OCAMPR announces 2018 annual conference


The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion [OCAMPR] will hold its Annual Conference at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, Somerset, NJ from November 8 through 10, 2018.

The Annual Conference will be of special interest to Orthodox Christian clergy, theologians, seminarians, lay ministers and healthcare professionals.

OCAMPR, an international, pan-Orthodox organization endorsed by 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 Church and community.

OCAMPR welcomes proposals for workshops and papers at the annual gathering, the theme of which will be “Compliance and Resistance: Discerning the Spirit.”  Proposals for presentations should reflect professional, academic discussion on critical issues regarding the helping professions and pastoral care, specifically as it relates to our Orthodox Christian faith.  OCAMPR wishes to encourage an Orthodox approach to the topics that are addressed, informed by psychology and medicine.  Although presentations reflecting the conference theme are encouraged, other related subjects are welcomed.

One-paragraph abstracts with title, author’s credentials (one paragraph indicating training, degrees, current place of employment, and jurisdictional or other religious affiliation), and whether the proposal is for a workshop or a paper should be submitted no later than May 1, 2018 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  The Program Committee will review these proposals and relay acceptances by June 1.

All presentations will be recorded at the Conference and made available online.  After the Conference, written submissions will be considered for publication in the Conference proceedings.

Detailed information on the Conference will be forthcoming on the OCAMPR website.