LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: Christ illuminating our landscapes
Reflect 2020 is the national and regional conference of CMFnz and ICMDA Oceania, bringing together medical students and doctors from around New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific, to equip them for a life lived wholeheartedly for Christ.
In this conference we'll be exploring the landscapes we live and work in, inviting Christ to bring light to the ethical issues and challenges facing us as medical professionals in the twenty-first century. We're excited to have Professor John Wyatt joining us from the UK. He will be challenging and encouraging us as he shares from his medical and research background (see below for more details). We will also be invited to consider our work as part of the wider picture within the Oceania Region. As always there will be a wide range of interactive seminars, prayer, worship and fellowship with Christian colleagues and friends to enjoy.
15 May 7pm - 17 May 1pm
Keswick Christian Camp, 5 Cooper Avenue, Holdens Bay, Rotorua
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to gain wisdom and encouragement from medical professionals working in New Zealand, Australia and around the Pacific, and being equipped and refreshed to live and work wholeheartedly for Christ.
All are welcome to attend! Whether you are exploring who God is or have been a Christian for many years, whether you are an part of the CMFnz and ICMDA community or just interested in what we're about, whether you are a medical student, a doctor, a health professional or fascinated by the intersection between science/medicine and Christian faith, you will be inspired and refreshed by this weekend together.
EXTRA PRE-CONFERENCE OPTIONS - Friday 15 May
Saline Process Training: 8.30am-5pm
Oceania Gathering: 2pm-5pm
Explore the site below to learn more about Reflect 2020: rates, speakers, the programme, seminars and more!
Keynote Speaker: Professor John Wyatt
Professor Wyatt is a doctor, author, speaker and research scientist engaged in addressing the new ethical, philosophical and theological challenges caused by rapid advances in medical science and technology. He is also fascinated by the issues raised by rapid advances in AI and robotics, and the interface between cutting-edge science and Christian faith.
His background is as a consultant neonatologist and academic researcher focussing on the mechanisms, treatment and prevention of brain damage in newborn infants. He worked as a paediatrician specialising in the care of newborn babies at a leading neonatal intensive care unit for more than 25 years. Through his clinical experience he became increasingly aware of the ethical maelstrom caused by advancing technology and contentious debates about the nature of humanity at the beginning and end of life.
His academic title is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics and Perinatology at University College London. He is also a senior researcher at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge.
Dr Peter Saunders - Chief Executive Officer of ICMDA
Peter Saunders MA MBChB FRACS is the Chief Executive of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) which aims to see a Christian witness established through doctors and dentists in every community of every nation.
Born in New Zealand and originally trained as a General Surgeon, he served with the Africa Inland Mission at Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya and then completed two years mission training at All Nations Christian College in the UK.
From 1992-2019 he served full-time with Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF), a UK-based organisation with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members, first as Head of Student Ministries and from 1999 as Chief Executive, until being appointed as ICMDA CEO in 2019.
He was the campaign director for the Care Not Killing Alliance for 13 years and is currently a council member of the Evangelical Alliance and the chair of the End of Life Care for Europe group.
He and his wife Kirsty, a community paediatrician, live in St Albans, UK and they have three sons and one grandson.
Hedwin Kadrianto - Associate Executive Officer of ICMDA for South East Asia and Oceania
Hedwin is an Indonesian dentist with postgraduate study in Oral Medicine. He was born again in 2007, and since then has been involved in local and national student ministry through the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) and the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship of Indonesia (CMDFI). In October 2016, he was appointed as an Assistant Executive Officer for ICMDA’s South East Asia student and junior graduate ministry; this was expanded to cover the Oceania region starting in 2020.
He has a particular interest in giving dental treatments for people with HIV, as well as promoting equality of dental treatment access for people with HIV in Indonesia. He is married to Ruth, a GP, and they have one son.
