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The Ninth Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium

McGinley 9


"The Face of the Person Who has been Trafficked"

October 25 - 26, 2018

Call for Abstracts

Deadline to submit: Noon, April 2, 2018

This call for proposals invites papers and posters that:

  • Explore the social justice tradition and its application to the health and well-being of the person who has been trafficked.
  • Present research data that discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the causes and effects of trafficking, its prevention, identification, reporting, and short and long-term treatment.
  • Discuss clinical and/or programmatic initiatives to foster health care equity for the person who has been trafficked.
  • Discuss philosophical and/or theoretical issues related to the health and human consequences of a person who has been trafficked.

Download more information and Abstract Application

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Meet the Keynote Speakers

Mary Burke

Mary C. Burke, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology & Counseling
Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA

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Br. Michael Gosch, CSV
Viator House of Hospitality, Des Plaines, IL
Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Kaitlyn Weismann

Kaitlyn A. Weismann
Staff Operations Specialist
FBI Pittsburgh Division

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About the Symposium

The McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care. Organized annually by the holder of the Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley-Rice Symposium is an expression of the mission of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic missionary order that founded Duquesne and assists needy and marginalized persons throughout the world.