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2020 CMDA Northeast Winter Conference – Sandy Cove

January 17, 2020 – January 19, 2020

North East Maryland

Whether it’s the agony of being an attending, the rigor of residency, the stress of being a successful student, the pain of PA work, or the difficulty of dentistry. Burnout knows no age, sex, race, or profession. This is a weekend for us to gather in a sacred space to lean into the presence of GOD, create community with colleagues, and be refreshed and renewed. Do not miss this year’s retreat. This will be considered holy ground, where you can come and experience healing as you provide healing for others.The weekend is designed to refresh and rejuvenate you with time to have fun, rest and fellowship in the beautiful setting of the Sandy Cove Conference Center. To find out more, visit 2020 CMDA Northeast Winter Conference. We hope to see you there! Register Today!

Registration Information

Whether it’s the agony of being an attending, the rigor of residency, the stress of being a successful student, the pain of PA work, or the difficulty of dentistry. Burnout knows no age, sex, race, or profession. This is a weekend for us to gather in a sacred space to lean into the presence of GOD, create community with colleagues, and be refreshed and renewed. Do not miss this year’s retreat. This will be considered holy ground, where you can come and experience healing as you provide healing for others.The weekend is designed to refresh and rejuvenate you with time to have fun, rest and fellowship in the beautiful setting of the Sandy Cove Conference Center. To find out more, visit 2020 CMDA Northeast Winter Conference. We hope to see you there! Register Today!

Fees and Costs

Full Refund given prior to December 13, 2019 / 50% Refund given from December 14th until January 13th, 2020

Physician & Dentists – practicing professionals / their spouses
single occupancy $489
double occupancy $369
triple occupancy $309
quad occupancy $279
Allied health professionals, missionaries, military, retired, residents/fellows, PhDs, & spouses
single occupancy $409
double occupancy $289
triple occupancy $229
quad occupancy $199
quint occupancy $189
Students
in cabins (limited to first 40 available) $104
quint occupancy in hotel-style rooms $134
Children
children 12-17 $137
children 4-11 $89
children 0-3 $25
Day attender four meals $129
Saturday-only day guests (2 meals) (exhibitors, etc) adults $99
Day Guest children (2 meals, includes child care) $49

Venue Information

Sandy Cove retreat center is located on the Norteast side of the eastern shore. Surrounded by beautiful Water, natural landscaping, one of the most serene places in the world. It’s hard to not feel God’s presence there. Sandy Cove Ministries (https://www.sandycove.org/) is well equipped with a bookstore, prayer room, exercise room, indoor pool, delicious meals, and outdoor trails and fields. It is located 60 miles south of Philadelphia. Take I-95 to Exit 100-A (Southbound) or Exit 100 (Northbound) in Maryland, just south of the MD/DE state line. Take Rt. 272 South for 7 miles through North East, Maryland. Sandy Cove will be on the right. Better to leave early to avoid long delays in traffic. Friday dinner is on your own and there are several restaurants between the interstate and North East, Maryland.

Speakers

DR. WILLIAM “Griff” GRIFFIN,

VP OF DENTAL MINISTRIES, CMDA

Bill “Griff” Griffin, DDS

William Griffin, DDS, serves as the Vice President for Dental Ministries at CMDA.  He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.  As a past Board President and Dental Director of the Lackey Christian clinic in Yorktown, VA, Dr. Griffin has a deep appreciation for the connections between physical and spiritual health.  Dr. Griffin enjoys three to four international mission trips each year, often with his bride, Linda.

 

 

Saturday Morning Plenary Session:

Science, Faith and Healthcare: Unapologetic Apologetics for the Christian Caregiver

Summary: Providing health care can open the door to spiritual conversations with our patients. However, significant obstacles exist, including the perceived wall between science and faith, and the challenge of moving conversations from the secular to the spiritual realm.  This presentation will seek to provide health care practitioners with the confidence and the skills necessary to address spiritual issues with patients.

