Exploring Medical Missions Conference: Kansas City, MO

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2016 Exploring Medical Missions Conference: The Evidence Behind Medical Missions

If you are a health professional or student interested in medical missions, this is the conference for you.

  • It’s less than 2 hours away and very reasonably priced.
  • It’s CME & CNE accredited
  • This conference excels at pairing practical skill labs with didactic learning.
  • It is loaded with opportunities to learn, network and get inspired. I have so many colleagues who have benefited from attending this conference. Some have gone on to attend other INMED accredited programs. Others are now serving in fulltime medical missions around the globe.
  • Whether you are eager to get started or are already a fulltime or short-term missionary, this medical missions conference has MUCH to offer you.
  • It is hosted by INMED (Institute for International Medicine) which was started by Dr. Comninellis, one of my family medicine professors and mentors at UMKC.
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Registration/costs: Early Bird registration OPEN thru March 1, 2016
Conference Schedule:

  • Thursday – May 19, 2016 – OPTIONAL Pre-Conference Day
  • **Requires separate registration**
  • 9:00 – 4:00 PM  Pre-Conference Day Helping Babies Breathe Course
  • 8:00 – 4:00 PM Pre-Conference Day Ultrasound for Low-Resource Healthcare Course
  • 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Exhibitor Check in and Setup

Friday – May 20, 2016 – Conference Day 1
8:00 – 8:50 AM – Registration and Visit Exhibitors
9:00 – 9:45 AM – Plenary 1
10:00 – 10:30 AM – Breakout 1 (Presentation Titles Subject to Change)
Faith Based Session
Assessment with Limited Resources
Neonatal Care
Refugee Care
Community Development/Leadership
Emerging Diseases
10:40 – 11:10 AM – Breakout 2 (Presentation Titles Subject to Change)
Refugee Care
Community Development/Leadership
Emerging Diseases
Pediatric Assessment
11:20 – 11:50 AM – Breakout 3 (Presentation Titles Subject to Change)
Faith Based Session
Neonatal Care
Refugee Care
Community Development/Leadership
Assessment with Limited Resources
Pediatric Assessment
11:50 – 12:15 PM – Optional Session 1 (No Continuing Education for this Session)
Poster Presentations
Visit Exhibitors
12:15 – 1:30 PM – Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
1:30 – 2:15 PM – Plenary 2
2:25 – 3:25 PM – Breakout 4 (Presentation Titles Subject to Change)
Adult Assessment with Limited Resources
Pediatric Assessment with Limited Resources
Wound Care/Suture
Community Assessment
Mother/Baby Care
3:35 – 4:35 PM – Breakout 5 (Presentation Titles Subject to Change)
Emerging Diseases
Adult Assessment with Limited Resources
Pediatric Assessment with Limited Resources
Wound Care/Suture
Community Assessment
Neonatal Care
4:40 – 5:40 PM – Breakout 6 (Presentation Titles Subject to Change)
Adult Assessment with Limited Resources
Pediatric Assessment with Limited Resources
Wound Care/Suture
Community Assessment
Mother/Baby Care

Saturday – May 21, 2016 – Conference Day 2
8:00 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast with a Speaker (Pre-Registration Required)
9:00 – 9:45 AM – Plenary 3
9:50 – 10:10 AM – Breakout 7 (Presentation Titles Subject to Change)
Innovation & Research
Ethical Dilemmas in International Medicine
Family & Medicine: the balance
Global Health Education
Your Role in Medical Missions
Developing Leaders in International Medicine
10:20 – 10:40 AM – Breakout 8 (Presentation Titles Subject to Change)
Innovation & Research
Ethical Dilemmas in International Medicine
Family & Medicine: the balance
Global Health Education
Your Role in Medical Missions
Developing Leaders in International Medicine
10:45 – 11:00 AM – Optional Session 2 (No Continuing Education for this Session)
Poster Presentations
Last Chance to Visit Exhibitors
11:00 – 11:40 AM – Plenary 5

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Gary Morsch, MD
Dr. Gary Morsch believes we long to make a positive difference in our world and are uniquely gifted to do so. His own volunteerism has taken him from inner city shelters to rural clinics, from refugee camps to mission hospitals. Wherever you find people in need, you’ll find Dr. Morsch.

Brad Gautney, PNP, MPH
Brad is the Founder and President of Global Health Innovations. He designs HIV/AIDS programs in East Africa. Brad designed the HITSystem© which prevents mother-tochild transmission of HIV/AIDS and ensures HIV+ infants receive optimal HIV care. Brad also designs medical programs to assist children rescued from child slavery in West Africa.

About INMED:
Mission & Values
On the outskirts of our communities exist extraordinary numbers of individuals and families who are forgotten. Often these are the poor, the unemployed, minorities, and immigrants. Overlooked by the majority and left behind in the dash for progress, these silent persons piece together lives from the leftovers, as they succumb the physical and mental repercussions of neglect. Some two billion of them still lack basic nutrition, housing, safe water, education, and health care. As a result, their infants only have a three in four chance of surviving beyond childhood, and those who do survive may live only into their thirties or forties. Tragically, health in many poorer communities is actually on the decline. This should not be so!

