What is the M3 Conference?

The Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference is designed to bring together doctors, nurses, dentists, and other healthcare professionals, as well as anyone who has a desire to use their skills to meet pressing global healthcare needs. At M3, hear from experts in the field of global health and be inspired by men and women who are in the trenches, often in resource-limited settings, doing what they can to make a difference in people’s lives. In the M3 Exhibit Hall, connect with over 70 organizations working in the areas of medical missions, orphan care, WaSH (water, sanitation or hygiene), human trafficking, poverty and injustice.  Join us to find out what you can do and how you can be involved. Held in Houston, Texas each year, the M3 Conference reaches around the world to touch the hearts and lives of people in need.

The 2019 M3 Conference will be held on February 22nd and 23rd, 2019.

2019 M3 Conference Speakers

Paul Osteen

Conference Emcee

Paul Osteen, MD, FACS

Missionary Surgeon
Co-Founder, M3 Conference
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Caleb Magnino

Conference Emcee

Jennifer Osteen, RN

Missionary Nurse
Co-Founder, M3 Conference
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Plenary and Breakout Session Speakers

Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Anne Alaniz, DO

Co-Founder, Pothawira (Safe Haven), Malawi,
Gynecologic Oncology, Houston Methodist
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Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Corné Blom

Vice President International Programs,
Nurse-Anesthetist, Mercy Ships
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Aileen Coleman, RN

Michael Chupp, MD, FACS, FCS (ECSA)

Executive Vice President/CEO Elect,
Christian Medical & Dental Associations
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Aileen Coleman, RN

Stan Cobb, DDS, MA, BS

Dallas Director,
Christian Medical & Dental Associations
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Jenny Dyer, PhD

Lisa D. Cole, MA, RN

Director, Mary K Center for Global Nursing Development
Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF)
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Jenny Dyer, PhD

Will Copeland, MD

Missionary Neurosurgeon,
Tenwek Hospital, Kenya
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Jenny Dyer, PhD

Matthew Dacso, MD, MSc, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine,
Director, Center for Global Health Education,
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

Mitch Duininck, MD

Mitch Duininck, MD

President/CEO, In His Image Inc. and Program Director, IHI Family Medicine Residency
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Mitch Duininck, MD

Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD

Founder,
The 2030 Collaborative
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Steve James

Jon Fielder, MD

Chief Executive, African Mission Healthcare
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Steve James

Alisa Geers, ARNP

Medical Missionary,
Christian Health Service Corps, Honduras
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Steve James

Andrew Geers, PA-C, ATC

Medical Missionary,
Christian Health Service Corps, Honduras
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Philip Kemp, DDS, AAACD

Rabbi Erica Gerson

Co-Founder, L’Chaim Prize
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Mark Kuhl

Mark Gerson, JD

Co-Founder, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), United Hatzalah & L’Chaim Prize, Co-Founder and Chairman, African Mission Healthcare
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Joël Malm

Jennifer Hoines, PT, DPT

Founder and President,
Therapy Clinics International
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Andrew Mayo

Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD

Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine and
Professor of Pediatrics & Molecular Virology & Microbiology,
Baylor College of Medicine
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Andrew Mayo

Deborah S. Lammert, RN, MSN, APRN-CNS, BC

Missionary Nurse & Educator,
Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)
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Lee McCluskey, MD

Andrew Mayo

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF)
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Jim Tour, PhD

Mary Ishepe Nandili, PhD, MPH, BSc, RN

Director of Nursing Services,
Ministry of Health Kenya
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Todd Price, MD

Todd Price, MD

Infections Disease Specialist,
President and CEO,
International Medical Outreach (IMO)
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Todd Price, MD

Molly Raney

Executive Director,
Houston Welcomes Refugees
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Todd Price, MD

Lauren Raschke, RN

Mobile Medical Coordinator,
Mission of Hope Haiti
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Allan T. Sawyer, MD, MS

Missionary Physician,
World Medical Missions
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Andrew Scott

