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SHALOM:

Restoring God's World Through Medical Missions

Springdale, Arkansas
January 17-18, 2020

The Seminar

Engage. Equip. Empower.
January 17, 2020, 10:30 am–8:00 pm
January 18, 2020, 8:30 am–8:00 pm

At our medical mission seminar, we aim to engage, equip, and empower medical missionaries to impact their world for Christ. To accomplish this, we offer inspiring keynote addresses, relevant sessions, and opportunities to join various medical mission works around the world. We are incredible fortunate to have a high percentage of long-term missionaries present each year, and a large number of college students seeking opportunities to engage in missions. The intergenerational  fellowship is a unique aspect of our seminar that we celebrate. 

 

Network

Gain New Skills

Hear Stories

New Opportunities

Worship

 

Speakers

Proud to bring inspirational speakers

Brad Gautney

PhD(C), MPH, PNP

He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Johns Hopkins University, and is the founder and President of Global Health Innovations. Read More >>>

Robert Lawrence

M.D

A physician and writer from Anchorage, Alaska. He received a Bachelor's degree in Bible and Theology  and a Master's Degree of Education from Harding University.  Read More >>>

Amanda Madrid

M.D. PhD

Holds a M.D. degree from the National University of Honduras, a master's in International Public Health.... Read More >>>

Luckson Previl

O.D

Dr. Luckson Previl is a graduate of Harding University with a BS in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry. Learn More >>>

Kevin Youngblood

PhD

He currently serves as Associate Professor of Biblical Studies in the College of Bible and Ministry at Harding University. Learn More >>>

Gabriella Douglas

Pharm. D., BCACP, AAHIVP, BC-ADM

She has a passion for community outreach ministries and currently practices in rural and medically underserved areas in Arkansas. >>>

Greg Brooks

DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC. 

He is a Family Nurse Practitioner ...  >>> 

Jon Reagan

D.D.S

He has been involved with North Belize Medical Mission... >>>

Rachel Howell

She lived with their mission team in Montepuez, Mozambique for fifteen years encouraging a church-planting movement there >>>

Mindy Stewart

MSN, APRN, FNP-C

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Mindy consults with the US medical teams >>>

Douglas Steele

DHS, DPT, PA-C

He is an assistant professor of Physical Therapy... >>>

Debbie Waggoner

Pharm. D, Pharmacy - 

Erik Tryggestad

He is a regular participant in mission trips abroad and became CEO of The Christian Chronicle in June 2019. >>>

Sam Jeffrey

MPP

Professor of Criminal Science at Harding University >>>

Jordan Ruth Yarbrough

RN

Moved to Angola with a church planting team,  providing community health care and education >>> 

Bob Bentley

BBA, MS Biblical Studies

They have served in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Kenya for 20 years helping with church planting and leadership. >>>

Tim Chance

MS, CC-SPL

Assistant Professor and Externship Director >>>

G. Dean Ezell

M.D. FACP

Assistant Professor. Learn More about Ezell >>>

Albert Lopez

Co-Director of Misión Para Cristo

he assists in the preparation for medical and non-medical groups coming to Nicaragua. >>>

Brent Shaw

AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist  

Senior leader and subject matter expert for applied quantitative meteorology >>>

Teresa Steele

NP RD LD CDE, MSH/N, APRN, FNP-BC, RDN, CDE, CHC

She has been working in Medical mission in Central and South America and Africa for 28 years. >>>

Inna Swann

PhD, DPT, PT, PCS, C/NDT, Physical Therapy >>>

Jeanie Tryggestad

M.D.

A pediatric endocrinologist and attending physician for the Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center >>>

David Allen

He is a third generation missionary and has been involved in planting churches. >>>

Tabitha Barker Gibbs

MSOTR/L;CAPS

She assists medical staff as needed during short term medical missions in Central America. >>>

Michele Bentley

BSN

They have served in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Kenya for 20 years helping with church planting and leadership. >>>

Shannon DeShazo

M.D.

She has a passion for underserved areas of the US as well as on the mission field >>>

Martha Farrar Highfield

PhD RN

Research consultant. Learn more about Highfield >>> 

Jeff McCormack

PhD, HCLD (ABB)

Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences >>>

Patty Smith

PhD, RN, CCRN-K

Assistant Professor and BSN Program Director in the Carr College of Nursing at Harding University >>>

Kyle Stephens

DO, M.Div

He is an orthopedic surgeon at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic... >>>

Kim Swenson

DNP, RNC-MNN

Assistant Professor in the Carr College of Nursing at Harding University >>>

Jennifer Gray

RN, PhD, FAAN

She has made over 15 trips to East Africa >>>

Ronda Reely

MSN, RN

Assistant Professor in the Carr College of Nursing at Harding University >>>

 

Friday, January 17

10:30 - 1:00

Registration

1:00

Welcome/Announcements

1:10 - 1:40

Peacing the World Back Together

Kevin Youngblood, Ph.D

The Significance of Shalom

1:50 - 2:30

Special Interest Sessions (Choose 1)

(A) Respect and Dignity

Rachel Howell, BSN

Jordan Ruth Yarbrough, RN

Cultivating a posture of learning for sensitivity in cross-cultural engagement.

