If you are interested in a one day conference on Catholicism and healthcare, this is it! Located in the heart of the Midwest in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this conference is geared for just about anyone! If you are interested in learning more about Catholic ethics, beginning of life, end of life, job burnout, or politics, please RSVP now. Students are also welcome, as are any interested clergy or religious.
This conference will be at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation, next to Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. See MAP.
St. Joseph Hospital, a member of the Lutheran Health Network, is our largest sponsor this year, and we are very grateful.
Registration and coffee begin at 8:00 a.m. The first talk starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is included. There will be coffee, tea, water, and lemonade available all day. Our biggest sponsor is St Joseph Hospital
The day will end with a White Mass with Bishop Rhoades at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral in downtown Fort Wayne. The talks will end at 4:15 p.m. to allow transportation time.
Check out our other website, www.fortwayne.cathmed.org, for slides, pictures, and video from the 2016 event last fall.
We are ready to take your RSVPs now for MedCon!
Everyone who is interested is welcome! Price is $40.
All students: $20
All clergy and religious: FREE
If you have a financial hardship, but want to attend, please contact us! Just fill out the Registration form and explain your interest or financial hardship and we will see what we can work out.
If you want to be a vendor or a sponsor, give us a call! 260-222-6978
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2017 Keynote Speaker
Marcus Grodi received his BS degree from Case Institute of Technology in Polymer Engineering and worked for six years as an engineer. During this time, he was involved in a variety of Protestant youth and music ministries. He then received his Master of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and was ordained to the Protestant pastoral ministry. During his more than fifteen years of youth, young adult, and pastoral ministry, his main emphasis was church and lay spiritual renewal. Marcus, his wife Marilyn, and their two older sons, JonMarc and Peter, were received into the Catholic Church on December 20, 1992. Their third son, Richard, entered through baptism.
Marcus now serves as the Founder / President of The Coming Home Network International, a non-profit, Catholic, lay apostolate aimed at helping other Christians, both clergy and laity, explore the Catholic Church. He also hosts The Journey Home, a weekly live television program, and Deep In Scripture, a weekly live radio program, both on EWTN. He is the author of Thoughts for the Journey Home, What Must I Do to Be Saved?, the novels How Firm a Foundation and Pillar and Bulwark, and the editor/author of Journeys Home and Journeys Home II. He has taught courses in catechetics, youth ministry, leadership, and theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Pontifical College Josephinum. He has written regular articles for Catholic Answers Magazine, as well as other Catholic publications.