33rd Annual Conference of the Professions
Friday, May 24, 2019
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 .4 continuing education units (CEUs) for clergy and religious professionals.
- This activity has also been approved for 2.5 CLE ethics credits.
- This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas & Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas County Medical Society, and Dallas County Bar Association, and in cooperation with Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, SMU Perkins School of Theology, and SMU Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of1.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this activity for1.0hours in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
This year’s Conference will examine the professional opportunities presented by immigration. Providing medical care, legal representation, and a spiritual home for documented and undocumented immigrants alike – many seeking asylum from intolerable conditions in their home countries – presents unique challenges and rewards. What are the ethical obligations of lawyers, physicians, and clergy to those who have come here from other countries? How are our professional organizations, firms, and practices responding to the needs of the immigrant community?
Liz Cedillo-Pereira, Esq., City of Dallas Director of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs
Roberto De La Cruz, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Parkland Hospital
Isabel Docampo, D.Min., Director of Center for the Study of Latino Christianity and Religions
Bill Holston, J.D., Executive Director of HRI of North Texas
Moderated by the Honorable Judge Clay L. Jenkins, J.D.
8:00 am: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am: Introduction and Welcome
8:45 am: Keynote by Liz Cedillo-Pereira
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.