Conference

Speakers

Harvey Hahn, MD, FACC

Dr. Hahn, Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at Kettering Medical Center, lives in Dayton, OH. Hahn admits that, although he was born and raised a Seventh-day Adventist, only recently was he truly converted. Now he is committed to serving Christ in all aspects of his life.

Dr. Hahn became an AMEN member 2012 and currently serves on the Life and Health Network board.

Description:

One doctor’s road from being a closet Christian to medical evangelist.

Objectives:

  • Describe friendship evangelism
  • Give examples of Christ’s method
  • Provide specific tools that can be useful to coworkers

Schedule

Fri 2:00 PM
So You Want To Be An Expert Witness?

Franklyn Cobos

Dr. Franklin Cobos II graduated from Loma Linda Medical School in Y2K. Recently, he left the University of NE as an assistant Professor of Anesthesiology to volunteer and teach overseas in extreme & challenging conditions at hospitals run by Adventist Health International. While there, he was instrumental in helping to design and build a surgical clinic near Darfur. Currently, by day, he is director of the Department of Anesthesiology at Cumberland Medical Center, retiring to a log cabin out in the country at night.

Description:

Many hospitals are financially insolvent & charging fees that bankrupt the average working family.  This presentation will examine the ways and means through which God’s delivery of healthcare can meet the needs of a sin-sick world during a time when no one is able to pay for it.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance and role of smaller lifestyle centers in medical missionary work.
  • Outline a model feasible for such a lifestyle center.
  • Evaluate the possible impact of such centers in the context of medical missionary work.
  • Discuss how physicians in a variety of specialties can be cross-trained for lifestyle center based outreach and health evangelism.

Schedule

Fri 2:00 PM
Establishing Home Sanitariums: A Sanctioned, Scalable, Sustainable Plan CME

Tim Arakawa, MD, PHD

Tim Arakawa, MD, PhD is a board-certified endocrinologist practicing at the SDA Guam Clinic in Tamuning, Guam. He received doctoral degrees in physiology and medicine at Loma Linda University. He also completed an internal medicine residency at Kettering Medical Center in Ohio and an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Since his time in Loma Linda, he has been involved with several ministries and nonprofit organizations including Advent HOPE, Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC), Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), and AudioVerse. He has a deep appreciation for lifestyle medicine and the Adventist health message.

Description:

Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic of staggering proportions and threatens the quality of life for millions of individuals. However, the prevalence of this chronic disease also provides opportunities for the Adventist physician to guide their patients back to optimum wellness through health principles. We will explore the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms for diabetes and how lifestyle intervention can make a difference.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the recent scientific literature from peer reviewed literature that identifies the impact of lifestyle intervention on diabetes
  • Review the pathophysiologic principles that influence the prognosis of lifestyle intervention.
  • Outline specific interventions that are effective in prolonging lifestyle changes.

Schedule

Fri 2:00 PM
Lifestyle Intervention and Its Impact on Diabetes Treatment and Outcomes CME

Calvin Kim, DDS

Dr. Calvin Kim completed his dental training at LLU in 2000 and currently operates 2 private practices in the state of WA. He was the co-founder and the current director of ARME Bible Camp which is a ministry dedicated to “Arming” God’s people with tools for Biblical revival through Bible study, prayer, and personal witnessing. Dr. Kim can attest through his life experience that happiness comes from a life of service in Jesus. He lives in Lakewood, WA with his beautiful wife Amy and 2 daughters Charis and Caia.

Description:

In Dr. Kim’s private office room, the painted writing above his door is a reminder of his purpose as an Adventist dentist! It says, “You are now entering the mission field”.   He believes that every Adventist dental office is a local center of influence in their community. Much of what Dr. Kim does in his practice to share Jesus with others, he has gleaned from others and considers it a privilege to share these insights with others.

Objectives:

  • Practical tools to help your practice to be an effective center of influence.
  • Simple and practical solutions for achieving success by ministering to their needs and  winning their confidence.
  • Identifying the #2 criteria for a successful practice!

