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CMDA is the nation's largest organization of faith-based healthcare professionals and serves as a Christian voice on today's most important bioethical issues. CMDA responds to breaking bioethical news regarding such issues as abortion, human cloning, physician-assisted suicide, stem cell research and more. CMDA's members and executive staff have been called upon by several national media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, USA Today, the Washington Post, Moody Broadcasting and National Public Radio. The Christian Medical & Dental Associations is equipped with VOIP and Skype.
CMDA medical experts are available for interviews on health and bioethical issues. To request an interview, please contact CMDA’s Communications Department at 888-230-2637 or email us by clicking here.

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  • Is It Discrimination or ‘Do No Harm’? Christian Doctors Gear Up for Transgender Debates

    Christianity Today
    May 19, 2021

  • A transitioning debate

    May 14, 2021

  • Biden admin: Submit to trans ideology or else
    May 12, 2021

  • Religious liberty amputation

    May 6, 2021

  • Pro-Lifers In Congress Continue To Fight For Babies Who Survive Abortions

    Christianity Daily
    April 17, 2021

  • Pro-Lifers Seek Answers on the Reported Abortion-Derived Cell Lines for the Production of Coronavirus Vaccines

    Christianity Daily
    April 17, 2021

  • The Pro-Abortion “Equality Act” Will Erase Your Religious Freedom
    April 6, 2021

  • Beware the far-ranging impact of Equality Act, says medical group
    April 5, 2021

  • Focus of new law is protecting docs – not preventing care
    April 1, 2021

  • The Equality Act Would Trample on Doctors' Religious Freedom

    Washington Examiner
    March 29, 2021

  • Pro-Life Groups Tell Supreme Court to Uphold Trump Rule Cutting Planned Parenthood Funding

    Life News Now
    March 18, 2021

  • Christian medical groups urge conscience protections amid Covid-19 vaccination push

    Catholic News Agency
    March 3, 2021

  • University Study: Hard-core Drugs Alleviate Racism

    One News Now
    February 17, 2021

  • From the Mouth Flows Systemic Health Issues

    One News Now
    February 16, 2021

  • Skepticism, Concern Surround Effectiveness of COVID Vaccines

    One News Now
    February 15, 2021

  • Catholic Hospitals Can't be Forced to Perform Gender Transition Surgeries, Court Rules

    The Christian Post
    January 20, 2021

  • Not so Fast on Marijuana Legalization in Virginia, Group Says

    The Virginian-Pilot
    January 19, 2021

  • 3 Bioethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines

    Christianity Today
    January 13, 2021

  • Halting the virus

    World Magazine
    December 22, 2020

  • 35 Countries Sign Declaration Saying “There is No Right to Abortion”
    December 17, 2020

  • Vice President Mike Pence Will Receive Coronavirus Vaccine Not Made With Aborted Baby Cells
    December 17, 2020

  • Trump Admin Sues University of Vermont Hospital That Forced Nurse to Kill Baby in Abortion
    December 16, 2020

  • Trump Will Withhold $200 Million in Tax Dollars From California for Forcing Christians to Fund Abortions
    December 16, 2020

  • Some workers say religious beliefs bar them from getting vaccinated

    December 14, 2020

  • New Jersey Flirts with Radical Abortion Bill

    Washington Examiner
    December 7, 2020

  • Freedom from Coercion is not Discrimination

    The Lancet
    December 5, 2020

  • Pro-life physician-led groups weigh in on development of COVID-19 vaccines

    Catholic Courier
    December 4, 2020

  • Christian Doctors Advise Against Unsafe Gatherings For Stitt's COVID Day Of Prayer

    Public Radio Tusla
    December 2, 2020

  • CMDA on board with plan for vaccine distribution – but offers caveat

    December 3, 2020

  • Medical Associations Call for Ethical Production of COVID-19 Vaccines

    December 3, 2020

  • Four Pro-Life Medical Groups Say Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines Not Made With Aborted Baby Cells
    December 4, 2020

  • Christian health care leader urges churches to meet virtually to help slow virus

    Bristol Herald Courier
    December 2, 2020

  • A Christian doctor's case for the coronavirus vaccine

    One News Now
    December 2, 2020

  • Ethicists say COVID vaccines are moral to use

    Baptist Standard
    November 30, 2020

  • Church organizations, Christian healthcare workers urging return to exclusively virtual services

    Oklahoma News4
    November 26, 2020

  • COVID vaccines are moral to use, say ethicists, Catholic bishops

    November 25, 2020

  • Pandemic inoculations: COVID vaccines are moral to use, say US ethicists, Catholic bishops

    Sight Magazine
    November 26, 2020

  • Christian medical group urges churches to stop gathering amid pandemic: Don't make church an idol

    The Christian Post
    November 26, 2020

  • Stay home, evangelical medical organization tells churches as COVID spreads

    RNS Religious News Service
    November 20, 2020

  • Evangelical Doctors' Group Pleads With Churches To Stay Home

    November 19, 2020

  • Christians Ready to Help COVID-19 Vaccine Go to Neediest First

    Christianity Today
    November 17, 2020

  • Is Receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Ethical?

