Connections Conference 2020

April 14, 2020 – April 17, 2020

We can’t and don’t do this ministry alone. We are in this together…Connected! Therefore, join and connect with other CMDA volunteers, staff and local leaders who minister and serve healthcare students and professionals all across the country. The CMDA Connections Conference is a unique time of worship, prayer, equipping and learning.


            “In 2018 and 2019, the Lord fanned the flame of my passion and vision for Changing Hearts in Healthcare through worship, prayer, Scripture study, conversation, networking, resourcing, and training at the CMDA Connections       Conference. Last year I dug further into campus ministry, coaching, healthy marriage relationships, local advisory councils, online resourcing, social media, and wellness at CMDA’s National Conference. I started sharing and applying what I learned as soon as I returned to South Central Pennsylvania. In 2020 I look forward not only to reconnecting and learning more about serving the Lord in the context of healthcare, but also to forging deeper friendships as we press into the mission of motivating, educating, and equipping Christian healthcare professionals to glorify God. See you on April 14.”

            Tom Grosh South Central PA Area Director


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.


            “The Connections Conference was exactly that… a great opportunity to make connections with CMDA staff and leaders who support our ministry to a student on campus as well as with others who are engaged in the same activity as we are day today.  Having the opportunity to meet and pray with other believers who share the same passion of mentoring Christian healthcare students was a true blessing. The convenience of having the meeting right before the national conference made it an easy decision to attend both and it was an encouragement to myself and my family.  The spiritual nourishment was even better!”

Jason Grahame, Campus Advisor, Eastern Virginia Medical School.


National Convention

We want you to stay for the CMDA National Convention! This premier convention includes speakers who will encourage you spiritually and professionally. If you are a CMDA field staff, there is no registration fee to attend National Convention! Please consider staying with us through Sunday morning to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.


National Convention Registration Fee:

Field Staff: No charge!


National Convention Lodging:

Look under Lodging Tab

Registration Information

Ready to Register?

Please complete the form below to register for the 2020 Connections Conference. There is no registration fee to attend!

Please note:  Once you have completed this online registration form please use the reservation link below to make your hotel reservation.  Reservations may be made at the two hotels listed below for $149 + tax per night.

Make reservations online by clicking this link:

Cincinnati Marriot River Center

Embassy Suites Cincinnati River Center


    Once you have completed this online registration form, you must secure your housing.
  • Release Acknowledgement:

    By registering for this event, you are giving Christian Medical & Dental Associations and all its business affiliates, its assigns, licenses and legal representatives the irrevocable right to use your name (or any fictional name), picture, portrait, digital image, photograph, or voice in all forms and media and in all manners, including composite or distorted representations, for advertising, trade, or any other legal purposes with no royalties due you, and you waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copy, that may be created in connection therewith. You affirm that you are over eighteen (18) years of age and have read the above authorization and release prior to its execution.

Registration Checklist:

Venue Information

Northern Kentucky Convention Center

Connections Conference will take place at the Embassy Suites Cincinnati River Center (one of the hotels listed under the Lodging Tab).

Connections Conference will take place right before our CMDA’s National Convention in Covington KY at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. So once again you’ll have the opportunity to come for the Connections Conference and stay for our National Convention!



Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

This is the closest International Airport.


Shuttle Service:

Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK)

Lodging & Meals

Lodging and Meals Information: Both hotels listed below are available to Connections Conference attendees for $149/night. You may book your reservations online by going to

Cincinnati Marriott River Center
10 West RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011

Embassy Suites Cincinnati River Center
10 East RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011


Connections Conference Meals

The Embassy Suites hotel listed above offers a breakfast each morning.  There are many other options within walking distance of the hotels along with restaurants within the convention center.


If you have lodging questions or concerns, please contact us at


Our CMDA Coaching and Center for Well-being Staff will be leading our time together this year which will include fruitful small group discussions and breakout sessions tailored to your ministry context, along with worship and fellowship, you won’t want to miss this time to come together.

Steve Sartori CFWB Ann Tsen Ken Jones STAN HAEGERT, MD, MPH


The 2020 Connections Conference will begin with dinner on Tuesday evening (location TBD) and ends after the Friday morning Regional Breakfast (9:00am).  Come and learn what CMDA staff and volunteers are doing in your region!



Janie Waldecker

Pam Smythe