President/CEO Operation Mobilization USA and
OM’s Global Leadership Team,
Operation Mobilization (OM)
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Russ E. White, MD, MPH, FACS, FCS (ECSA)

Allison Shigo

Founder and Executive Director,
Healing Hands of Joy, Ethiopia
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Russ E. White, MD, MPH, FACS, FCS (ECSA)

Laura Smelter, MD

Director of Training,
Christian Health Service Corps
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Todd Price, MD

Stephen J. Spann, MD, MBA

Founding Dean,
University of Houston College of Medicine
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Todd Price, MD

Don Stephens

Founder,
Mercy Ships
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Todd Price, MD

Paule-Nise Stinfil, RN, BSN, CNE, FNP

Haiti Project Manager,
Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF)
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Todd Price, MD

Elizabeth Studley, CRNA, MS

Vice Chair Board of Directors,
KenyaRelief.org
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Todd Price, MD

Devyn Swanson

Missionary,
Diospi Suyana Hospital, Peru
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Todd Price, MD

Julian Swanson, MD

Medical Missionary,
Diospi Suyana Hospital, Peru
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Russ E. White, MD, MPH, FACS, FCS (ECSA)

Kerri Taylor, MS, CCC-SLP

Executive Director,
UnBound Houston
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Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA)

Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA)

Chief Medical Officer,
Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS)
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Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA)

James M. Tour, PhD

Professor of Chemistry (T.T. & W.F. Chao), Computer Science, and Materials Science & NanoEngineering,
Rice University
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Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA)

Joy Vonk, MS, PA-C

Clinician and Clinic Manager,
Casa el Buen Samaritano
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Russ E. White, MD, MPH, FACS, FCS (ECSA)

Carlan Wendler, MD, FACEP

Medical Missionary,
Serge & The AME Fund, Burundi
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… And more speakers to come!

February 22-23, 2019

Lakewood Church | Houston, TX

Friday, February 22, 2019

9:00am
Pre-Conference Workshops

Located at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, next to conference venue. Additional fees apply;
Advanced registration required.

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12:00pm
Lunch on Own
1:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshops

Located at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, next to conference venue. Additional fees apply;
Advanced registration required.

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4:00pm
Dinner on Own
6:00pm
Registration Check-In
Exhibit Hall
7:00pm
Plenary Session 01

Three Questions that Focused My Life

Speaker(s):
Don Stephens

Room:
Main Sanctuary

Description:
Questions from Mother Teresa when I was 32-Years-Old:
1. Why were you born?
2. Where is your pain?
3. What are you doing about your dream?


 

Why do Jewish Philanthropists Support Christian Medical Missions?

Speaker(s):
Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson, JD

Room:
Main Sanctuary

Description:
Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson, sponsors of the L’Chaim (“To Life”) Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service, explain their reasons, as practicing Jews, for supporting Christian health care. The Gersons believe that medical mission work offers a superior return on philanthropic investment and that their involvement in Christian health care helps fulfill the Jewish imperative to “love the stranger”.


 

Loving in the Midst of Endless Need

Speaker(s):
Julian Swanson, MD

Room:
Main Sanctuary

Description:
How do we face the endless need around us with love? In overwhelming situations, how can we respond with compassion? How do we address each individual need when there are millions at our front doorstep?


 

God Equips the Called

Speaker(s):
Lauren Raschke, RN

Room:
Main Sanctuary

Description:
My story of how I came to live and work in Haiti. How God chose a shy quiet girl lacking confidence to be a missionary and lead medical teams every week. Sharing all the ways God has equipped me to serve His people. Also, the joys and gifts I have because of my obedience to His calling.

9:00pm
Dessert and Coffee
Exhibit Hall
10:30pm
Exhibit Hall Closes

Saturday, February 23, 2019

7:00am
Breakfast
Exhibit Hall
8:00am
Breakout Session 01

Cowboy in the Jungle

Speaker(s):
Stan Cobb, DDS, MA, BS

Room:
TBD

Track:
Physical Therapy/Dental/Advocacy

Description:
Hear the journey of how a Texas dentist’s conversion in dental school led him on a journey to missional living. Stan is the Dallas Director of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations.