    Public Discourse
    November 15, 2020

  • Eyeing a White House Win, Angry Left Vows to Purge 'Nazis' in Name of Unity
    November 13, 2020

  • SCOTUS asked to rule on federal abortion funding
    November 12, 2020

  • Pro-Life Doctors Ask Supreme Court to Uphold Title X Funding Rule

    November 10, 2020

  • Must be something in the water

    Steve Jordahl (
    November 4, 2020

  • President Trump Signs Statement Declaring There is “No Right to Abortion”
    October 22, 2020

  • Christian Medical Association Lauds US Signing of Geneva Consensus Declaration

    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
    October 22, 2020

  • Lending an arm to end COVID-19

    World Magazine
    October 16, 2020

  • HHS Reverses Obama Rule, Sides with Docs and Nurses
    June 17, 2020

  • Christian Medical Association Doctors Express Hope that HHS Gender Rule Will Uphold Medical Judgment and Conscience

    Christian Medical & Dental Associations
    June 12, 2020

  • Masks, Distancing Advised as States Reopen

    Chris Woodward (
    May 11, 2020

  • Dentistry During Pandemic

    Chris Woodward (
    April 29, 2020

  • Transgenderism / Gender Identity / Gender Dysphoria

    April 22, 2020

  • 'Real Data' Needed to Make Real Decisions re: COVID-19

    One News Now
    April 9, 2020

  • When Life Gets Shaken, What Spills Out is What's in the Heart

    One News Now
    April 7, 2020

  • Christian Doc Offers Advice, Hope For COVID-19 (+podcast)

    April 2, 2020

  • Playing God: Pandemic Brings Moral Dilemmas to US Hospitals

    Christianity Today
    March 31, 2020

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Teaching Healthcare Professionals in a Global Setting – CHSC
Healthcare professional education is the new frontier of medical missions. Do you teach or are you planning to teach in an international medical school, residency, or other healthcare training program? This workshop will help you provide quality academics while navigating cultural considerations.
Trophy Trout Fishing with CMDA
July 22-25, 2021 Spend a long weekend with David Stevens, MD this summer fly fishing here in Northeast Tennessee. We are blessed to have two of the finest trophy trout streams in the country—the Watauga and South Holston Rivers. Join us!
2020 Voice of Christian Doctor’s Media Training May 15, 2020 – May 16, 2020 Bristol, Tennessee
Voice of Christian Doctors Media Training
August 6-7, 2021 It is imperative that we have well-trained Christian healthcare professionals ready to speak out on healthcare and bioethical issues that are affecting our culture. This two-day training is designed to teach participants how to use the media as an educational tool and to sharpen skills as CMDA media representatives.
Pre-Field Orientation for New Healthcare Missionaries
August 11 – 14, 2021 A can't miss opportunity for soon-to-be healthcare missionaries to gather together and learn with veteran missionaries about how to transition into life on the field and serve God effectively.
CMDA and DTS Dialogues: Healthcare and Theology Learning Together
August 14, 2021 Join us for this quarterly webinar series as CMDA joins together with The Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary to discuss topics important to today’s leaders in healthcare and in the church. Hosted by Dr. Darrell Bock, each webinar includes a panel of experts to discuss topics such as the beginning of life, vaccine development, how COVID impacts the church and more.
Turkey Tour 2021: Seven Churches of Revelation
August 24 – September 3, 2021 Western Turkey was the cradle of the early Christian church. This area was the centerpiece of Paul’s mission and and an area to which he devoted a great deal of his time and energy. His ministry in the region was so productive that it could be said that “all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord” Acts 19:10).
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WPC Conference 2021
September 30 – October 3, 2021:
What a blessing it will be to meet in person again in 2021! Women Physicians in Christ (WPC) is the refuge where your fast-paced life meets refreshment, rest and renewal! Join us in 2021 for fellowship, inspiration, medical education and networking at our unique annual conference. Share the blessings by bringing a friend or colleague with you!
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Greece Tour – In the Footsteps of Paul, October 2021
October 1-10, 2021 An exciting tour filled with culture, biblical teaching, and fellowship. Even if you have been to Greece before, our tour will open new insights into the Apostle Paul and how his ministry got started in Europe.

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