2016 M3 Conference

Connect with Others. Be Inspired. Find Your Mission.

2016 M3 Conference Speakers

Bob Goff

Bob Goff

New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Love Does” and founder of Restore International.

Kent Brantly

Kent Brantly, MD

Missionary doctor from Elwa Mission Hospital in Liberia and survivor of the Ebola virus.

Russ White

Russ White, MD

Chief of Surgery at Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya and Program Director of Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS.)

Dick Furman

Dick Furman, MD

Surgeon and Co-Founder of World Medical Mission, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse.

Issam Raad

Issam Raad, MD

Professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston and founder of Health Outreach to the Middle East.

Carlan Wendler

Carlan Wendler, MD

Emergency medicine missionary at Kibuye Hope Hospital, Burundi who helped start Frank Ogden School of Medicine with Hope Africa University.

mary-hermiz

Mary Hermiz, RN, PhD

Career missionary nurse for 38 years who has served in Papua New Guinea, as well as Kenya, where she started Tenwek School of Nursing.

Paul Osteen

Paul Osteen, MD

Missionary surgeon who spends 4-6 months a year working in mission hospitals in Africa and teaching and missions pastor at Lakewood Church.

Todd Price

Todd Price, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Founder of International Medical Outreach. Infectious disease specialist practicing in Houston, Texas since 1986.

Aileen Coleman RN

Aileen Coleman, RN

Founder of Annoor Sanatorium in Mafraq, Jordan where she has worked as a nurse for sixty years.

Allan Sawyer

Allan Sawyer, MD

In private practice of Obstetrics/Gynecology in Glendale, Arizona and active in short-term missions.

Alyssa Choo, RN

Alyssa Choo, RN

Serving as a nurse in urban medical missions at City Impact in the Tenderloin District, San Francisco, California.

Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts, MD

Missionary ophthalmologist at Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya.

Bruce MacFadyen, MD

Bruce MacFadyen, MD

Professor of Surgery at University of Texas Medical School Houston and short-term missionary.

Dan Galat, MD

Dan Galat, MD

Missionary orthopedic surgeon at Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya.

Chuck Barrier, MD

Chuck Barrier, MD

On the teaching faculty for Internal Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center and active in short-term missions.

Jenny Dyer, PhD

Jenny Dyer, PhD

Executive Director, Hope Through Healing Hands

Jim Tour, PhD

Jim Tour, PhD

Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University

Joël Malm

Joël Malm

Founder of Summit Leaders Coaching and former missionary to Mexico and Peru

Jennifer Osteen, RN

Jennifer Osteen, RN

Nurse who is active in short-term missions with her husband, Paul, and family.

Louis Carter, MD

Louis Carter, MD

General/plastic and hand surgeon who has spent his entire career serving and teaching at mission hospitals around the world

Terry Bell, MD

Terry Bell, MD

Pathologist who provides pathology services to mission hospitals in developing countries

Louis Pisters, MD

Louis Pisters, MD

Clinical professor in the Department of Urology at MD Anderson Hospital and board member of Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons

Mark Kuhl, DMD

Mark Kuhl, DMD

In private practice in West Palm Beach, Florida and active in short-term dental missions

Mark Topazian, MD

Mark Topazian, MD

Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and active short-term missionary.

Mike Reiszner

Mike Reiszner

Founder of Coreluv International who “defends the orphan” through his missionary work and leadership development in Haiti.

Jon Mark Robert, MD

Jon Mark Robert, MD

Pediatrician, Hamilton West Clinic, Hot Springs, Arkansas and active in short-term medical missions with KenyaRelief.

Matt Alexander

Matt Alexander

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Palmetto Medical Initiative.

Doug Jackson, PhD, JD

Doug Jackson, PhD, JD

President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E.

Steve James, CRNA

Steve James, CRNA

Nurse anesthetist who founded KenyaRelief, an organization making a holistic impact in Western Kenya.

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD

Dean for the National School for Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Anthony E. Brissett, MD

Anthony E. Brissett, MD

Director, Baylor Facial Plastic Surgery Center and Medical Director, Case el Buen Samaritano

Porter Delaney

Porter Delaney

Founder of the Kyle House Group and former Senior Advisor of Hope Through Healing Hands.

Ken Isaacs

Ken Isaacs

Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse.

Tom Walsh

Tom Walsh

Senior Program Officer, Global Policy & Advocacy – Global Health at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Stephen Snell, MD

Stephen Snell, MD

Department of Family Medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas who spent two years as a medical missionary in Zambia.

Greg Seager, MSN, RN

Greg Seager, MSN, RN

Founder and Managing Director of Christian Health Service Corps.

Elizabeth Studley, CRNA

Elizabeth Studley, CRNA

Nurse anesthetist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and active in short-term medical missions with KenyaRelief.

Phil Hyldgaard

Phil Hyldgaard

Director of Global Operations at A21 Campaign and recipient of the Hero of Human Trafficking Award from Hillary Clinton.

