Experience our Conference

Spend a few days focusing your vision and soaking up wisdom from the CCHF Community!

We love welcoming students at our annual conference!  SAVE THE DATE: March 15-18, 2023 near Cincinatti, OH.

NEW FOR 2023: Poster Presentations. More detals to come...

Registration will open in January. Student groups will find a discounted rate and are encouraged to seek out housing at the many AirBnBs in the neighborhood.  The location of the conference is the Northern Kentucky Convention Center,  1 W Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, KY 41011

The conference has many workshops relevant to your life as a student.  Check out these workshops - many more found at our resources tabs.  

 Integrating Living Faith with Your Practice (Dr. Bill Morehouse, Recorded at the 2016 CCHF Conference in Oklahoma City) - listen here

Why School and Residency Should be Your First Mission Field (Russ Ayers and Matt Humble, recorded at the 2016 CCHF conference in Oklahoma City) listen here 

Learning from Legends: Stories of Longevity and Thriving in Healthcare for the Poor  (Dr. Sally Schwer Canning, recorded at the 2015 in Atlanta GA) - listen here


CCHF has established a student scholarship fund to assist residents, medical students and other healthcare graduate students with conference and travel expenses.  Student scholarship recipients volunteer 6-7 hours during the conference and are a huge help to the CCHF staff.  Volunteering is a perfect opportunity to meet new friends, network with fellow students and the CCHF community, and to be refreshed and envisioned.

The student scholarship fund is deep, but not limitless!  Apply EARLY to ensure that you get a spot.


Insight from student scholarship recipients on their experiences at the CCHF conference:

  • Thank you and all the generous clinics so so much for letting me come to the CCHF conference. It was hands down the most God-filled, inspiring, and encouraging experience of this year thus far. Through my work, I meet many excellent physicians who, like me, are passionate about HIV and HCV work among inner city folk. The difference between them and the CCHF providers is that these providers are sold out for a greater Kingdom than publications, awards, and patient gratitude. The amount of Christ-like joy, sacrifice, love, and dedication to spiritual healing that CCHF doctors have just blows my mind and thrills my heart. I am more than ever convinced that, as a future doctor, I must bring Jesus into each interaction with patients and colleagues and into each examining room.

  • “I met three other people affiliated with the medical school that I will be attending, and that was very helpful and encouraging for me. I also received a lot of advice regarding different questions I had about starting medical school from others. The most helpful was meeting the other students and the faculty member from my school.”

  • “I love the time spent with other students, hearing their stories and encouraging each other to run hard for Jesus during these years as we prepare for the future.”


Graduate student volunteers work as a team to help us run the conference smoothly by donating 7-8  hours of their time.

Clinics and individuals who believe that God uses CCHF to mobilize students/residents to work in underserved areas in the name of Jesus, have donated money for graduate student/resident volunteers so that finances are not an obstacle to attend.  Therefore, we want to be good stewards of their money and make it stretch so we can give out as many scholarships as possible. We encourage students to carpool and drive to the conference if possible, but will also help with flight costs of the distance is great.  Please consider this when calculating the costs. We also encourage you to arrive early for one of our training times.

We offer hotel accommodations on Thursday and Friday night as part of the scholarship package so that the volunteer team is together.  Those available for set up on Wed will also receive accommodations.  

We want to build camaraderie among the volunteers so after the conference is over, you still have each other.  All student volunteers will be able to attend all the main sessions, and we try to accommodate students so they can attend the workshops in which they are the most interested.

Apply for a scholarship soon as the funds are limited. We thank all the clinics and individuals who have donated so that the next generation of leaders may rise and continue what Christ is doing in healthcare for the poor.  

To apply, hit REGISTER at www.cchfconference.org                          

Got Questions? Email Jessie [at] cchfmail [dot] org