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CMF news: autumn 2005

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Legalising euthanasia

The long-awaited debate on the House of Lords’ Select Committee report on Lord Joffe’s Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill took place on 10 October. In all 74 peers took part in a debate that started at 3pm and finished just before midnight. Speakers were evenly divided for and...

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Fellowship news

Autumn conferences Autumn is traditionally the time when CMF holds most of its regional conferences for graduate members; and this autumn conferences reflect the wide range of activities in which members are involved. The theme of the Northern Weekend Conference ‘What’s so Amazing about Grace?’is also the title of Philip...

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Members’ news

Congratulations On their awards and appointments Hilary Cooling – Fellow of FFP (Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare) If you have recently received an award, a new appointment | or postgraduate qualification please let us know for the next edition of CMF News. On their marriages John Greenall and Heidi...

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Students

We give thanks to God for this year’s round of CMF summer teams. Teams went to Russia (Kursk), Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Lithuania, Albania, France and the Czech Republic. The Kursk and Kyrgyzstan teams were regional conferences for Russia and Central Asia respectively, with large UK teams. There were...

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Ethics

The new CMF Public Policy Committee (PPC) first met in September with Trevor Stammers as chairman. CMF has played an important and increasing role in making submissions to government and other official bodies, commenting in the Christian and secular media and working behind the scenes through the BMA, in the...

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Junior doctors

Beyond the Bleep Our weekend conference in September was a great chance to escape to the Leicestershire countryside and recharge our spiritual batteries. Lots of food for thought from Ecclesiastes with Jim Paul on ‘Life is Meaningless?’ Interesting seminars ranging from how we should conduct a godly relationship to how to...

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Evangelism - Even a Doctor can make a difference!

Here are a few recent quotes from some of the hundreds of doctors who have participated in a Saline Solution conference in the UK. Coming from doctors in both hospital and general practice, they encourage us to realise that as Christian doctors we can make a specific difference in our...

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Allied professions

In July, as you will read in Peter Armon’s report (p6), we held a day conference for Christian health professionals of all disciplines on working overseas in mission and development. This was held at Oak Hill College in the middle weekend of the Developing Health Course and about a dozen...

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Publications

The rebranding of CMF’s publications has been well-received. Extra copies of Introducing CMF are available free on request from the CMF Office. Have you invited a colleague to join yet? The new design, which has already transformed Triple Helix, CMF News and Nucleus, is going to be extended over all...

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Mission matters

Nigeria leads the way The Nigerian CMDA held its first Developing Health Course in Abuja in September. Josiah Gana of the NCMDA attended the DHC at Oak Hill in 2003 specifically because God had laid it on his heart to hold a similar course in Nigeria, open to healthcare professionals working...

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PRIME - Partnership in International Medical Education

The work of PRIME worldwide continues to grow. At the last count we had some involvement in 22 countries. The burden of much of the administrative responsibilities has now been greatly reduced by the appointment of a shared PA within the CMF office. Donations to the work as well as...

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International Christian Medical and Dental Association

Visit to North East Asia 16 August - 5 September 2005 The 34th Annual Exchange Programme, linking the Christian Medical Association of Japan, Korea and Taiwan, took place from 15-21 August 2005 in Karuizawa, Japan.This event opened the door for Priscilla and I also to visit the ICMDA member organizations...

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Staff news, finance

New International Coordinator Jonny Thiessen is CMF’s new interna-tional coordinator. This new role will involve coordinating CMF’s ICMDA-linked activites – namely CMF summer teams, the international students’ precon-ference and participation in ICMDA - as well as providing administrative support to ICMDA Eurasia in its rapidly growing ministry involving over 60 countries...

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