Deer Valley Summer Conference

June 15, 2019 – June 22, 2019

Nathrop, Colorado

 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.

Registration Information

Please remember that you will need to register with CMDA and THEN call Deer Valley to secure your lodging/food.

CMDA Registration Fees

Registration costs are for participating CMDA members, spouses, children, and their guests.

Non-member physicians & dentists please add $100.00

Member w/Spouse     $450

Member only      $400

Missionary/Resident/Retired w/Spouse   $350

Missionary/Resident/Retired Only   $300

Guest Adults (attending CMDA adult sessions)  $100/person

Continuing Education Fee  $150/person

Children’s Program (elementary-aged children only) $  20/child


Cancelation Policy

CMDA cancellations received after April 30, 2019, will be non-refundable.

All donations to CMDA are tax deductible as charitable contributions. Fees or costs to attend a CMDA event are not donations, but they may qualify as a business or educational deduction for tax purposes. Please confer with your tax consultant.


Room & Board Fees

 

Deer Valley Ranch Registration*

Room & Board (Weekly Rates Only – Saturday to Saturday)

Please note: It is necessary to register with BOTH Deer Valley Ranch and CMDA

 

  1. LODGE*(American Plan – Includes all meals – dinner on arrival day through breakfast on departure day)

Adult                                                             $1,540/person/week

Ages 6-12                                    $1,155/person/week

Ages 3-5                                      $   805/person/week

Under 3                                       No Charge

*Lodge recommended for Adults & Children ages 6 and up

  1. CABINS(American Plan – Includes all meals – dinner on arrival day through breakfast on departure day. Minimum occupants differ per cabin – 3 chargeable guests required for Futurity, Hortence, Iron City and St. Elmo. All others require 4 chargeable guests. A chargeable guest is anyone age 3 and up.)

Adult                                                             $1,540/person/week

Ages 6-12                                    $1,155/person/week

Ages 3-5                                      $   805/person/week

Under 3                                                       No Charge

All Plans include: Children’s program*, teen program, guided hiking, evening activities and ranch amenities – two hot springs fed swimming pools, two outdoor hot tubs, athletic courts, children’s play town and more. Fees for horseback riding, river rafting, adventure park, rock climbing, fishing, back packing expeditions, mountain biking and paddleboard rental are extra and are not included. Rates also do not include: 7.3% tax on lodging and 5.4% on meals or gratuity. * Children’s program requires a $20 educational fee/elementary-aged child to cover cost of craft projects and supplies.

Reservations: Reservations will be charged as made. Late arrivals, early departures or shortened stays will be charged at full rate. Deposit: 30% of subtotal at time of booking • Cancellations: 120 days or more from scheduled arrival date will receive a partial refund. DVR will refund the deposit less a $250.00 per accommodation cancellation feeNo refund for cancellations made within 120 days of scheduled arrival date. This also applies to a reduction of individuals on the American plan and to dropped accommodations of a multi-unit reservation. For reservations and deposits made within 120 days, there is no refund for cancellations or reduction in numbers.

 

Payment: DVR accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, personal checks and cash. Payment: DVR accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, personal checks and cash.  All payments are due prior to departing the ranch.

Venue Information

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.

Deer Valley Ranch is a Christian dude and guest ranch nestled between two spectacular 14,000 ft. mountains near Nathrop, Colorado. A traditional summer conference site for CMDA families, this will be our 67th year! CMDA sessions are scheduled at times, which will allow participants and their families to enjoy all the varied activities Deer Valley has to offer throughout the remainder of the day.

Activities Include: Children’s program, teen program, guided hiking & fishing, evening activities and ranch amenities: two hot springs fed swimming pools, two outdoor hot tubs, athletic courts, children’s play town.

Additional Fees: children’s program, horseback riding, river rafting, adventure park, rock climbing, fishing, backpacking expeditions, mountain biking and paddleboard rental. Participants will also enjoy superb cuisine and the excellent hospitality of the Deer Valley Staff. Housing is available in either the Lodge or individual Cottages. Simply an unforgettable week!

Contact Deer Valley Ranch directly to make your lodge/cabin reservations or for more information:

Web Site:  www.deervalleyranch.com.

