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Overview

Christ centered health care needs refinement and new directions across the world today. We need clear answers in a changing world, on the significance and the role that Christ centered health care professionals and institutions should function. Thus, it is crucial that we meet to redefine and reaffirm our God-given roles and responsibilities, in facing the challenges of changing disease patterns, massive environmental & natural disasters, and other 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 & 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, to bring 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 is a unique opportunity to share experiences, innovative approaches and success stories of being salt and light, in the areas where each has been called to serve, be it in community outreach, clinical service, teaching, training or research.

We invite you to share your story, share your experience as a participant, presenter of a paper or a poster. We welcome short videos on your work, which can be presented for a common forum. Christian Health care professionals from Asia, USA and other parts of the world are joining this conference.

Themes

  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 & 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

About the Conference

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 Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH), followed by an inaugural dinner, which is included as part of the registration.

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th will include conference keynote sessions, presentation of selected papers, concurrent breakout sessions that will include panels and focused discussions, aimed at the key themes of this conference. Presentations from areas of service, teaching and research will be covered with possible key drivers: how do we testify the truth of our faith, via a considered Christian response to Health care problems of the world? In what ways can Christian health care professionals reflect Biblical values and norms?

Thursday 3rd December evening will be kept free to explore the Lippo Village Karawaci.

Friday 4 December will end 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 show case 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 advise us of your choice of hotels & rooms on the registration form. If any of the participants have any special needs due to physical disabilities, the conference seretariate will need to be informed when sending the registration forms and we will try to arrange the best appropriate accomodation.

Lunch & Snacks will be provided by the conference committee, which will include a working lunch on both days of the main conference, as well as snacks during the mid morning and mid afternoon.

Post Conference Trip

It is planned that the 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 additional to the registration costs for the conference, but are expected to be reasonable. Details for the above will be available soon on the website.

Conference Host
Lippo Village Karawaci (Jakarta), Indonesia

Co-Sponsor
La Mirada, California