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2018 Conference - Obeying the Great Commission as a Medical Student

Kate Abraham, Calvin Gross, Rachel Reiss, Paul Abraham; The sin of idolatry is hard to ignore during medical school -- desiring the best education, the most knowledge, the best grades, entrance to a top residency program, popularity, respect, comfort. Praise Jesus that the Gospel offers so much more than that, and for the accountability that the Body of Christ (including the CCHF network!) provides. Come hear the stories of four very imperfect medical students as they pursue a perfect God and His commandment to make disciples of all nations.

2018 Conference - Transforming care for substance use disorders: Lessons learned with MAT

Kathryn McLean and panel; In this panel discussion, a multi-disciplinary team from Lawndale Christian Health Center, Chicago, led by clinical psychologist, Kathryn McLean, will focus on the opportunities and challenges encountered in the development of Medically Assisted Treatment services for opioid and substance abuse patients, including 1) fostering a patient-centered approach to engaging patient’s needs and experiences 2) developing processes and capacity for interdisciplinary team members 3) showing and sharing the love of God through relational care.

2018 Conference - 20 Years with Mobile Medical Vans: Challenges & Solutions

John Crouch; Many in underserved populations often face difficulties accessing quality care. Learn about the value (and challenges) of utilizing mobile medical vans to provide healthcare to a number of populations not all located in one place from Good Samaritan Health Services-Tulsa, a nationally recognized leader in utilizing mobile medical vans for over half a decade. Furthermore understanding the cost and requirements of doing medical care on the road, and learning the keys to success in using mobile medical vans for ministry.

2017 Conference - There & Back Again, A Hobbit's Tale: God's Faithfulness in Long-Term Overseas Medical Mission Work, Start to Finish

How does God call normal, broken people into service cross-culturally? In an interactive session, Dr. Doug Collins will share how God called his family into medical missions in Cambodia 2001-2011, the lessons learned along the way, how their 10-year career as missionaries was brought to a close, and how God has proven faithful through it all. During this session, he will also explore the advantages and disadvantages of long-term work vs. short-term work and of serving as a single vs. married missionary. Time for discussion will be given throughout. Doug collins

2017 Conference - Beyond Patient Centered Medical Home to Christ Centered Medical Home

The leadership team from Koinonia will share its ongoing journey in aspiring to go beyond the worldly view of a Patient Centered Medical Home to a truly Christ Centered Medical Home. We will share both the philosophical and the practical that we are challenged with during this "work in progress". We hope to stimulate thought, discussion, and inspire action around how a Christian practice engages the secular healthcare culture, and practical ways to implement your faith into your work. Join us as we discuss building foundation that others can improve and build on as they engage their community. Bob Paeglow

2016 Conference - Resident Aliens

This is a story about 4 medical students who took a risk of faith by moving to the inner city, weathering trials and uncertainties and pioneering fruitful works. Jeremy Crider. Natalie King. Zech Smith. Josh Lundberg.

2016 Conference - Mobile Medical Vans

An answer for multiple areas of underserved health care need in the community. John Crouch

2015 Conference - Navigating Partnerships with the Big Guys, Creating the Win-Win between Hospitals and Clinics

Led by Holly Lang. Relationships between community-based clinics and hospitals/health systems can be tricky, and are often loaded with misconceptions from both sides. This session offers candid discussion on how to proactively address potential problems.

2015 Conference - From Rags to Riches and Back Again: The Good Shepherd Story

Fred Loper, MD, tell the story of a small, free medical and dental clinic that learned to get by on very little funding. 35 years later Good Shepherd is still caring for patients and flourishing.

2015 Conference - Medical Director Leadership and Responsibilities

Yvonne Johnson, MD, MSCR. How does one successfully function as both leader and director, while working to develop staff in their roles as clinicians, support staff and service providers? This session provides tools and case studies to clarify common issues and optimal methods to address those issues.