Conference on Medicine and Religion


Regretfully the 2020 CMR has been cancelled due to all the concerns about COVID 19.
We are disappointed to not be seeing so many friends, old and new.
More information about when and where the 2021 CMR will be held, will be posted here in the coming days.

In the meantime, we trust you will join us in praying for G-d’s mercy and protection on all those affected by the virus and the responses to it.

True to Tradition?  Religion, the Secular,
​and the Future of Medicine

March 22-24, 2020 — The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Pre-conference activities will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The conference will conclude at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

The medicine we know today has a history, and that history sets the terms for what we expect medicine to become in the future.  What are the historical sources of contemporary medicine?  What has been lost that should be recovered?  What should be left behind?  In particular, what do we know about the Hippocratic tradition?  How has that tradition been taken up, modified, and developed in Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures?  What resources, if any, does that tradition offer to practitioners today?  What aspects of the medicine of the past should ground the medicine of the future?  
 
The 2020 Conference on Medicine and Religion invites clinicians, scholars, clergy, students and others to take up these and other questions related to the intersection of medicine and religion.  The conference encourages participants to consider these questions in light of religious traditions and practices, particularly, though not exclusively, those of 
Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The conference is a forum for exchanging ideas from an array of disciplinary perspectives, from accounts of clinical practices to empirical research to scholarship in the humanities.  

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