CME Information

Restoring Healthcare in a Technocratic Age

Addison, TX ~ September 19-22, 2018

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) and Catholic Medical Association. Christian Medical & Dental Associations is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit
The Christian Medical & Dental Associations designates this educational activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistant
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . by an organization accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  Physician assistants may receive up to 22.25 credits for completing this activity.

Nurse Practitioner
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are  responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines. Nurse practitioners may receive up to 22.25 credits for completing this activity.

This educational activity has been approved by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 24.25 contact hours approved.


CME Breakdown: End of Life Forum = 7.75, NFP Forum = 2.5, Live Conference = 12.00
(an additional fee is required for the End of Life Forum and the NFP Forum)






Compare the health care crises of the early 20th century and today.
Describe some of the solutions articulated by GK Chesterton.
Discuss how you might apply these solutions to your practice or the practice of medicine today. Discuss the need for moral communities in medicine.
Describe the inadequacy of the current state of affairs in Medicine. Illustrate what a moral community in medicine might look like.
Define the Benedict Option.
Cite thinkers such as St. Benedict, Pope Benedict XVI, and John Henry Cardinal Newman. who have articulated the need for the Benedict Option.
Define “detachment” and its consequences.
Recommend concrete ways of articulating the truth of the human person. Discuss how to handle tough situations head on.
Utilize St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body in your practice. Identify the primary symptoms of Emotional Deprivation Disorder.
Describe the process of affirming presence, necessary for healing Emotional Deprivation Disorder. Differentiate between the Baars/Terruwe model of psychotherapy and Rogers’ client-centered therapy.
Define the active components of marijuana.
Identify the hazards of marijuana use in adolescents. Identify the symptoms of cannabis abuse.
Define maternity group homes.
Describe the breadth of services provided by maternity group homes include programs and their limitations. Describe the association between maternity group homes and improved social support.
Describe the two different populations within current maternity group homes.
Compare the two groups commonly found in maternity homes.
List gaps in knowledge surrounding social support interventions for residential services of pregnant and parenting women
Describe what restorative reproductive medicine and surgery entails.
Compare the outcomes of Restorative Reproductive Medicine with artificial reproductive technologies. Discuss how to apply the restorative approach to various women’s health needs.
Discuss the principles of Catholic social teaching as they relate to healthcare. Describe the sensitivity regarding interjecting faith into the clinical environment.
Discuss techniques for using faith as a clinical tool in an ethical manner. Describe how to take a spiritual history.
Identify the four primary principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
Identify these principles in the founding documents of the United States of America.
Articulate these Universal principles in discussing contemporary options for health care reform. Describe the classical ethical principles applicable to clinical care in medicine.
Describe the Four Box Model for analysis of ethical dilemmas in medicine.
Discuss the proper and improper application of the Principle of Double Effect in medical decision making. Compare classical ethics with utilitarian ethics in medical decision making.
Apply these principles in illustrative case studies.
Describe the epidemiology and pharmacology of medical abortion.
Discuss the medical literature concerning the use of progesterone to block the effects of mifepristone. List the three pillars of support for the use of progesterone to block the effects of mifepristone.
Discuss the latest data on mifepristone reversal.
Describe how physicians and other medical professionals can make abortion pill reversal part of their medical practice.
Describe the key features of a Direct Primary Care model that is primarily based on a house call model mixed with modern technology. Discuss the challenges associated with this practice type, including building a patient base, establishing boundaries, and bridging the patient’s knowledge gap.
Cite the benefits of this model including, low overhead, limiting patient panel size to preferred levels and learning so much more about the patients from their environment.
