2019 M3 Pre-Conference

Add a Pre-Conference Workshop session to your M3 Conference experience!

Back by popular demand! We will once again offer Pre-Conference Workshop sessions that you can add to your main conference registration. These sessions are optional and additional fees apply. There will be 3 morning workshop sessions and 3 afternoon workshop sessions that will take place on Friday, February 22, 2019, before the main conference begins. Please see below for more information.

Date:
Friday, February 22, 2019

Time:
9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (next to Lakewood Church)
6 E Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas 77046

Cost:
$40 per person, per workshop.
Fee includes workshop admission and self-parking voucher for hotel parking.
You can choose up to one morning session workshop and one afternoon session workshop.

Capacity:
Space is limited to 100 people per workshop.

Lunch Options:
Between Pre-Conference Workshop sessions from 12 p.m.-1 p.m., you will have time to have lunch on your own. The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has an in-house restaurant, as well as a Starbucks coffee shop, and there are also several restaurant options within the Greenway Plaza “Hub” food court area, which is connected to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. If you need help finding these locations, please ask a Pre-Conference Workshop volunteer (they will be wearing bright green M3 Conference t-shirts) or a hotel staff member, and they will be happy to assist you.

Parking Information:

  • Pre-Conference Workshop parking will be located at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at 6 E Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas 77046.
  • Upon arriving at the hotel, please follow signs for “self-parking” or ask a valet attendant for directions on how to access the self-parking garage.
  • Upon check-in, you will receive a self-parking voucher to cover the cost of parking.
  • The hotel also offers valet parking, but that option is at your own expense and not included in your registration fee.
  • Once you park for the Pre-Conference Workshop, you may leave your car in the hotel garage until the end of the main conference, which ends at 10:30 p.m. that Friday evening.
  • The main conference is located at Lakewood Church, next to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, and is only a short, covered walk from the hotel.

How To Register:
To register for the Pre-Conference Workshop(s), click on the “Register Today” button (available at the top and bottom of this page) and choose “Attendee” as the “Registration Type.” Follow the prompts to register for the main M3 Conference, and then you will have the option to register for the Pre-Conference Workshop(s) as well. The Pre-Conference Workshops are also available to Exhibitors and Sponsors within those registration paths. Please note that the Pre-Conference Workshop(s) are optional and are only available at an additional fee.

If you have already registered for the M3 Conference and want to add a Pre-Conference Workshop to your registration, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to Conference Registration Page here
  2. Scroll down and click on “Already Registered?” under the “Register” button.
  3. Enter your email address and confirmation number from your original order, and click ‘OK’ to access your account.
  4. Click on “Modify” in the top left hand corner of your confirmation page to go through each page of your registration to make any changes or additions you would like.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: If you add a Pre-Conference Workshop option to your registration, you will need to go all the way through the check-out process to pay the additional fee.

For More Information:
Email info@m3missions.com or call 713-491-5108

Morning Sessions
9am to 12pm

Workshop 01
Morning Session

A Day in the Life of a Missionary Doctor: Diagnosing and Treating Common Diseases in Developing Countries

Facilitator(s):
Allan T. Sawyer, MD, MS
Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA) and
Carlan Wendler, MD, FACEP

CME/CNE/CEU:
None

Time:
9am-12pm

Room:
TBD

Description:
Detailed information coming soon

Session 1:
Women’s Health Challenges in Limited Resource Settings

Session 2:
Fever + Africa = ???

Session 3:
Common Surgical Problems in Sub-Saharan Africa by Region

Workshop 02
Morning Session

Medical Missions Models: Relief, Development, Training

Facilitator(s):
Laura Smelter, MD
Alisa Geers, ARNP and
Andrew Geers, PA-C, ATC

Sponsored/Hosted By:
Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC)

CME/CNE/CEU:

Nurses
CEU provided by Texas Women’s University College of Nursing – T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16383 for up to 2.5 CEU. Contact hours awarded based on session attendance.

Physicians
This Live activity, Medical Missions Models: Relief, Development, Training, with a beginning date of 02/22/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Important CME/CNE/CEU Note
Healthcare providers should check with their licensing and credentialing boards to confirm acceptance of credit.

Time:
9am-12pm

Room:
TBD

Description:
How can you use your skills to minister through international service? There are multiple ways we may not usually think about. Explore some different ways healthcare workers can serve internationally. Connect with medical nursing and advanced practice facilitators who are currently serving as healthcare missionaries. Be inspired by real-life case studies in relief development and training. Find areas where your skills and interests fit.

Session 1:
Relief – Engaging in international relief efforts by applying global standards

Session 2:
Development – Promoting development in the facilities and communities you serve

Session 3:
Training – Incorporating training into healthcare missions

Workshop 03
Morning Session

Detailed Information Coming Soon

Afternoon Sessions
1pm to 4pm

Workshop 04
Afternoon Session

Practical Nursing Missions Opportunities: What Can I Expect to Encounter and How Can I Best Serve?

Facilitator(s):
Lisa Cole, MA, RN
Alisa Geers, ARNP
Mary Ishepe Nandili, PhD, MPH, BSc, RN and
Paule-Nise Stinfil, RN, BSN, CNE, FNP

Sponsored/Hosted By:
Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF)/Mary K Center for Global Nursing Development

CME/CNE/CEU:
None

Time:
1pm – 4pm

Room:
TBD

Description:
Nursing professionals from three low resource countries will provide a realistic view of nursing care in mission hospitals in the countries where they serve and will discuss some of the most needed continuing education topics and resources in their country settings. The workshop will conclude with practical informal table sessions providing participants further opportunity to explore how they may best serve.

Session 1:
A realistic view of nursing care in a mission hospital

Session 2:
The most needed continuing education topics and resources on the mission field

Session 3:
Practical informal table sessions for question and answer

Workshop 05
Afternoon Session

Preparing for a Life in Missions: What I Wish I Had Known

Facilitator(s):
Michael Chupp, MD, FACS, FCS (ECSA)
Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA) and
Carlan Wendler, MD, FACEP

CME/CNE/CEU:
None

Time:
1pm – 4pm

Room:
TBD

Description:
Detailed information coming soon

Session 1:
Through the Eye of the Needle: Preparing for Medical Missions Now

Session 2:
Silk & Steel: Lessons Learned About Strength on the Field

Session 3:
Leadership from the Second Culture Chair

Workshop 06
Afternoon Session

Human Trafficking: Understanding the Issue Domestically and Internationally for Recognition, Referral and Restoration

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

Hosted By:
UnBound Houston

CME/CNE/CEU:
None

Time:
1pm – 4pm

Room:
TBD

Description:
In America, approximately 86% of human trafficking victim survivors say that they were seen by a medical professional during their time of captivity, but were not recognized. We can change that! In this workshop, you will learn how to recognize and identify human trafficking victims as they appear in common clinical settings. Secondly, you will learn about the state of human trafficking across the world, alternatives for reporting, seeking justice and finding reputable help in the country where you are serving in ministry. Since information in the workshop is designed for the sessions to build upon information received in the previous session, we highly recommend attending all 3 sessions to gain complete knowledge for effective utilization and impact.

Session 1:
Human Trafficking Defined in Context: What feeds the industry?

Session 2:
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Session 3:
Developing Protocol for Encounters with Trafficking on the Mission Field

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.

PreConference Workshop