1440627588 Catholic Medical Association News & Information http://cathmed.org/ Updates, news, information and resources en info@cathmed.org Copyright 2015 2015-08-26T12:11:00+00:00 2015-08-26T12:11:00+00:00 Omaha and Lincoln Guilds of the CMA sponsoring the 5th Annual Ethics Conference on Conscience (Guild Events) Continue Reading omaha-and-lincoln-guilds-of-the-cma-sponsoring-the-5th-annual-ethics-confer#When:12:11:00Z The Omaha and Lincoln guilds of the CMA are joint sponsoring the 5th Annual Ethics Conference on Conscience, September 18/19.   Catholic Medical Association Ethics Conference   Protecting and Preserving Conscience Rights  is the topic for the fifth Annual Medical Ethics Conference sponsored by the Omaha and Lincoln Guilds of the Catholic Medical Association, held on September 18 and 19. The conference will begin on Friday evening with a dinner at Quarry Oaks golf club near Ashland. The featured speakers are Ed Morse J.D.  President of the Omaha Chapter of the Thomas Moore Society and Matthew Bowman J.D., with the Alliance Defending Freedom, from Washington D.C.  The conference continues on Saturday morning at the Peter Kiewit Lodge in Mahoney State Park.  Both challenges and opportunities for conscience protection in medical care will be the topic, including updates and implications of recent court decisions and rulings. A link can be found for conference registration at the Omaha CMA website (under news and events):  www.omahacma.com  This conference will involve up to date information and an interactive discussion format on Saturday.  The target audience is Christian medical providers, medical students, Catholic attorneys, and clergy.  The event is open to the public. Press Releases, 2015-08-25T15:26:00+00:00 Defund Planned Parenthood and Stop Fetal Organ Trafficking (Resources) Continue Reading defund-planned-parenthood-and-stop-fetal-organ-trafficking#When:15:26:00Z August 3, 2015 Philadelphia, PA- The Board of Directors of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA), the largest association of Catholic physicians and healthcare professionals in the United States, calls upon the American Medical Association and all other medical organizations to condemn fetal organ trafficking. The Catholic Medical Association is deeply disturbed by revelations that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates are harvesting human tissue and organs during abortions of nearly-born yet alive babies and babies whose viability is terminated in a specific manner solely to maximize tissue marketability.  The harvesting and trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts and organs amply demonstrate that unborn children are not simply “blobs of tissue” but human beings worthy of respect and dignity. Under no circumstance is the activity depicted in these videos a “humanitarian undertaking” as Planned Parenthood has recently asserted 2015-08-24T12:48:00+00:00 A Doctor-Assisted Disaster for Medicine (Blog) Continue Reading a-doctor-assisted-disaster-for-medicine#When:12:48:00Z As a physician in Oregon, I have seen the dire effect of assisted-suicide laws on patients and my profession By, William L. Toffler 2015-07-24T13:58:00+00:00 CMA Regional Director helps women win battle against contraceptive bill in Colorado (Blog) Continue Reading cma-regional-director-helps-women-win-battle-against-contraceptive-bill-in#When:13:58:00Z “Women Win Battle Against Contraceptive Bill in Colorado” 2015-07-22T20:49:00+00:00 The Catholic Physicians Guild of Dallas Conference (Guild Events) Continue Reading the-catholic-physicians-guild-of-dallas-conference#When:20:49:00Z The Catholic Physicians Guild of Dallas Conference "Enhancing Patient-Centered Reproductive Health Care: Understanding and Addressing Unmet Ethical and Clinical Concerns." Dr. John Bruchalski and Dr. Vincent Rue will be the highlighted speakers, discussing the physical and emotional after-effects of abortion. Participants will receive 4.5 hours of CME through the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Announcements, 2015-07-02T15:00:00+00:00 “CMA’s Dr. Berchelmann speaks on FOX News about vaccinations (Blog) Continue Reading cmas-dr.