Toll Free:   877.897.1297 or 719.395.2353

Fax:    719.395.2394

Email:    www.deervalleyranch.com

Address:   16825 County Road 162, Nathrop, Colorado 81236

Speakers

John Patrick, MD is the President of Augustine College in Ottawa, Canada where he is the Professor of the History of Science and Medicine. He previously served as the Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Pediatrics at the U of Ottawa, Canada for twenty-two years. A graduate of the U of London and the Royal College of Physicians, Dr. Patrick has held academic appointments in England, Canada, Jamaica, and Zaire. He has focused much of his scientific work on the problem of malnutrition in children and has published his findings in numerous scientific publications including: The British Medical Journal, Lancet, American Journal of Clinical Medicine, Archives of Disease in Childhood and many more. His lectures and writings on ethics, medicine and culture have led Dr. Patrick to be a much sought after presenter at numerous meetings around the world. During his years at the University of Ottawa, he taught a course on medical ethics and since retiring he has spent the last sixteen years presenting over two dozen lectures and published ten papers on ethics and culture.”

 


Forgotten Truths • John Patrick, MD

He spoke softly but confidently, without bitterness, as he described how he had been removed as chief of psychiatry at his medical university because he had voiced concern over the psychological effects of transgender transformation. It was he who had built the department from four psychiatrists to 17, and the 17 had voted him out. As I left the auditorium, another physician’s husband stopped me, “Do you know my wife may soon be incarcerated?” He then described a new bill moving through their state’s legislature that will make it a crime for physicians not to refer their pregnant patients for abortions when they ask.

Once upon a time, healthcare professionals of faith could serve with conscience and be applauded. Now, as many healthcare professionals across our nation have experienced, our right of conscience and our freedom of speech are being pushed aside by louder voices, voices demanding our participation in choices that do not reflect good medicine as morally and historically defined. A recent article in a major oncology journal accused Christian doctors of “toxic abandonment” for not referring their patients for physician-assisted suicide, as if opponents of physician-assisted suicide were the morally repugnant ones. We seem to be losing a battle we did not choose.*

Medicine is, in essence, a moral vocation whose universally accepted values were first elaborated within the Hippocratic Oath and which comprised the very framework of the western medical tradition. These historic ideals were founded upon such foundational and transcendent principles as the dignity and sanctity of life. And the role of the practitioner was viewed as a sacred trust above the demands of society and individual. However, today those same fundamental moral principles that have informed the medical academy since 400 BC are under assault.

As medicine becomes divorced from the values of Hippocratic medicine the implications may be profound. Personal autonomy disconnected from a moral framework is rapidly redefining the moral good from what we ought to do, to what we wish to do. As a result, today’s practitioner is faced with a daunting array of ethical issues from gender dysphoria, adolescent mental health, genetic engineering, physician-assisted suicide, abortion and the health professional’s right of conscience. The practitioner who subscribes to the tenets of traditional western medicine and its moral principles may increasingly be in the minority – out of step with a culturally driven medical academy.

How might a culture that insists on cutting the ties to objective truth impact the future of medicine and patient care? How should the Christian healthcare professional, who remains committed to maintaining moral integrity, freedom of conscience and religious liberty respond to an increasingly intolerant professional and cultural environment? How did these massive social and political ideas so hostile to traditional values emerge? What does medicine owe to historic Christianity and the Judeo-Christian consensus? How can the practitioner appropriately “push back” against the undoing of traditional moral boundaries?

As our 2019 Deer Valley Summer Conference presenter John Patrick, MD will assist healthcare professionals, spouses and colleagues to sharpen their understanding of some of the most challenging issues facing today’s Christian practitioner. Deer Valley’s educational sessions will provide an ideal setting where these issues can be discussed with respect to the Hippocratic tradition, the history of western medical thought, relevant medical literature and evolving cultural choices. As a result, the practitioner will be better equipped to address these challenges and provide improved patient care.  A variety of learning modalities will be used contributing to an engaging mix of continuing education and participant interactions.

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*Adapted from Al Weir, MD. Right of Conscience. Christian Medical & Dental Associations. January 8, 2019.

Schedule

Saturday, June 15

4:00 – 5:45 pm – Check-In

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Buffet Dinner – Lodge

7:00 – 8:00 pm – Deer Valley Ranch Orientation & Dessert Buffet – Lodge

8:00 – 8:20 pm – CMDA Sessions Orientation – Lodge Deck

 

 

Sunday, June 16                 

9:00 – 9:45 am – CMDA CommunityCentennial Hall

10:00 – 10:45 am – Deer Valley Worship ServiceCentennial Hall

 

 

Monday, June 17

10:00 – 11:45 am – Understanding Sexual Orientation CE-1.5 — John Patrick, MD – Centennial Hall

 

7:00 – 8:00 pm – Gender Dysphoria & Healthcare CE-1.0 — John Patrick, MD – Centennial Hall

 

 

Tuesday, June 18                                                                    

Morning & Mid-Afternoon Free

4:00 – 5:45 pm – The Challenge of Genetic Engineering & CRISPER CE-1.5 — John Patrick, MD – Centennial Hall