Define the critical elements needed in a charting app required for accuracy & utility.
Utilize the information provided by accurate apps to identify potential abnormalities in a woman’s cycle. Describe to patients how use of a charting app may help them understand their cycles better. Summarize the habits and practices of current fertility chart users.
Cite the current literature reviewing charting apps.
Describe medical students and residents self-reported baseline knowledge about fertility awareness-based methods before attending theFertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science presentation.
Identify ways in which speakers and students alike can learn more about fertility awareness-based methods via online and/or asynchronous training opportunities.
State which format, the online or in-person presentation, met the learners’ educational needs in fertility awareness-based methods. Assess whether the speaker / presentation met the stated learning objectives.
Discuss opportunities for students and health professionals to expand their knowledge of fertility awareness-based methods and provide up to date resources.
Describe the development of Catholic bioethical teaching as offered in the last 3 papacies. Analyze differences and continuities in bioethics teaching in the last three papacies. Discuss the consistent ethic of life promoted most recently by Pope Francis.
Apply the consistent ethic of life principles to current clinical scenarios.
Discuss the bioethical principles established by the Catholic Church in the 1950s that are upheld today against PAS-E (Cronin, Pius XII, JP II).
Discuss the teachings of selected saints about End of Life.
Discuss the literature on tenets of End of Life that should be incorporated into all patient care regardless of spiritual background.
Describe how to take a spiritual history to embrace the patient’s own path towards end-of life. Discuss the effects of stress on functional physiology.
Outline the cascade of events from hormonal imbalance to state of inflammation and disease states. Discuss effects of Meditation and Prayer on neurotransmitter and neurochemical considerations.
Discuss effects of Meditation and Prayer on the Autonomic Nervous system as it affects the overall human physiology. Demonstrate the positive effects of Prayer and Meditation on quality of life and longevity.
Illustrate historical technological aids for using natural family planning from 1932 to the present day.
Discuss evidence for use of a progesterone self-test to confirm ovulation in the use of natural family planning. Identify evidenced based protocols for use of a progesterone test to confirm ovulation.
Discuss evidence for (or lack of) in the use of new technology for estimating fertility. Cite technology for use in the provision of natural family planning.
Discuss the gaps in research evidence for secure (i.e., evidenced-based effective) methods of natural family planning for women in all reproductive categories.
State the gaps in research evidence for secure (evidenced-based effective) methods of natural family planning during reproductive transitions (i.e., post-partum breastfeeding & perimenopause).
Identify the gaps in the research literature that determine the benefits and challenges with use of natural family planning.
Prioritized ideas for future research or needs for research from the analysis of evidence gaps from objectives the three objectives listed directly above.
Discuss the need for religion/spirituality training.
Describe misconceptions patients have concerning suffering including punishment and penitence.
Describe how to initiation a program to encourage familiarity, teaching clinicians, and compose a spiritual team. Describe the Direct Primary Care model.
Describe a very low-overhead “idealized micro-practice” model.
Discuss how the DPC-hybrid model was used to start St. Luke’s Family Practice.
Identify the benefits, successes, and shortcomings of the model.
Discuss how the DPC-hybrid model, or similar variations, could be used to provide care to specific populations. Define what a replicable, sustainable model means.
Describe why this is important. Define a Catholic Teaching Clinic,Discuss how a Catholic Teaching Clinic is missionary discipleship.
List benefits vs. potential downfalls of a hospital-affiliated Catholic clinic practice. Discuss religious liberty in a historical context.
Summarize the history of religious liberty in the U.S.
Analyze the current issues as it relates to efforts at the federal and state level to take away our religious liberty in practice of medicine. Cite a possible path forward for religious liberty in healthcare, include alternative systems of payment.
Define modern technocracy.
Discuss technology and technological culture, its demans, and its effect upon modern medicine. Delineate the historical and philosophical judgments underlying competing conceptions of medical care. Brainstorm a new vision for reclaiming authentic Catholic healthcare.
