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First Exploring Medical Missions Conference



The INMED Exploring Medical Missions Conference was held May 12-13, 2006 at Research Medical Center, Brookside Campus, formerly Baptist Medical Center. The very first of its kind in Kansas City, this conference provided health professionals with the unique knowledge needed to successfully serve in medical missions.


The conference was hosted by INMED, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Research Medical Center. RMC also granted continuing education credits for attendees. Generous financial support was also provided by College Park Family Care Center.


200 people attended the event, including 85 practicing physicians, 20 nurses, 14 resident physicians and 20 medical students from Kansas University, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Attendees came from as far away as Angola, Africa!


Conference presentations focused on international health issues, diseases of poverty, cross-cultural skills and health leadership. Presenters included Gary Morsch of Heart To Heart International, Stan Shaffer of Maison de Naissance in Haiti, Kansas City’s own Tim Myrick of the Annoor Sanatorium in Jordan, and KU’s Director of Infectious Diseases, Daniel Hinthorn, and others. When commenting on the presentations, conference attendees commented, “Every general aspect of medical missions was touched on. The enthusiasm and expertise of the speakers was wonderful” and “The networking was awesome!”


12 exhibitors provided an excellent chance for conference attendees to quickly connect with international service opportunities. Some exhibitors included the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship, Medical Centers of West Africa, Mushili Hospital of Zambia, and the Greater Kansas City Christian Medical Dental Association. Click here for information about the next Exploring Medical Missions Conference.

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