Colorado State University Health Network Hosts Faith and Medicine Symposium

The Colorado State University’s Health Network is hosting a Faith and Medicine Symposium on how religious beliefs can be incorporated into the treatment of mental health and addiction as well as end of life issues. The event will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 on campus in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m.

Two keynote speakers will be featured at the event. Harold Koenig, the co-director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences from Duke University, and Rev. Rick Nelson, the senior pastor at central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

The event also will include panel and audience discussions about mental health, addiction and end of life care to initiate collaborative efforts between ministers and medical personal.

The symposium is not focusing on supporting particular religions or faith conversions but rather uniting people of medicine and people of faith to work together for patients who wish to incorporate spiritual based beliefs into their healing processes during treatment.

RSVP’s are suggested and the first 300 people to register will receive a free lunch. For more information and to register for the Faith and Medicine Symposium, visit