Describe future developments in modern technocracy. Define patient centered medical care.
Discuss the social teaching of the Church as it pertains to patient centered care.
Cite a more holistic approach of patient centered medical care incorporating the teaching of the Church. Describe one example of holistic patient centered care being lived out in our current health care climate.
Summarize what we know about the degree that genetic inheritance and prenatal hormones contribute to same-sex sexuality and transsexuality.
Summarize the rates and direction of natural change in same-sex sexuality and childhood gender dysphoria and social context factors that may affect change.
List treatable causal factors that lead to same-sex sexuality or transgender identity/transsexuality according to research and the APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.
Summarize cautions against socially transitioning gender dysphoric children as laid out in the APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.
Summarize how to apply knowledge from this presentation to make recommendations or referrals for a person who experiences a conflict between same-sex attraction/behavior or gender dysphoria and orthodox Catholic faith.
Describe the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, and why this is important for optimal medical care. Discuss why protecting the conscience rights of physicians and patients is an important component of medical care.
Identify the challenges and benefits of a multi-disciplinary faith-based facility. List the services that can be developed in a smaller independent facility.
List the multitude of ways medicine has changed and is changing from an ethically binding profession into a commodity-based industry
Describe the war on conscience against medical professionals. Summarize current clinical practice and treating short stature in children.
Cite published data regarding the clinical benefits of growth hormone on stature and other outcomes. Analyze the costs of growth hormone therapy in relation to benefits.
Discuss general principles of justice in the allocation of scarce resources.
Identify how lessons learned with growth hormone can be applied more generally to other clinical conditions (e.g. low testosterone). Evaluate current practices and the evidence for advocating alternative life-preserving options.
Cite the maternal physiological changes associated with normal pregnancy including the changes that occur during labor and after delivery.
Discuss specific maternal risks associated with specific high risk cardiovascular conditions in pregnancy and after delivery.
List the proven management and strategy options available to optimize chances of successful outcomes for both mother and child in high risk pregnancies.
Discuss how to defend Catholic teaching supporting life-saving medical practice in the context of the evidence for management of high- risk pregnancy.
Identify the complex interrelatedness of multiple symptoms from multiple body systems in individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Assist care givers of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities negotiate the basic benefit systems for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Discus how to simplify care plans of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities to enhance the quality of life of these individuals and their families.
Identify challenges to providing personalized care in medicine today.
Compare providing personalized care in medicine today to historically similar challenges in the past. Identify solutions to providing personal, compassionate care in a technocratic age.
Describe the epidemiology, microbiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of Yersinia pestis. Discuss the impact the Black Death had on the Catholic Church.
Discuss the lessons we can learn from medically caring for those with plague.
Describe how planned care is a proactive approach to both preventative care and chronic condition management. Discuss how using data and planned care strategies can help overcome clinical inertia.
Describe how comprehensive assessment and risk stratification can help match clinical interventions to patient needs. Identify ways to utilize newly available care models and technologies to coordinate patient safety and continuity of care.
Summarize ways practices can utilize emerging opportunities to create meaning and foster rapport and relationships with patients.
Present the “Triple Aim” and why it is inadequate without a fourth pillar related to physician care.
Indicate how burnout adversely affects not only physicians and their loved ones but also patient care.
Explain how seeing the profession of medicine as a calling contributes to physician well-being and reduces burnout.
