The 13th Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium

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"The Face of the Person Who is Socially Isolated"

October 20-21, 2022


Join Us for the McGinley-Rice Symposium: The Face of the Person Who is Socially Isolated

The 13th annual McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations will take place October 20-21, 2022 at Duquesne University's Power Center in Pittsburgh, PA. You can view the schedule for the two-day event before you register. Please note that the schedule is subject to changes.


Contact Hours

A total of 11 contact hours will be available for nursing, social work, and psychology, if attending both Thursday and Friday. If you plan to attend only one day of the conference, hours will be divided as follows: Thursday (6.75 hours) and Friday (4.25 hours). You must attend the entirety of each/both days and complete the required evaluation by the deadline to review contact hours.

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.


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. Each year, the Symposium looks into the face of a specific vulnerable population and views the world through their eyes, including:

  • The Face of the Person Who is Poor
  • The Face of the Person Who is Hungry
  • The Face of the Person Who is Homeless
  • The Face of the Person Who has been Trafficked
  • The Face of the Person with an Addiction
  • The Face of the Person with a Disability
  • The Face of the Person Who Has Experienced Violence
  • The Face of Mental Illness
  • The Face of the Child
  • The Face of the Veteran
  • The Face of the Immigrant
  • The Face of the Elderly

If you would like to learn more about a past symposium, please contact Kellie Dalton.