Upcoming Events & Conferences

We host a variety of more than 40 topical, local, regional and national conferences each year for our members, offering training and networking opportunities. Our events are some of the best opportunities for you to fellowship with other Christian healthcare professionals from all across the world. For more information about CMDA events, please contact our Meetings Department.

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CMDA 501 – Foundations for Christian Coaching 2019

January 23, 2019 – January 24, 2019:
CMDA’s Life and Leadership Coaching ministry will deliver a 2-day coach training course in conjunction with the West Coast Winter Conference, on Jan. 23-24 in beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon. Whether you’re a physician, dentist, PA, NP, a student/resident, or a spouse, you’ll love the interaction and learning that takes place in this highly interactive training.

2019 CMDA West Coast Winter Conference

January 24, 2019 – January 27, 2019:
The 2019 CMDA West Coast Winter Conference, at the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center, offers CMDA members and their guests the opportunity to hear outstanding inspirational and educational speakers while enjoying the scenic, even iconic and inimitable, Pacific Ocean on the Oregon coastline. The combination of informal didactic sessions, group discussion and plenty of free time for Saturday afternoon family activities, creates a refreshing investment for professional and personal renewal.

CMDA Marriage Enrichment Weekend – Miramar Beach

February 1 – February 3, 2019:
The effects of today’s healthcare professions have taken its toll on marriages. Increasing time pressures, fiscal burdens, continuing education requirements and countless demands have made building strong marriage relationships all the more difficult. CMDA recognizes a need to provide healthcare couples with an opportunity to nurture and grow in their marital relationships. The Marriage Enrichment Weekends offer a comfortable, get-away-from-it-all setting, allowing couples to communicate and experience a deeper appreciation for their marriage partnership.

Professionals Retreat 2019

February 1 – February 2, 2019:
We know the level of stress placed on healthcare providers is high, and the temptation to turn to unhelpful and even harmful things for relief is very strong. Burnout seems to be part and parcel of the work. How can relief and joy be found again? This retreat is designed for you – to be a time of rest, a time to meet and fellowship with others in your profession, and a time to learn some helpful tools for your heart and mind’s good. Please join us!

CMDA Greece Tour, 2019: In the Footsteps of Paul

February 2 – February 9, 2019:
EVENT NOW FULL! Email kim.hodge@cmda.org to be placed on a waiting list.
We will walk in Paul’s footsteps visiting Philippi, Berea, Thessaloniki, Corinth, Athens, Delphi and other sites with Costas Tsevas, the best evangelical guide in the country. His knowledge of the Bible, archeology, history and ancient Greek will astound you! Like I’ve done on four previous trips with him, you will grab a pen and paper to take copious notes when he gives you hundreds of new insights into Acts and the Epistles as you walk in the footsteps of Paul.

2019 Christian Surgeons Meeting

February 15-17, 2019:
The Christian Surgeons Fellowship is a section of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and we meet each year to offer renewal and encouragement to Christian surgeons and their spouses.  For more than twenty years, surgeons have found this meeting to be a unique place of refreshment and fellowship with colleagues who share faith in Christ.  The weekend is open to all surgeons and residents in academic or community practice, and spouses are very much encouraged to attend if possible.  We look forward to this time of growing together in our understanding of how to live out the gospel in the practice of surgery.

Healthcare Symposium | Opioids and Marijuana

March 2, 2019:
Opioids are ruining lives, even ending lives, at an ever-increasing rate. Patients, Drugs and the Provider: What You Need to Know to Address the Opioid Epidemic and Marijuana Use in America. Leading medical, legal and counseling experts will discuss the opioid epidemic and the truth about marijuana use.

CMDA Dermatology Section Annual Breakfast Meeting

March 3, 2019:
Join us for the annual CMDA Dermatology Section Breakfast!

New Medical Missionary Training 2019

March 14 – March 17, 2019:
This training is for everyone who will be involved at any level of healthcare ministry – not just doctors and dentists! Single or married, you need this conference to help you build a strong foundation for your healthcare mission. If you are married, your spouse needs to come with you!

Remedy Orlando 2019

March 28 – March 30, 2019:
Medical missions brings the remedy for disease. And medical missions brings the remedy for sin. But in order to do this, medical missions needs missionaries. Committed healthcare professionals are the greatest need in closed countries to provide the remedy of God’s spiritual and physical remedy. Join us in Orlando, Florida on March 28-30, 2019 for Remedy 2019, a conference focused on bringing God’s remedy to the world through missions.

Marriage Enrichment Weekend – Georgetown, Colorado – WPC

April 5, 2019 – April 7, 2019:

This marriage enrichment weekend is designed specifically for female healthcare providers and their spouses.

The effects of today’s healthcare professions have taken its toll on marriages. Increasing time pressures, fiscal burdens, continuing education requirements and countless demands have made building strong marriage relationships all the more difficult.

