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26th Annual Nursing Conference: Spiritual Care of Vulnerable Populations

  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church - Fondren Hall 5501 Main St Houston, TX 77004 USA (map)

The Annual Nursing Conference is now in its 26th year. Nursing directors from all major Houston hospitals and nursing schools meet regularly to plan the day-long conference which provides Nurses with CEUs. The theme for this year’s conference will be “Spiritual Care of Vulnerable Populations” 



Keynote Speaker: Anne Koci, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, WHNP
With Open Arms: Holistic Care of Individuals Marginalized by Physical and Sexual Abuse

Tiffany Richards, MS, ANP, AOCNP
Spiritual Assessment of and Care for Victims of Human Trafficking

Marianne Marcus, EdD, RN, FAAN
Holistic Management of Individuals with a History of Substance Abuse

Panel Discussion: “Holistic Care of Incarcerated Patients: Ethical Issues and Spiritual Considerations”
Moderator: Kelly Brassil, PhD, RN, AOCNS, ACNS-BC
Jacqueline Stout Aguilar, PhD, RN (UTMB)
Hilary Sullivan, MSN, RN, CNL (MD Anderson)
Michele Carter, PhD (UTMB)
Every year, we celebrate excellence in nursing by presenting the Emma Josephine Loffelholz McMorris RN Spirituality Award to nurses who embody spirituality, compassion, communication, and a commitment to their field.

Earlier Event: October 10
World Religions and Health - Judaism
Later Event: October 12
Yoga for Self-Acceptance: 5-Week Series