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Religion and Medicine the Focus of CMHS Seminar on Sept. 23

Ventura, California, 09/15/2014

Religion and medicine – a healthy or holy relationship? – will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding as part of its Ethics in Healthcare Series on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

James Hornstein, M.D., chairman of the Bioethics Committee at Community Memorial Hospital, will moderate the seminar that will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, located at 100 E. Main St. in Ventura. Local leading speakers will be:

  • Rabbi Professor Elliot Dorff, Ph.D, rector and professor of Philosophy at American Jewish University. Rabbi Dorff also is a lecturer at UCLA School of Law and chairman of the Conservative Judaism Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.
  • Father Luke Dysinger, professor of Church, History and Moral Theology at St. John Seminary in Camarillo. Rev. Dysinger also is an instructor in Medical Ethics for Southern California Catholic Priests and is a family practice physician.
  • Chaplain Curtis Hotchkiss, director of the CMHS Spiritual Care Department.

Registration is free but reservations are required. Call 1-800/838-3006, or visit