 

Bonded Through Service – Exploring Synergies between Academic and Faith-Based Organizations in Global Health

Speaker(s):
Matthew Dacso, MD, MSc, FACP

Room:
TBD

Track:
Local Learning Institutes

Description:
Each year, over 1.5 million Americans participate in short-term international faith-based mission trips. Similarly, nearly one in every three medical students participates in a global health elective during their medical training. Meanwhile, the past few decades have seen profound epidemiologic transitions in the global burden of disease complicated by persistent global disparities in the distribution of wealth and human resources for health. The need to address these complex health system issues, coupled with increased interest among volunteers and the ease of international travel, have driven both academic institutions and faith-based organizations to create and expand global health programs. Yet despite significant overlap in their mission areas, these entities frequently work in professional silos. This talk explores the shared values, as well as the challenges and opportunities for developing joint programming between academic and faith-based organizations.


 

Coming soon…

Speaker(s):
Alisa Geers, ARNP and Deborah S. Lammert, RN, MSN, APRN-CNS, BC

Room:
TBD

Track:
Nursing

Description:
Nurses provide essential health services in rural missions and disaster and crisis situations. Various nursing roles and experiences will be discussed by experienced nurses in differing foreign settings. The discussion will include specific case studies, differences in scope of practice in the U.S. versus abroad and relationships with physicians or other medical providers.


 

The Safe Motherhood Ambassadors Model in Ethiopia: An Innovative & Holistic Ministry to Eliminate Obstetric Fistula

Speaker(s):
Allison Shigo

Room:
TBD

Track:
Local Ministries with Global Impact

Description:
With 2-3 million sufferers worldwide, women with obstetric fistula are the lepers of the 21st century, ostracized and considered cursed by God. Ethiopia has Africa’s second highest rate of Obstetric Fistula, a traumatic childbirth injury, resulting in 80 percent stillbirth rates and an indicator of poor maternal and child health services. Healing Hands of Joy’s innovative Safe Motherhood Ambassador volunteer program addresses these challenges. Co-Founder Allison Shigo will share how Healing Hands of Joy leads women living with fistula from social isolation to full recovery and restoration while transforming the maternal health landscape in Ethiopia.


 

Broken. Healed. And Shining God’s Light.

Speaker(s):
Elizabeth Studley, CRNA, MS

Room:
TBD

Track:
Spiritual

Description:
Learning to utilize life’s greatest tragedies to find purpose and walk in destiny. Taking the steps to discover your calling and loving it!


 

Newlyweds on the Medical Mission Field

Speaker(s):
Devyn Swanson and Julian Swanson, MD

Room:
TBD

Track:
New Missionary

Description:
After 9 months of marriage, a doctor and an artist left for the mission field. Hear the beautiful way God is writing their story.


 

Human Trafficking: Raising Awareness to Identify Victims in the Clinical Setting

Speaker(s):
Kerri Taylor, MS, CCC-SLP

Room:
TBD

Track:
Local Ministries

Description:
Human trafficking doesn’t happen here…does it? Come learn what every citizen needs to know in order to keep their families safe and how medical professionals can identify potential victims in their practices and spheres of influence. Recognizing the victim in front of you takes knowledge and insight. This presentation is designed to equip you with the tools you need to prevent victimization in that critical window of opportunity just before it begins. This session offers CNE credit for nurses, but is appropriate for all medical professionals with application to medical missions.


 

How Much is Enough?

Speaker(s):
Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA)

Room:
TBD

Track:
Veteran Missionary

Description:
In the United States we have easy access to medical, physical and spiritual resources and support. In contrast to many remote areas where daily life is a struggle, medical materials are severely lacking and spiritual support is not readily available. Keir will be sharing reflections on his experience transitioning from a high-resource to low-resource environment.