Discuss (particularly in interviews) how individual physicians have grown in happiness/well-being/resilience through living out their calling in medicine as active participants in the initiatives of the CMA.
Describe (particularly in interviews) how developing leadership skills in the CMA increases a sense of professional accomplishment and career satisfaction.
Summarize the debate for and against physician advocacy in medicine. List the patient advocacy activities of the Catholic Medical Association.
Cite through interviews of CMA members how advocacy has fulfilled them professionally and benefited patients. Describe the latest information on physician burnout – rates, cases, solutions.
Identify the ethical imperatives arising from authoritative Catholic teaching regarding the care of seriously ill and dying persons.
Describe the language of “overzealous treatment” as employed by Pope Francis in his address to the Pontifical Academy for Life (2017). Discuss the teaching and terminology employed by the Catholic Church in response to questions concerning artificial nutrition and hydration, especially as applied to patients in a minimally conscious state or who have been classified to be in a persistent vegetative state.
List major considerations in selecting an employed job vs. a private practice. Identify the major considerations in electing to start a new private practice. Discuss the unique challenges in starting a faith-based private practice. Describe how to maintain your professionalism.
Discuss how to flourish in your practice of medicine. Describe how to use the electronic health records and win.
Discuss the challenging intersection of end of life medical interventions, suffering, and teachings of our Catholic faith.
Identify the challenges of medically assisted nutrition and hydration faced by Catholic medical practitioners especially in environments where Catholic moral teaching is either rejected or not honored.
Define key terms as used in Catholic moral teaching, particularly “ordinary” and “extraordinary means”. Differentiate the negative moral absolutes from positive moral precepts.
Describe how Catholic moral teaching regarding ordinary and extraordinar
means might be applied in concrete patient examples. Discuss the need to have a clear understanding of Catholic teaching so there is no err on either extreme of under or over medical intervention.
Outline a brief history of the euthanasia movement around the world.
Discuss the recent and ongoing efforts by Compassion and Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society) to make physician assisted suicide legal in all states.
List reasons why aborting life with physician assisted suicide is antithetical to the principles of the Hippocratic Oath that have held true for millennia.
Describe the emergence of Palliative care and how it is the antidote to the cry for physician assisted suicide by Intensive Caring of the whole person.
Discuss how to effectively communicate difficult news to patients and family. Describe how to do advanced care planning for Catholic patients.
Role play productive ways of discussing code status.
Outline suggestions for working with emotionally heavy patient encounters. Contrast the differences between palliative medicine and hospice care.
Educate on how and when palliative medicine and hospice care can be appropriate and helpful. Review the care models and elucidate the multidisciplinary nature of hospice and palliative medicine.
Discuss how to create an approach to end of life care that respects life through its natural end.
Discuss how to incorporate faith and ethics into your medical practice to relieve physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering. Describe how to utilize the resources and the allies available to challenge the culture of death that has infiltrated end of life care. Describe what is behind the successes and failures in the national debate surrounding end of life care and euthanasia.
Describe the long-term health effects of trauma. Discuss trauma informed care.
Describe how trauma informed care is used in two different patient care settings: pediatric office, emergency room.
Assess the benefit of trauma informed care for the health care providers and staff. Outline the barriers to optimal pain management in the medical culture today. Discuss the basics of opioid conversion, titration, and rotation.
Describe the safest ways to prescribe and use opioids.
Teach patients about opioids in advanced illness and how they are used differently than in chronic non-serious illness pain. Describe the common symptoms that often accompany advanced illness.
Discuss the most effective treatment modalities for addressing symptoms that accompany advanced illness. List the most practical tips to manage the most common symptoms.
Discuss virtual reality technologies as a tool for teaching adults and school age children.
