October 13 - 15, 2023

in Riverside, CA


Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki.

Bio: Metropolitan Nikolaos (Chatzinikolaou) holds a B.S. in Physics from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He followed graduate studies in Astrophysics at Harvard University, in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (Harvard-MIT joint program). He worked as a researcher at various hospitals in the Boston area on the Hemodynamics of the heart and great vessels, and for three years as a consultant for renowned companies in Space Medical Technology.
He studied Theology at Holy Cross School of Theology, in Brookline, Mass, and received his Th.D. in Bioethics from the University of Thessaloniki, in Greece. In 2008, he was awarded the title of honorary doctor of Social Theology by the University of Athens.
He is the founder and director of the Hellenic Center for Biomedical Ethics in Athens and the chairman of the Bioethics Committee of the Church of Greece. In 2010, he founded the first Palliative Care Unit in Greece, under the name “GALILEE”.
He was tonsured a monk in Mount Athos and served as a hieromonk for 14 years at the Athonite dependency of Simonos Petra monastery in Athens. He was elected a bishop of Mesogaia & Lavreotiki in 2004.


V. Reverend Archimandrite Maximos Constas

Professor of of Patristics and Orthodox Spirituality and the Director of the Pappas Patristic Institute

Ph.D. in Patristics


V. Reverend Father Josiah Trenham

Pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church

Founder and Director of Patristic Nectar Publications

Ph.D. in Theology


Dr. Daniel B Hinshaw.

Professor of Palliative Care

Daniel B. Hinshaw, M.D. is professor emeritus of surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and consultant in palliative medicine at the University of Michigan Geriatrics Center. The founding director of the Palliative Care Consultation Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he formerly served as chief of surgery then as chief of the medical staff at the VAMC and assistant dean for Veterans Affairs.

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