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Emmanuel’s Ross-Smith Lectures focus on addiction

Emmanuel Christian Seminary

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2015) — Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College, in partnership with the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Office of Continuing Medical Education at Quillen College of Medicine, will present its Ross-Smith Lectures in Pastoral Care on the theme of addiction featuring Dr. Stephen Loyd, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Quillen, on Oct. 13-15.

Loyd’s presentation, “Once Upon an Addiction: Narratives of Substance Abuse, Faith and Recovery,” will include three events, which are free and open to the public:

• “Stephen’s Story,” Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Mildred Welshimer Phillips Memorial Chapel in Milligan’s B.D. Phillips Building.
• “Stories of the Unseen: Widening the Horizons of Recovery,” Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m. in ETSU’s Votaw Auditorium. Loyd will moderate a panel of experts involved in addiction and recovery.
• “New Stories: Community Action and Coalitions,” Thursday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m., Mildred Welshimer Phillips Memorial Chapel. Loyd will again moderate a panel of experts involved in addiction and recovery.

After both Emmanuel lecture events, there will be a Q&A session during an informal luncheon.

“We’re thankful that Dr. Stephen Loyd will bring this year’s lectures and address the important issue of addiction in our community,” said Calvin and Nancy Ross, who established the lectureship in 2013 to facilitate discussion among ministers, students, educators, laity, medical practitioners, and peace and justice advocates regarding the topic of faith and medicine.

The lectureship was endowed to honor the memory of Calvin’s parents, Walter and Mardel Ross, and beginning this year, Nancy’s father, Frank S. Smith.

Loyd is board certified in internal medicine and is currently the chief of medicine as well as the associate chief of staff of education at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Quillen and has served on faculty there for the last 13 years. Loyd is the chairman of the Board of High Point Clinic, a non-profit clinic in Johnson City, Tennessee, and has his own clinic—both of which treat opiate-addicted pregnant women.

Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan is a graduate seminary of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ with over 1,650 alumni serving Christ around the world. Emmanuel offers four degree programs: Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Divinity, Master of Christian Ministries and Doctor of Ministry. Emmanuel became part of Milligan on July 1. Learn more about the seminary at

For more information or to register for Continuing Medical Education credits, please visit or call 423.439.8081.

ACCME Accreditation: Quillen College of Medicine East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit: Up to 5.0 continuing nursing education contact hours will be offered for this conference. East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Posted by on October 5, 2015.