The Fifth Annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium
"Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations:
The Face of the Person with Mental Illness"
October 23-24, 2014
Duquesne University - Pittsburgh, PA
|The Rita M. McGinley Symposium is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care. Organized annually by the holder of the Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley Symposium is an expression of the mission of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic missionary order that founded Duquesne and assists needy and marginalized persons throughout the world.||
Article on previous symposium, "The Face of the Veteran" wins award!
CHILDRENS BOOK DRIVE
We will be collecting books at the Symposium for the following two centers:
Duquesne Family Center
Hilltop Family Care Connection
Please consider donating a book (or two)!
Cambria Suites Pittsburgh at CONSOL Energy Center
1320 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15219
Phone: (412) 381-6687 Fax: (412) 381-6677
The discounted McGinley rate is $155 a night during the Conference Symposium. Reservations may be made by through the hotel website or by calling 412-381-6687 and requesting the Duquesne University Nursing Symposium Group. Reservations must be completed on or before September 30, 2014. (This is a limited room block so we encourage you make your reservations as early as possible. Rooms are distributed on a first come, first served basis.)
View the Program Agenda
|Carol Easley Allen, PhD, RN
Dr. Allen is co-owner of and consultant with Twin Solutions LLC, a firm dedicated to the promotion of excellence in nursing and health care education. Most of her professional career has been engaged in teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs in public health/community health nursing and in higher education administration. Read more...
|Dorcas McLaughlin, PhD, RN, CP, PMHCNS-BC
Dr. McLaughlin is a professor at Saint Louis University School of Nursing and a psychotherapist in private practice. She is board certified both as an advanced practice nurse in psychiatric mental health nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and as a psychodramatist by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy. Read more...
|Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D.
Dr. Reynolds is the UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Graduate School of Public Health. He directs the Aging Institute of the UPMC and University of Pittsburgh, and the NIMH sponsored Center of Excellence in the Prevention and Treatment of Late Life Mood Disorders. Read more...
|James S. Withers, MD, FACP
Dr. Withers was raised in rural Pennsylvania where he made house calls with his father, a Family Practitioner. Dr. Withers received his undergraduate degree at Haverford College, and completed his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh in 1984. His interest in service oriented medicine grew through medical trips to Central America and India. Read more...
Continuing Education Credits for nurses and other health professionals.
Duquesne University School of Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, which is an accredited approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.