Conference 2016 Programme


Student Preconference

A time for students who are at different stages of medical and dental school to meet and share the unique challenges and joys that come with this time of learning.  We will have time to hear the main conference speakers as well as hearing about students' and graduates' experiences during overseas electives or mission trips. Let’s take the time to encourage each other to continue to serve God in everything that we do and to make the most of the many opportunities we have 'On the Way'.

Thursday 4 August

4.00 pm
Registration Opens for Student Preconference
6.00 pm
Dinner
7.00 pm
Evening session starts

Friday 5 August

8:30 am
Breakfast
9:30 am
Welcome and Worship
10:00 am
Val Goold speaking from the Bible
11:15 am
Dr N speaks of her experiences 'On the Way' along with question time
12:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Missions/Elective/World focus with students and graduates
3:30 pm
Student free time / afternoon tea / Staff from various mission agencies available

 Saline Process Training

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Christians are called to be 'the salt of the earth' flavouring life with grace and truth.  Saline Process is an eight hour course running on Thursday evening and all day Friday to help Christian healthcare professionals bring Christ into every day work.  This course helps people who work in healthcare recognise God-given opportunities to demonstrate Christian love and address the needs of the whole person.  All healthcare professionals and students are welcome to attend.  At this course we are honoured to have as our lead presenter Dr Gábor Győri  from Hungary who is the Director for Ministry of IHS Global, the body that oversees and supports Saline Process courses around the world.  He will be joined by two NZ trainers.

To register scroll to the bottom of our conference 2016 event page.  Buy a 'Day Conference' ticket ($140 graduates, $45 students as graduates help to subsidise students!).  This can be bought alone or in combination with tickets for the remainder of the conference.

This fee, our one day rate for conference, covers the course and workbook, morning and afternoon tea and lunch on Friday.  Dinner is available on Thursday night for an additional $12 and accommodation is available on Thursday night (inclusive of breakfast on Friday morning) for an additional $30 (bring your own bedding).  Both dinner and accommodation (with breakfast) will cost an additional $42.

Once your registration has been received, our administrator will contact you by e-mail to clarify which event is being booked and whether Thursday night dinner, and/or Thursday night accommodation (plus breakfast) is required.  


Main Conference

CMF New Zealand & ICMDA Oceania warmly invite you to our combined 2016 National and Regional Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. Entitled ‘On The Way’ the conference will explore aspects of the life-long journey of knowing Christ and, in particular, weathering the unique challenges we face in our profession and the different communities we each serve. Our speakers will not only be sharing some of their own stories from their journey thus far but also help tease out how we can bring Christ’s light into every aspect of our daily lives. We hope this time together will encourage, inspire and brighten up your faith journey as we continue to serve together as citizens of this world, the Pacific and, most importantly, as citizens of God’s Kingdom.

Philippians 3 vs 12-14:  

“I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward – to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back."

Friday 5 August

4.00 pm
Registration Opens and seminar sign ups
6.00 pm
Dinner
7.00 pm
Welcome and Worship.
Prof John Whitehall - paediatrician, with university and clinical roles in Australia speaks or his experiences 'On the Way' including in Sri Lanka and Madagascar. 
Dr N - keynote speaker shares about being ‘On the Way’

Saturday 6 August

7.00 am
Prayer meeting
8.00 am
Breakfast
9.00 am
Welcome and Worship
9.30 am
Val Goold - speaking from Philippians
10.45 am
Dr Gábor Győri, keynote speaker, on 'Salt and light - being a witness'
11.45 am
Seminar One - Choose from one of the following:
  • Experiences on medical missions overseas - Associate Professor Ian Bissett, University of Auckland
  • Engaging local communities through primary healthcare - Dr John Burton, Kawhia
  • PRIME:  Partnerships in International Medical Education - Dr Michael Burke, President of Healthserve Australia
  • Saline taster: Bringing Christ to the Consultation Room - Dr Keith Carey-Smith, Hawkes Bay and Dr Glennis Mafi, Auckland
  • Self-care, burn out and longevity in medical service - Dr Fraser Hodgson, Te Awamutu
  • The joys and perils of being married to a doctor - Drs Sally Hoskins and Steve Bradley, Rotorua
  • Experiencing God's grace in the furnace of serious illness - Professor Bill Hague and Mrs Ros Hague, Adelaide
  • Reflecting on the early postgraduate years - Dr Anna Morrow, Auckland
  • Championing for change: being a Christian academic and being doctors in professional leadership - Associate Professor Susan Parry, Auckland
  • Off the beaten track: considering alternative careers - Dr Joanne Moses, Auckland
  • End-of-life care in New Zealand: conversations about euthanasia and physician assisted dying - Dr Sinead Donnelly, Wellington
  • The unscrupulous God: A simple, practical reflection on science and faith - Dr Greg Liston, Auckland and Mr Wesley Web
  • Fostering wellness in clinical practice - Dr Wayne de Beer, Hamilton
  • Sustaining a rhythm of spiritual life for faith and work - Dr Tim Jelleyman, Auckland
  • Following Christ, the Great Physician - Dr Tony Hanne, Auckland
  • Child poverty in NZ: Finding ways to stand in the gap - Dr Jin Teoh and Ms Fiona Langridge, Auckland
  • Creation Care: Christian environmental responses in global and local contexts - Professor Jonathan Boston and Dr Mary Hutchinson, Wellington
  • Spirituality in medicine - Dr Anna Holmes, Dunedin
  • Caring Public Health - Dr John Holmes, Dunedin
1.00 pm
Lunch
2.00 pm
Seminar Two - Choose one of the options listed above
4.30 pm
CMF New Zealand Annual General Meeting
6.00 pm
Dinner
7.00 pm
Dr N, keynote speaker, shares about being 'On the Way'
8.45 pm
Special evening programme

Sunday 7 August

7.30 am
Early morning prayer meeting
8.30 am
Breakfast
9.30 am
Worship
10.00 am
Val Goold - speaking from Philippians
11.15 am
Dr Gábor Győri, keynote speaker - 'God’s Plan with Us - Afforestation'
12.30 pm
Lunch
2.00 pm
Challenges and opportunities of working in the Pacific - panel discussion on practical out-workings of being 'On the Way'
3.30 pm
Communion, commissioning prayer with Prof Bill Hague and 5th year student, Hannah Coombridge
4.30 pm
Conference concludes

Oceania Postconference

Sunday 7 August

6.00 pm
Dinner
7.00 pm
Evening of recreation and discussion

Monday 8 August

7.30 am
Prayer meeting
8.30 am
Breakfast
9.30 am
12.00 pm - ICMDA-run sessions for Pacific delegates and leaders
by invitation (led by Prof Bill Hague
Regional Secretary ICMDA Oceania)
12.00 pm
Lunch and pack-up
1.30 pm
Optional sight-seeing or other activities in the Auckland region
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