 

Saturday Afternoon Professional Breakout Session:

Sharing God’s Love With Our Patients

Summary: Equipped with the love of Christ and the desire to communicate this love, how do we reach out to our patients without disrupting our hectic schedules or causing unnecessary offense in the process?  Much of what is presented will be taken from CMDA’s Grace Prescriptions course, and there will also be time for group reflection and shared experiences.

 

Sunday Morning Plenary Session:

Short Term Mission Trips: Blessings in Disguise 

Summary:  Why do health care professionals give away their time and skills, traveling long distances to foreign cultures at their own expense, to help treat the needy?  Anyone who has gone on a short-term mission trip could supply multiple reasons, many of which can have a profound effect on our attitudes towards life when we return home.  This session will consider some of the more and less obvious benefits of short-term dental mission trips, with a special emphasis on the unique perspective of student involvement.

 


KESHIA BROWN, P.A.

Keshia Brown, affectionately known as “Dr. Kesh”, is the founder & CEO of Keshia Brown, LLC and the non-profit organization “PurposeHER”. Keshia Brown is a 2nd year Doctoral Student at Regent University and Board Certified Physician Assistant at Sentara Family Medicine Physicians & Urgent Care. She previously worked and served many patients and families across Hampton Roads in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology for 4 years. Keshia has a passion for serving others, women in particular and her goal has always been to serve the community as an exemplary role model and to give back through mentoring and educating women and youth. She is also a speaker, an encourager, and a purpose walker. Keshia is a firm believer in walking out your purpose in life, despite your external circumstances changing around you. While growing up, Keshia spent her childhood years in Portsmouth, Virginia, where low socioeconomic status, teen pregnancy, and stagnation was the norm. Keshia was determined to always achieve her goals despite her environment and external circumstances.  Today she wears her “White Coat” as a symbol that whatever you believe in your heart, you too should believe that you can have in your hand! Keshia’s mission is to encourage, inspire and motivate others to dream, believe and live the purpose filled life God desires. Keshia was named to Inside Business’ Magazine Top 40 under 40 with the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce for her community service efforts and professional achievements. She is a 2016 “I am Incredible” award winner with Sentara Medical Group for providing exceptional patient care and has mentored young ladies and adults within her community.  She is also the writer of the blog, “The Faith Behind the White Coat” in which she shares the powerful stories of faith, medicine and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Keshia Brown, LLC and her non-profit is based in Chesapeake, VA, and serves as a catalyst for her journey to living in purpose and birthing the dreams and desires God has for all of us. Her brand strives to promote living a fruitful and purpose driven life and to go after everything God has for you!

 

 

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Schedule

Friday, January 17

4:00 pm – Registration/Check-in opens (Sandy Cove Front Desk)

8:00 pm – Session 1 (Keshia Brown)

9:30 pm    Small Groups

 

Saturday, January 18

8:00 am – Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:30 am – Session 2 (Dr. Bill Griffin)

10:30 am – Small Groups

12:00pm – Specialty Lunch (dining hall) —tables hosted by a practitioner of a specialty of interest to you for Q & A

Opportunities for outside organization presentations

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Professionals Track (Dr. Bill Griffin)

Student Track (Keshia Brown)

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Free Time, many optional opportunities include:

Assorted activities available throughout the afternoon:

  • Volleyball, basketball (Palmer Connect-itorium)
  • 30-foot rock climbing wall (Palmer Connecti-torium, only available 3-5pm, waiver/release form required)
  • 24-hour fitness center (Chesapeake Lodge, 1st floor)
  • Indoor pool & hot tub Note: Modest swimsuits required for adults and children
  • Nature trail / local attractions / drive to Turkey Point (with a 1.9-mile hike to the Lighthouse)

5:30 pm – Dinner (Dining Hall)

7:00 pm – Session 3 (Keshia Brown)

9:00 pm – Small Groups

10:00 pm – Ice cream Social (assorted cookies & ice cream)

 

Sunday, January 19

7:30 am – Breakfast

8:30 am – Check out and load cars

9:00 am – Session 4: (Dr. Bill Griffin)

Communion and Blessings

11:30 am – Conference ends