Describe concepts for creating virtual reality environments. Show a virtual reality simulator for embryological development. Discuss current procedures for board certification.
Define criteria for certification, costs, and outcomes.
Analyze the need for Maintenance of Certification and alternatives. Indicate other alternative mechanisms for Maintenance of Certification.
Summarize possible future alternatives to allow physicians to maintain their conscience rights in their practice of medicine and maintain their certifications.
Discuss the issues of advanced heart failure in the United States.
Describe the positives and negatives for using left ventricular assist device therapy as a bridge to transplantation or in patients who are not candidates for transplantation.
Discuss the difference between technology vs technocracy utilizing left ventricular assist devices as an example. Describe the current epidemiology of births in the United States by location (hospital, birth center, home, or other).
Describe the risks, benefits, and costs of the model “birth center” for obstetrical care.
Analyze the available data on patient experience and satisfaction with the birth center for obstetrical care. Identify those factors qualifying a pregnancy as sufficiently high risk to require hospital care for delivery.
Describe the benefits that incorporation of a birth center model could offer to parallel structures of compassionate care. Define technology and how it extends beyond technological tools into technological thinking.
Describe levels of technology and how they draw us further away from the created world into a world defined and shaped by Man.
Describe medical technological thinking and how this dehumanizes not only the patient but the physician.
Discuss ways to overcome dehumanizing medical technologies and to replace them with ways of thinking of physician. Define the art of medicine and contrast it to the practice of medicine.
Define professionalism in healthcare. List characteristics of good physicians.
Describe the difference between genetic, imprinting, and gonadal factors in determining sexual phenotype. Define the terms sex and gender and use them appropriately.
Indicate the misuse of scientific terminology when concerning sex and gender in clinical and research realms, particularly in presentations and the medical literature.
Discus the importance of documenting and considering patient sex in optimizing lifetime medical care in terms of tracking developmental milestones, disease surveillance and personalizing treatment.
State the need to accurately document sex in maintaining the integrity of the medical record and in epidemiological research. Discuss Catholic virtue ethics, specifically as it applies to the use of virtual medicine.
Describe how the decision of whether or how to appropriate virtual medicine fits within a Catholic virtue-theoretic moral framework. Discuss the negative and positive of virtues of virtual medicine.
Describe the principles of Catholic social teaching that apply to the appropriation of virtual medicine.
Discuss how to apply the virtues and principles of Catholic social teaching to implement a virtuous and distinctively Catholic virtual healthcare.
Discuss how freedom of conscience protects the integrity of the healthcare professional.
List the primary driving forces behind the paradigm of assisted suicide and euthanasia in jurisdictions where it has become legal. Define palliative care and its proper role in end of life care.
List the three most common reasons for patients requesting assisted suicide.
Describe the arguments for and against mandating referral for procedures an individual doctor believes to be immoral or unethical. State the most appropriate response to requests for assisted suicide.
Discuss the forces which devalue and threaten the goodness of practicing medicine in a technocratic age. Describe the alternate model for practicing medicine that eschews a technocratic approach.
Discuss how health care practitioners can be equipped with useful tools to combat the negative forces imposed by technocracy in the realm of healthcare.
Cite Internet Pornography Statistics.
Describe Neurophysiological Effects of Internet Pornography on the brain.
Discuss interventions to promote affective maturity and help to reverse the neurobiological and behavioral changes. Refer patients who present with pornography addiction.
Discuss the significance of the patient – physician relationship as the foundation of the vocation of medicine.
Discuss the importance of freedom of conscience as it relates to patient’s trust, which is essential to the effective delivery of medical care.
Discuss causes and consequences of the current threats to freedom of conscience for patients, medical professionals, and institutions. Discuss strategies for defending freedom of conscience in healthcare and the role and responsibility of physicians.


