2014 Annual Conference of the Professions

Agony and Ecstasy: How Your Emotions Affect Practice

Friday, May 9, 2014
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
T. Boone Pickens Training and Conference Center - Reverchon Room
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, TX 75219

The emotions of professionals have a distinct effect on the services they provide.  These emotions may be full of agony or ecstasy, empathy, grief, humor, or even shame.  The 2014 Conference of the Professions will address critical moments in practice and the emotions that they create.  Beyond simply recognizing that professionals have such feelings, the conference will address circumstances when it is both good and not so good for physicians, clergy, and lawyers, to share your emotions with "them," our patients, clients, and congregants.

Our Keynote Speaker Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D.

Danielle Ofri Headshot

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, is a physician at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in country. She writes about medicine and the doctor-patient connection for the New York Times, and other publications. Her lectures to medical and general audiences are renowned for her use of dramatic stories (and avoidance of PowerPoint).

Danielle is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. the first literary journal to arise from a medical setting.

Book JacketHer writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and on CNN.com and National Public Radio.

Danielle is the author of four books about the world of medicine:
*What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
*Medicine in Translation: Journeys with my Patient
*Incidental Findings: Lessons from my Patients in the Art of Medicine
*Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue



8:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM - Program Begins
8:45 AM - Danielle Ofri
10:00 AM - Break
10:15 AM - Panel Discussion
11:30 AM - Program Concludes

Our panel will consist of the following professionals representing law, medicine and clergy:

Will Pryor, J.D.
Jim Wagner, M.D.
Wayne Albrecht, D.Min.

Moderated by Cynthia Pladziewicz, J.D., Ph.D.

About the Conference of the Professions

For nearly three decades, the Conference of Professions has brought together members of law, medicine, and theology in the Dallas area to discuss common challenges—ethical and otherwise—facing these professions.The Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility jointly sponsors this activity with the Dallas County Medical Society, Dallas Bar Association, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, SMU Dedman School of Law, and the SMU Perkins School of Theology.