The XVth ICMDA World Congress in Rotterdam (19-26 July 2014) was described by organisers and delegates alike as 'a glimpse of heaven'. Joining in worship with almost 900 doctors and students from over 90 countries is a unique experience and it was a wonderful opportunity to meet brothers and sisters from so many different backgrounds, including those from places where being a Christian doctor is very hard. 200 people from resource-poor countries were able to attend, thanks to generous donations to the bursary fund. CMF's appeal raised £24,640 which was a huge contribution – many thanks to all those who gave. We pray that the conference will bear much fruit in the months and years to come, as the delegates return home inspired and encouraged to live and speak for Jesus wherever they are.
ICMDA is pleased to announce that admissions for the MSc in Family Medicine accredited by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with ICMDA and Christian Medical College, Vellore are now open. Please do let contacts abroad know about this new way of getting a first world degree without leaving the two thirds world.
As part of the international family of Christians in medicine and dentistry, we support each other in times of crisis. CMF UK has raised money for brothers and sisters working in places where disasters have struck: in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia during the 2004 Tsunami, in Pakistan during the 2005 earthquake, in Zimbabwe during the cholera crisis of 2008 and again in Pakistan in the 2010 floods. It's a privilege to enable others to use their medical skills where the needs are acute.
CMF UK is part of the Eurasia Region of ICMDA. Stretching from Reykjavik to Vladivostok and St Petersburg to Cairo, Eurasia is a vast and varied region. Comprising a third of the world's nations and a fifth of the world's population, it spans a diverse and changing healthcare climate.
Recent years have witnessed amazing growth. As well as the revitalising of older West European movements we have seen the birth of new movements in Central Europe and an increasing impact among students and juniors in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Across the region, nine volunteer Area Student Representatives encourage the work among medical and dental students, equipping them for the challenge of following Jesus in medicine.-->