PRE-CONFERENCE: SALINE & OCEANIA GATHERING
Saline Training Course
Joining the Saline Training Course on Friday 15 May, you will learn how, as a Christian health professional, to integrate faith and practice, to be a workplace witness and to practice medicine in a way that addresses the needs of the whole person. If you would love to be more effective as salt and light for Christ in your work, and have a safe place to explore this, register for the pre-conference Saline Training Course as part of your Reflect Conference registration. If you want to attend Saline Training, but aren't able to stay for the whole weekend, you can register here.
The Oceania Gathering provides you with a strategic opportunity to meet with Christian medical professionals from Australia, the Pacific and around New Zealand to connect, encourage and collaborate to support each other better. Dr Michael Burke, Dr Peter Saunders and Hedwin Kadrianto will all be contributing. Sign up to learn, share, listen, contribute and pray.
Seminar information coming soon!
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FOOD, ACCOMMODATION & MORE!
Where is the conference happening?
Reflect 2020 is taking place at Keswick Christian Camp, which is located in Holdens Bay, a short walk from the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua.
Keswick is situated on 6 acres of grounds and has a large well-equipped auditorium seating up to 400 people, and accommodation for up to 250.
Keen to know more? Have a look here!
How do I get there?
Keswick Christian Camp is a 10 minute drive from the centre of Rotorua and is only 3km from Rotorua Airport. To book a shuttle from Rotorua Airport visit the Supershuttle website.
What time should I arrive?
You'll want to arrive in plenty of time to register, find your room and have a cuppa before Reflect begins at 7pm on Friday 15 May. Registrations open from 5pm.
If you're taking part in Saline Process Training, you'll want to arrive by 8.30am, and if you're joining the Oceania Gathering, which starts at 2pm, you are welcome to join us for lunch at 1pm.
The conference finishes at 1pm on Sunday 17 May
I'm a student! Is there any financial assistance available?
We believe Reflect 2020 will be a life-changing opportunity for students, so we have heavily subsidised student registration fees to enable more medical students such as yourself to attend conference. CMFnz Student Members are entitled to a travel subsidy to help them get to Rotorua. Please contact [email protected] for a travel subsidy application form, and for more information, and click here to sign up to CMFnz Student Membership.
What meals are included?
If you register as a day visitor only, lunch and morning/afternoon teas are provided for you.
For our full-conference delegates, the following meals are provided, along with morning/afternoon tea:
- Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Dessert
- Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch
Please note Friday dinner is not provided.
Are dietary requirements catered for?
Absolutely! Keswick can cater for special dietary requirements. Please tell us what you need on the registration form.
What sort of accommodation can I expect?
Accommodation at conference is in shared bunk rooms, with a fitted sheet, pillow and pillow slip provided for you. You just need to bring your own sleeping bag/duvet and towel with you.
If you'd prefer, you can choose 'linen' as an extra on the conference registration form for $22.75, and Keswick will provide full bedding and a towel for you.
Can I be in a room with my friend or spouse?
Unfortunately, it is unlikely that we can arrange for you and your spouse to share a room at conference, as book rooms are allocated separately for males and females. If there is someone of the same gender that you would like to share a room with, please contact us at [email protected] to let us know, and we'll do what we can. Note that we'll endeavour to place students together, and will tend to place you with people from your region.
Can I make my own accommodation arrangements?
When registering for conference, you can choose whether or not you want us to provide accommodation for you at Keswick. If you'd prefer, you can make your own accommodation arrangements. There are options available nearby in Holdens Bay, or in central Rotorua.
Are children welcome? How can I register my kids, and is any childcare available?
You are more than welcome to bring your whole family with you. Please contact [email protected] with the ages of your children, and whether you are planning to attend as a day visitor or for the whole weekend. We'll be in touch with you to let you know what registration for your family will cost.
Childcare will be available on the Saturday only. Please let us know if you would like to make use of this service.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
For questions about registrations and payments, please contact [email protected].
For any other questions about conference you can reach us at [email protected].