Wednesday, Sept 19 End of Life Forum (same classroom)
8:00-8:05 am Introduction to the state of End of Life (EOL) issues Natalie Rodden, M.D. and Deacon

Alan Rastrelli, M.D.

8:05-8:50 am

.75 HR

End of Life Issues – The State of the Union of Physician

Assisted Suicide and Palliative Care in our Health Care


Deacon Alan Rastrelli, M.D.
8:50-9:50 am

1 HR

Catholic Teachings on the End of Life: A review of the

Documents and Guidelines for Medical Practice

Rev. J. Daniel Mindling, OFM Cap

and Joe Zalot, Ph.D.

9:50-10:05 am Break
10:05-10:35 am

.5 HR

You Can Lead a Body to Water, But…A Review of Catholic

Teaching and Clinical Applications for Medically Assisted

Nutrition and Hydration

Rev John Raphael and Rafael

Rosario, M.D.

10:35-11:15 am

.5 HR

Suffering in the Ill and Dying: Church Teachings and

Experience in the ICU with Dying Patients

E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H.
11:15-11:45 am

.5 HR

Morning Q&A Facilitated by Natalie Rodden, M.D. and Deacon

Alan Rastrelli, M.D.

Overview of End of Life Forum

Fr. Dan Mindling, Jozef Zalot,

Ph.D., Fr. John Raphael, Rafael

Rosario, M.D., Wes Ely, M.D.

11:45-12:00 Break
12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:45 pm

.75 HR

I will give no Deadly Drug: My journey on the Oregon Trail and

Physician Assisted Suicide

William L. Toffler, M.D.
12:45-1:00 pm Break
1:00-1:45 pm

.75 HR

Practicing End of Life Care as a Catholic: Palliative Medicine

and Hospice 101

Natalie Rodden, M.D.
1:45-2:30 pm

.75 HR

“Doc, this Tylenol is not working”: Pain Management in

Advanced Illness and Becoming Comfortable with Making

Patients Comfortable

Karen O’Brien, M.D.

.75 HR

“It’s not just the pain” Non-pain Symptom Management:

Creatively Addressing Disabling Side Effects and Symptoms

Rafael D. Rosario, M.D.
3:15-3:50 Break
3:50-4:40 pm

.75 HR

Advance Care Planning: Finding Courage to Have a

Conversation that Matters

Robert Sawicki, M.D.
4:40-5:30 pm

.75 HR

Building a Catholic End of Life Culture and Engaging the

Public Sphere: Real Life Pearls

Elliott Bedford Ph.D, M.C. Sullivan

RN JD, Bob Sawicki, M.D., Bill

Toffler, M.D.

5:30 pm Closing Remarks Natalie Rodden, M.D. and Deacon

Alan Rastrelli, M.D.

Wednesday, Sept 19 NFP Forum (same classroom)
2:00-2:10 pm Introduction Kathleen M. Raviele, M.D.
2:10-2:40 pm

.5 HR

Evidence of NFP Methods to Postpone Pregnancy Marguerite R. Duane, M.D.
2:40-3:10 pm

.5 HR

Evidence for Effectiveness in Transition Periods


Richard J. Fehring, R.N., Ph.D.
3:10-3:40 pm

.5 HR

Impact of NFP on Marital Dynamics Michael D. Manhart, Ph.D.
3:40-4:00 pm Break
4:00-4:30 pm

.5 HR

Panel Discussion – Review of topics, Summary, Conclusions

and Implications

All presenters with moderator
4:30-5:00 pm

.5 HR

Open Forum Q&A from audience with panel All presenters with moderator
Thursday, Sept 20
8:55 am Welcome Remarks John A. Schirger, M.D.
9:00-10:00 am The Benedict Option and Medicine Rod Dreher
10:00-10:45 am What is Technocracy? Michael Hanby, PhD



.75 HR
10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:00 pm

1 HR

Medicine for Doctors…from G.K. Chesterton Dale Ahlquist, D.Litt.
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm

.75 HR

PQRS- A New CMA-assisted paradigm for Increasing

Physician Happiness and Reducing Physician Burnout (CMA


Thomas W. McGovern, M.D. and

Michael S. Parker, M.D.

What is Patient Centered Medical Care? Sr. Edith Mary Hart, R.S.M., D.O.
Practical Bioethics, a Comparison of Aristotelian and Utilitarian


George F. Delgado, M.D.
Virtual Reality Development and Applications: Teaching

Children the Continuum of Embryological Development

Richard A. Rowe, M.D.
The Aristotle Option in Psychiatry Clifford Arnold, M.D.
2:00-2:45 pm

.75 HR

What Does Catholic Healthcare Look Like? How Do You

Integrate Faith Into Medicine?

