2019 Annual Educational Conference
The 2019 Annual Educational Conference of the Catholic Medical Association will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel September 26-28 2019. The theme of the conference is “Physician Heal Thyself: Living a fulfilled life in Medicine.” Conference speakers will focus on the crisis of physician and healthcare worker burnout and the spiritual, physical, financial and mental health consequences.
The conference logo sums up this conference. We live in a tumultuous world that places increased demands on healthcare professionals. The path to health is a rocky and narrow path that eventually leads us to the foot of the cross. True happiness in any vocation comes from accepting the burden of the cross knowing that true happiness comes at the feet of Jesus Christ.
Unlike many medical conferences, the Annual Educational Conference of the Catholic Medical Association has a very strong spiritual component. Mass is celebrated daily, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available 24 hours a day. Many priests are in attendance to hear confession and provide spiritual guidance. Time spent with likeminded people celebrating the sacraments leads to renewed hope in our mission and a spiritual renewal.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn
from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you
will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and
my burden is light.”