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  • Teresa A. Polychronis
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      "Cancer: The Power of Faith & Prayer" - OCAMPR's 15th Annual National Conference

      October 3, 2005



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      The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion is dedicating this year's annual conference to the interdisciplinary exploration of Cancer: The Power of Faith & Prayer from October 28 - 29 on the scenic campus of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, MA).

      This informative and timely conference features Brother Charles Anthony of the Monastery Center for Disease Prevention, Panagia Philantropini in Ormylia, Greece as the keynote speaker. This center is committed to serving the needy neighbor by offering such ministries as medical care, public health, and scientific research. At the Center of Panagia Philanthropini, annually more than 18,000 persons undergo cancer early detection and screening examinations. Over 36,000 persons participate in health educational programs at the Center, whereas more than 50,000 locals and 200,000 tourists are reached through multi-media health educational materials and television and radio broadcasts developed by the Center. All services are rendered completely free of charge and are offered without preference to race, religion, gender, or creed.

      The conference's plenary sessions feature a diverse group of experts each addressing an aspect of healing. The speakers include Panagiotis Anastasiadis, Ph.D. presenting on cancer research (MAYO Clinic); Georgia Photopoulos, cancer survivor, author, and columnist; and Roxanne Louh, Ph.D., discussing Scarring, Disfigurement, Body Image and the Healing Power of Faith and Prayer. An interdisciplinary group will address the case study, Mary, a Young Mother Recently Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. The conference will close with its annual dinner banquet. This year's dinner speaker is Rev. Elias Kyprianos Bouboutsis, Ph.D. who is Professor of Greek, Sociology, and Ritual Studies at the Florida Center for Theological Studies in Miami. His topic is Infirmity and Healing in Orthodox Folk Religion.

      OCAMPR exists to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and promote Christian fellowship among helping professionals in medicine, psychology and religion. Members pursue an understanding of the whole person, which integrates the basic assumptions of medicine, psychology and religion with the Orthodox Christian faith in educating and serving Church and community.

      A conference brochure and registration form as well as more information can be found on OCMAPR's website www.ocampr.org.

      Contact:
      V. Rev. Nicholas T. Graff
      President, OCAMPR
      617-850-1255
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      Source: http://www.goarch.org/en/news/NewsDetail.asp?id=1456


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    • Rev Fr John Brian
      October 3, 2005 Cancer: The Power of Faith & Prayer OCAMPR s 15th Annual National Conference The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and
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        October 3, 2005


        Cancer: The Power of Faith & Prayer
        OCAMPR's 15th Annual National Conference

        The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion is
        dedicating this year's annual conference to the interdisciplinary
        exploration of Cancer: The Power of Faith & Prayer from October 28 - 29 on
        the scenic campus of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of
        Theology (Brookline, MA).

        This informative and timely conference features Brother Charles Anthony of
        the Monastery Center for Disease Prevention, Panagia Philantropini in
        Ormylia, Greece as the keynote speaker. This center is committed to serving
        the needy neighbor by offering such ministries as medical care, public
        health, and scientific research. At the Center of Panagia Philanthropini,
        annually more than 18,000 persons undergo cancer early detection and
        screening examinations. Over 36,000 persons participate in health
        educational programs at the Center, whereas more than 50,000 locals and
        200,000 tourists are reached through multi-media health educational
        materials and television and radio broadcasts developed by the Center. All
        services are rendered completely free of charge and are offered without
        preference to race, religion, gender, or creed.

        The conference's plenary sessions feature a diverse group of experts each
        addressing an aspect of healing. The speakers include Panagiotis
        Anastasiadis, Ph.D. presenting on cancer research (MAYO Clinic); Georgia
        Photopoulos, cancer survivor, author, and columnist; and Roxanne Louh,
        Ph.D., discussing Scarring, Disfigurement, Body Image and the Healing Power
        of Faith and Prayer. An interdisciplinary group will address the case
        study, Mary, a Young Mother Recently Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. The
        conference will close with its annual dinner banquet. This year's dinner
        speaker is Rev. Elias Kyprianos Bouboutsis, Ph.D. who is Professor of Greek,
        Sociology, and Ritual Studies at the Florida Center for Theological Studies
        in Miami. His topic is Infirmity and Healing in Orthodox Folk Religion.

        OCAMPR exists to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and promote Christian
        fellowship among helping professionals in medicine, psychology and religion.
        Members pursue an understanding of the whole person, which integrates the
        basic assumptions of medicine, psychology and religion with the Orthodox
        Christian faith in educating and serving Church and community.

        A conference brochure and registration form as well as more information can
        be found on OCMAPR's website www.ocampr.org.

        Contact:
        V. Rev. Nicholas T. Graff
        President, OCAMPR
        617-850-1255




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