(B) Medical Missions Resources

Where to go and how to become involved: Belize, Central America; Blessings International; World Bible School

2:40-3:20

Special Interest Sessions (Choose 1)

(A) "Remember Our Sons & Daughters": Igbo Letters to Missionary Nurses (1965)

Martha Farrar Highfield Phd RN

Listening to the voices of rural Nigerian women offers us a new insight into the lives, experiences, and perspectives of West Africans on missionaries. 

(B) Shalom, End of Life

Greg Brooks, DNP, APRN

A discussion session. What is Shalom and how health care providers can use it in helping patients achieve a positive outcome when a cure is not to be. 

(C) Medical Missions Resources

Where to go and how to become involved. A brief presentation by each ministry below. 

Partners in Progress - Revolution, natural disaster, sickness, and war bring tremendous suffering. Through their combined efforts thousands of people have heard that Jesus lives and have seen the gospel in action as they were treated medically, fed, and taught the gospel. 

IHCF African Christian Hospitals - Provides seven primary points of health care service in Africa, including two locations in Ghana, three in Nigeria, and two in Tanzania. 

Nicaragua, Central America - Mision Para Cristo makes aware the many needs and evangelistic opportunities in Nicaragua. 

3:20 - 3:50

Break

3:50 - 4:35

Special Interest Sessions (Choose 1)

(A) Navigating Mountains and Valleys

Brent Shaw - with Mission Aviation Fellowship

Using aviation and technology to take Christ's love into the most remote places on earth; stories from the field.

(B) Bites, Stings, and Envenomations

G. Dean Ezell MD, FACP - 

A brief overview of the management of animal, insect and snake bites in an austere environment.

(C) Missions Resource Network

Exploring the changing context of global missions.

4:45 - 5:30

Special Interest Sessions (Choose 1)

(A) Emerging Diseases

Jeff McCormack, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB) 

Current trends in global health for emerging infectious diseases

(B) Partnering for Peace

Bob & Michele Bentley 

Reflections on the partnership between IHCF and Fisherfolks Clinic to bring healing and peace to the predominantly Muslim community in Tanga, Tanzania. 

(C) Medical Missions Resources

Where to go and how to become involved. A brief presentation by each ministry below. 

Health Talents International - works with churches of Christ to promote medical evangelism in developing countries. As Christians, we feel God expects us to use our talents, medical and otherwise, in His service. 

Honduras, Central America - Predisan Health Ministries serves to heal and provide hope for 34 facilities. 

Zambia, South Africa - Zambia Mission promotes evangelism, education, and medical missions, including Namwianga Health Center.

6:30

Banquet

Brad Gautney, PhD(C), MPH, PNP 

Student Session After Banquet

Saturday, January 18

8:30 - 9:00

Devotional/Announcements

9:00 - 9:30

Keynote

Amanda Madrid M.D. Ph.D 

9:40 - 10:20

Special Interest Sessions (Choose 1)

(A)Short-Term Missions, Training Long-Term Specialists (Part 1)

Dr. James Netterville & Residents

Dr. Netterville, head of the Otolaryngology Residency Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center leads teams including his residents to Uganda, Haiti, and Kenya. Together, they will share their innovations in patient care and medical training.

(B) Good Reports

Erik & Jeanie Tryggestad 

How to create engaging, relevant, and appropriate reports during and after your mission trip.

(C) Culture, Health, and Faith in East Africa

Jennifer Gray, RN, PhD, FAAN

What happens when culture, health, and faith collide? This session will provide you some basic principles for addressing faith and illness in an African culture. 

10:20 - 10:40

Break

10:40 - 11:20

Special Interest Sessions (Choose 1)

(A) Short-Term Missions, Training Long-Term Specialists (Part 2)

Dr. James Netterville & Residents

(B) Technology in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Brad Gautney

Brad is President of Global Health Innovations, which had developed the HIT system to reduce infant mortality associated with HIV/AIDS

11:20

Lunch

11:40

Director's Luncheon

1:00

Announcements

1:10 - 1:40

Keynote

Luckson Previl 

1:50 - 2:30

Special Interest Sessions (Choose 1)

(A) "Here am I... You Want to Send Me Where?" A Cambodian Community Nursing Ministry

Patty Smith, PhD, RH, CCRN K

Kim Swenson - Cambodia 

Being willing to go and listen to God's direction helped develop a new nursing collaboration with a Cambodian School of Nursing.

