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Sydenham2 International Conference 2018


• Run by CMF in London, England

• 21-28 October 2018

• For junior doctors from ICMDA

• To equip them for Christian leadership among young doctors

CMF's Junior Doctors Conference, 26-28 October, Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire, UK

Enquiries: Please contact Dr Salma Haddad, conference organiser via sydenham2@cmf.org.uk , or the CMF London Office +44 20 7234 9670.

All completed forms need to be returned to: sydenham2@cmf.org.uk


Aims

Sydenham2 International Conference (SYD2) aims to equip and enthuse delegates for leadership among young Christian doctors in their own countries. The programme will be rich in Bible teaching, seminars, and fellowship; focusing on principles of Godly leadership, and encouraging delegates to live faithfully as Christians in medicine. The conference is intended for young doctors who are actively involved in Christian ministry.

The 2018 programme has not been finalized but will follow a similar format to the 2016 conference:

Timeline

SYD2 also includes attendance at CMF's Junior Doctors Conference , 28-30 October, Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire, UK.

Please note, the conference will be conducted in English, and there will not be any formal translation. Therefore all delegates must have sufficient conversational English to attend talks and enter into discussions in English without a translator.

This is what some delegates had to say about other Sydenham conferences:

"The very best thing was meeting the other delegates and your student staff team. I feel like my family has now been spread all over the world and I'm carrying all of them in my heart. I got so many new sisters and brothers, they taught me a lot, encouraged me and inspired me so much. I loved being together all the time. In addition, I learned so much during the seminars and tours. They were the next best thing. I'm grateful for all the materials and books we received and all the work you had done for us preparing this conference. Oh and it was amazing to have the opportunity to visit the national…conference as well."

Delegates socialising

"Don't miss this opportunity! It will change your life and the way you're thinking. It will open your eyes. It will encourage and inspire you more than you could ever imagine. You'll learn to trust God and his guidance, and you'll find yourself diving in to his Word with enthusiasm. You'll also see how important a position he has placed you in as a Christian medic. After this conference you won't be the same person anymore and your family has grown with these loving and kind sisters and brothers from all over the world"

"I felt that it grew and challenged me a lot. I think it's so good to be challenged to think outside my comfort zone and to be pushed to serve God sacrificially. Getting together with people from all different countries is an amazing opportunity to learn from each other and have your priorities tested and look at things in a new light."

"Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to come. It was such a gift from God :) Thank you for all the work and effort put into this both before and during the conference. Both Sydenham and the national conference were amazing. I think I have books and seminar notes to digest and reflect upon for a year to come. And a lot of ideas and practical tips for the work in our countries as well. Thank you so much. God bless you! "

Cost

The cost of the conference is £295. This includes attendance at Sydenham 2 International Conference in London (21-26 October), and the Junior Doctors' Conference in Leicestershire (26-28 October), and all accommodation, food and transport after arrival at the conference venue.

Delegates are responsible for organising and funding their return travel to and from the UK.


Time and Application Process

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Click here to download the application form.

Applications are now closed.

Only if there are spare places or if people drop out after this date, would we be able to consider new applications.

Places are limited, therefore attendance at the conference is not guaranteed. Preference will be given to applicants with the most involvement in Christian ministry, as assessed both by application form and reference. There are no reserved places for any particular country.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application once we receive it. If you do not receive confirmation, do let us know, in case your application form was trapped by our spam filter. After the deadline, all applications and references will be reviewed individually. You will then be contacted by email within two weeks of the deadline to confirm whether you have been offered a place.


References

Please supply contact details for TWO referees:

1. One should be a church leader, e.g. your Pastor

2. The other should be from a leader in your national Christian medical movement (or ICMDA Area Representative/Regional Representative)

Your referee should not be a family member or friend. If this is unavoidable please clarify on your application form the exact relationship of the person to you and why they were chosen as referee (for example your father is the sole leader of your church).

Please ask your referee to fill in the structured reference form , and email it to: sydenham2@cmf.org.uk

Applications are now closed.

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