2019 Theology and Ethics Colloquium, "The Body as Revelatory"

March 13-15, 2019
Chase Park Plaza Hotel
St. Louis

CHA's 2019 Theology and Ethics Colloquium will feature noted scholar and author Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, Woodruff Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta. He will present his book, The Revelatory Body: Theology as Inductive Art, and explore an expanded notion of revelation that is not confined to traditional deductive methods based on doctrine and Scripture. He will suggest that we can know something of God's plan through human experience and science as well.

This inductive perspective is particularly important today as we are discovering more about human sexuality through the experience of transgender patients (Dr. Diana Currie) and the human genome (Dr. Paul Scherz), an aspect of human existence that was unknown till modern times and which now presents some of our most serious ethical challenges.

We will also explore new ethical issues in big data, examine and care for undocumented persons, and begin a discussion of potential updates and revisions of our 2011 ethics resource, Excellence in Ethics.

Don't miss this excellent selection of speakers and topics!


March 13-15, 2019
Chase Park Plaza
St. Louis

Registration Fee:
CHA Members: $500

Additional Offerings:
Non-member from Academia or Diocese: $500
Non-member Hospital or Health System: $1,000
Student or Retired Ethicist: $100

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bouchard_fr_charles_habit_thumb Fr. Charles Bouchard, OP, S.T.D.
Senior Director, Theology & Sponsorship
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis

Diana CurrieDiana Currie, MD
Providence St. Peter Hospital
Olympia, Wash.

Dr. Sharon Dunski Sharon Dunski Vermont, MD
Mercy Hospital St. Louis and
Washington University Transgender Center,
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis

Melissa Gaule Melissa Gaule
Director of Ethics and Care Management
Coastal Care Partners
Savannah, Ga.

gremmels-becket--thumbBecket Gremmels, Ph.D.
System Director of Ethics
Irving, Texas

hibner_nate_thumbNathaniel Blanton Hibner, Ph.D. (c)
Director, Ethics
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis

johnson-david--thumbDave Johnson
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
4sight Health

johnson-luke---thumbLuke Timothy Johnson, Ph.D.
Robert W. Woodruff Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Christian Origins
Candler School of Theology
Emory University

Mark Repenshek, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Ethics and Mission
Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) - Eastern and Western Wisconsin Division
Green Bay, Wis.

scherz-paul--thumbPaul Scherz, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Moral Theology and Ethics
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.

smith_lisa_a_thumbLisa A. Smith, MPA
Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy
Catholic Health Association
Washington, D.C.

wadell-paul--thumbPaul Wadell, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
St. Norbert College
De Pere, Wis.

Certificate of Attendance

Please note: CHA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for any programs. Participants will receive an email with information on how to acquire a Certificate of Attendance following the program (typically included in the program evaluation email). Certificates of Attendance may be submitted to relevant organizations that accept proof of contact hours as credit. These include:

American College of Healthcare Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report qualifying CEUs using the contact hour information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance

For further information regarding Certificates of Attendance, please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.


CHA's 2019 Theology and Ethics Colloquium will be held March 13-15, 2019 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, 212-232 North Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the special group rate of $159 for a guest room which includes Wi-Fi. To reserve your room at the special group rate, contact the hotel directly at (314)  633-3000 or (877) 587-2427.

Please be sure to call the hotel to make your room reservation.

Your reservation must be received by Feb. 26, 2019, to receive the discounted rate. Reservations may be made Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT. Be sure to mention CHA Theology and Ethics Colloquium when reserving your room. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and checkout time is before noon. Cancellation of individual room reservations must be made 72 hours (three business days) prior to your scheduled day of arrival to avoid being charged for the first night stay.

Room reservations need to be made separately through the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Registering for the program does not guarantee room availability.

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