January 2012
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ACPE e-News
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Racial Ethnic Multicultural (REM) Network 25th Invitational
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A big "Thank You" to those that have pre-registered for the REM/ACPE Joint program, to be held February 8 - 11, 2012. We are very pleased to share with you that the registration response to this historic joint conference has been overwhelming. We have more registrants than in the history of the REM Invitational and the ACPE National Conferences!
As we are at a sell-out crowd, we regret that some of our very special, celebratory segments of the program have been closed and no more tickets are available: the Presidential Dinner, the REM Invitational 25th Anniversary Celebration at Howard University, and the Annual ACPE Members' Meeting.  
Pre-Registration has officially closed.   All additional registrants will have to register on-site for the available events.  
However, registrations are available on site as space is available. The Friday Night Birthday Party and Celebration is still open to registrants and most of the educational opportunities are still available for your participation.


We are offering registrations on a daily basis only, and the rates are noted on the On-Site registration form below. Payment will be due in full at time of registration in order to participate in the conference. 


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In This Issue
Annual Member Meeting Broadcast
Call for Nominations
Academy for Continuing Education
New in Print
Request for Proposals
Other Educational Opportunities
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Deryck Durston

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ACPE Annual Member Meeting Broadcast

We will be broadcasting the ACPE Annual Members Meeting and Luncheon on February 10, 2012 over the internet so that members who are unable to be in attendance in Arlington, VA can hear reports and be aware of the business transacted--particularly information regarding any proposal for changes in ACPE governance that might come forward from the ACPE Board of Representatives out of their deliberations during their meeting several days prior.


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Call for Nominations

2012 Nominating Convention and Elections

Chuck Robertson, Representing and Nominating Committee Chair


The ACPE will hold a Presidential Nominating Convention and an Election for Secretary and Treasurer at the 2012 ACPE Member Meeting in the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, VA on February, 10, 2012. 


Read more about ACPE's election


COMISS: The Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings

Highlights 2012
by Deryck Durston

At its conference on January 8-9 in Alexandria, VA, COMISS awarded its medal to The Rev. Dr. Walter J. Smith, SJ, President of the Healthcare Chaplaincy, New York, NY. He addressed the conference on the following topic: "Spread the Gospel of Chaplaincy in a Public Market."

At the same conference, our own President Robin Brown-Haithco presented on "The Spiritual Care of Staff" which is a chapter in the new book on which this conference was based: Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain's Handbook. 


Read the entire article 

Academy for Continuing Education

Gary Sartain, Academy Coordinator


ACPE's Academy for Continuing Education is redesigning and improving its website. Thank you for your patience during our construction. Registration will open in a few weeks.


New in Print! 

Grefe Book

The Rev. Dr. Dagmar Grefe, Spiritual Care Manager and ACPE Supervisor, at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA has a new book published.



"In a world that is increasingly becoming the 'global village,' the ability to understand and appreciate religious differences is crucial. Dr. Grefe's work challenges us to think of creative ways to engage with our neighbors, whether they be in the community or in the institutions in which we work. Her practical approach invites the reader to consider the theoretical framework out of which her ideas emerge, but also the realistic ways in which we all have the ability to change and embrace the 'other.'"

BISHOP TERESA SNORTON, Presiding Bishop, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Request for Proposals

The John Templeton Foundation and the HealthCare Chaplaincy has issued a call for proposalsThis initiative, entitled "Growing the Field of Chaplaincy Research in Palliative Care," aims to build capacity in the field of chaplaincy research in palliative care by creating an interdisciplinary network of experienced researchers and board-certified chaplains, promoting career development of participants, and supporting field-advancing research projects to better understand chaplaincy care in palliative care.


Visit their website for more info.

Announcements / Educational Opportunities

Clifford Beers Clinic, Hamden, CT - Healing the Generations: Family Violence & Child Trauma


19th International Congress on Palliative Care - Call for Abstracts


University of Chicago's Program on Medicine and Religion - Call for Abstracts


Spiritual Care & Health: Improving Outcomes & Enhancing Wellbeing, International Conference


Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) Webinars


Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy - Free Access for ACPE Members