life"
Neal Krause, PhD

12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Paper Sessions

2:45 PM Paper Sessions

3:30 PM Break

3:45 PM Keynote: "Walking the Mending Wall: Healing the Breaches between Religion and Medicine"
Rabbi Marc A. Gellman, PhD

5:30 PM Poster Session & Reception

7:30 PM Adjourn

Thursday, June 17, 2010

7:30 AM Registration Opens

8:30 AM Round Table Discussion (video)
David Crabtree, Moderator

Dan Blazer, MD, PhD; Veena Das, PhD; Alvin Dueck, PhD; Rabbi Marc Gellman, PhD; Amy Laura Hall, PhD; James Travis, PhD

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM 8th Annual David B. Larson Memorial Lecture

"Reintegrating Care for the Dying, Body and Soul"
Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH

12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 PM "Yankee Doodling, Mother Tongues, and Seculareze: On Healing and Hospitality"
Alvin Dueck, PhD

3:45 PM Break

4:00 PM Paper Sessions

4:45 PM Paper Sessions

5:30 PM Paper Sessions

6:15 PM Adjourn

Friday, June 18, 2010

7:30 AM Registration Opens

8:30 AM "Wounds on the Soul: Illness, Intimacy and Difficulty of Reality"
Veena Das, PhD

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Berton H. Kaplan Lecture

"Expanding Horizons for Spirituality Research and Its Applications"
David O. Moberg, PhD

12:30 PM Lunch & Discussion Groups

3:00 PM Adjourn

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