Schedule - MedCon | Benedictine College

MedCon 2021 Schedule

Thursday, April 8

7:00 p.m.

Talk on Dr. McGovern’s book, What Christ Suffered: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Passion

Westerman Auditorium

Dr. Thomas McGovern

Access Livestream

Friday, April 9

6:00 p.m.

Registration

Engineering Lounge

6:30 p.m.

Welcome

Murphy McPhee

President Minnis

Personal Decision Making  (Tom McGovern - Moderator)

6:35 p.m.

Story from the Trenches: How I made the decision?

Murphy McPhee

Gabriel Lebeau (1st Year KU Med Student)

6:40 p.m.

Discerning a Vocation to Healthcare

Murphy McPhee

Dr. Thomas McGovern

6:55 p.m.

Q&A

Murphy McPhee

Grabriel Lebeau & Stefano Byer

7:10 p.m.

Choosing a Medical Specialty Using Temperament, Spiritual Gifts, & Flow

Murphy McPhee

Dr. Thomas McGovern

7:50 p.m.

Q & A

Dr. Thomas McGovern and Francesca Ursua

8:00 p.m.

Break

How to Engage Peers and Faculty During Medical Training (Glenn Stanton - Moderator)

8:15 p.m.

Story from the Trenches: They Think I’m Crazy to be Catholic

Murphy McPhee

Collin Connor (4th Year KU Med Student)

8:20 p.m.

Basic Principles of Evangelization and Apologetics

Murphy McPhee

Glenn Stanton

8:35 p.m.

How to Practically and Effectively Reach Young Adults who Disagree with You

Murphy McPhee

Rachel Hall, Benedictine College FOCUS Missionary

8:50 p.m.

Activity: Explain Why You’re a Catholic to a non-Catholic

Murphy McPhee

Glenn Stanton or FOCUS Missionary

9:05 p.m.

Emotional Intelligence Tips for Defending Your Beliefs

Murphy McPhee

Glenn Stanton

9:20 p.m.

Discussion – What did you learn?

Engineering Lounge

Glenn Stanton

10:00 p.m.

Goodnight!

Saturday, April 10

7:30 a.m.

Mass

Location TBD

Bishop James Conley

Abortion (Jonathon Scafford - Moderator)

8:30 a.m.

Story from the Trenches: Anti-Life Subterfuge at a Catholic Medical School

Murphy McPhee

Maggie Hartman

8:40 a.m.

History of Academic Change in Attitude Toward Abortion

Murphy McPhee

Jonathon Scafford, MD

8:55 a.m.

Understanding Thought Processes of Professors and Med Students who Accept Abortion as Moral and Health

Murphy McPhee

Glenn Stanton

9:10 a.m.

How to Engage Peers and Professors About Abortion

Murphy McPhee

Jaylem Duroussneau, Midwest Regional Coordinator (KS, NE, SD) and Mary Briganti, Programs Director for SFLA

9:40 a.m.

Activity: Explain why Abortion is Bad for Women’s Health to a Fellow Med Student

Murphy McPhee

SFLA Member, Glenn Stanton and Jonathan Scafford

9:55 a.m.

Discussion – What did you learn?

SFLA Trainers

10:15 a.m

Break

Engineering Lounge

Motivation, Burnout, and Thriving in Medical School (Sheryl Beard - Moderator, Med Student Panelists)

10:30 a.m.

Story from the Trenches: Back from the Brink of Burnout

Murphy McPhee

Gabriel Lebeau (1st Year KU Med Student)

10:35 a.m.

Burnout – History and Current Status

Murphy McPhee

Sheryl Beard

10:50 a.m.

Compassion – Anti-burnout Mindset

Murphy McPhee

Dr. Thomas McGovern

11:00 a.m.

What I Wish I Knew in College About Medical School

Murphy McPhee

Maggie Hartman

11:10 a.m.

How I Keep and Grow in the Faith in Medical School

Murphy McPhee

Brooke Gensler (Creighton Med Student)

11:20 a.m.

Small Group Discussion

Murphy McPhee

Sheryl Beard

11:35 a.m.

Q&A– What Else do you Want to Know About Medical School

Murphy McPhee

Sheryl Beard, Brooke Gensler and Maggie Hartman

10:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

What I wish I Knew in College About Nursing School

Westerman 218

Teresa Kenney, a woman’s health nurse practitioner from Pope Paul VI Institute and Molly Price, a family practice nurse practitioner from the Kansas City area

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

Dining Hall

Gender Ideology and Homosexuality (Larry Mitnaul - Moderator)

1:00 p.m.

Real Life Example from Clinical Practice

Murphy McPhee

Larry Mitnaul or Michelle Stanford

1:05 p.m.

History and Meaning of Definitions - Sex, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Configuration Theory

Glenn Stanton

1:15 p.m.

Gender Dysphoria – Psychological Aspects

Murphy McPhee

Larry Mitnaul

1:35 p.m.

Gender Dysphoria Medical and Surgical Treatment Harms

Murphy McPhee

Michelle Stanford

1:45 p.m.

How to Lovingly Interact with a ‘Trans’ or ‘Trans-Affirming’ Individual

Murphy McPhee

Glenn Stanton

2:05 p.m.

Role Play Scripts

Murphy McPhee

Larry Mitnaul

2:20 p.m.

Discussion – What did you learn?

Murphy McPhee

Larry Mitnaul and Glenn Stanton

2:30 p.m.

Break

Engineering Lounge

Conscience Rights (Kevin Theriot - Moderator)

2:45 p.m.

Story from the Trenches: I was Asked to Act Against my Conscience

Murphy McPhee

Collin Connor (4th Year Med Student at KU)

2:50 p.m.

How to Defend Refusal to Prescribe Contraceptives or Assist in Sterilization

Murphy McPhee

Jonathan Scrafford, MD

3:30 p.m.

What you Need to Know About your Conscience Rights and Freedom of Religion in Medical Training

Murphy McPhee

Kevin Theriot

3:45 p.m.

Activity: How to respond to a preceptor/professor who asks you to do something against your conscience and won’t back down

Murphy McPhee

Kevin Theriot, Glenn Stanton, Sheryl Beard

4:00 p.m.

Q&A – What did you learn?

Murphy McPhee

Kevin Theriot

The Catholic Medical Association has Your Back (Tom McGovern - Moderator)

4:15 p.m.

Story from the Trenches: How I Discovered and Came to Value the CMA in my Life

Murphy McPhee

Francesca Ursua

4:30 p.m.

Mission of the CMA and What it means for Students

Murphy McPhee

Dr. Thomas McGovern

4:45 p.m

Break

Engineering Lounge

5:00 p.m.

Vigil Mass (Reservations Required)

St. Benedict’s Parish

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Dinner

Dining Hall

6:45 p.m.

Personal Reflections on Catholic Healthcare as a Patient (in-person only)

McAllister Board Room

Bishop James Conley

 

Trivia Night

Tom McGovern

Location