UIC Student Center West

828 S. Wolcott Ave

United States


April 5, 2014 Bio-ethics symposium
“Women’s Health Care in Clinical Practice”

April 5, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.

Integritas Institute for Ethics

Blessed John Paul II Newman Center, University of Illinois – Chicago

Thompson Room, UIC Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave. Chicago


The conference is valid for four hours of continuing medical education credits.

Register here by March 30. Space is limited. For questions, contact info@integritasinstitute.org.

Cost: $35
Students with valid ID attend Free

Symposium Schedule 

9 a.m.: Update in “Hormonal contraception,” with Dr. Robert Lawler

10 a.m.: “Non-pharmacological, holistic and alternative therapy and fertility in women’s health,” with Dr. Julie Mickelson

11 a.m.: Coffee, refreshments and break

11:30 a.m.: “Balancing act: physician, vice president, wife, mother and woman of faith,” with Dr. Julie Schuller

12:30 p.m.: Lunch

1 p.m.: Lunch speaker “Risk-factor assessment in breast cancer,” with Dr. Angela Lanfranchi

2 p.m.: “Ethical Issues and the Treatment of Infertility,” with Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

(Mass will be offered at 8 a.m. by Bishop Joseph Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago. All are welcome to attend.)

The speakers:

Dr. Robert Lawler 

Dr. Lawler is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist with more than 20 years direct experience caring for women in a community and university setting. A graduate of Creighton University Medical School in Omaha, Neb., Dr. Lawler trained in the Mercy Health System and is currently practicing in Downers Grove, Il., and on staff at Advocate Health Care. Dr. Lawler is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Julie Mickelson 

Dr. Mickelson earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1992 and completed her residency at the Maricopa Medical Center in Arizona. Dr. Mickelson is board certified and has a special interest in natural family planning. She is also fluent in Spanish and is on staff at the Columbia St. Mary’s Health Systems in West Alice, Wis.

Dr. Julie Schuller 

Dr. Schuller is the executive vice president of the 16th Street Community Clinic, Milwaukee, Wi. Board certified in internal medicine, she has wide experience delivering health care in diverse, economically challenged neighborhoods of Milwaukee. Dr. Schuller is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. She is the mother of a child with juvenile diabetes and has been active in fund-raising for treatment of this disorder.

Dr. Angela Lanfranchi 

Dr. Lanfranchi is a breast surgical oncologist and co-director of the Steeplechase Cancer Center’s Sanofi-Aventis Breast Program. A graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, she completed a Family Practice Residency at Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, N.J., General Surgery Residency at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Affiliated Hospitals in New York, and a Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Winthrop University Hospital (formerly Nassau Hospital) in Mineola, N.Y. Her clinical practice specializes in breast cancer. She is a board-certified general surgeon.

Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph. D. 

Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. is a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass. He earned a doctorate in Neuroscience from Yale University. Father Tad studied for five years in Rome where he did advanced work in dogmatic theology and bioethics. He has given presentations and participated in roundtables on contemporary bioethics throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has done numerous media commentaries, including appearances on CNN International, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News and National Public Radio. Father Tad writes a monthly column on timely life issues.


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