5th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Spirituality and Health
Faculty of Medicine/ University of Calgary
Working Together for Optimal Health
Thursday, September 24 – Saturday, September 26, 2009
MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
The University of Calgary in conjunction with The Canadian Research Institute of Spirituality and Healing will be hosting the 5th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Spirituality and Health.
Conference Objective: The conference aims to provide a diverse, multidisciplinary, multi-faith forum in order to address spirituality from a broad health focus.
Keynote speakers include:
- Arthur Frank PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Calgary and author of At the Will of the Body; The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics; and The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live.
- Erminia Guarneri MD FACC, Founder and Medical Director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Scripps Health in La Jolla, California and author of The Heart Speaks.
- Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and author of Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native America; Coyote Healing: Miracles from Native America; Coyote Wisdom: The Healing Power of Story; and Narrative Medicine: A Storied Approach to Health and Healing.
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