Janet Topazian, PhD

Janet Topazian, PhD

Active in short-term missions.

Karen Andrews, MD

Karen Andrews, MD

Physician who served with Samaritan’s Purse for two years.

Paule Anne Lewis

Paule Anne Lewis

President and CEO, San José Clinic

Cynthia Wenz

Cynthia Wenz

President and CEO, The Source for Women

2016 M3 Conference Schedule

Lakewood Church | Houston, TX

Day 01

Plenary Session 01

Cardiac Surgery at a Rural Mission Hospital
Russ White, MD

An Unconventional Approach to Missions: We Found Our Team and Then Found Our Mission
Carlan Wendler, MD

The Broken Healing the Broken
Alyssa Choo, RN

60 Years as a Missionary Nurse in the Middle East
Aileen Coleman, RN

Breakout Session 01

Global Health Leadership: The Importance of Faith-Based Outreach and Advocacy*
Jenny Dyer, PhD, Porter Delaney, Tom Walsh

Best Practices in Short-Term Medical Missions
Mark Topazian, MD

The Healthcare Crisis in Africa
Bruce MacFadyen, MD

Medical Rounds at a Mission Hospital
Chuck Barrier, MD

Never Treat Alone−Education as Mission in Medicine
Carlan Wendler, MD

Gynecology for the Non-Gynecologist in Developing Countries
Allan Sawyer, MD

Challenges in Jungle Plastic Surgery
Louis Carter, MD

Big Hearts. Big Gifts. Building a Powerful Medical Missions Team
Elizabeth Studley, CRNA

Dental Mission: What to Know Before You Go!
Mark Kuhl, DMD

How to Find Your Place in World Missions*
Joël Malm

Creating a Sustainable Health Impact in the Developing World
Matt Alexander

Defend the Orphan Room
Mike Reiszner

Surgical Implications of Parasitic Diseases
Russ White, MD

Day 02

Breakout Session 02

The Management of Open Fractures in the Developing World
Dan Galat, MD

The Impact of Scripture on the Life of the Professional*
Jim Tour, PhD

The Neglected Tropical Diseases: the Most Common Afflictions of the World’s Poor
Peter Hotez, MD, PhD

Missionary Nursing: Pitfalls to Avoid and Blessings to Enjoy
Mary Hermiz, RN, PhD

Providing Surgical Pathology Services to Remote Location
Terry Bell, MD

Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons: Training Surgeons for His Kingdom in Africa
Louis Pisters, MD

Holistic Reproductive Healthcare: Raising the Standard in Women’s Health
Cynthia Wenz

Increasing Your Effectiveness as a Member of a Missions Team
Jon Mark Robert, MD
Biblical Storytelling−An Effective Method of Sharing the Gospel
Ben Roberts, MD,

Hepatitis C−The New Plague of Egypt
Issam Raad, MD

The Journey from Calling to Going: Preparing For a Life in Medical Missions
Stephen Snell, MD, Karen Andrews, MD

Turning Vision into Reality in a Developing World Setting
Steve James, CRNA

Changing the World 40′ at a Time
Doug Jackson, PhD, JD

Plenary Session 02

“World Medical Mission—The Journey”
Dick Furman, MD

Are You Talking to Me?
Steve James, CRNA

Why We Go
Paul Osteen, MD

Medical Missions in the Arab World
Issam Raad, MD

The Fruit of Martyrdom
Mary Hermiz, RN, PhD

Breakout Session 03

The Safety Net for the Safety Net: Christ-centered Urgent Care for a Broken Community
Alyssa Choo, RN, Paule Anne Lewis, Anthony E. Brissett, MD

Taking Your Family on a Missions Trip−The Benefits and Challenges
Jennifer Osteen, RN, Janet Topazian, PhD

Sustainable Solutions to the Big 5 Health Problems in the Developing World
Todd Price, MD

The Already and the Not Yet: A Theology of Healing for Medical Missionaries
Dan Galat, MD

The Mother & Child Project: Simple Steps to Saving Lives in the Developing World
Jenny Dyer, PhD, Porter Delaney, Tom Walsh

Biomedical Research in Mission Settings*
Mark Topazian, MD

Getting from A to C−Keeping the Passion During Years of Preparation*
Carlan Wendler, MD

Medical Rounds at a Mission Hospital
Chuck Barrier, MD

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery and Our Modern Day Response*
Phil Hyldgaard

Defining Evidence-Based Care in Global Health Missions: WHO/UNICEF Guidelines for Resource Poor Communities
Greg Seager, MSN, RN

Quick and Quality: Delivering Multi-Sectoral Emergency Global Response*
Ken Isaacs

Essential Topics in Ophthalmology−Eye Care in the Developing World
Ben Roberts, MD

Increasing Your Impact in Medical Missions
Louis Carter, MD

Plenary Session 03

A Biblical Concept of Justice and Medical Missions
Russ White, MD

My Call to Missions and Experience with Ebola
Kent Brantly, MD

Extravagant Love
Bob Goff