Sept. 21-22, 2019 | NUNM Campus

Join us at this inaugural symposium that welcomes professional healthcare providers, policy specialists, students, and members of the public to engage in presentations, panel discussions, and interactive consultations focused on exploring spirituality in medicine. Research indicates that the religious beliefs and spiritual practices of patients are significant factors in coping with serious illnesses, in making ethical choices about their treatment options, and in decisions about end-of- life care. Research also shows that religion and spirituality are positively associated with better health and psychological well-being.


  • Introduction to Conference: Daniel Assisi, EdD
  • Vitalism, Naturopathy, Ayurvedic, and Chinese Medicine: Roots & Legacy, Panel
  • Current Research in Spirituality and Medicine, Louise Edwards, ND, LAc
  • Patient Spiritual Assessment Tools, Raymond Diaz, ND
  • Spirituality and End-of-Life Care, Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel, DMin, CT, CCTP
  • NUNM Research in Spirituality and Medicine, Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH
  • Value of Including Spirituality in Health Care, Jeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv
  • Near Death Experience (NDE): Research and Clinical Applications, Elaine Drysdale, MD, FRCPC
  • The Social Self, Health, and the Spiritual Journey, David Mercier, MS, LAc

Additional Speakers:

  • Lowell Chodosh, ND, LAc
  • Savita Rajurkar, PhD


  • 12 CEUs through OBNM
  • 12 PDA points through NCCAOM


This symposium is in partnership with members of NUNM’s board of directors.