National Conference 2014

The CMF NZ National Conference 2014 was held over ANZAC weekend: 24-27 April 2014 at Silverstream Retreat, Wellington. The first 24 hours of conference was focused on students, with the main conference running from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.

The theme of the conference was ethical practice. Both Universities of Auckland and Otago were represented with Emeritus Professors David Richmond and Gareth Jones who helped us to think through a God-honouring approach to many ethical issues.


David Richmond photo Professor Emeritus David Richmond is a retired physician with a variety of interests. He was inaugural Chair of the AucklandHospital Research Ethics Committee, a founding member of the HRC National Ethics committee, inaugural director of Continuing Education for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in NZand inaugural Masonic Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the University of Auckland. On retiring from that position he was appointed Assistant Dean (Academic) and awarded a personal Chair in Medicine and Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has held local and national positions in the Baptist Churches of Aotearoa New Zealand and served a term as Deanof the Auckland Consortium of Theological Education and Hon. Dean of Theology in the University of Auckland. He chairs the board of the HOPE Foundation for Research on Ageing which he inaugurated in 1994.
Gareth Jones Professor Emeritus Gareth Jones has previously been Professor of Anatomy, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director of the Bioethics Centre at the University of Otago. He has written extensively at the border between science and ethics, both in an academic capacity and also as a Christian. His books include: Speaking for the Dead: The Human Body in Biology and Medicine; and Designers of the Future. His latest book is The Peril and Promise of Medical Technology.
Nick Brennan Nick Brennan is originally from the UK, is married to Inge, a New Zealander, and they have two sons, Elijah and Micah. They live in South Auckland where Nick is the assistant pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Manurewa; he is also currently doing graduate study in biblical languages.


  • Mission experiences in Papua New Guinea
  • Interaction with the media
  • Surviving house surgeon years
  • Outreach / Evangelism
  • Difficult interactions with staff/patients
  • Saline update - tools for sharing faith with patients
  • Managing failure

Speaker recordings:

Please note: The views expressed in these talks reflect the opinions of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Christian Medical Fellowship.

March 09, 2015 at 6:00pm - 9pm
Silverstream Retreat & Conference Centre


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