9:00am
Break
9:10am
Breakout Session 02

Keeping Spiritual Ministry Alive When Patient Care Demands Your All

Speaker(s):
Michael Chupp, MD, FACS, FCS (ECSA)

Room:
TBD

Track:
Spiritual

Description:
The demands in the life of a healthcare missionary are such that fitting in evangelism discipleship or even prayer with staff, patients and their families may seem nearly impossible. Yet, if the medical missionary does not keep spiritual ministry a top priority, spiritual dryness and even burnout may be more likely. This session will focus on practical ways to integrate faith and spiritual ministry into the daily life of a healthcare missionary when serving cross culturally. These suggestions will include individual, as well as team-based approaches to sharing the gospel, praying with patients; and discipleship of clients as well as staff and trainees in the cross-cultural healthcare setting.


 

Teach Physical Therapy to Anyone on the Mission Field

Speaker(s):
Jennifer Hoines, PT, DPT

Room:
TBD

Track:
Physical Therapy/Dental/Advocacy

Description:
One billion people around the world suffer with disability yet sixty-two countries lack basic rehabilitation services. What if the key to reaching people with disability isn’t to recruit more professionals, but to empower local workers who can’t get an advanced education as a therapy provider? Jennifer believes in just that – training local people in basic physical therapy techniques to serve those with disability in their area of the world. In this session, she’ll talk about the system she is using to train and empower rehabilitation promoters and the way you can be part of mobilizing the world with the skills you have now.


 

Challenges of Health Care in Kenya: A Nurse Leader’s View

Speaker(s):
Mary Ishepe Nandili, PhD, MPH, BSc, RN

Room:
TBD

Track:
Nursing

Description:
A unique opportunity to hear from the highest ranking nursing official in Kenya about her views on the state of nursing in her country, including public, private and faith-based settings. She will inform participants of the greatest challenges facing nurses and midwives in Kenya. The resources most needed by nurses and midwives to overcome those challenges, as well as equip them to serve as leaders in improving the quality of and access to healthcare in Kenya will also be discussed.


 

Malaria

Speaker(s):
Todd Price, MD

Room:
TBD

Track:
Local Ministries with Global Impact

Description:
Malaria continues to be a major health challenge worldwide: according to the World Health Organization, after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Data from 2015–2017 highlight that no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made in this period. There were an estimated 219 million cases and 435 000 related deaths in 2017. Thus for both healthcare and non-healthcare workers who are active in the 90+ countries where malaria is endemic, clinical cases will be reviewed to understand malaria prevention, treatment, and control, including life saving measures in dire situations.


 

How do You Take that First Step?

Speaker(s):
Lauren Raschke, RN

Room:
TBD

Track:
New Missionary

Description:
Saying yes, is only the first step in your mission journey. Answers provided to questions concerning overcoming the doubts, fears and myths of serving to give participants a complete view of mission service. You will be empowered and equipped to serve where God is calling you.


 

Propelling Your Career

Speaker(s):
James M. Tour, PhD

Room:
TBD

Track:
Local Learning Institutes

Description:
Several keys to a successful professional career will be discussed. This includes the need to build a human network of friends to maintain integrity in speaking and actions and to maintain a healthy family balance. And for the Christian, it is imperative to meditate daily in the scriptures.


 

The Poor and Neglected Among Us: An Overlooked Mission Field

Speaker(s):
Joy Vonk, MS, PA-C

Room:
TBD

Track:
Local Ministries

Description:
Is God calling you to serve in urban missions? What is the need for urban missions? How do I reach the poor and neglected close to home? In this session, we will hear stories of how God provides opportunities to minister to those in your own community. Learn why John Piper says “domestic ministries are a means and a goal of frontier missions.” Understand how to provide integrated faith-based healthcare right here, right now.


