We at M3 hope you had an amazing Christmas and were able to enjoy this special time of year with the ones you love. To help the Christmas celebration continue, we have another 2018 M3 Conference speaker to introduce to you. Yancy Stermer is definitely nothing short of interesting, and we are so excited to have him as part of the team this coming conference!
Retired from the US Army after 21 years of service and 7 more years in uniform teaching JROTC at a private military academy, it was time for a career change. Yancy went back to school completing a degree in Surgical Technology and certification as a Surgical Assistant. In 2012, he was introduced to medical mission volunteerism and has been making routine trips to Guatemala. In 2017, he served on the Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) at their Emergency Field Hospital (EFH) in Northern Iraq.
To learn more about Yancy’s personal experience in Iraq, click here to read his article entitled Privileged to Serve, which was published in the December 2017 issue of The Surgical Technologist. Yancy’s story can be found on page 32 of the link or page 560 of the original publication. Yancy specifically talks about his experience as part of the DART team working in the EFH in Iraq, and his article is so inspiring.
In addition to Yancy’s Plenary Session segment, M3 is also highlighting disaster response in other areas of the conference. We will host a Pre-Conference Workshop that will provide DART training, which we will share more about at a later date. Also, Samaritan’s Purse will set up an Emergency Field Hospital for conference attendees to experience, walk through, and ask questions about what it is like to work on the field in this type of situation. You do not want to miss it!
At the M3 Conference on February 23 & 24, Yancy will be speaking on the topic, “Privileged to Serve,” and we look forward to seeing you there! Click here to register and use promo code SPREADTHEWORDM318 to receive $5 off your registration.