We Belong To One Another

Isolation, anxiety, loneliness, addiction, abandonment, estrangement… These are just some of the issues that have consequences everyday both for personal and public health. 

In an essay, author and poet Wendell Berry offers this analysis: 

In fact, people use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.

How can we find each other again? 

How can we restore the aspiration for community and belonging over and against the mediocre and less-satisfying values of autonomy and sheer independence?

This year, the theme of our CPL Annual Conference is: “We Belong to One Another.” Together, during the conference, we will explore how the challenges of belonging and community pertain to the sphere and aims of medicine. 

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Conference Starts

Register Early - Early Bird Registration Ends May 30th

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Dr. Paul Adams Award

The Paul Adams award seeks to honour a life well lived in noble service that does not end but rather continues through an exemplary legacy and those who continue in it.

The purpose of this annual award is to acknowledge and celebrate someone who demonstrates exceptional initiative, professionalism, and generosity within the pro-life medical community. 

The winner of the 2024 Dr. Paul Adams award will be announced closer to the conference date.

All conference registrants receive a copy of Kent Dunnington's book Addiction and Virtue: Beyond the Models of Disease and Choice.

Dr. Dunnington will be available to sign your copy if desired after his opening keynote on Friday evening.
Addiction and Virtue

Generous Student Scholarships

Medical students and residents scholarship applications awarded on an ongoing basis.

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