William Chavey, M.D.
Maternity Homes: Full Scope Parallel Social Support for

Homeless Pregnant Women

Cara Buskmiller, M.D.
Culture of Life, Culture of Death, and Culture of Waste Jason T. Eberl, Ph.D.
Giving Women a Second Chance at Choice: Update on the

Use of Progesterone to Reverse Mifepristone Abortion

George F. Delgado, M.D.
Prayer and Meditation: Healing Body and Soul Raul Enad, M.D.
Bringing Catholic Virtues to Virtual Medicine William Brian Sweeney, M.D.
2:45-3:15 pm Break
3:15-4:00 pm

.75 HR

Antidotes in the Technocratic Age of Medicine Deacon John M. Travaline, M.D.
How to Start a Practice: Creating a Safe Place for Catholic


Andrew Mullally, M.D. & David J.

Hilger, M.D.

Cannabinoids: Science and Confusion Jeffrey Berger, M.D.
An inch in a pinch: Ethical Issues in Growth Hormone Therapy Paul Hruz, M.D., Ph.D.
Chronic Disease with Progressive Disability: Role of the

Spiritually Trained Clinician

Daniel Finkelstein, M.D.
4:15-5:00 pm

.75 HR

Internet Pornography Sr. Marysia Weber, R.S.M., D.O.
Friday, Sept 21
11:00-12:00 pm

1 HR

Cultural Moral Challenges on the Horizon in Medicine in the

US Today

Christopher Hook, MD
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm

.75 HR

Agency and Advocacy: What is the Physician’s Role for

Patient and Cultural Change? (CMA 201)

Thomas W. McGovern, M.D. and

Michael S. Parker, M.D.

2:00-2:45 pm

.75 HR

Bringing Back the House call with a Twist of Technology:

Modern Mobile Medicine

Marguerite Duane, M.D. and

Matthew Haden, M.D.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Dysphoria Change, May Have

(Treatable) Psychological Causes–and Other Recent

Confessions of the American Psychological Association

Laura Haynes, Ph.D.
Integrating Technology in the Provision of Natural Family

Planning Services

Richard J. Fehring, R.N., Ph.D.
High Risk Pregnancy Management: The Patient-Centered

Catholic Perspective Challenging Conventional Sub-Optimal


Dermot Kearney, M.D.
Neurodevelopmental disabilities: A new long-term care

paradigm is needed

Mary E. Keen-Kirchoff, M.D.
Compassionate Direct Primary Care Robert Forester, M.D.
3:15-4:00 pm

.75 HR

Fertility Awareness Education: Meeting Professional Learners

where they are

Marguerite R. Duane, M.D. and

Jeanine Morelli, M.D.

The Story of the St. Gianna Clinic: How to Navigate a Hospital

System Affiliated Practice

Robin J. Goldsmith, M.D.
Theology of the Body Monica Ashour, M.T.S., M Hum
Overcoming technocracy in obstetrics: The Birth Center as a

model for compassionate care

Jonathan D. Scrafford, M.D.
Sex Matters: In Science and Medicine Craig S. Stump, M.D.



4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-5:00 pm

.75 HR

Practice Transformation and Caring for Patients: Using New

Opportunities to Individualize Patient Care and Promote Better

Health Outcomes

Sr. Mary Sarah Macht, RSM, MSN,


To Plug or to Unplug? Is That Really the Question?:

Developing a Technological Conscience

Charles Slater, M.D.
The Art of Medicine: Why Healthcare Must be a Profession

and Not a Trade

William Stigall, M.D.
The Black Death, the Catholic Church, and Caring for Patients

with Infectious Diseases

Joseph Lutgring, M.D.
Free to do No Harm – Freedom of Conscience for Healthcare


Kevin Theriot, J.D.
Saturday, Sept 22
9:00-10:00 am

1 HR

-Preserving the Freedom to Care in the Vocation of Medicine

-Catholic Social Teaching & Health Care Economics

R. Steven White, MD


Donald P. Condit, MD, MSA

10:00-10:45 am

.75 HR

Collaborative solutions to Challenges in Medicine: The Mayo

Brothers and                                                 the Sisters of St. Francis

John I. Lane, M.D., Allan Aksamit,

M.D. and Mary Jo Schirger

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm

.75 HR

Reclaiming an Authentic Catholic Health Care System Bradley L Hahn, J.D.
Alternative Board Certification: Is it Possible? Lester Ruppersberger, D.O.
Emotional Deprivation Disorder: Identifying Helpful,

Compassionate Solutions

Suzanne Baars, Ph.D.
Fertility Charting Apps- What do they do? What do I tell my


Marguerite R. Duane, M.D. and

Michael D. Manhart, Ph.D.