Connections Conference 2019

April 30, 2019 – May 3, 2019:
This annual Connections Conference, which brings together full- and part-time CMDA staff, campus advisors, ministry partners and local CMDA ministry leaders, is an opportunity to be encouraged, equipped and energized in the ministry that we all share together.

2019 CMDA National Convention

May 2 – May 5, 2019:
Celebrating God’s Faithfulness
Join us in Ridgecrest, North Carolina on May 2-5, 2019 at TRANSFORM: CMDA’s National Convention, the premier convention for Christian healthcare professionals. This convention provides great opportunities for you to transform as you fellowship with Christian healthcare professionals, learn about current health and social issues, renew your faith through worship and network with exhibiting organizations. You don’t want to miss this event!

2019 Legacy Celebration

May 3, 2019 – May 4, 2019:
The Board of Trustees of the  Christian Medical & Dental Associations requests the honor of your presence as we celebrate the 25 years of faithful leadership of Dr. David Stevens and Dr. Gene Rudd. In addition, the Board of Trustees also requests that you join us as the celebration continues with the commissioning of Dr. Mike Chupp who will become CMDA’s new Chief Executive Officer in September 2019.

2019 Psychiatry Section Meeting at the APA Conference

May 18 – May 22, 2019:
We will have a full agenda of meetings for our members and guests as we seek to challenge and encourage each other in integrating faith and practice. Begin praying now that members will feel led to participate, residents will feel led to engage and commit and interns will seek wisdom regarding the field of psychiatry and seek us out for information. We hope you can join us. Our normal meetings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will encourage and challenge attendees in both personal and professional matters. A link will be added in the future so that you can view the agenda and activities and events we will sponsor. The site will be built as the plans are developed. Check back often.

2019 Voice of Christian Doctor’s Media Training

May 17 – May 18, 2019:
The Christian Medical & Dental Associations® is increasingly called on by the media to give perspectives on ethical questions triggered by changing medical technology, as well as general health topics. From Congressional testimony to network television, God continues to open doors for CMDA to amplify the voice of Christian doctors on the critical life issues of our day.

CMDA Italy Tour – Spring 2019

May 24 – June 5, 2019:
** This Event is Now Full **
Come join us on the road that leads to Rome. We begin the journey in the north at Venice and travel south through Florence to Rome. And for those staying for the optional extension, we will go further south to visit Naples, Pompeii, Castel Gondolfo, and more. We will immerse ourselves in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Italy. We will enjoy outstanding accommodations and savor amazing cuisine. And along the way, our guide will inspire and educate us on how the Body of Christ was birthed, struggled, met opposition, and yet grew within this culture.

Deer Valley Summer Conference

June 15-22, 2019:
 The CMDA Summer Conference at Deer Valley Ranch offers CMDA members and their guests the rare opportunity to receive outstanding continuing medical and dental education amid the breathtaking beauty of the Colorado Rockies. The combination of informal continuing medical and dental education, small group discussion and plenty of free time for family activities creates a refreshing investment in professional and personal renewal.

2019 WPC Conference – Mobile, Alabama

September 19, 2019 – September 22, 2019:
This year marks the 25th anniversary of WIMD/WPC– 25 years of inspiring, connecting and equipping women physicians and dentists. We invite you to come and help us celebrate this special occasion at our Annual WPC Conference in the beautiful and historic Renaissance Battle House Resort and Spa in the heart of downtown Mobile, Alabama.

Remedy West 2019

October 5, 2019 – October 6, 2019:
Medical missions brings the REMEDY for disease, at home and abroad. And medical missions brings the remedy for sin—Jesus Christ. But in order to do either, medical missions requires healthcare professionals committed to bring the REMEDY – the good news of Jesus. Committed healthcare professionals remain the greatest need in closed countries to provide God’s spiritual and physical remedies. Meanwhile, the world is coming to us, providing daily opportunities to share the gospel with people from most of the 195 countries of the world. Join us at California Baptist University in Riverside, California on October 5-6, 2019 for REMEDY WEST, a CMDA conference focused on bringing God’s remedy to the world via healthcare professionals.

CMDA Marriage Enrichment Weekend – South Lake Tahoe, California

October 11, 2019 – October 13, 2019:
The effects of today’s healthcare professions have taken its toll on marriages. Increasing time pressures, fiscal burdens, continuing education requirements and countless demands have made building strong marriage relationships all the more difficult.

CMDA Israel Tour – Fall 2019

Fall 2019:
Registration and details coming soon.

Joint Providership Activities

Missionary Medicine for Physicians

November 13 - 17, 2018
The training consists of detailed presentations of the most common diseases seen in third world settings and emphasizes diagnosis and treatment.

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