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2003-2004 Convocation Series concludes with the Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics

Transforming the Profession of Health Care

Oct. 1, 2004

February 26-27, 2004
The 2004 Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics
Transforming the Profession of Health Care

Thursday, February 26
Forming Health Professionals for the Future
7 p.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Friday, February 27
Is Vocation a Solo or Does the Community Play Too?
10 a.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

The Augsburg Convocation series for 2003-2004 concludes with the 2004 Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics, "Transforming the Profession of Health Care." This two-day seminar opens on Feb. 26, 7 p.m. with the lecture "Forming Health Professionals for the Future." It continues on Feb. 27, 10 a.m. with "Is Vocation a Solo or Does the Community Play, Too?" Both sessions will be held in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

Leading the Batalden Seminar will be Paul B Batalden, M.D. and David C. Leach, M.D.

Paul Batalden, who graduated from Augsburg College in 1963 and earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, is a professor of Pediatrics and of Community and Family Medicine, and director, Health Care Improvement Leadership Development, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, at Dartmouth Medical School. He leads the creation and delivery of educational opportunities for physicians from medical school through mid-career in his capacity as director. He also works with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to accelerate the improvement of care for patients.
Dr. David Leach is the executive director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He leads the national organization that seeks to ensure and improve the quality of graduate medical school experiences for physicians in training by establishing national standards for graduate medical education.

The 2003-2004 Convocation Series is titled "Making the Most of Your Gifts." This series of six will challenge us to consider all work as vocation. Seeing what we can do as vocation emphasizes the importance of identifying our gifts and abilities, and of bringing them to bear on problems and situations that benefit the community while providing opportunity to live out our passions and dreams.