Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute Annual Conference


More Info? Contact: Michelle Davis, CCBI Researcher, 416 926 2335,

Theme: Bioethical Dimensions - Wellness In Mind, Body, and Spirit

Keynote Speaker: Michael Higgins, Broken of Mind But Not Shattered of Spirit

October 5, 9:00 – 4:30 pm – Speakers

Falling through the Cracks: Some Flaws in Mental Health Policy - Prof. Barry Brown, Philosopher and Bioethicist, CCBI, and Chair ethica Clinical Research Inc.

De Profundis: Spirituality in a Mental Health Centre - Chaplain Christopher DeBono, CAPPE Specialist, Coordinator, Spiritual & Volunteer Services, and Debbie Collins, volunteer peer spiritual care group co-facilitator, the Mental Health Centre, Penetanguishene

So You Want to See a Psychiatrist: Mental Health from a Psychiatrist’s Perspective - Dr. Edward Rzadki, Past Chief, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Mental Health and Addictions Program, William Osler Health Centre, Toronto

Ethically Questionable Treatment Decisions regarding Persons with a Developmental Disability - Dr. Bill Sullivan, Family Physician, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital and Surrey Place Centre; Director, International Association of Catholic Bioethicists


Cost: $100; FREE for students and seniors (meals included)

Information: 416-926-2335 * *

Location: Oct. 4 – Charbonnel Lounge, Elmsley Hall, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto

Oct. 5 – Father Madden Hall, in Carr Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto



St. Michael's College, University of Toronto
81 St. Mary Street
Toronto, ON
43° 40' 2.5788" N, 79° 23' 19.3236" W
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