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2009 Catholic Health Assembly to Focus on Hope in a Time of Hardship and Adapting for the Future in a Time of Health Reform
Date:6/6/2009

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NEW ORLEANS, June 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic health ministry leaders will gather June 7-9 in New Orleans for the 2009 Catholic Health Assembly, "In Our Hands: Changing Ourselves, Our Communities, Our Nation."

The assembly, hosted by the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), is the largest annual gathering of Catholic health care leaders from across the nation. They come together to share their wisdom, celebrate heroes and prepare for the possibility that the ministry's decades-long commitment to bring about a just health care system could be realized through reform that assures access and coverage for everyone.

The assembly's roster of general session speakers includes:

Nancy Brinker, founder, Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control, former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, former U.S. Chief of Protocol and one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People" in 2008. (Sunday, June 7, 1:30 p.m. CDT)

Daniel P. Sulmasy, OFM, MD, Ph.D., a Franciscan Friar, holds the Sisters of Charity Chair in Ethics at St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, and serves as professor of medicine and director of the Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. (Sunday, June 7, 3:00 p.m. CDT)

Stan Brock, founder, Remote Area Medical(R) (RAM) Volunteer Corps, a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to providing free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world. (Monday, June 8, 9:00 a.m. CDT)

Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News, anchor and moderator of Face The Nation, CBS News' Sunday public affairs broadcast, and author of
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