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Cambridge Regional Conference

When: 23/03/2024
Where: Clinical School Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 0SP
Time: 09:30 - 16:00
Hosted by: CMF

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Human Identity

A day conference exploring issues of identity at the interface with healthcare.The aim for the day is for participants working in primary and secondary care to understand better people with identity issues and learn how to speak to them in a professional and non-judgmental way.


09:30 - Registration & coffee

10:00 - Theology of the body - Joe & Grace Watson - followed by questions

11:00 - Cultural Engagement - Ben Chang - followed by questions and tea/coffee

12:00 - Legal and Policy Aspects - Danny Webster- followed by questions

13:00 -14.00 Lunch

14:00 - Clinical Aspects - Laurence Crutchlow

15:00 - Panel discussion on the whole day.

15:45 - Close

1. Joe & Grace Watson - Theology of Embodiment
Grace Petkovic (married to Joe) is a doctor in paediatrics specialty training in the North West of England. She has a research interest in endocrinology (hormones), and has a masters in bioethics from the university of Notre Dame, Australia.

Joe Watson (married to Grace) is a doctor in anaesthetics specialty training in the North West of England. He is interested in questions of identity, cross-cultural mission and global health equity.

Christianity teaches that humans are made in the image of God. What does this mean? How might our bodies reveal God? What do our bodies tell us of ourselves? How might this affect how we live?

2. Ben Chang - Cultural Engagement

Dr Ben Chang is a writer, speaker and Emergency Medicine registrar working in London. He is the author of the new book "Christ and the Culture Wars: Speaking for Jesus in a World of Identity Politics" (published by Christian Focus Publications).

3. Danny Webster - Legal Aspects

Danny is Director of Advocacy at the Evangelical Alliance.
Danny joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2008 and has held a range of roles in the advocacy team. He currently leads the advocacy team's work across the UK including public policy work and engagement with the parliaments and assemblies, and respective governments. Before working for the Evangelical Alliance, Danny, who has degrees in politics and political philosophy, worked in parliament for an MP. Danny is passionate about encouraging Christians to integrate their faith with all areas of their life, especially when it comes to helping them take on leadership outside the church, and helped initiate the Evangelical Alliance's Public Leadership programme. He frequently provides comment on current political issues, both in Evangelical Alliance publications and to the press.

4. Laurence Crutchlow - Clinical Aspects

Laurence Crutchlow is CMF Associate Head of Student Ministries and a GP in London

Registration closes on Monday 18th March 2024.

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