Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD – From Missions to Congress: Why Advocacy Matters

In this Plenary Session at the 2017 M3 Conference, Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD, Executive Director of Hope Through Healing Hands, discusses the importance of advocacy.  She shares how storytelling from the fields of global medical missions to Congressional leaders can influence poverty focused assistance for health and development in low income nations. Further, Dyer will look at the critical interventions for maternal and child health to save lives and enhance sustainability for communities.

Click here for more information on the work of Hope Through Healing Hands.


Steve James, CRNA and founder of Kenya Relief M3 Breakout Session 2017

In this session from the 2017 M3 Conference, Steve James shares about the work of, which has a 15 year history of providing safe and well organized medical/surgical mission trips for more than 3,000 health care providers.

Steve James is a veteran anesthesia provider who turned tragedy into triumph by founding after the death of his daughter in 2001. He has mastered short-term medical and surgical missions and created a safe, sustainable program involving health, education, and care of orphans and vulnerable children. He organizes over 20 teams of missionaries each year who provide free medical services including, but definitely not limited to, pediatrics, ophthalmology, and obstetrics/gynecology.

Community Health Evangelism Course

In July, Christian Health Service Corp will be offering another valuable course for all learners who want to prepare for wholistic, transformational community health and development.

Community Health Evangelism (CHE TOTI)

July 12July 15

Looking for relevant, sustainable, reproducible approaches to address community health and development that are adaptable across multiple settings? CHE provides a strategy for community based transformational development founded on the core values of integration and wholism, commitment to the poor and marginalized, long-term solutions, local ownership and initiative, participatory learning, multiplication, servant leadership, and contextualization.

Participants in the highly interactive CHE Training of Trainers 1 (CHE TOT1) will learn approaches to teaching physical and spiritual topics that equip individuals and communities to identify issues and mobilize resources for positive growth and development. Participatory learning activities are employed through large and small group discussions, various hands-on activities, and methods that can be replicated in the community setting. Upon completion of the CHE TOT1, participants will become members of the Global CHE Network and have access to more than 10,000 lessons and teaching aids.

For more about CHE see – What is CHE?

This program is held at CHSC Shalom Retreat and Training Center from 8-5 daily. Participants are encouraged to arrive on July 11 and depart on July 16 to fully enjoy Shalom’s facilities and participate in all course activities. The program cost of $580 covers tuition, room (shared) and board from dinner July 11 through breakfast July 16, and the Global CHE Network flash drive with lessons and teaching aids. A commuter rate of $180 is offered which includes lunch daily. Commuters are invited to join us for breakfast and dinner – cost $5 breakfast, $10 dinner – please arrange with Candi on arrival. You can pay in full today or reserve your spot in this program with a $100 deposit.

Please register by June 12.
Register now by clicking HERE.

Village Healthcare Intensive Offered

We want to share with you opportunities to learn and grow! One of our partners is offering a summer intensive for healthcare providers and students. Christian Health Service Corps facilitated a pre conference workshop at M3 2017 that proved to packed with relevant and useful information for those who attended.

Village Healthcare Intensive

Register Early to Save! (See below.)

“Hands on!” – “Interactive!” – “I learned about so many tropical diseases!” – “I feel I am more equipped to serve on the mission field than ever before.” (comments from previous course participants)

Prepare to provide quality care in resource-limited cross-cultural settings. Designed for all healthcare providers and students, the Village Healthcare Intensive is divided in two sections that may be taken together or separately. We recommend taking the sections sequentially.

Section 1 – Global Health Principles and Practice – June 20-24, 2017
How do we evaluate malnutrition? What are the World Health Organization guidelines for maternal and child care? Gain resources and skills to apply international standards for whole-person care in developing communities. Lectures, discussions, case studies, and workshops highlight approaches to evaluation and management with limited resources and practical skills such as suturing.

Section 2 – Tropical Medicine Overview – June 26-30, 2017
From Ascariasis to Zika, this section offers an overview of common tropical diseases in a case-based format. Enhance your approach to pathologies causing morbidity and mortality in developing communities and augment your clinical acumen with contextually appropriate education and development techniques.

Continuing education
Nurses – 62.75 Contact Hours Pending
Physicians – Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

JoAnne Collinge MD, FAAP, CTropMed, MSc
James M. Humphries MD
Deborah Lammert MSN, APRN-CNS,BC RN,C CCRN-P
Anthony Rector DO
Gregory Seager RN, MSN
Laura Smelter MD

Registration and Logistics
Both sections of this course are held at CHSC Shalom Retreat and Training Center in Grand Saline, TX, from 9-5 daily. Participants are encouraged to arrive one day prior to the section start date and depart one day after the section end date to fully enjoy Shalom’s facilities and participate in all course activities. The cost for each section covers tuition, room (shared) and board. A commuter rate is offered which includes lunch daily. Commuters are invited to join us for breakfast and dinner – cost $5 breakfast, $10 dinner – please arrange with Candi upon arrival. You can pay in full today or reserve your spot in this program with a $100 deposit.

Cost Per Section
Register before 5/15/17: $650
Register between 5/15/17 and 6/1/17: $725
Commuter: $225
After 6/1/17 – CONTACT US to inquire about Registration

Contact Person: Laura Smelter, 903-962-4000