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Bioethics Conference Schedule


Tuesday, February 4
8:00-1:00pm McKenna Chapel Lobby Check-in Tables Opened
1:15-1:30pm McKenna Chapel Welcome and Opening Remarks
James Thobaben
1:30-2:30pm McKenna Chapel Session 1: Bioethics for Life and Ministry
John Kilner
2:30-2:50pm McKenna Chapel Lobby Refreshment break
2:50-3:35pm McKenna Chapel Session 2: Death and Dying
Anne Gatobu
3:35-3:45pm Break
3:45-4:30pm McKenna Chapel Session 3: Health and Healing in the Christian Tradition
Meesaeng Choi
4:30-4:40pm Break
4:40-5:15pm McKenna Chapel Q&A Session
John Kilner, Anne Gatobu, Meesaeng Choi
Facilitator:  Christine Pohl
5:15pm Dismissal
Dinner on your own
(Refer to Conference Program for Area Restaurants)
Wednesday, February 5
8:15-8:30am McKenna Chapel Introductory Comments
Christine Pohl
8:30-9:30am McKenna Chapel Session 4: Birth Technologies
John Kilner
9:30-9:50am McKenna Chapel Lobby Refreshment break
9:50-10:00am Walk to workshop location – watch for directional signs or ask guides for directions.
10:00-11:30am Classrooms TBD Workshops (Choose One)
A) Helping Families Cope with Illness & Death
(Speaker: Anne Gatobu)

B) Spiritual Resilience and Reminiscence: Sustaining Dignity in the Face of Despair
(Speaker: Dr. Beverly Johnson-Miller)

C) Rethinking the Abortion Debate
(Speaker: Christine Pohl)

D) Bioethics in Nursing
(Speaker: Karen Stefaniak, PhD, RN)

11:45am-1:15pm Ground Floor, Beeson Center Lunch (provided) and Free Time
1:15-1:30pm Walk to workshop location – watch for directional signs or ask guides for directions.
1:30-3:00pm Classrooms TBD Workshops (Choose One)
E) Mental Illness: Moral Concerns & Congregational Life
(Speaker: Toddy Holeman)

F) Dying Well: Wesleyan Tradition
(Speaker: Christine Johnson)

G) Distribution of Healthcare
(Speaker: James Holsinger)

3:00-3:30pm McKenna Chapel Lobby Refreshment break
3:30-4:30pm McKenna Chapel Session 5: Suffering and Pain
James Thobaben
5:00pm Depart for Wesley Village for Dinner
If you need a ride, please meet the shuttle at The Asbury Inn at 4:50pm.
5:30-6:30pm Wesley Village Dinner (provided)
6:30-7:30pm Wesley Village Session 6: Bioethics through Wesley’s Eyes
James Holsinger, James Thobaben
Thursday, February 6
8:15-8:30am McKenna Chapel Introductory comments
James Thobaben
8:30-9:30am McKenna Chapel Session 7: Hospitality and Disabilities
Christine Pohl
9:30-10:00am McKenna Chapel Lobby Refreshment break
10:00-10:45am McKenna Chapel Session 8: Discussion Panel
Jim Holsinger, Diane Davis, Christine Pohl
Moderator: James Thobaben
10:45-11:00am Break
11:00-12:00pm McKenna Chapel Closing Worship
12:00pm Dismissal