The Eleventh Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium
"The Face of the Person Who is Hungry"
October 22-23, 2020
Registration will close October 21 at 12 Noon (ET).
Schedule of Events
This year's Symposium will be a virtual event with a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions.
The McGinley-Rice Symposium: The Face of the Person Who is Hungry will be a virtual conference organized by Duquesne University School of Nursing. Participants who attend in real time or view the conference as a full recording could earn up to 15 contact hours, if all breakout sessions are viewed post-symposium. If the additional sessions are not viewed, participants can earn up to 11 contact hours. Contact hours will be offered for nursing, as well as for psychology and social work. Those seeking contact hours for psychology and social work will need to check with their accrediting body for recognition of ANCC as an approved provider. The recordings will be available for six weeks post-symposium, but contact hours will only be available until December 4, 2020.
Duquesne University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Access to Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A Special Message from Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations
As you know, we have significant problems—the spread of a virus for which there is no vaccine or specific, effective treatment; concern about testing; the proper distribution of essential equipment and supplies; and the impact on the economy of stay-at-home policies and the closure of businesses. Vulnerable people are more at risk of infection and also of significant economic hardship. Even in good times, we all know people who are working several minimum wage jobs and struggle between paychecks.
Mindful of the theme of McGinley-Rice 11: The Face of the Person who is Hungry, we have compiled a list of sources of food available in the greater Pittsburgh area. You're also welcome to support local efforts.
Thank you and stay safe,
Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN
- Dr. Alia Pustorino-Clevenger, one of our keynote speakers, has continued to help food insecure members of Duquesne's campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic through the Brother Keating Initiative (BKI).
- "Hunger is a Health Issue" Francine Blinten, MS, MBA, CCN, CNS. We thank the Catholic Health Association for making this resource available.
- New York Times: The Other Way Covid Will Kill: Hunger
- Pittsburgh Next: "Pittsburgh chosen to participate in Food Matters initiative to prevent waste"
- United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger
About the Symposium
The McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations 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 Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley-Rice 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.