CMDA West Coast Winter Conference

January 19, 2023 – January 22, 2023

Cannon Beach, OR

The 2023 CMDA West Coast Winter Conference at the Cannon Beach (Oregon) Christian Conference Center offers all healthcare professionals 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 discussions, Q & A plus plenty of free time Friday and Saturday afternoons creates a refreshing investment for professional and personal renewal. This year’s Guest Presenter is Andre’ Van Vol, MD speaking on Healthcare Professionals & The Transgender Tsunami.

289 N. Spruce Street
Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Our annual attendance has never dipped below 170 people and has in the past gone over 300. This venue, Cannon Beach, OR which boasts the third largest monolithe Seastack in the world, Haystack Rock, and a flat, delightful, walkable, three mile sandy beach provides the perfect place to get away and enjoy the Oregon Coast, rain or shine. And usually, January is provides a window of remarkable weather for this event. Google Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach and look at the beautiful vistas. The town of Cannon Beach boasts many artists, good food and activites including kite flying for all levels, horseback rides, e-bikes to rent, three miles of flat sandy beach for walking and running, and several other beach towns with historical sites to view.

André Van Mol, MD is a board-certified family physician in full-time practice in Redding, California. He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) and trained at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, FL. He co-chairs both the American College of Pediatricians’ Committee on Adolescent Sexuality and the Christian Medical & Dental Associations Sexual & Gender Identity Task Force. He writes and speaks for CMDA on bioethical issues and has been extensively published in professional and general literature. He advises the Alliance Defending Freedom on policy matters addressing sexual orientation and gender identity and has served as a “friend of the court” in federal appellate and SCOTUS cases. He has been interviewed frequently by numerous news services & publications. He and his wife Evelyn – both former U.S. Naval officers – have two sons and two daughters.


Cory Wilson, MD, MA (Philosophy), graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and trained at Southwest Family Medicine in Vancouver, WA. He practices full-time emergency medicine in Southern California. He is keenly interested and speaks on issues at the intersection of Christian theology, philosophy, and medicine, focusing most closely on the philosophy of the soul/mind and the mind-body problem and how they impact the practice of medicine for Christian healthcare professionals. Cory and his wife Michal live in Santa Clarita, CA, and have two adult sons, Joshua and Caleb.


William Griffin, DDS joined CMDA at Virginia Commonwealth University School where he graduated in 1983. He practiced general dentistry in Newport News, Virginia for 35 years. He Dr. Griffin formerly served as Board Chairman and Dental Director at the Lackey Clinic, a Christian medical-dental clinic in Yorktown, Virginia. Currently, Dr. Griffin serves as CMDA’s Vice President for Dental Ministries. Recently, he quarterbacked CMDA’s new Faith Prescriptions video series (Gen. 3 of The Saline Solution & Grace RX) which has received excellent reviews all around. Griff averages four international dental mission trips each year, and he is passionate to communicate the love of Christ both domestically and internationally. He and his wife Linda have two married children – Katherine and William, Jr., and one grandson – Barrett.

Michael McLaughlin