Critical Deficiencies
Yet healthcare professionals who serve on behalf of the forgotten often discover that their education and training poorly prepared them to work effectively among such people, primarily because:

  • Health is largely determined by factors beyond mainstream healthcare that must also be addressed, like education, housing, and economic development.
  • Diseases and injuries may be unfamiliar. Malnutrition, orthopedic trauma, and certain infectious diseases are common in low-resource communities, but rare in wealthier ones.
  •  Resources to manage these diseases and injuries are usually minimal, whether laboratory, imaging, medications, supplies, or consultants.
  •  Cultural context is frequently challenging, while success in promoting health and combating disease requires an intimate understanding of language and social behavior.
  •  Leadership skills are underdeveloped. But effective health intervention requires attention to community-wide needs and resources, team building, and strategic planning – concepts infrequently addressed in the education of healthcare professionals.
  •  Living and working in low-resource communities demands unique personal adeptness. Attention to physical health, emotional well-being, financial strength, and family relationships is essential for long-term success.

Inspiring Assistance
The Good Samaritan is a moving account told by the Great Physician of a compassionate outsider coming to the aid of a common man who was robbed, beaten, and left for dead. He urged, “Go and do likewise.” Many healthcare professionals today continue to follow this model of kindness toward those who are most disadvantaged, make service to the poor an intentional part of their careers, whether in their home communities or in distant locales. Countless lives are saved through their ongoing commitment.

Mission of INMED
The mission of the Institute for International Medicine is to equip healthcare professionals and students with the unique skills to serve forgotten people. INMED is a Missouri-registered, non-profit, educational corporation founded in 2003.

Values of INMED

  • We are committed to the forgotten. We are called to serve the neediest, most disadvantaged people of the earth. We seek to relieve their suffering and to assist in making sustainable improvements in their lives. We seek to engage them, to promote their voice, and to offer our hands and feet in service. We respect those in need as active participants, not passive recipients, in this relationship.
  • We value all human life. We regard all individuals as created and loved by God. We respect dignity, uniqueness, diversity and intrinsic worth of all people – regardless of wealth, social status, and or ability to reciprocate our efforts. We encourage these virtues in all of our working relationships, including staff, volunteers, donors, community, and those receiving our support.
  • We are stewards. We are managers, not owners, of the resources made available to us on behalf of the forgotten of this world. We are transparent and honest in our communications and relationships with our partners, communities, and governments. Not only are we stewards of resources but of people. We strive to ensure that all of our activities, programs, and services are efficient and effective.
  • We are partners. We are partners with those we serve as well as with those who invest into our shared mission. Our relationships are purposeful, diverse, and encourage mutual participation in achieving the mission. We seek cooperation and partnerships with other organizations and groups that share our vision.

Partnership For Compassion
INMED’s Executive Officers and Board of Directors are pleased to partner with a growing number of students, healthcare professionals, universities, residency programs, healthcare facilities, and national health leaders – all intent on inspiring and equipping healthcare professionals to “Go and do likewise” and to serve the most forgotten people of our world.


  • Angola: Lubango Evangelical Medical Center
  • Bangladesh: Malumghat Hospital Project
  • Cameroon: Banso Hospital
  • China:
    • Hope Medical Group
    • Light – Shenyang
  • Dominican Republic: CURE Hospital
  • Ecuador: Hospital Vozandes Del Oriente
  • Ethiopia: Soddo Christian Hospital
  • Ghana
    • Ankaase Methodist Hospital
    • Baptist Medical Center
    • Manna Mission Hospital
    • Saboba Medical Center
    • Wenchi Methodist Hospital
  • Guatemala: Agape In Action
  • Haiti: Haiti Health Ministries
  • Honduras:
    • Clinica Esperanza
    • Clinica Evangelica Morava
    • Hospital Loma De Luz
  • India
    • Bangalore Baptist Hospital
    • Broadwell Christian Hospital
    • Duncan Hospital
    • Emmanuel Hospital Association
    • Herbertpur Christian Hospital
    •  Vellore Medical College
  •     Kenya
    • Hope Community Center
    • Kapsowar Hospital
    • Kijabe Hospital
    • Tenwek Hospital
  •     Macau: Hope Medical Group
  •     Papua New Guinea
    • Kapuna Hospital
    • Kikori Hospital
    • Kudjip Nazarene Hospital
  •     Philippines: Mercy Midwives Birthing Home
  •     South Africa
    • McCord Hospital
    • Mseleni Hospital
  •     Tanzania
    • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center
    • Kitua Zahanati Clinic
  •     Thailand: Kwai River Christian Hospital
  •     Uganda
    • Kiwoko Hospital
    • The Surgery
  •     Zambia
    • Macha Mission Hospital
    • Mushili Health Center

Graduation Programs

  •     INMED Alumni Service Program
  •     INMED Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health – DIM&PH
  •     INMED Diploma in International Public Health – DIPH
  •     INMED International HIV Medicine Certificate
  •     INMED International Medicine Certificate
  •     INMED International Pharmacy Certificate
  •     INMED International Pharmacy Diploma
  •     INMED International Public Health Certificate

Source: http://www.inmed.us/

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