2:00-2:45 pm

.75 HR

Trauma informed care: care for both patient and physician Deborah Rodriguez, M.D.
The Fetal, Maternal and Economic Advantages of Restorative

Reproductive Medicine

Paul Carpentier, M.D., CFCMC
Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Technology versus


John A. Schirger, M.D.




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Mary Keen-Kirchoff, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Thomas McGovern, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Michael S. Parker, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Lester Ruppersberger, DO NONE NONE NO NA NA



John A. Schirger, MD

Activity Director

Michelle K. Stanford, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Craig L. Treptow, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Barbara Snapp – CE Director NONE NONE NO NA NA
Sharon Whitmer, EdD, MFT

Accreditation Officer

Dale Ahlquist, D. Litt. NONE NONE NO NA NO
Allen Aksamit, MD NONE NONE NO NA NO
Clifford Arnold, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Monica Ashour, MTS, M Hum NONE NONE NO NA NA
Suzanne Baars, PhD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Elliott L. Bedford, PhD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Jeffrey P. Berger, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Cara M. Buskmiller, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Paul A. Carpentier, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
William E. Chavey, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Donald P. Condit, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
George F. Delgado, MD NONE NONE NO NA Yes
Marguerite R. Duane, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH NIH and VA


Investigator NO Yes NA
Richard J. Fehring, PhD NONE NONE NO NA Yes
Daniel Finkelstein, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Robert A. Forester, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Robin J. Goldsmith, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Matthew Haden, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Bradley L. Hahn, JD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Michael Hanby, PhD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Laura A. Haynes, PhD NONE NONE NO NA NA
David J. Hilger, MD St. Raphael


Manager/Owner NO Yes NA
Christopher Hook, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Dermot Kearney, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Mary E. Keen-Kirchoff, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Joseph Daniel Lutgring, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Sr. Mary Sarah Macht, RSM,


Michael D. Manhart, PhD Couple to

Couple League

Consultant NO Yes NA
Thomas W. McGovern, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Rev. J. Daniel Mindling, OFM Cap, STD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Jeanine Morelli, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Andrew Mullally, MD Credo Family


Owner NO Yes NA
Michael S. Parker, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Rev. John Raphael, BCC NONE NONE NO NA NA
Deacon Alan Rastrelli, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Natalie Rodden, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Deborah Rodriguez, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Rafael Rosario, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Richard A. Rowe, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA



Lester A. Ruppersberger, DO NONE NONE NO NA NA
Robert Sawicki, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
John Schirger, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Mary Jo Schirger NONE NONE NO NA NA
Jonathan D. Scrafford, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Charles B. Slater, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
William Stigall, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
William B. Sweeney, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Kevin Theriot, JD NONE NONE NO NA NA
William L. Toffler, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Deacon John M. Travaline, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA
Sr. Marysia Weber, RSM, DO NONE NONE NO NA NA
R. Steven White, MD NONE NONE NO NA NA


The CMDA CE Review Committee of John Pierce, MD, Chair; Jeff Amstutz, DDS; Lindsey Clarke, MD; Mike Chupp, MD; Stan Cobb, DDS; Jon R. Ewig, DDS; Gary Goforth, MD; Elizabeth Heredia, MD; Mary Hermiz, BSN, MSN, EdD (recused); Curtis High, DDS; Bruce MacFadyen, MD; Dale Michels, MD; Shawn Morehead, MD; Michael O’Callaghan, DDS; Jonathan Spenn, DMD; and Richard Voet, MD do not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.