Registration has opened for the second-annual WMed-Fetzer Institute Spirituality and Medicine Symposium: Conversations to Inspire and Advance Whole-Person Care.
The free event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6, 2021, is meant to serve as a gathering point for learning and conversation about the importance of considering spirituality in medical education and medical care, as well as naming best practices and the obstacles that stand in the way of whole-person care.
The symposium will be held via livestream on Microsoft Teams from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CE and MEDU credit are available and all healthcare providers and community members are welcome.
This year’s keynote address, “Managing Stress, Building Resilience: The Imperative of Mind-Body Self-Care for Educators, Learners, and Clinicians,” will be delivered by Aviad Haramati, PhD, director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) and co-director of the CAM Graduate Program at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Other presenters will discuss the current trends in spirituality beliefs in the U.S. and their implications for spiritual assessment, the impact of COVID-19 on integrating spirituality into heath care, and the importance of provider self-care.
“We’re glad to have an opportunity to continue exploring this multi-faceted topic in partnership with the Fetzer Institute,” said Karen Horneffer-Ginter, PhD, the medical school’s associate dean for Culture and Wellness. “We’re also excited, that along with our local presenters, we’ll be starting our day with a keynote address by Dr. Haramati, who is a leader in mind-body education.”
For more information and to register for this year’s symposium, please visit the WMed CE Portal.
In support of improving patient care, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit amount subject to change.
Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 5.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this activity for 5.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association for continuing education credit. The American Psychological Association retains responsibility for the program. This activity is designated for 5.75 APA CE Credits.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 5.75 continuing education credits.