To celebrate launching the first Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum (ISPEC) training program and the bestowing of the Annual GWish Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Spiritual Care, The GW University and the GWish Board of Directors are hosting the 5th Annual Gala Dinner on July 9, 2018 at the prestigious Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. We are so honored to present the 2018 GWish Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Spiritual Care to Anne Vandenhoeck, PhD.
Dr. Anne Vandenhoeck, is a Professor of Pastoral care and pastoral theology, chair of the academic center for practical theology KU Leuven (Belgium), founding member of the European Research Center for Chaplaincy and former coordinator of the European Network for Healthcare Chaplaincy. As a Belgian Catholic chaplain, she worked for more than 13 years in several hospitals: General Hospital A.Z. Damiaan in Oostende (2 years), University Hospital UZ. Gasthuisberg (10 years), CPE in UCSF San Francisco (3 months), Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Louis Missouri (1 year). She holds a PhD in Pastoral Theology and in addition to her academic work she is a board member of the professional association for catholic chaplains in Belgium. Professor Vandenhoeck is an internationally recognized leader in chaplaincy and spiritual care.
Dr. Howard Koh, Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard university and former Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the keynote speaker of this prestigious dinner.
The Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC