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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Catholic doctors symposium to focus on prayer and healing
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¬†The Catholic Doctors' Guild National Symposium from 20 - 22 May, is entitled: 'Prayer - Moving Mountains or Molecules?. Speakers will examine the measurable effects of prayer on immune function, physical, psychological and spiritual health. Neuropsychiatrist Dr Peter Fenwick, will speak on 'Immune and neuroendocrine changes as a result of prayer.' Dr Robert Hardie, GP Surgeon, who with his wife Clare, runs a Christian NHS surgery offering integrated medical and spiritual care, will give a talk on: 'Prayer and pills - two sides of the same coin? Healing in a Christian general practice.' Moral theologian Fr Martin Hardy, a Parish Priest of Diocese of East Anglia, will speak on: 'The effects of prayer in the parish.' Dr Chris Summerton, Consultant Physician, Clinical Director of an NHS Trust and Chairman of the Christian Medical Fellowship will give a lecture entitled: 'Healthcare professionals' spiritual care of inpatients.' The symposium will be of interest to doctors, medical students and a wide range of health and pastoral care professionals and undergraduates. Subsidized Student Rate: £20 - Saturday full day (limited places - please book early). There is a range of other options. The maximum fee is £190pp for complete symposium weekend incl. two nights hotel accommodation and banquet. Details and printable Booking Forms can be found on: www.catholicdoctors.org.uk homepage.
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