Fundamental Catholic Health Care: From the beginning to the end of life

All medical professionals, students, and interested laypeople are invited to participate in the first Converging Roads health care ethics conference on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Aquinas College. In addition to the in-person option, an online option is also available.

Co-presented by the St. John Paul II Foundation, the Diocese of Grand Rapids, and Aquinas College, this one-day conference offers up to 7 hours of continuing education credits for healthcare professionals and chaplains. The theme of the conference is Catholic Fundamental Health Care: From the Beginning to the End of Life, and will include presentations on When Does Life Begin: The Science, Vocation of the Health Care Professional, Redemptive Meaning of Human Suffering, and more. Tickets price vary depending on the mode of attendance and continuing education credits. 

To register or learn more, please visit You can also view the flyer here.


Vocation of the Health Care Professional
Kristin M. Collier, MD

Dignity of the Human Person: Image of God, Freedom, and Conscience
Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, PhD

When Does Life Begin: The Science
Maureen L. Condic, PhD

An Introduction to Fertility Awareness Based Methods
Faculty TBA

Decision Making at the End of Life
Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, PhD

Redemptive Meaning of Human Suffering
Natalie King, MD, MA

The Ethical Challenges in Accompanying Women with Holistic Medical Care
Natalie King, MD, MA and Kristin M. Collier MD

About Converging Roads

Where Health Care Ethics and Medicine Converge
Converging Roads is a regional conference series offering continuing education for healthcare professionals that equips them to practice the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession. To learn more about Converging Roads, click here.