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SPEAKERS BUREAU

ICIHS offers a speakers bureau including nationally acclaimed experts to address the interface of religion and health. ICIHS' Speakers Bureau is relevant for medical, mental health, educational, and religious institutions in the United States.

The purpose of the lecture series is to provide a forum for exploring the growing body of scientific evidence linking religious commitment to physical and mental health outcomes and quality of life.

At this time, the important clinical relationship between religious commitment and health is not widely known or commonly addressed in medical or mental health training. Indeed, religion has been characterized as the "forgotten factor" in medical and other health professions. While many Americans are highly religious and value participation in religious healing activity, faith issues are often neglected in clinical research and in the practice of medicine and mental health, despite the wishes of many patients, and some physicians, to have them addressed as part of clinical care.

The new millennium offers an appropriate occasion for ICIHS speakers to review the relationship between religion and healthcare, and to suggest a partnership between the two disciplines for the betterment of humankind.

Would you be interested in hosting a Speakers Bureau presentation at your Medical School or Professional Organization?
Please fill out our Speakers Bureau Lecture Form

The Speakers Bureau is made possible through the support of the John Templeton Foundation.

ICIHS' Speakers Bureau is comprised of six nationally known experts in the fields of physical and mental health, aging, research, medical education and criminology. They include:

Byron R. Johnson, Ph.D.
David B. Larson, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Harold G. Koenig, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Sara M. Pendleton, M.D.
Christina M. Puchalski, M.D., M.S.
Thomas R. Smith, Ph.D.

Click on any of the above names for more information.

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For more information, please contact us at:
International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality
6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 908
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel. (866) 25-ICIHS, ext. 301
Fax (301) 984-8143
email: [email protected]
    
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