 

Go Fast Go Far: Why Team Matters More Than You Think

Speaker(s):
Carlan Wendler, MD, FACEP

Room:
TBD

Track:
Veteran Missionary

Description:
In 2008 at a medical missions conference, God called a group of doctors to go together. Over ten years later they are still ministering side-by-side in one of the poorest hungriest nations on earth. Dr. Carlan Wendler tells their story and offers some insights gleaned over the last decade of going and staying together.


 

10:10am
Break
10:20am
Breakout Session 03

Coming Soon…

Speaker(s):
Corné Blom

Room:
TBD

Track:
Nursing

Description:
Coming Soon…


 

The Surpassing Value of Jesus – And I Thought Neurosurgery Was Important?

Speaker(s):
Will Copeland, MD

Room:
TBD

Track:
New Missionary

Description:
At the end of my neurosurgery residency at the Mayo Clinic, I found myself at a crossroads – accept what had become my dream job and stay on as staff, or move to Kenya to work as the only neurosurgeon at Tenwek Hospital. During this breakout session, we will discuss the truth of Paul’s words in Philippians 3:8 and the impact it can have on our lives.


 

The End of Hunger: Redeemed Hope for Feeding the World

Speaker(s):
Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD

Room:
TBD

Track:
Physical Therapy/Dental/Advocacy

Description:
In this session, we will discuss the current hunger crises of famine and its impact. We will review the issues of malnutrition and how to address both wasting and stunting successfully. Most importantly, we will talk about how you can contribute to the end of hunger with the practice of advocacy to influence both U.S. legislation and funding levels.


 

Christian Medical Missions and Improvements in Global Health

Speaker(s):
Jon Fielder, MD

Room:
TBD

Track:
Veteran Missionary

Description:
How do we think about recent improvements in African and global health metrics in the context of Christian medical missions? What are the implications for Christian facilities and health workers?


 

Coming Soon…

Speaker(s):
Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD

Room:
TBD

Track:
Local Learning Institutes

Description:
Coming Soon…


 

What Will Be the Greatest Needs in International Medical Ministry over the Next 10 Years and the Opportunities for Your Greatest Impact?

Speaker(s):
Andrew Mayo

Room:
TBD

Track:
Local Ministries with Global Impact

Description:
A summary of a recent survey of mission hospitals that identifies the major changes currently happening in developing countries and the kinds of skills and projects most needed.


 

Welcoming Refugees in Our City

Speaker(s):
Molly Raney

Room:
TBD

Track:
Local Ministries

Description:
Learn about refugees, the resettlement process, and welcoming refugees in your city with compassion, hope, and honor.


 

11:30am
Boxed Lunch
Exhibit Hall
Networking Rooms
1:00pm
Plenary Session 02

The Impact of Medical Missions Experience on the Formation of Health Care Professionals

Speaker:
Stephen J. Spann, MD, MBA

Room:
Main Sanctuary

Description:
Medical missions experiences have a major impact on the formation, as well as the education, of health care professionals whatever their stage of development. The speaker will share insights from his lifelong experiences in medical missions as a clinical provider and teacher, addressing the value of role modeling and the unique learning opportunities in this setting.


 

What’s in Your Hands? A Journey Out of the Village

Speaker:
Anne Alaniz, DO

Room:
Main Sanctuary

Description:
How does a 17 year old girl from a small village in Malawi, Africa with no name, no money and no roots become a Gynecologic Oncologist in the United States of America? And beyond that accomplishment, how does she become co-founder of an organization in her home village that now cares for orphans, widows and the sick. Follow the journey of God’s grace and provision for His call of obedience to a village girl who thought her hands were empty, but God knew she had everything He needed to accomplish what seemed impossible.


 

Do You Know Who You Are?

Speaker:
Mitch Duininck, MD

Room:
Main Sanctuary

Description:
We live in a world enamored with power, money and prestige. Image is everything. Who we know seems all-important. However, unless you know who you are, you will not fully become the person God created you to be or accomplish all that He created you to do.


