Where Health Care Ethics and Medicine Converge

Converging Roads is a regional conference series offering continuing education for health care professionals that equips them to practice the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession.

  • National caliber conferences for local medical communities
  • Offered in collaboration with dioceses, hospitals and universities
  • Providing Catholic CME and CNE to medical professionals
  • Equipping medical professionals to offer the highest standard of care
  • Discounted rate for students through the Dr. Mini Vettical Scholarship

Planning medical ethics conferences is a significant and costly undertaking. Our supporting sponsors rely upon our leadership, conference management experience, and content expertise to bring the highest quality Catholic CME conferences to the local community each year.

Our team provides the expertise and does the heavy lifting of conference planning. From securing faculty and setting the curriculum to running and evaluating the conference, a partnership with the St. John Paul II Foundation draws rave reviews from partners and attendees alike. Conference themes include:

  • Introduction to Health Care Ethics
  • Sex, Fertility, and Marriage
  • Beginning of Life Issues
  • End of Life Issues
  • Dignity and Disability
  • Fundamental Health Care Ethics
  • Healthcare and Catholic Social Doctrine

“A unique responsibility belongs to health care personnel…their profession calls for them to be guardians and servants of human life. Its deepest inspiration and strongest support lie in the intrinsic and undeniable ethical dimension of the health care profession which requires every doctor to commit himself to absolute respect for human life and its sacredness.” – St. John Paul II


How encouraging it is to see other persons, physicians and professors who live and apply Catholic theology in the workplace! I am very grateful for the academic, philosophical, and spiritual tone of the conference as a whole. –Houston Attendee, Converging Roads

It’s been a pleasure and blessing to work with the Converging Roads team from the St. John Paul II Foundation. They make it easy to have an incredible conference that meets the needs of physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals. The conferences are practical, accessible, and inspiring. Converging Roads helps us grow as a local chapter of the CMA. –Dr. Carla Falco, President of Catholic Healthcare Professionals of Houston

The speakers were top notch and well versed in their specialties. It was uplifting to hear medical providers incorporating Catholic teachings in their practice and sharing how they do it. I left with practical tools to not only apply to my care of patients, but also to support my stance on sensitive topics such as when does life begin and ethical end of life decision making. It felt good networking with colleagues who share my faith. The whole conference day was uplifting, positive, and thought-provoking. –Grand Rapids Attendee, Converging Roads

In society today we need medical professionals who live the faith, who know the beauty of the faith, and carry it out in the care of their patients. I encourage all involved to attend this inspiring conference. –His Eminence, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston

The need to better equip health care professionals to realize the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession is particularly necessary today. This is especially true in our rapidly changing culture. The topics and speakers of this conference are sure to inspire and embolden you as you give witness to the dignity of human life in the health care profession. –His Excellency, Steven J. Lopes Bishop, Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

BY THE NUMBERS: Surveys of Attendees

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    accomplished the main objective of better equipping health care professionals to practice the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession





    1177 W Loop South, Ste. 940
    Houston, TX 77027


    P.O. Box 5927
    Katy, TX 77491