Remedy East Conference

March 1, 2024 – March 2, 2024

Liberty University 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24515, US

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Are you ready to live missionally as a healthcare student, trainee, or professional? Join us for Remedy East 24- Healthcare on Mission!

Missional living in healthcare has always involved swimming upstream, but it seems to be getting harder. Our culture, workplaces, and institutions are not as friendly to faith as they once were. Living on mission for Jesus and setting Biblical principles as our true north can be hard as healthcare professionals. Remedy will challenge you to grow in your understanding of what missional living looks like. For some, this will ultimately involve a plane ride to move to a far-off place for long-term service. But for many of us, missional living happens in our own communities, institutions, and workplaces here in the United States. What does it look like for you? Come to Remedy, and seek God’s answer!

Dr. Gineska V De Castillo MD, MPH,

Dr. Castillo obtained her MD in Venezuela and herMPH from FIU in the US. She is highly motivated professional, results-oriented, with exceptional leadership and communication skills. She has experience in leading and motivating both students and associates. Fluent in both Spanish and English, she is poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Dr Castillo serves as Director of the online MPH program at Liberty University. Prior experience has included a rural medical practice along with public and community health education.

 

 


Dondi Costin, PhD

Dr. Costin began serving as Liberty University’s sixth president on July 1, 2023. He returned to Liberty, his alma mater, after five years as president of Charleston Southern University. He is a retired Major General with more than 32 years of commissioned service in a military career that culminated as a senior leader in the Pentagon, where he served as the eighteenth Air Force Chief of Chaplains. Dr. Costin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in operations research from the United States Air Force Academy and graduate degrees from Liberty University (M.A. in counseling), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A. in religion), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Air Command and Staff College (Master of Military Operational Art and Science), Air War College (Master of Strategic Studies), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min in evangelism and church growth; Ph.D. in leadership). Dr. Costin is a native of Wilmington, N.C. He has been married to Vickey for 34 years.

 

 


Dr. David Kim, MD

Dr. Kim is a physician, co-founder and currently CEO of Beacon Christian Community Health Center (“Beacon”), which missionally serves an underserved, diverse population in Staten Island, New York City. Dr. Kim graduated from State University of NY Health Sciences Center of Brooklyn, College of Medicine, and completed his Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at Staten Island University Hospital and Kings County/Downstate Hospital. He went on later to receive his Healthcare MBA from George Washington University School of Business, Washington, D.C. He is the blessed husband of Dr. Janet Kim, and a fortunate father to four incredible children.

 

 


Dr. Margaret Kamalini Kumar, PhD, MA, BSN

Dr. Margaret Kamalini Kumar has a BSN in nursing from CMC Hospital, Madras University, India, an MA degree in Instructional Design and Technology and a PhD. in Educational Psychology  from the University of Iowa. Kamalini retired from a long career of 47 years in nursing education having taught at several universities in India, Canada, and the USA.  Dr. Kumar serves on several International Boards, one of them being Nurses Christian Fellowship International and in connection with these organizations has traveled extensively throughout the world speaking on professional and spiritual issues that impact nursing practice. Her passion is to teach nurses how to assess and give spiritual care to their patients and to share their faith in ways that are culturally appropriate.  She also is on the Board of International Health Services Global, and the CMC Vellore Foundation in New York. She is originally from India but has been a United States Citizen since 1976. She is widowed and has two children and two grandchildren. She now lives in Oregon, close to her son and family.

 

 


Dr. David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics)

Dr Stevens is the CEO Emeritus of CMDA, having served previously as CEO from 1994 through 2019.  He is a well-known author and speaker.  He is a family physician and served from 1981-94 at Tenwek Hospital where he was the Medical Superintendent and Executive Officer. He then worked for World Medical Mission prior to returning to the US in 1994 to begin working for CMDA .  He has his master’s degree in bioethics and has been an important voice in the public square for promoting biblically sound bioethical principles. He is married to Jody, and they have three children and ten grandchildren.

Register by Feb 1st to receive a free conference T-shirt!

Students and trainees- $25

General admission- $75

Exhibitors- 2 free admissions per exhibit purchased. Additional exhibitors are $50 each.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg is known as the “Hill City”. For the second consecutive year, Remedy East will be hosted by Liberty University, located in the middle of Lynchburg. Liberty’s beautiful campus is home to over 15,000 students along with comfortable, state-of-the-art facilities, making for a wonderful venue for Remedy East.

Thanks to Liberty’s generous support, your food at Remedy is included with conference registration!

-Friday evening, hors d’oeuvres will be served leading up to our kick-off plenary session
-Continental breakfast, coffee, and snacks will be served Saturday morning
-Boxed lunch will be served Saturday afternoon There are many lodging options around greater Lynchburg, from campgrounds to hotels. Please make your own arrangements.

Time Event
FRIDAY 17:00 Registration/ Hors d’oeuvres
18:00 Worship & Plenary 1
19:00 Breakout 1
20:00 Plenary 2
20:45 Exhibit Hall
SATURDAY 8:00 Registration / Breakfast
8:30 Worship & Plenary 3
9:30 Breakout 2
10:30 Exhibit Hall/ Coffee
11:00 Breakout 3
12:00 Lunch & Exhibit Hall
13:00 Plenary 4
14:00 Breakout 4
15:00 Worship & Plenary 5
16:00 Commitment/ Closing Words

 

Breakouts:

A Means to an End- Medical and Spiritual Ministry to Women
Caring for the Whole Person: How Your Faith can Better Serve Your Patients
Caring in Jesus’ Name- International Missions
Connecting Hearts and Minds: The Connection between Faith and Nursing Practice
Counting the Cost: Financial Discipleship
Crisis Response Among Unreached People Groups
Discipleship / church planting among Muslim background people groups through healthcare missions
Faith, Public Health, and Medicine
Gospel Ministry in Healthcare- Faith Prescriptions
Gritty Faith in the Daily Grind
Healthcare missions in the Inner City
Longer Term Missions at a Mission Hospital
Make Disciples Using 8 Words
Medical Education as missions
Nurtuing the call- panel discussion
On ramps to healthcare missions
Preventing burnout- for students, trainees, and beyond
Serving in Babylon- living faithfully and winsomely as a Christian in an increasingly hostile American medical culture
Spiritual Warfare and the Mind: The Unseen Battle Affecting Your Walk and Service for the Lord
Suffering in the major world religions
The Role of Trauma in Addiction
The Wide Gate to Destruction: Abortion, Physician Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Gender Affirming Therapy
We Can’t Do It All – How can Healthcare professionals Maintain Healthy Relationships and Marriages?

Vendors and Sponsors are being accepted for Remedy East.  Participants have designated times to visit the exhibit booths. By partnering with the Remedy team, your organization/business will be in front of an anticipated audience of 400, who are seeking insight on how to live out their faith in the workplace and beyond.

For more information about reaching the Remedy attendees and helping support this conference, please email Dianna.Cantler@CMDA.org.

Doug Lindberg

doug.lindberg@cmda.org