2018 M3 Conference

Connect with Others. Be Inspired. Find Your Mission.

What is the M3 Conference?

The 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. 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. Connect with organizations working in the areas of medical missions, orphan care, WaSH ministry (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 2018 M3 Conference will be held on February 23rd and 24th, 2018.

Speakers

Speaker Line-Up Coming Soon

Conference Emcees

Paul Osteen

Paul Osteen, MD

General and Vascular Surgeon, serving globally 4-6 months a year
Associate Pastor, Lakewood Church

Keynote Speakers

Caleb Magnino

Gary Haugen, JD

Founder and CEO, International Justice Mission

Plenary and Breakout Session Speakers (in alphabetical order by last name)

Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Director of Clinical Care, Mukinge Mission Hospital, Kasempa, Zambia
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Aileen Coleman, RN

Aileen Coleman, RN

Co-Founder of Annoor Sanatorium and Medical Missionary to the Bedouins in Jordan
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Mitch Duininck, MD

Mitch Duininck, MD

President and CEO, In His Image, Tulsa, OK
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Jenny Dyer, PhD

Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD

Executive Director, Hope Through Healing Hands
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Peter Hotez, MD, PhD

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD

Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
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Steve James

Steve James, CRNA

Nurse anesthetist who founded KenyaRelief, an organization making a holistic impact in Western Kenya
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Philip Kemp, DDS, AAACD

Phillip Kemp, DDS, AAACD

Founder and CEO of Hope Smiles, Adjunct Faculty at UT Memphis College of Dentistry
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Mark Kuhl

Mark A. Kuhl, DMD

General dentist, Juno Beach, Florida and active in short-term dental mission trips for 30 years
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Joël Malm

Joël Malm

Founder of Summit Leaders and former missionary to Mexico and Peru
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Andrew Mayo

Andrew Mayo

President & CEO of Medical Benevolence Foundation
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Lee McCluskey, MD

Lee McCluskey, MD

Orthopedist
Active in short term missions with World Medical Missions and Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief DART
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William Moore

William Moore

Executive Director, The Eleanor Crook Foundation
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Dorcas Musili, MSN, RN

Dorcas Musili, MSN, RN

Kenyan Nurse who serves with Kenya Relief
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Todd Price, MD

Todd Price, MD

Founder of International Medical Outreach and Infectious Disease Specialist, Houston, Texas
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Josh Riggsbee, MD

Josh Riggsbee, DO

Family Medicine Physician, United Mission Hospital Tansen, Nepal
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Sarah Riggsbee, Speech Language Pathologist

Sarah Riggsbee, MS

Acute Care Speech Language Pathologist, United Mission Hospital Tansen, Nepal
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Arianna Shirk, MD

Arianna Shirk, MD

Pediatrician, AIC Kijabe Hospital, Kenya, East Africa
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Kelly Sites, RN

Kelly Sites, RN

Emergency Room nurse serving globally with Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Response (DART)
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Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA)

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

Chief Medical Officer for Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS)
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Jim Tour, PhD

James M. Tour, PhD

Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Joy Vonk, PA-C

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

Russ E. White, MD, MPH, FACS, FCS (ECSA)

Chief of Surgery and Director of Medical Education, Tenwek Hospital, Kenya, East Africa
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February 23-24, 2018

Lakewood Church | Houston, TX

Detailed Conference Schedule Coming Soon

February 23-24, 2018

Lakewood Church | Houston, TX
Subject to change without notice

Friday, February 23, 2018

9:00am
Pre-Conference 3-hour Workshops
(Separate registration required)
12:00pm
Lunch on Own
1:00pm
Pre-Conference 3-hour Workshops
(Separate registration required)
4:00pm
Dinner on Own
6:00pm
Registration
Exhibit Hall
7:00pm
Plenary Session 01 (Main Sanctuary)

Andres and Katie Morales
Martin Nkundeki, MBChB, MBA
Greg Seager, MSN, RN
Gary Haugen, JD

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

7:00am
Continental Breakfast
Exhibit Hall
8:30am
Breakout Session 01

Rick Allen
Tom Byrd, MD
Mitch Duininck, MD
Jennifer D. Gray, MD, FAAP
Phillip Kemp, DDS, AAACD
Andres and Katie Morales
Jennifer Osteen, RN
Janet Topazian
Allan T. Sawyer, MD, MS, FACOG
Greg Seager, MSN, RN

9:15am
Break
9:25am
Breakout Session 02

John M. Cropsey, MD
Dan Haselstine
Amy Fogleman
Mary E. Hermiz, RN Ed.D.
Kristin Long, MD
Martin Nkundeki, MBChB, MBA
Todd Price, MD
Sue Price, RN
Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA)
Mark Topazian
Russ E. White, MD, MPH, FACS, FCS (ECSA)

10:15am
Plenary Session 02 (Main Sanctuary)

Yancy Stermer
Perry A. Jansen, MD, DTMH
Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD

11:30pm
Boxed Lunch
Exhibit Hall
12:55pm
Plenary Session 03 (Main Sanctuary)

Mike Reiszner
Phillip Kemp, DDS, AAACD
Issam I. Raad, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
Gary Haugen, JD

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

Pricing

Registration includes access to the Exhibit Hall, access to Plenary and Breakout speaker sessions, dessert on Friday, and a continental breakfast and boxed lunch on Saturday.

Registrant Type

Early Bird Rates* / Rates Starting Jan. 1, 2018

Physician/Dentist

$60 / $80

Nurse/Other Medical Professional

$50 / $70

Non-Medical Professional

$50 / $70

Missionary

$40 / $40

Medical Resident

$40 / $40

Student

$40 / $40

*Early Bird pricing ends December 31, 2017

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

Special M3 Conference Rates Coming Soon

Doubletree by Hilton
6 Greenway Plaza East
Houston, Texas 77046
713-629-1200
Book a room

Special conference rates available.

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

Four Points by Sheraton Houston Greenway Plaza
2828 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 942-2111
Book a Room

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
6 Greenway Plaza East
Houston, Texas 77046
713-629-1200
Special Conference Rates Available
Book a room

Sheraton Suites near the Galleria

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

Four Points by Sheraton Houston Greenway Plaza

Four Points by Sheraton Houston Greenway Plaza
2828 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 942-2111
Special Conference Rates Available
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, continental 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 23, 2018
6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
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;
  • Continental breakfast and coffee on Saturday morning; and
  • Boxed lunch on Saturday afternoon.
Where is the conference taking place?

Lakewood Church
3700 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77027
www.lakewoodchurch.com
713-491-5108

The Exhibit Hall will be located on the 2nd floor level, the Plenary Sessions will be located in the main auditorium, and the Breakout Sessions will be located in various locations on the different floors, which will be announced at the conference.

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 23, 2018. More detailed information will be coming soon.

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. Pre-Conference registration will open at a later date.

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway Plaza
6 Greenway Plaza East
Houston, Texas 77046
713.629.1200
Click here for hotel website.

Pre-Conference Session meeting room locations will be announced at a later date.

Parking for the Pre-Conference is available at the hotel. Please note that self-parking at hotel is included as part of your Pre-Conference registration fee. Valet parking is an additional fee payable to hotel.

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.

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. Unfortunately 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, 2017, 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.

Click here to begin the application process. New Exhibitor applications will be processed starting September 1st.

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.

To begin the sponsorship application process, click here.

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.