Remedy West + Street Medicine Experience

October 21, 2023 – October 21, 2023

8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92504, US

Remedy Event Students

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. Remedy will challenge you to grow in your understanding of what missional living looks like. You’ll hear from missionaries, educators and thought leaders. You’ll have opportunities to explore opportunities to serve and expand your skills and knowledge. We’ll worship God together, inviting Him to shape our hearts and guide our steps.

For some, missional living will ultimately involve a plane ride to move to a far-off place for long-term service. 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!”

EARLY BIRD PRICING – Deadline September 21, 2023:

Category Cost
CBU Students 5
CMDA Student Members 5
Non-CBU/Non-CMDA Students 8
CMDA Member Residents 8
Residents 12
Non-medical CMDA Members 12
Non-medical 15
CMDA Member Retired Healthcare Professionals 15
Retired Healthcare Professionals 20
CMDA Member Healthcare Professionals 20
Healthcare Professionals 35


Category Cost
CBU Students 6
CMDA Student Members 6
Non-CBU/Non-CMDA Students 10
CMDA Member Residents 10
Residents 15
Non-medical CMDA Members 15
Non-medical 18
CMDA Member Retired Healthcare Professionals 18
CMDA Member Healthcare Professionals 25
Healthcare Professionals 40

California Baptist University is one of the top private Christian colleges and universities in Southern California. CBU offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and credential programs in Riverside, San Bernardino and online. Remedy has partnered with CBU since 2019 to help students and professionals live out their faith through medicine, including all types of specialties and healthcare professions.

Dr. Andre Cipta serves as the Program Director of the Kaiser Permanente Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Founding Director of the Kaiser Permanente Palliative Medicine Mid-Career Fellowship, Palliative Medicine Clerkship Director at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, and Associate Medical Director of the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Hospice Agency. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is a recipient of the 2022 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leadership Scholar Award and holds the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

His interest in serving those in need led him to study Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley, spend a year at the Master’s Seminary, and complete a Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As a palliative medicine physician, he finds profound meaning in supporting those living with advanced illness and is passionate about training future generations of clinicians to further optimize the care of the seriously ill.

Dr. Cipta has a particular interest in innovation. As Fellowship Director, he created an innovative mid-career fellowship track in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania through the ACGME Advancing Innovation in Residency Education (AIRE) program and expanded the program from two to four fellowship positions (two traditional, two mid-career), which is embedded in a unique, longitudinal curriculum spanning across palliative care settings. He created the Palliative Extubation Simulation-Based Formative Activity for both graduate and undergraduate medical learners, and co-created a novel wellness curriculum entitled, “iRISE (Initiative for Resiliency Self-care and Empathy) which was awarded an innovations grant and presented at numerous national conferences.

His research interests lie primarily in exploring the role of spirituality in optimizing whole-person, patient-centered care, which led him to train at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Glendale Adventist Medical Center for medical school and residency, respectively. He was awarded the Christian Academic Physicians and Scientists Faith and Medicine Research Fellowship Award and most recently published on the topic of spiritual distress in serious illness in the BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care.

Dr. Cipta serves as a deacon at Immanuel Bible Church in Los Angeles, CA.

Shannon Fernando-Rubera is a California board-certified family nurse practitioner who has devoted her career to increasing access to health care for vulnerable people and communities. She founded Alabaster International, originally Alabaster Mobile Clinic, with a vision for bringing holistic care and education to communities that have been overlooked by going where others choose not to go. She is a tireless advocate for people who live on the margins, and envisions a world where everyone has the resources they need to realize their dreams.
In addition to her work with Alabaster, Shannon serves as Chief Innovations Officer at Los Angeles Christian Health Centers in LA’s Skid Row community, providing primary care for homeless individuals and driving strategy and vision for new programming, including their street medicine initiative. She previously served the Los Angeles homeless population through the St. Vincent Cardinal Manning Center as an AmeriCorps scholar. An active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Shannon holds degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and Azusa Pacific University. She has lived in and visited more than 27 countries, including medical outreach trips to Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Haiti, Mexico, and Kenya.

8:00 am – Vendors and continental breakfast

9:00 am – Opening Plenary

10:00-10:10 – Break

10:10 am – ½ hour workshop

10:45 am – Possible Poster presentation / Vendors

11:15 am – ½ hour workshop

11:50 am – 12:00 noon – break

12:00 pm – Closing Plenary

1:00 pm – End

Wes Ehrhart