Building a Culture of Life: 2018 Central Ohio Bioethics Conference is jointly organized by Greater Columbus Right to Life, The Catholic Diocese of Columbus, and FEMM Health.
program and faqs
The combined efforts of Greater Columbus Right to Life, The Catholic Diocese of Columbus' Offices for Social Concerns and Marriage and Family Life, and FEMM Health are bringing the Building a Culture of Life Conference to central Ohio.
With an all-star lineup educators and leaders in the pro-life movement, each recognized as experts in their fields, attendees will get beyond the basics and drill down for an in-depth analysis of some of the biggest moral, medical, and legal issues of our day.
8:00 am: Mass (Optional): Fr. Noble (St. John Neumann), Celebrant
8:30 am: Registration Opens
9:00 am: Welcome & Opening Remarks - Mark Huddy & Jerry Freewalt
9:15 am: Foundation of Pro-Life Action - Gabrielle Jastrebski
10:15 am: Lost in the Labyrinth: Current State of Assisted Reproductive Technologies- Dr. Alicia Thompson
11:15 am: Advocating for Children and Youth With Disabilities - Mark Butler – Larry & Jackie Keough
12:00 pm: Lunch - & Networking
12:45 pm: Legislative Update- Jerry Freewalt
1:00 pm: End of Life Discussions and Directives –Peggy Wolock, Esq & Dr. Marian Schuda
2:00 pm: Answering the Hard Questions - Panel (Peggy Hartshorn, Beth Vanderkooi, Stephanie Rapp MSW, and Aaron Baer)
3:00 pm: Closing Prayers & Sending Forth
Scholarships are available for those who wish to attend but are prohibited by financial circumstances. If you wish to make scholarship arrangements or would like to pay by check, please contact Angelita Canlas at 614-241-2540.
I see this event is cosponsored by the Diocese of Columbus, is it for Catholics only?
No! The partnership of Greater Columbus Right to Life, FEMM Health, and the Diocese of Columbus is intended to open the event up to a wider variety of individuals from different faith backgrounds. It is a partnership that happened because all three entities were thinking about building an in-depth conference in Central Ohio, and we decided to partner in one event. We are very grateful that St. John Neumann volunteered to host the conference, and because of that we are letting our attendees know about the availability of Mass (church services), which anyone is invited to attend but will be of special interest to Catholic participants. However, the topics covered in the conference will appeal to any member of the pro-life faithful. We welcome sincere attendees from any faith background to join us at Building a Culture of Life.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There are not, and infants are welcome to attend. However, we do ask that parents considering bringing children to the conference understand that we have limited space and that there will not be room for younger children to stretch their legs or play.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event, and are you ADA compliant?
There is ample parking at St. John Neumann. The facility is handicap accessible. If you require other accommodation, please reach out to us so that we can make every effort to help you.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email us at the link below or call 614-241-2540
What's the refund policy?
Refunds are available until one week before the event. If you cannot attend at the last minute, you are welcome to pass your registration on to another person.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not.
Can I update my registration information?
You can update your registration or change information until one week prior to the event.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, but it may cause some delay at registration.
Are there volunteer opportunities or needs?
Yes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.