Symposium on Religion in Medicine

Washington University, March 24-25, 2003


Welcome!

Sophia and ATMA's first annual Symposium on Religion in Medicine is an opportunity to discuss and learn about issues related to religion in medicine. There will be free food! Please join us for dinner and conversation. [Go to 2004 Symposium]

Tables will be available throughout the forum for information exchange - please feel free to bring any brochures or information relating to Religious Therapeutics, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, or Integrative Medicine that you'd like to share with others. If you or your organization would like to participate in the open forum, please contact us. For more information, email Dr. Jerome Bauer at JeromBauer@aol.com, or call 314-725-1470.

Feel free to attend any and all sessions of interest. We will adhere to the schedule posted on the right, so that you may plan accordingly.

Sponsored by Sophia: The Religious Studies Discussion Club and the ATMA Hindu Students Association. Funded by Student Union. Sophia gratefully acknowledges support from the Religious Studies Program and the College of Arts and Sciences of Washington University in St. Louis.

The opinions of the speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizers or sponsors, who do not endorse any system of religious or medical belief or practice.

Please feel free to dowload and post our flier (page one and page two).

Click here for Abstracts & Bios




Monday, March 24, 6-10 pm, Mudd Residential Hall, Conference Rooms A and B

Time

Speaker

Topic

6-6:30

Welcome and Introductions

6:30-7:10

Dr. Gregory P. Fields

"Religion as Medicine in the the Native Northwest Coast: Comparisons to Hindu Religious Therapeutics"

7:10-7:50

Red Cedar Circle of Southern Illinois

"Red Cedar Circle: Medicine Circle and Songs of the SiSiWiss Medicine Way of the Native Northwest Coast"

7:50-8:20

break and open forum [free food!]

8:20-9:00

Danica Anderson

"Tibetan Ethnobotany of Sacred Sites on Meri (Medicine Mountains): Vegetation, Useful Plants, and Endemic Plants"

9:00-9:30

Dr. Anil Patel (video)

Ayurveda: The Traditional Medicine of India (An Expedition in Search of Medicinal Plants) [videotape]

9:30-10:00

Janis Yakopovic

Aromatherapy: Theory and Practice

Tuesday, March 25, 6-10 pm at Ursa's Fireside Lounge

Time

Speaker

Topic

6-6:30

Welcome and Introductions

6:30-7:10

Dr. Whit Schonbein

"Mind, World, and Responsibility"

7:10-7:50

Dr. Todd Frisch

Christian Holistic Healing and Chinese Medicine

7:50-8:20

break and open forum [free food!]

8:20-9:00

Dr. Anne Broeder

Holistic and Herbal Veterinary Medicine: Two Case Studies

9:00-9:30

Arun Padmanabhan (in conversation with Dr. Anil Patel, phone conference)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

9:30-10:00

Doyle Cozadd

Qi Gong (Chinese Energy Manipulation Techniques)