Doctors & Students Living Wholeheartedly for Christ

We're a network of doctors & medical students throughout New Zealand with a passion for serving Christ through our work in medicine.

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National Conference 2019

17-19 May 2019, Dunedin

2019 Reflect - will be hosted at Burns Lodge, at Holy Cross Centre, Mosgiel, Dunedin on 17 - 19 May 2019.  

We have Dr Paul Mercer the current Editor of Luke's Journal as our main speaker. Luke’s Journal is published three to four times a year by the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship of Australia Inc. (CMDFA).

More information on the programme, speakers and Dunedin accommodation can be found here, and will continue to be updated.

Please consider being a conference volunteer or sponsor part of the event, all offers welcome.

Book flights now - We encourage you to book flights now as there are 150 birthday events in Dunedin for the University of Otago's 150th Birthday celebrations. So we will be sharing the lovely city with many Otago alumni, students and family so the earlier you book in the better.

Book Accommodation now - we have changed this year and now accommodation is NOT included in the delegate fee. There is accommodation on site at Burns Lodge from single rooms to motel type units. Contact Burns Lodge directly to book your accommodation. There is also a variety of accommodation options available in Dunedin to suit all budgets but get in quick.

Student and PGY presentations - Calling all students and PGYs who are interested in presenting a short talk at 2019 Reflect! Presenting at conference is great practise for formal delivery and a wonderful way to share your reflections, story and research. Please get in touch with your ideas.

Volunteers - We are particularly looking to gather a team of volunteers and helpers for the Manaakitanga / hospitality on-site, comprising of the worship team, evening activity and entertainment, welcome ceremony, and options for local activities. Please contact us to share your ideas or be part of this team.


Saline Process Training

Saline equips healthcare professionals to impact their workplace for Christ by being SALT and LIGHT.

This is a training process that disciples, trains, and coaches healthcare workers to skillfully and confidently assess where a patient is in their journey towards faith in Christ. 

The training provides practical tools to help a Christian demonstrate the love and reality of Jesus in healthcare, all with permission, sensitivity and respect. Within the training, five main questions are addressed:

  • Why is faith important to healthcare?
  • What are the opportunities and barriers to fulfilling God's call?
  • What is my role?
  • What are the tools I can use to cultivate, sow and harvest?
  • Where do we go from here?

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Euthanasia Developments

In June 2017, David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill was drawn from the ballot.  This Bill is now proceeding through to the Justice Select Committee  - CMFnz presented both written and oral submissions. If you can attend the oral submissions being held in your area, we would welcome your support! Contact us.

All written submissions will be available to the public. We think medical euthanasia is dangerous for both patients and our country as a whole. Read more about the current public debate around legalising it and what we've said. We encourage our members to read this Health Select Committee’s Report and meet with your local MPs to discuss the dangers and your thoughts directly. Sign up to the Doctor's Say No campaign to register your objection.

Doctors Say No to Euthenasia

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