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Join us for our 35th Anniversary 2021 Westberg Symposium at the Caring for the Human Spirit© Conference
April 12-14, 2021 in St. Louis, MO.


We are once again pleased to provide the International Westberg Symposium at the Caring for the Human Spirit Conference ©. By bringing together the expertise of professionals from diverse disciplines, the Symposium and Conference will provide attendees an environment that builds knowledge, creates interdisciplinary connections, and opens new paths for the delivery of spiritual care.

Also, we will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing (formerly the International Parish Nurse Resource Center). Returning to the previous home of Westberg Institute in St. Louis, Missouri, we are excited to have you join us in recognizing the rich history of parish nursing and its conversion to faith community nursing with the pioneering challenges and growth in countries around the world.

Call For Workshop Presentation Proposals is NOW OPEN

Faith community nurses, clergy, chaplains, social workers, health advocates and others are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Presentations should clearly relate to one of the following objectives:
  1. Explore available worldwide technologies related to providing spiritual care.
  2. Describe how current research related to technology and compassion can be implemented into faith community nursing and chaplaincy practice.
  3. List steps to move faith community nursing and chaplaincy practice into a new normal through the use of technology related to compassionate care of the human spirit.
  4. Relate multiple aspects of compassionate care to faith community nursing and chaplaincy practice.
  5. Compare how technology is being used to provide compassionate spiritual care in various countries.

Workshops include a 60-minute presentation and a 30-minute period for discussion and questions, for a total of 90 minutes. Posters are visual displays in an electronic format.

Deadline for  Proposals:

August 21st at 5pm (CST) – You will be notified of acceptance by September 8th at 5pm (CST)
Presenters accepted for this symposium are fully responsible for all registration fees, travel, and hotel expenses. 


Contact Sharon Hinton


Please note for proposal submission process:

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