Are Short-Term Medical Mission Trips of Any Value Whatsoever?

There are many arguments both for and against the value of short-term medical mission trips.  In this session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Dr. Russ White will discuss both sides.  He will examine the good, the bad, and the ugly of short-term medical mission trips and review the reasons to go, and perhaps the reasons not to initiate this ambulation.

Russ E. White, MD, MPH, FACS, FCS (ECSA), is the Chief of Surgery and Director of Medical Education, at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya.  Dr. White has served continuously for twenty years at Tenwek, which hosts hundreds of short-term medical missionaries every year.

Are You Being Called to Long-Term Missions?

Do you sense a calling to long-term missions? If so, you do not want to miss this incredible Breakout Session from the 2018 M3 Conference given by Dr. Keir Thelander.

In this session, Dr. Thelander speaks about living a missional life now in preparing for service. You will hear about Keir’s preparations for the mission field, his ten years of experience, as well as reflection and insight as to what he wish he had known and done. He presents his “hindsight” view of preparing for life as a missionary.

Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA) is the Chief Medical Officer for the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS). Click here to learn more about the work of Dr. Thelander and PAACS.

Infected in Rural Africa

Many in the rural areas of the developing world are forgotten, and the diseases with which they struggle are neglected. In this Breakout Session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Dr. Todd and Sue Price discuss ways to effect change in these rural communities by pursuing healthy behavior and addressing their neglected diseases.

Todd Price, MD, is an infectious disease specialist and the President and Chief Executive Officer of International Medical Outreach (IMO), and Sue Price, RN, is the Vice President and Executive Director of IMO.  Click here to learn more about the work being done in rural Africa by IMO.

Kelly Sites Receives Nursing Hero Award

M3 would like to congratulate Kelly Sites for being honored by the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) with the Nurse Hero Award. MNA presents this award to a Michigan registered nurse in recognition of their heroism.

M3 has been blessed to have had the privilege of Kelly speaking at our 2017 and 2018 conferences, and we celebrate her for receiving this well-deserved award.

To learn more about Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program, click here.

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