 

Title coming soon…

Speaker:
Allan T. Sawyer, MD, MS

Room:
Main Sanctuary

Description:
Description coming soon…

3:00pm
Exhibit Hall
3:30pm
Conference Ends

Pricing

Main conference registration includes access to the Exhibit Hall, access to Plenary and Breakout speaker sessions, dessert on Friday, and breakfast and boxed lunch on Saturday. (Pre-Conference workshops will be available for a separate registration and fee.)

Registrant Type

Early Bird Rates* / Rates Starting Jan. 1, 2019

Physician/Dentist

$60 / $80

Nurse

$50 / $70

Other Medical Professional

$50 / $70

Non-Medical Professional

$50 / $70

Missionary

$40 / $40

Medical Resident-in-Training

$40 / $40

Student

$40 / $40

*Early Bird rates end December 31, 2018

EVENT REGISTRATION CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:
1. Due to processing costs, no refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations.
2.Please note that in the event of circumstances beyond its control, Lakewood Church reserves the right to cancel any event. Lakewood Church is not liable for any expenses incurred by participants as a result of such cancellation.

Lakewood Church Hotel Vendors

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway Plaza
6 E Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas 77046
713-629-1200

Special M3 Conference Rate Code: MMC
Click here to reserve your room at a special M3 Conference rate.

Hampton Inn Houston – Near the Galleria
4500 Post Oak Parkway
Houston, Texas 77027
713-871-9911

Click here to reserve your room at a special M3 Conference rate.

Sheraton Suites Houston near the Galleria
2400 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
713-586-2444

Click here to reserve your room.
Ask for the special Lakewood Church rate.

With the conference venue being at Lakewood Church, other area hotels provide a discount when you ask for the “Lakewood Rate.” Click here for a list of participating hotels.

Lakewood Church

3700 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77027

713-635-4154
LakewoodChurch.com

Doubletree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway Plaza
6 E Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas 77046
713-629-1200
Book a room

Hampton Inn Houston – Near the Galleria

Hampton Inn Houston – Near the Galleria
4500 Post Oak Parkway
Houston, Texas 77027
713-871-9911
Book a room

Sheraton Suites near the Galleria

Sheraton Suites Houston near the Galleria
2400 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
713-586-2444
Book a room

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the conference?

The conference’s primary focus is global health and medical missions, but other areas of interest include human trafficking, WaSH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), orphan care, disaster relief, and other missionary work. So if you are a physician, nurse, dentist, pharmacist or other healthcare professional, or you are in medical, dental, nursing or pharmacy school, or you are a college or high school student who is interested in medical missions, we believe this conference will be a great encouragement to you. In addition, if you are not in the medical field but have a heart and passion for missions, you will fit right in and be inspired in your faith. So the answer is—anyone is welcome!

What is included in my conference registration?

When you register for the conference, you will receive access to the conference Exhibit Hall, access to all Plenary and Breakout speaker sessions, dessert on Friday evening, breakfast on Saturday morning, and a boxed lunch on Saturday afternoon.

What does my registration fee cover?

Your registration fee helps cover the cost of putting on the conference (i.e. speakers, meals, materials, etc.).  All other expenses not covered by the registration fees are generously provided by our conference sponsors and Lakewood Church.

Additionally, each year, a portion of the conference proceeds goes toward a “featured project.”

What is the refund policy?

EVENT REGISTRATION CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:
1. Due to processing costs, no refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations.
2. Please note that in the event of circumstances beyond its control, Lakewood Church reserves the right to cancel any event. Lakewood Church is not liable for any expenses incurred by participants as a result of such cancellation.

What is the conference schedule?

Friday, February 22, 2019
6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 23, 2019
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Click here for a more detailed schedule.

What meals are included in my conference registration?

The following meals are included with your registration:

  • Dessert following Friday night’s session;
  • Breakfast and coffee on Saturday morning; and
  • Boxed lunch on Saturday afternoon.
Outside of the meals provided at the conference, what are my other meal options?

