VIRTUAL CMDA Dermatology Section Annual Meeting

April 23, 2021 – 

5:00-6:30 pm (Central)/6:00-7:30 pm (Eastern)

On Friday, April 23, 2021, join us from 5-6:30 pm (Central) / 6-7:30 (Eastern) for a VIRTUAL CMDA Dermatology Section Annual Meeting during American Academy of Dermatology’s rescheduled virtual 2021 VMX meeting (April 23-25, 2021).

Join us for a welcome respite during the VMX, or just a virtual reunion with friends. Enjoy Christian fellowship and worship during the pandemic, even if you are not attending the VMX. Note that we have moved the time to Friday afternoon so that you can join us and sleep in on Sunday morning! Since we will be meeting via Zoom, we can see who has the most creative backdrop!

Our keynote speaker this year is David Stevens, M.D. the past CEO of CMDA. We are excited that he will be speaking on “Sufficient Courage.” With Covid, riots and many other issues, courage is a necessity. How do we enhance our own and help to develop it in others?

Registration is FREE this year thanks to generous donations but you do need to register to attend the event.

Registration is FREE this year thanks to generous donations but you do need to register to attend the event.

There is no charge to attend this virtual meeting but we ask registrants to consider donating to the CMDA Dermatology Section to cover the costs of this event.

DAVID STEVENS, M.D., M.A. (ETHICS)
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER EMERITUS

Dr. David Stevens served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, the nation’s largest faith-based organization of doctors for 25 years. He is now CEO Emeritus. Dr. Stevens, as spokesman for 19,000 Christian healthcare professionals, has conducted over 2000 media interviews on bioethical, public policy and scientific issues, including CBS Evening News, ABC World News, MSNBC, BBC-World Television, CNN Sunday Morning, Newsweek, FOX News, PAX-Television, Tech TV, Associated Press, JAMA, USA Today, Family News in Focus, National Public Radio and many other national outlets.

Prior to his service with CMDA, Dr. Stevens served as medical director of World Medical Mission. In Somalia, Dr. Stevens led an emergency medical team that treated 45,000 suffering Somalis in the midst of war. In the Sudan, medical teams under his leadership treated over 25,000 villagers to stop the spread of an epidemic.
From 1981 to 1991, Dr. Stevens was a missionary doctor at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya where he served as Medical Superintendent and Executive Officer. At Tenwek, he directed a $4 million development plan, secured the installation of an $850,000 hydroelectric plant, oversaw the start of a nursing school and doubled the size of the hospital. The community health care and development programs he designed at Tenwek are currently reaching over a million Kenyans and serves as an example of what medical outreach in the developing world can accomplish.
Dr. Stevens’ experiences provide rich illustrations for inspirational and educational presentations at seminars, medical schools, conferences, and churches. His topics include stem cell research, human cloning, genetics, faith and health, physician assisted suicide, international and community-based health care, emergency medical relief, abortion, and other medically related subjects. He is the author of Jesus, MD, Beyond Medicine and co-author of Leadership Proverbs and Servant Leadership and writes many chapters and magazine articles. He is in demand to preach in local churches and at mission conferences.

Dr. Stevens holds degrees from Asbury University, is an AOA graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He earned a master’s degree in bioethics from Trinity International University in 2002. Stevens has served as a trustee on many boards, as a Fellow of the Biotechnology Policy Council of the Wilberforce Forum and is on the Advisory Council of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.

He has regularly taught at the Christian Medical & Dental Associations’ educational seminars for missionary physicians and dentists in Kenya, Malaysia, Greece and Thailand. He was a catalyst for starting the Global Missionary Healthcare Conference, has trained over 500 new healthcare missionaries and started and led an annual Summit for executives of mission organization which are doing healthcare ministry. He was a co-founder of the National Embryo Donation Center. Dr. Stevens and his wife, Jody, have a son Jason, and two daughters, Jessica and Stacy and eight grandchildren.

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations is a national organization of Christian doctors that seeks to change hearts in healthcare. Founded in 1931, CMDA promotes positions and addresses policies on health care issues; conducts overseas and domestic healthcare projects; coordinates a network of Christian doctors for fellowship and professional growth; sponsors student organizations in medical and dental schools; distributes educational and inspirational resources; holds marriage and family conferences; provides international doctors with continuing education resources; and conducts academic exchange programs overseas. CMDA was voted as one of the Best Christian Places to Work, by Christianity Today and the Christian Management Association.