M3 Pre-Conference Workshops Registration is Open

Great news! Once again, pre-conference workshops will be available this year in addition to the plenary and breakout sessions. This is an amazing opportunity for you to gain even more knowledge and skills on concentrated topics regarding medical missions. A bigger opportunity for you to make a bigger impact!

These five separate workshops will cover topics such as Ultrasounds, Preparing for a Life in Missions, DART Training, and more. They will take place on Friday, February 23rd. Some of the same speakers who will be at the conference will also lead these workshops and everyone is welcome to attend. You can register now at by clicking here. Each workshop is $25.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn as much as you possibly can about medical missions.

M3 Welcomes Dan Haseltine to the 2018 M3 Conference

Dan Haseltine

Happy Friday everyone! We have another fantastic speaker to introduce to you today to kick off the weekend – Dan Haseltine.

Dan Haseltine is the Founder and Chief Development Officer for Blood:Water, and a founding member and frontman for 3x Grammy Award winning band, Jars of Clay, and primary songwriter for synth pop trio, The Hawk In Paris.  Dan has spent two decades as an advocate, activist, storyteller, public speaker, essayist, author, focused on the work of global health and nutrition. He is a music composer and producer.  He lives in Franklin, TN with his wife Katie and teenage boys, Max(14) and Noah(17).  He also believes there are only 3 films in the Star Wars canon, and Africa is a continent, not a country.

Dan is also a consultant for Hope Through Healing Hands and will be speaking at the 2018 M3 Conference along side their Faith Outreach Director, Amy Fogleman. We cannot wait to see what Amy and Dan have to share with us. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see so many talented people in the same place on February 23 & 24. Click here to register now!

WC Trading Co. Fair Trade Store Returning to M3

We’ve been busy introducing our many speakers to you, but today we would like to highlight one of the exhibitors that will be returning to the 2018 M3 Conference for their 3rd time – WC Trading Co.

WC Trading Co. is a local marketplace that provides artisans from around the world the opportunity to generate meaningful income by showcasing exclusive, handcrafted products that honor their vibrant cultures and traditions. With access to a broader audience, entire families, communities and economies are being drastically transformed through our collective efforts to shop with purpose.

By purchasing products at a fair wage, we are able to help break poverty cycles and create sustainable change and development. Each product in the store is not only useful but also one-of-a-kind and tells the artisan’s unique story of hard work, perseverance and triumph.

Every purchase you make directly impacts artisans and their families and allows you to become part of their story. We invite you to explore and connect with the world around you, give gifts with meaning and shop with purpose.

We have no doubt you will enjoy what they have to bring to this year’s conference. We hope to see you on February 23 & 24! Click here to register today.


M3 Welcomes Dr. Tom Byrd to the 2018 M3 Conference

Tom Byrd

Now that it’s officially 2018 the M3 Conference seems so close! We are getting more excited every day and still have several speakers we want to introduce you to – one of whom is Tom Byrd, MD.

Dr. Byrd has been a practicing physician for over 22 years and is Director of Hospital Medicine at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. He attended The University of Texas and completed medical school at The University of Texas Medical School of San Antonio. His residency in Internal Medicine was completed at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and he has a Masters Certificate in Global Health. He is board certified in Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine. He has been active in missions work in Burundi (Africa) for a number of years and has worked in several clinics in rural Burundi. He is currently on the Board of Directors for “The Cries Of A Child”, a Christian NGO based in Bukeye Burundi and serves as the Clinical Consultant for The Cornerstone Clinic in Bukeye. He has been active in clinic expansion, development and in establishing a program for malnutrition for the clinic. He will return to Burundi in May 2018. He has been married to Susan Byrd for 34 years and has 3 children, Dr. Roy Byrd, Shelby Byrd R.N. and Sara Byrd.

We know Dr. Byrd’s words and experiences shared during his presentation, Tips on Volunteering Abroad, will be a blessing for all who attend. We hope you join us and Dr. Byrd this February 23 & 24 for the 2018 M3 Conference. Click here to register now!