32nd Annual Conference of the Professions - May 11, 2018

"Time's Up" for the Professions? Power, Sex and the Way Forward

Friday, May 11, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
T. Boone Pickens Conference Center
2222 Welborn St, Dallas, TX 75219

This activity has been approved for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and Ethics credit, .4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for religious professionals, and 2.5 CLE Accredited Ethics Credits. 

2018flyerKeynote Speaker

Dr. Janice Irvine, Professor of Sociology at UMass Amherst

Panel Discussion

Monique Spillman, MD, PhD, AMA Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs
James Wagner, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, UT Southwestern
Cynthia Pladziewcz, JD, PhD, Professional Development Perspectives
Bishop Michael McKee, North Texas Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson, Gathering Pastor, Extravagance United Church of Christ (UCC) and Carpenter Pastor and Teacher, TCU Brite Divinity School


8:00 am: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am: Introduction and Welcome
8:45 am: Keynote by Janice Irvine
9:45 am: Q & A
10:00 am: Break
10:20 am: Panel Discussion
12:00 pm: Adjourn


Dallas Bar Association
Dallas County Medical Society
Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility
UT Southwestern Medical Center
SMU Dedman School of Law
SMU Perkins School of Theology

About the Conference

The Conference of the Professions brings together members of law, medicine, and theology in the Dallas area to discuss common challenges—ethical and otherwise—facing these professions. The conference is a joint effort and collaboration between the Dallas County Medical Society, Dallas Bar Association, SMU Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, SMU Dedman School of Law, SMU Perkins School of Theology and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.


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About the Conference of the Professions 


Past Conferences 

Responding to Racial Conflict - 5/26/17
Coming Home: The Professions Supporting Veterans - 4/22/16
Supersizing the Professions: Ethical Issues Facing Mega-Churches, Law Firms and Medical Practices - 4/17/15
Shortcuts and High Roads: Everyday Morality and the Professions - 4/26/14
Professional Ethics and Social Media: Like? - 10/14/11
A Lawyer, a Priest, and a Doctor walk into a bar... The Ethics of Humor in the Professions - 10/14/10
Generational Expectations and the Professions - 02/17/09
What in God's Name Am I Doing? - 02/11/08
Preparing for Disaster: Fire, Flood, and the Flu - 03/30/07
Apology and the Professions - 03/01/06
Healthcare for the Uninsured - 10/06/04
Sexual Misconduct Within the Professions: Restoring Public Trust - 11/13/03
Information Privacy and the Professions - 10/17/02
Honor Thy Children? The Challenge of a Child-Centered Practice - 11/15/01
Technology and the Environment: Promise of Benefits, Risks of Harm - 10/19/00
Engineering of Human Tissue - 10/01/99
Challenges to Diversity in the Professions - 10/22/98
Death and Dying - 10/27/97
Politics and the Professions - 11/21/96
The Human Genome - 10/17/95
The Professions and Violence in the Family - 10/25/94
Money and the Professions - 10/28/93
Chemical Dependency - The Professional's Responsibility to Each Other and to the Community - 03/14/92
The Role of the Professional in the Community - 03/27/91
Women and Men in the Professions: A Question of Balance in the 21st Century - 1990
The Socialization of the Professional and Mid-Career Burnout - 1989
AIDS, The Emerging Crisis - 01/20/88
Self Regulation for the Professions - 12/09/86
The Meaning of Professional Responsibility Today - 10/24/85
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