National Meeting

The American College of Pediatricians and the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) have partnered again for the second annual conference.


First Do No Harm: April 5 – 7,2019

Marian University Medical School and Campus

Indianapolis, Indiana

Hyatt Place Indianapolis Airport

An Educational Seminar:

This conference brings together pro-life researchers, physicians, medical students, medical residents, and policymakers for an educational seminar covering the most important topics of the year in life issues.

Great Speakers:

With experience and expertise in addressing the most difficult questions facing pro-life physicians: from maternal mortality to sex education, from adolescent decision-making to reversing RU-486, this conference will equip you to tackle the difficult questions.


Outstanding speakers, great fellow conference participants, and exceptional teaching are the commendable features of this conference as well as 17.25 CME.*

(*This Live activity, 2017 Matthew Bulfin Educational Conference, with a beginning date the evening of Friday, September 29, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 17.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.)

Come and experience a great weekend with like-minded colleagues.


ACPeds will hold a welcome reception for their members Friday evening and a general reception will be held for all

Courses with * qualify for continuing education credit

Friday night:

5pm-7pm Dinner Reception Exhibits Alumni Hall

7:00 – 10:00 pm:

Dr. Kaldijan “Medical Practice Consistent with Hippocratic Principles: Where Do We Stand and Where Should We Be Heading?”


Dr. Hurlbut “Authoring and Authorizing Human Features in the Era of Gene Editing”


8:00-8:45 am Byron Calhoun, M.D. *”Abortion and Subsequent Pre-term Birth: Whisper of Association or Cry of Causation?”*

8:45-9:30 am Mary L Davenport, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. *”Induced Abortion and Breast Cancer Risk: The Physiology, the Studies, and Impact on World Breast Cancer Rates”*

9:30-10:15 am Priscilla Coleman, M.D., PH.D. *”Abortion and Mental Health: A Critique of the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Report on the ‘Safety of Abortion’ and a Methodological Analysis of Studies Published From 1993 to 2018″*

Break: 10:15-10:30 am

10:30-11:15 am Quentin Van Meter, M.D. *”Bringing Transparency to the Treatment of Transgender Persons”*

11:15-12:00 pm Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A., F.A.A.P *”Pain in a Preborn vs a Premature Baby: Two Standards of Care”*

1:00-1:45 pm Martin McCaffrey, M.D., CAPT USN (RET) *”The Edge of Viability”*

1:45-2:30 pm Paul Sullins, REV. “Life Begins as Choice: The Benefits of Natural Parents for Children”

Break Exhibits Alumni Hall: 2:30-2:45 pm

2:45-3:30 pm Alan Moy *”How Secular Biotechnology Will Impact the Future of the Catholic Healthcare System and Catholic Medical Practitioners”*

3:30-4:15 pm Jane Orient, M.D. *”All For the Patient-Affordable Healthcare the Respects Conscience”*




Saturday: EXHIBIT HALL OPEN 8am-9pm

6:30 am Breakfast and registration

8:00 am to 12:00 Speaker Presentations

12:00 to 1:00pm Lunch (catered)

1:00pm to 5:00pm Speaker Presentations

5:00pm to 6:00 Reception

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Dinner with Featured Speaker

(9:30 pm movie available)

Sunday: EXHIBIT HALL OPEN 8am to 1pm

6:30am Roman Catholic and Evangelical Services available in meeting rooms.

Breakfast and registration

8:00am – 10:40am Speaker Presentations

11:00 – 12:30 Workshops

12:30pm ADJOURN and depart to home.

For details and registration visit this page. Contact Lisa at ACPeds with any questions: 352-376-1877

Scholarships are available for students and training fellows on a first come, first serve basis. See this link for details on how to apply.