(B) Hosting a Medical Team

Alberto Lopez

Mindy Stewart, MSN, APRN, FNP-C 

It is not just meeting the team at the airport. A look at medical group development from the local understanding and the challenges faced in hosting groups. 

(C) Medicine AS Ministry: Joining God in Healthcare

Shannon DeShazo, M.D.

Kyle Stephens, D.O.

Ronda Reely, BSN, RN

Robert Lawrence, M.D. 

Perspectives on maintaining a mission-minded practice within a secular profession. 

2:30 - 2:50

Break

2:50 - 3:30

Special Interest Sessions (Choose 1)

(A) Allied Health Ministries: Part of the prescription for wholistic healing in medical mission

Teresa Steele NP RD LD CDE

Gabriella Douglas Pharm D

Debbie Waggoner, Pharm D

Tim Chance CC-SLP

Tabitha Barker Gibbs MS OT

Douglas Steele DHS DPT PA-C

Inna Swann PhD DPT PT PCS C/NDT 

This interactive panel will present insights for and examples of, utilization of multidisciplinary health care services in the medical mission setting to effectively facilitate wholistic healing. 

(B) A Decade in the Making

Jon Reagan D.D.S

The Reagan  family has been involved with medical missions for 10 years... this session will explore the positive impact on their family while providing dental care to the families of Belize.

(C) Preparing Your Short-Term Team to Achieve Their Mission Safely

Sam Jeffrey

3:40 - 4:20

(A) Allied Health Ministries: Part of the prescription for wholistic healing in medical mission

Teresa Steele NP RD LD CDE

Gabriella Douglas Pharm D

Debbie Waggoner, Pharm D

Tim Chance CC-SLP

Tabitha Barker Gibbs MS OT

Douglas Steele DHS DPT PA-C

Inna Swann PhD DPT PT PCS C/NDT 

This interactive panel will present insights for and examples of, utilization of multidisciplinary health care services in the medical mission setting to effectively facilitate wholistic healing. 

 (B) Training Global Reporters

Erik Tryggestad

Equipping your overseas partners to become reporters, photographers, and promoters of your mission. 

(C) Security Tips for Medical Facilities and Long-Term Workers 

Sam Jeffrey

7:00

The Meaning of Life

Robert Lawrence, M.D

There are five words that describe the meaning of life. Which one are you training to save?

Student Session 8:30 pm

 

Info/FAQ's

Why should I attend the medical mission seminar?

At our medical mission seminar, we aim to engage, equip, and empower medical missionaries to impact their world for Christ. To accomplish this, we offer inspiring keynote addresses, relevant sessions, and opportunities to join various medical mission works around the world. We are incredibly fortunate to have a high percentage of long-term missionaries present each year, and a large number of college students seeking opportunities to engage in missions. The intergenerational fellowship is a unique aspect of our seminar that we celebrate. 

Who hosts this seminar?

Internations Health Care Foundation hosts this seminar, on behalf of the many medical mission organizations rooted in the Churches of Christ. Learn more about our ministry here: www.ihcf.net 

Why do the Churches of Christ have a medical missions seminar?

Churches of Christ are a fellowship well known for its devotion to missions, foreign and domestic, and we have a great legacy of medical mission works throughout the world. Additionally, we are incredibly grateful to have attendees from many different churches and backgrounds. Everyone is welcome at our seminar, and based on feedback we receive, everyone is greatly benefits as well. 

Is this only for health professionals? 

No. A wide variety of skills are required for medical missions to flourish, so we have sessions that will appeal to all. These sessions include general preparedness for missions, security on the mission field, and ways to promote your ministry. 

Can I set up a display booth?

Yes, we still have display spots available. Please contact us to request display space.

Is the banquet a fundraiser?

No, the price of the banquet only allows us to cover the costs of the banquet room and the catering. Rather, it is a celebration of medical missions, past, present, and future. Be prepared to share a table with long-time medical missionaries, together with college students looking for inspiration and opportunities to serve. Awards for service are presented and an inspiring keynote is enjoyed by all. 

Is the banquet formal?

No, everyone dresses how they feel most comfortable.

What about other meals?

If you register to stay at the Holiday Inn through our webpage, you will receive a free full breakfast at the hotel for each day of your stay. There are also numerous restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. 

Are CEU's offered?

Unfortunately, to keep the seminar affordable for all, we are unable to carry the expense of offering CEU's at this time. 

 

Register

Registration is now open. See you soon!
 

Holiday Inn & Northwest Arkansas Convention Center

1500 S. 48th Street

Springdale, AR 72764

Reserve before December 18th for a special room rate.

Rate is $116.00 per night and includes breakfast buffet.

Reserve online or call 479-751-8300 

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