2021 Comprehensive Moral Injury Conference

Assessment, Treatment, and Research on Moral Injury in a Wide Range of Populations and Settings

The 2021 Comprehensive Moral Injury Conference (CMIC), hosted by the Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc., will provide in-depth information from experts on moral injury in a wide range of settings and populations, including Military, First Responders, Women Veterans and Servicewomen, Healthcare Providers, Chaplains/Faith Leaders, and Equality and Social Justice issues.

“What is Moral Injury?
Moral Injury is a condition being talked about with more frequency. In 2009, it was Brett Litz who brought this condition to the forefront. He described moral injury as involving acts of transgression that create dissonance and conflict because it violates assumptions and beliefs about what is right and wrong and personal goodness. Moral injury is a syndrome that often occurs in the setting of trauma, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but MI is distinct and separate from PTSD” (Dr. Harold Koenig, Select Proceedings Book from the 2020 Women Veterans Military Moral Injury Conference).

Warfare, violent uprisings, COVID-19, and social justice issues have wreaked havoc on people’s souls and emotional health. Many are feeling morally injured and it is chaplains and faith leaders, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, clinicians, and physical and occupational therapists who are standing in the gap and treating these injured people. In the process, many of these care providers are also experiencing moral injury.

This year’s online conference offers a chance for care providers to learn more about moral injury research, assessment, and treatment from thought leaders and practitioners in the field.

Dates

CMIC will will take place in the afternoons of June 8-10 on the Zoom platform.

Request for Proposals

We are currently seeking proposals for research papers, practitioner presentations, workshops and panels in one of the six focus areas: Military, First Responders, Women Veterans and Servicewomen, Healthcare Providers, Chaplains/Faith Leaders, and Equality and Social Justice. The deadline for submissions is April 1st, but it is better to submit earlier since we will begin considering proposals in March. To submit a proposal, click on the Proposal Form. If your proposal is selected, you will attend the conference for only $50 – half price on the normal registration fee.

If you do not want to submit a proposal but knows someone who would be a great presenter, refer them to this page or email Dr. Roberts at droberts@chaplainconsultants.com.

Last year, select presenters were given the opportunity to publish their presentation in our Select Proceedings Book. We will offer that opportunity again this year.

Registration

Registration is only $100 ($85 if you register by March 31). Your monetary investment in this conference will go towards supporting research and support programs for veterans. To register, go to: Registration Form. If you are planning to submit a presentation proposal, you should wait to register until we notify you of the status of your proposal. For the registration, you will receive:

  • Admission to all conference events. 
  • Access to all conference recordings and video transcripts, so that even if you cannot attend all of the live events, you can still get the information. 
  • Free copies of all handouts and brochures.
  • 1 year membership to Dialogue, the online network for survivors, researchers and support providers of people affected by moral injury

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Sponsorship and advertising give your organization the opportunity to present products and services that benefit the work of chaplains, faith leaders, psychologists, social workers, mental health providers, doctors, and nurses.

Sponsorship: $500

Sponsors receive the following benefits:

  • 10 minutes to present their organization’s products and services.
  • Placement of a digital brochure in the online handout folder.
  • Placement of a logo, weblink, and 100 word ad on our social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, MeWe, and Dialogue), Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. web page, program book, and slides shown during breaks.

To become a sponsor, go to: Conference Sponsor.

Advertising: $100

Advertisers will get to place a logo, weblink, and 50 word ad on social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, MeWe, and Dialogue), Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. web page, program book, and slides shown during breaks. To become an advertiser, go to: Conference Advertiser.

For More Information

If you have questions about this conference, contact Dr. Daniel Roberts, at droberts@chaplainconsultants.com or 910-690-5964.

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