Click here click herefor a list of several area restaurants, coffee bars and juice shops that are within walking distance or a short drive from the conference venue.

Where is the conference taking place?

The Pre-Conference workshops will be held next to Lakewood Church at:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway Plaza
6 E Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas 77046

Your Pre-Conference workshop registration fee includes the cost of self-parking at the hotel. Valet parking is not included, and should you choose to valet park your car, it will be at your own expense. You will receive your self-parking voucher upon check-in at the Pre-Conference workshop.

Where do I park for the conference?

Free covered parking is available starting at 6 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday in the B1 and B2 parking garages. Also, there will be police officers, signs, and volunteers to help you park and find your way into the building. Click here for a map showing the location of the B1 and B2 garages.

Will there be any Pre-Conference Sessions?

Yes, we will once again host Pre-Conference Sessions during the day on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Click here for more detailed information.

Is the Pre-Conference included as part of my main conference registration?

No, the Pre-Conference Sessions are only available for a separate registration fee.

Where is the Pre-Conference taking place and where do I park for it?

More information will be coming soon.

Are special hotel rates available?

Yes, click here for more details.

Also, with the conference venue being at Lakewood Church, other area hotels provide a discount when you ask for the “Lakewood Rate.” Click here for a list of participating hotels.

How far is the airport from the venue?

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is approximately 25 miles from the conference location.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is approximately 15 miles from the conference location.

Because Houston is a large metropolis with fluctuating heavy traffic, make sure to give yourself an ample amount of time to travel from the airport to the venue, and vice-versa. We recommend allotting yourself a minimum of one hour of transportation time.

Will there be translation available for other languages at the conference?

No, not at this time.

I am traveling from another country; do you provide a “Letter of Invite” for a visa application?

We are not currently providing letters of invitation from M3 to international persons who wish to attend.

What should I bring?

We recommend that you bring a pen and a notebook.

How should I dress?

Casual−jeans are acceptable. Keep in mind it can get very cool in the auditorium.

Who will be speaking at the conference?

Please refer to the speakers section on the conference page to learn more about the dynamic panel of people sharing at this year’s conference.

Who will be exhibiting at the conference?

Please refer to our exhibitors page to learn more about this year’s conference Exhibitors.

Is childcare available?

No. At this time, childcare is unavailable.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, a limited number of scholarships to attend the conference are available. Scholarships only cover the conference registration fee and do not include travel or other expenses. Please email us for more information.

The deadline for scholarship applications is December 31, 2018, or until all scholarships are given out, whichever comes first.

Can I sponsor a student or missionary?

Yes. To sponsor an individual, contact us.

What is a Church Partner and how can I get my church involved?

A Church Partner is a Christian congregation, no matter what denomination, that stands behind M3 and wants to help promote the event to members who may have an interest in medical missions or missions in general. We really want this to be a cross-denominational, Kingdom event. There is no financial obligation whatsoever to become a Church Partner, only time and a passion for missions. We want to get the word out to as many people as possible, so if you’re interested in becoming a Church Partner, click here!

How can I become an exhibitor?

Exhibitors must meet certain criteria and must go through a pre-approval application process. Please note that priority is given to organizations that have a global health focus. Exhibitor spaces are limited.

Click here for more information.


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How can I become a sponsor?

If you are interested in becoming a conference sponsor, please click here to request more information. You can also click here to download sponsorship level and benefit information to review.

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How do I contact M3?

Please email us at info@m3missions.com or call us at 713-491-5108.

M3 Partners

Sponsors

M3 sponsors help support the vision of M3 by contributing financially and have an opportunity to promote their own organization through partnering.

Exhibitors

M3 exhibitors have the opportunity to present and educate about their organization, as well as connect with people looking for a place to serve.

Church Partners

M3 church partners are ministries from many different denominations who believe in and support the heart and vision of the M3 Conference.