Overview

Christ centered health care needs refinement and new directions across the world today. We need clear answers to the significance, the role of Christ centered health care professionals and institutions, and the way Christ centered health care functions in a changing world. Thus, it is crucial that Christian health care professionals meet to redefine and reaffirm their God-given role and responsibility in facing the challenges of changing disease patterns, massive environmental and natural disasters and upheavals in the social fabric of our world.

This conference brings together health care workers from a variety of backgrounds ranging from those working with economic disparity, epidemics to emerging infections. This is a forum for Christians involved in cutting edge technology and scientific research in prevention, cure, and/or improving the quality of life to share and to present their experiences.

This conference is a multidisciplinary discourse bringing together Christian doctors, nurses, dentist and other allied health professionals on a common platform to interact on the holistic meaning of Christ’s mandate to be involved in His work of healing. This will be an unique opportunity to share experiences, innovative approaches and success stories of being salt and light in the areas where each have been called to serve, be it in community outreach, clinical service, teaching, training or research.

Share your experience as a participant, presenter of a paper, or the maker of a poster. We welcome short videos on your work that can be presented for a common forum. Christian Healthcare professionals from Asia, USA and other parts of the world are joining this conference to share their stories. Share your story.

Suggested Themes for Research, for Panels, and for Workshop Sessions

  1. Christian Response to Medical care in resource constrained and economically challenged environment
    • Quality VS Quantity
    • Low cost Effective care
    • Appropriate innovations and technologies
    • Compassion fatigue serving and working in remote and isolated areas
  2. Christian response to emerging Global Health issues
    • Emerging infections-Ebola/Resistant Malaria/Dengue
    • Epidemics in Resource poor countries
    • Response to Natural and Man Made Disasters
  3. Christian Response to emerging Technologies and Treatment
    • Stem Cell
    • Cloning
    • Genetic Engineering
    • Artificial reproduction/Surrogacy
  4. Christian Response to Incurable disease, Pain and Dying
    • Cure Vs Healing
    • Meaning of Suffering
    • Palliative care
    • Care of the Dying

 

Conference Dates 2nd Wed to 4th Friday December 2015

The conference will begin Wednesday evening 2nd of December 2015 with an opening session where registrants will be greeted by university leadership of UniversitasPelitaHarapan (UPH) followed by an inagural dinner, which is included as part of the registration

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th will include conference keynote sessions, concurrent breakout sessions that will include panels, and focused discussions aimed at the key themes of this conference, and will include presentations of selected papers, panel discussions on key themes. Presentations from areas of service, teaching and research will be covered. All are driven by exploring the issues of how can the Christian response to Health care problems of the world testify to the truth of our faith? In what ways can Christian health professionals reflect Biblical values and norms?

Thursday 3rd December evening will be kept free to explore the Lippo Village Karawaci. The conference will end on Friday, 4th December with an authentic Indonesian entertainment provided by Universitas Pelita Harapan, followed by a networking dinner. We encourage participants to wear your national dress for this dinner to showcase celebration of our cultural heritages.

Housing for the event will be in hotels in Lippo Village Karawaci (Jakarta) within the vicinity of the university. Please let the conference secretariat know of any special needs due to physical disabilities, when sending the registration forms, and we will try to arrange the best appropriate accomodation.

Meals included for the conference are: dinner Wednesday, 2 December, lunch on 3 and 4 December, and dinner 4 Decmeber. Snacks will also be provided during the mid morning and mid afternoon breaks.

Post Conference Trip:

It is planned that conference will be followed by opportunities for recreational touring and travel in Indonesia guided by professionals in tourism through UPH. Costs of this touring and travel will be in addition to the registration costs for the conference, but are expected to be reasonable.

Further details will be available soon on this website.

Conference Host
Lippo Village Karawaci (Jakarta), Indonesia

Co-Sponsor
La Mirada, California