 

Wednesday, June 19      

9:00 – 9:30 am – Devotions / Prayer

9:30 – 11:45 am – Adolescent Mental Health Challenges CE-2.0 — John Patrick, MD – Centennial Hall

 4:00 – 5:45 pm – At the Margins of Life: Physician-Assisted Suicide & Abortion CE-1.5 — John Patrick, MD – Centennial Hall

 

Thursday, June 20

9:00 – 9:30 am – Devotions / Prayer

9:30 – 11:45 – The Ethical Healthcare Professional & Right of Conscience CE-2.0 — John Patrick, MD – Centennial Hall

7:00 – 8:00 pm – What Happened to Healthcare? CE-1.0 — John Patrick, MD – Centennial Hall

 

Friday, June 21  

Morning & Afternoon Free

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Conference Conclusion & Feedback No CE —Allan Harmer, Th.M., D.Min. – Centennial Hall

 

Saturday, June 22 – 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast – Lodge

10:00 am – Checkout

Contact

Allan Harmer, ThM, DMin

For CMDA Session Information, Contact:

Allan Harmer, Th.M., D.Min.

CMDA Midwest Regional Director

Deer Valley Summer Conference Coordinator

Email:   cmdamw@cmda.org

Voice:   317.257.5885

Continuing Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Many healthcare professionals have not considered the ethical implications and the therapeutic challenges related to questions of sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic engineering, adolescent suicide, physician assisted suicide, abortion and rights of conscience. In addition, a review of recent studies confirms increasing rates of physician job dissatisfaction and burnout. Among the possible reasons may be the inability of the practitioner to competently respond to current ethical challenges and changes in centuries of accepted limits of medical practice. By providing a setting where these issues can be discussed with respect to the Hippocratic tradition, the history of western medical thought, relevant medical literature and the evolving cultural choices; the practitioner will be better equipped to address these challenges and provide improved patient care.


Accreditation – The Christian Medical & Dental Associations is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit – The Christian Medical & Dental Associations designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 


Dental Credit – Christian Medical & Dental Associations

Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.

1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.

Provider ID# 218742


10.5 Lecture Hours Available.

No prior level of skill, knowledge, or experience is required (or suggested).

Course designed for physicians and dentists and other healthcare professionals.

 

Educational Objectives – At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to:

  1. Examine the history of concepts of sexual orientation and their change over time.
  2. Understand the cultural forces that are resulting in the prominence of this topic in current public discourse.
  3. Discuss the increased prevalence of certain diseases within those engaging in homosexual behavior
  4. Examine the history of thought regarding gender identity and its formation.
  5. Understand our current cultural understanding of gender and how it relates to ideas of personal autonomy.
  6. Review the literature regarding the “innateness” of gender identity, gender fluidity, and gender transition therapy.
  7. Discuss the unique challenges presented in providing good medicine to those who identify as transgender.
  8. Discuss the concept of genetic manipulation, its history and its relationship to the eugenics movement.
  9. Examine recent advances in gene manipulation and where current technology may be leading.
  10. Consider the question of manipulation of germ cell versus somatic cell lines.
  11. Examine historical concepts of adolescence and how they have changed over time.
  12. Discuss possible reasons for increasing prevalence of mental health issues in this demographic.
  13. Engage in discussion about how these mental health issues may be addressed from the practice of medicine and societally.
  14. Review the origins of a Hippocratic understanding of physician as healer.
  15. Become equipped to articulate a defense for the reasons physicians should oppose their involvement in physician assisted suicide.
  16. Discuss how the evolving technology of fetal ultrasound and fetal medicine are changing cultural perception of abortion.
  17. Examine how the current process of medical education is marginalizing those who hold to traditional views of those things we “cannot not know”.
  18. Discuss competing views of what it means to be human and how these impact the contemporary practice of medicine.
  19. Learn, what the current state for conscience protection is and how to make a case for the necessity of rights of conscience.
  20. Examine the current practice of medicine and how it has changed over the last several decades.
  21. Consider the nature of the doctor-patient relationship regarding issues of trust, autonomy, beneficence and non-maleficence.
  22. Engage in discussion about how daily practices surrounding historical disciplines can lead to internal renewal and contribute to improved patient care.

Continuing Education Fee Complimentary for CMDA members. Nonmembers – $150

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

If participants need special accommodations due to a disability or for an alternative form of course materials, please contact the MW Office at (317) 257-5885 at least 14 days prior to this program.  CMDA’s Department of Continuing Education fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations there of.