Programme and keynotes

28.-30.8.2019  Meaningful Relations in Aging and Dying, Helsinki 

 

Wednesday

12.00-14.00

Registration

The event is located at the Faculty of Theology,

University of Helsinki.

Vuorikatu 3, 00140 University of Helsinki

 

More detailed information about paper sessions is provided in May.

14.00.-14.15

Welcoming words

14.15-15.30

Keynote 1: Nigel King
Seeing the bigger picture: Using the ‘Pictor’ visual elicitation method to explore roles and relationships in palliative care

Response: Dr. Reino Pöyhiä, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Turku, Finland.

15.30-16.00

Coffee

16.00-17.30

Paper sessions

18.00-19.30

Reception of the University

 

Thursday

9.00-10.30 Paper sessions 4-6   

10.30-11.00

Coffee

 

11.00-12.15

Keynote 2: Rosie Harding
Supporting decisions at the end of life: Relationality, care and choice
Response: Dr. Laura Kalliomaa-Puha, Assistant professor of Social Welfare Law, University of Tampere, Finland

 

12.15-13.45

Lunch at Porthania

 

13.45-15.15

Paper sessions

 

15.15-16.15

Coffee and poster walk

 

16.15-17.15

Paper sessions

 

17.30-18.30

Tour at Oodi library

 

19.00

Conference Dinner 

Ravintola Arthur

 

Friday

9.00-9.30 Coffee  

9.30-11.00

Paper sessions 13-15

 

11.00-12.15

Keynote 3: Hans Stifoss-Hanssen
Making meaning in old age

Response: Dr. Eric Venbrux, Professor in Comparative Religious Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL.

 

12.15-13.30

Lunch

 

13.30-14.30

Panel with
Dr. Mulki Al-Shar­mani, Uni­versity lec­turer in the Study of Re­li­gion, Uni­versity of Helsinki
Dr. Piret Paal, Re­searcher and Co­ordin­ator, In­sti­tute of Nurs­ing Prac­tice and Science, Paracelsus Med­ical Private Uni­versity in Salzburg, Aus­tria
Dr. Sirpa Wrede, Pro­fessor of So­ci­ology, Uni­versity of Helsinki

 

14.30-14.45

Closing words 

 

 

The Conference on Meaningful Relations in Aging and Dying covers various aspects of aging and dying, specifically focusing on meaningful relations during these phases of life. It is a multi-disciplinary conference open to all disciplines, including, but not limited to, law, social and care work, theology, social sciences, and for people working with elderly or dying persons.

 

For further information, please contact us on MeRelainfo@gmail.com.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Auli Vähäkangas, Professor in Practical Theology
Anna Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen, Senior Lecturer of Elder Law
Suvi-Maria Saarelainen, ThD., University Lecturer
Marjaana Seppänen, Professor of Social Work
Jenni Spännäri, ThD., Postdoctoral Researcher, Member of Organising Committee 
Milla Korkalainen, Doctoral Student ia Practical Theology, Conference Secratery