-berchelmann-speaks-on-fox-news-about-vaccinations#When:15:00:00Z CMA’s Dr. Berchelmann speaks on FOX News about vaccinations. Announcements, 2015-07-02T14:55:00+00:00 Will Catholic Doctors Soon Be Safe, Legal and Rare? (Blog) Continue Reading will-catholic-doctors-soon-be-safe-legal-and-rare#When:14:55:00Z Latest column (this one on Catholic doctors) just posted by Father Robert McTeigue, S.J. Press Releases, 2015-06-09T13:49:00+00:00 CatholicPhysicians concerned that President Obama will speak at Catholic Health Association Assembly (Resources) Continue Reading catholicphysicians-concerned-that-president-obama-will-speak-at-catholic-he#When:13:49:00Z    The Catholic Medical Association congratulates the Catholic Health Association (CHA) on its 100th anniversary of advancing the Catholic health ministry of the United States to care for people and communities, in particular their service to the poor.    It was recently announced that President Barack Obama was invited to address the CHA’s annual membership, with expressed gratitude for the President’s leadership on the Affordable Care Act. The invitation could be misinterpreted to imply tacit support for the Affordable Care Act and its subsequent regulation, the mandate of the HHS to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals.  As physicians in medical practice, we see our patients facing the difficulty of rising costs of insurance premiums, higher deductibles, and limits on their access to care.  To read the full press release click here. Press Releases, 2015-04-23T14:15:00+00:00 Wisconsin CMA Guilds Issue Statement Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide (Resources) Continue Reading wi-guilds-opposing-legalization-of-assisted-suicide#When:14:15:00Z The Wisconsin Catholic Medical Guilds have created an official statement opposing legalization of assisted suicide.  The Guild is opposing Senate Bill 28 and the companion, Assembly Bill 67. These bills would exempt healthcare providers from criminal, civil and disciplinary liability for prescribing and dispensing lethal doses of medication. Press Releases, 2015-04-20T19:23:00+00:00 Rev. Robert McTeigue, S.J., Ph.D. to Speak at Boot Camp (Resources) Continue Reading rev-mcteigue-to-speak-at-boot-camp#When:19:23:00Z Bala Cynwyd, PA    The Third Catholic Medical Boot Camp for Medical Students and Residents will be hosting a nationally-recognized speaker, Rev. Robert McTeigue, S.J., Ph.D. on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA. as a keynote speaker. Press Releases, 2015-03-30T20:30:00+00:00 CMA plays role in launching Catholic Bar Association (Resources) Continue Reading cma-plays-role-in-launching-catholic-bar-association#When:20:30:00Z KANSAS CITY, Kan. — At a time when the Catholic faith is facing increasing challenges in society and the courts, a new international organization has been formed to support Catholic attorneys. On March 6, a group of approximately 30 individuals — with another 15 or so joining by phone — met in a conference room at the Polsinelli law firm in Kansas City, Missouri, to found the Catholic Bar Association.   2015-03-30T20:20:00+00:00 Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing of Christ (Guild Events) Continue Reading physical-emotional-spiritual-healing-of-Christ#When:20:20:00Z Encountering the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing of Christ Annual Spiritual Retreat for Physicians on May 15 – 17, 2015 (Gratis) Retreat Master: Father Ignatius Cetoute, MA ~ Professional Counselor Archdiocese of Castries ~ Saint Lucia, West Indies Our Lady of Grace Educational Center 1965 Michigan Avenue Alma, MI 48801 (Rooms and meals are provided) Please RSVP by April 15, 2015 Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center ~ Alma, MI (989) 463-3451 2015-03-30T14:57:00+00:00 CMA Premiers POLST Video (Blog) Continue Reading cma-premiers-polst-video#When:14:57:00Z Bala Cynwyd, PA—The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) has produced a video on POLST (Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment). In some states it is called by a different name such as POST, MOLST, MOST, etc. Important information about POLST can be reviewed by clicking this link. Newsletters, 2015-03-27T20:01:00+00:00 Ember Lenten Series - Week 6 (Resources) Continue Reading ember-lenten-series-week-6#When:20:01:00Z Newsletters, 2015-03-20T17:13:00+00:00 Ember Lenten Series - Week 5 (Resources) Continue Reading ember-lenten-series-week-5#When:17:13:00Z