Thousands Will Attend 2012 Global Missions Health Conference; Speakers Include Brian Fikkert and Libby Little

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Internationally-known speakers, authors, and medical professionals will lead sessions at the 16th annual Global Missions Health Conference November 8-10, 2012.

In just a few weeks, thousands of students, medical professionals, missionaries and mission organizations will gather at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY for the 16th annual Global Missions Health Conference. Scheduled November 8-10, the GMHC is the largest event in the country dedicated to healthcare missions, and this year’s conference includes several authors, medical experts, and other leaders as plenary speakers and breakout session teachers.

These speakers include Dr. Brian Fikkert, Professor of Economics and Community Development and the founder and Executive Director of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA; Dr. Tim Elmore, author of the "Habitudes" series and the founder and president of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization created to develop emerging leaders; Libby Little, the widow of Dr. Tom Little, who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010 while on a medical missions trip with nine others; and Dr. David Stevens, the Chief Executive Officer of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), the nation’s largest faith-based organization of doctors.

In addition, the event includes more than 75 breakout sessions grouped around themes of patient care, global health issues, community health and development and missions preparation. Continuing education credit is offered for many of these courses.

An “ENGAGE” Pre-conference, beginning November 8 at 9 am, will focus on engaging the next generation in healthcare missions. The session is designed for church leaders, youth leaders and others seeking tools for discussion, mentorship, and discipleship and will be led in a “TED-style” format to allow multiple experts to speak into the topics.

The “ADVANCE” Post-conference is designed for medical students and residents preparing for careers in healthcare missions and will dig into the heart of wrestling with calling and major obstacles such as debt, lack of family support, spiritual maturity, and more. This event is free to registered GMCH attendees and will follow the conference on Saturday, November 10 at 1pm.

Register for the Global Missions Health Conference, learn more about its speakers and sessions, and explore exhibitors and partners at http://www.medicalmissions.com.

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