Conference: Chronic Illness and the Family
March 23-24, 2018
Join us in the CSNSF Classroom for this important meeting! This conference will explore how emotional process in the family can interact with the expression of certain genes in members of the family that affect our behaviour and our health. In addition, the conference will examine the possibility that modifying patterns of family interaction may alter the expression of genes linked to health and illness. Clinical cases will also be presented.
Friday, March 23, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Registration costs – $100.00
- Breakfast and lunch for each day is included in registration.
- CEUs are provided upon request.
- Registration is limited to 10.
Bowen family systems theory describes emotional patterns of functioning in the family that contribute to the development of physical, psychiatric, and social symptoms. Every chronic illness includes an emotional process that operates in both the family and in the person who develops the illness. The emerging field of social genomics has begun to identify how social relationships and genes interact to shape susceptibility to disease. For most of us, our family is the most influential set of relationships we have, both as children and as adults. This conference will delve into these connections through the lenses of various fields. Featured speakers include Dr. Michael Kerr and Dr. Steve Cole.