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Faith and Medicine Symposium Oct. 17

October 1, 2009

Can religious beliefs be incorporated into the treatment of mental health, addiction, and end of life issues? The CSU Health Network brings a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences from Duke University and a senior Lutheran pastor from Minneapolis to discuss how ministers and medical personnel can collaborate in the interest of their patients and parishioners.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration at 8:30 a.m.
Lory Student Center Main Ballroom 

The Colorado State University’s Health Network is hosting a Faith and Medicine Symposium on how religious beliefs can be incorporated into the treatment of illness, depression and other mental disorders, as well as ease the suffering of dying patients.

The event will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 on campus in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m.

Spirituality, theology, and health

Two keynote speakers will be featured at the event. Harold Koenig, the co-director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences from Duke University, and Rev. Rick Nelson, the senior pastor at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Does spirituality ameliorate mental health disorders, addiction...? 

The event also will include panel and audience discussions about mental health, addiction and end-of-life care to initiate collaborative efforts between ministers and medical personal. 

Uniting people of medicine and people of faith

The symposium is not focusing on supporting particular religions or faith conversions but rather uniting people of medicine and people of faith to work together for patients who wish to incorporate spiritual-based beliefs into their healing processes during treatment. 

RSVPs requested

RSVPs are suggested. The first 300 people to register will receive a free lunch.

Learn more about the Faith and Medicine Symposium.

Co-sponsored by the Geller Center for Spiritual Development.

Contact: Dell Rae Mollenberg
E-mail: DellRae.Moellenberg @
Phone: (970) 491-6009