NCBC Two-day Seminars:

Catholic Healthcare in Service to the Human Person

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Each fall The National Catholic Bioethics Center presents a series of two-day seminars in various cities across the United States to address current topics in bioethics. Required for those participating in the Center's National Catholic Certification Program in Health Care Ethics, these seminars are open to all engaged in, or preparing to engage in health care ministries consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.  These seminars are intended to benefit health care workers, clergy, those involved in research in the life sciences, members of ethics committees, and others who provide spiritual support and counsel to patients and their families. Those interested in understanding and advancing the Church’s moral tradition in health care will also find them accessible and informative.

The organizing framework for the curriculum is the application of The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services to critical issues raised in medicine and the life sciences. The seminars are structured to equip participants with the awareness to present, analyze, and resolve complex bioethical dilemmas encountered in clinical education and research from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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 Fall 2014 seminars will be held in:

  • New Orleans, LA (September 12, 13). Click HERE for schedule.
  • Philadelphia, PA (October 3, 4). Click HERE for schedule.
An additional day of spiritual and cultural activities are being planned for the day following both the New Orleans and Philadelphia seminars for an additional fee.

Topics covered in these seminars include:

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Prenatal and Neonatal Complications
  • Stem Cell Research and Cloning
  • Ordinary and Extraordinary Means
  • Determination of Death and Organ Transplantation
  • Issues of Cooperation between Catholic and Non-Catholic Institutions

Those who enroll receive:

  • Full participation in the seminar
  • One copy of the seminar program book
  • One copy of Health Care Ethics: A Manual for Practitioners
  • Continental breakfasts and refreshments.

Those who register as non-members also receive a one-year, Individual Membership in the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

Faculty for each seminar includes NCBC Staff Ethicists and other distinguished experts.

Continuing Education Credit Opportunities are available for chaplains and doctors; also:

This Continuing Nursing Education Activity was approved by the Connecticut Nurses' Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Attendees give high praise for NCBC offerings: “exceptional program helping each participant understand how to apply Catholic teaching to challenging ethical issues;” and  “extremely important for physicians as the bioethical principles with which you become familiar make decisions in real-life patient situations much easier to make”

The National Catholic Bioethics Center also offers a one-year online certification program for those interested in a more in depth study.

For additional information please email or phone Julie Kelley at 215-877-2660

Conflict of Interest Statement:

The content of the information which will be presented will promote quality or improvements in healthcare and will not promote a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.