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National Conference

When: 28-30 April
Where: Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire
Time: 17:00 Friday - 14:00 Sunday
Hosted by: CMF

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* Retired rate is for those on less than full NHS pension



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Rediscovering prayer

Our father

Busy Christian healthcare professionals will often feel they struggle to pray. When Jesus' disciples asked for help, he gave them a beautifully simple but profoundly rich outline known as 'The Lord's Prayer'. He knew that when we struggle to pray, rather than bruising challenges or demanding techniques, we need a fresh appreciation of our God. As we explore his prayer, we will discover his gracious character and magnificent plans - and find our hearts lifted to delight in him so that we enjoy praying! This utterly extraordinary prayer is our great physician's remedy or anyone else who asks, as the disciples did, 'Lord - teach us to pray'.

The national conference brings together members at all stages of their career and includes seminar tracks aimed at:

*this track is by invitation only.

Families with children welcome - come and join us for a great weekend together!

Speakers

Richard Coekin is the Director of Co-Mission and Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church. He is married to Sian, a GP, and they have five children (one of whom is a junior doctor). Richard has been involved in launching numerous churches and other ministries, such as the London Mens' and Womens' Conventions, the 9:38 Apprenticeship Scheme and A Passion for Life mission. He is also involved in a Bible ministry in Westminster.

Trevor Stammers is a Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Interim Director of the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies at St Mary's University in London. His research interests are in the ethics of organ donation and in genetic manipulation. Before becoming a lecturer, Trevor was a GP for 27 years. He is married with three adult children.

Seminars



Juniors' Track



Nurses' Track


 

Rendle Short Lecture - Promethean fire? The ethics of genomic editing

Proteins that can cut DNA at a targeted location were first discovered in the 1960s, but it is in only in the current millennium that the ability developed to use them to make precise cuts at any point in the genome. The development of CRISPER-Cas9 from 2012 has been the real game changer and made genetic editing cheaper, faster and more accurate. This is only the beginning as even more efficient 'genetic scissors' are synthesised.

Genomic editing will lead to widespread advances ranging from livestock farming to biofuel production but biomedicine will see the most radical transformations. From genomic pharmaceuticals to modification of malaria-carrying mosquitos, from cell based therapies to xenotransplants and from designer babies to prevention to ageing, the advent of genome editing offers much therapeutic promise – but also potential peril.

The lecture will explore the current and future possibilities of genomic editing and allied techniques and offer a Christian ethical analysis of them within a framework of biblical theology.

General information

Venue

The main conference centre forms the hub of Yarnfield Park with over 25 meeting and event spaces, a restaurant, Costa Coffee, bar and atrium. Yarnfield can accommodate up to 400 guests in 338 en-suite bedrooms. The restaurant can seat up to 600 people across two main floors and food is prepared fresh on site by their team, who have developed an excellent reputation for the quality and breadth of the food available. There is also a gym and leisure facilities including squash courts, sports hall and tennis courts.

The full postal address is: Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield Lane, Yarnfield, Staffordshire. ST15 0NL.

Travel

See www.yarnfieldpark.com for full travel details. It is 15 minutes away from the M6 Junction 14/15, and has good rail links. The nearest airport is Birmingham. We will send details two weeks before the conference.

Music

If you can bring a musical instrument with you to play at the conference, please indicate on the booking form. We will contact you with further details.

Bookstall

A bookstall will be available with literature for you to purchase.

Children's programme

There will be a children's programme. In addition, a crèche will be provided for children under three. Please indicate names and ages of your children on the booking form and any special needs/ additional information of which the team should be aware.

Cancellations

If you cancel your booking, payment will be returned less a £20 administration fee per adult. No refunds will be paid for cancellation less than one week before the conference unless in exceptional circumstances.

For more details, or enquiries, contact:
Ruth Haley. Tel: 020 7234 9660. Email events@cmf.org.uk.

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