Schedule

Fri 2:00 PM
Keys to Making Your Dental Practice Thrive

Phil Mills, MD

Phil Mills is a dermatologist in private practice. Throughout his time as a clinician, Dr. Mills has always found his greatest joy in soul winning. To him, nothing else compares.

One of the founders of AMEN, Dr. Mills is convinced that God is using this organization to catalyze a revival of medical missionary work that will impact outreach on every level - family, church, clinic, and community. He prays for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on medical evangelists all over the world to empower them to do their part in fulfilling the gospel commission.

Description:

Medical evangelism is the single most important way to open hearts to the gospel, this is why Christ used it and taught His apostles to utilize medical evangelism. Often physicians, dentists, and other health professionals are unsure how to begin. This seminar will help new members and guests understand the purpose and services of AMEN and how AMEN can strengthen the outreach of the physician, dentist, or other health professional.

Objectives:

  • Review the history and philosophy of AMEN.
  • Outline the goals of AMEN activities.
  • Acquaint the attendees with the services of AMEN.

Schedule

Fri 2:00 PM
AMEN History & How You Can Get Involved

Lisa Walke, MD

Dr. Lisa Walke is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She is an Associate Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and Associate Chief of Geriatrics for Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Walke developed an interest in medical missionary work during her fourth year at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine but she did not act upon her interest until an appeal was made during the 2006 AMEN conference. As a result of her participation in AMEN, Dr. Walke has participated in short term missions to SDA Hospital, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and Hospital Adventista, Valle de Angeles, Honduras. She was also instrumental in organizing a medical mission trip to La Romana, Dominican Republic for Yale medical, nursing, and public health students. Having been inspired during several AMEN conference sessions to combine medical and gospel ministry, she has begun partnering with her pastor to conduct outreach efforts in Connecticut. Dr. Walke believes God will continue to use AMEN to empower and equip health care professionals to present a message of health and healing at home and abroad.

Description:

Medical evangelism is the single most important way to open hearts to the gospel, this is why Christ used it and taught His apostles to utilize medical evangelism. Often physicians, dentists, and other health professionals are unsure how to begin. This seminar will help new members and guests understand the purpose and services of AMEN and how AMEN can strengthen the outreach of the physician, dentist, or other health professional.

Objectives:

  • Review the history and philosophy of AMEN.
  • Outline the goals of AMEN activities.
  • Acquaint the attendees with the services of AMEN.

Schedule

Fri 2:00 PM
AMEN History & How You Can Get Involved

Daniel Binus, MD

Dr. Binus is a graduate of Loma Linda University. While in medical school he became fascinated with the intricacies of the mind and began to focus in the area of mental health and subsequently completed a four year residency in Psychiatry. While in residency, Dr. Binus became quite interested in practicing whole-person care and spent many hours studying emotional, physical and spiritual factors that also play a role in mental illness. As a result of his study, he now incorporates lifestyle principles to help people correct the underlying causes of their mental illness. Dr. Binus is currently the Clinical Director of Beautiful Minds Medical. In addition, he is on the medical staff at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, a Clinical Instructor at Loma Linda University, and teaches psychology at Weimar College.

Description:

This lecture will focus on the power of love in restoring the mind and body. We will look at how Christ’s love has the ability to restore the broken heart of anyone willing to come to him for healing.

Objectives:

  • To review the neurobiology of love.
  • To understand how the love of Christ provides mental, emotional, social and physical healing.
  • To integrate Christ’s love in addressing the mental health needs of patients. For the clinician to learn to apply the principles of the cross to his or her own life to improve competency in mental health treatment.

Schedule

Fri 3:10 PM
Cross Roads: An Avenue for Emotional Healing CME

Dona Cooper-Dockery, MD

Dr. Cooper-Dockery has been practicing medicine for more than 24 years, she is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She owns and operatesCooper Internal Medicine and Cooper Wellness Center. She is the host of a weekly TV show, “Get Healthy with Dr. Cooper” and authors “My Health and The Creator “Spiritual Health Bible Study Guide.

Description:

This presentation will show the profound impact a Christian Healthcare Provider who emphasizes Lifestyle Medicine or the Adventist Health Message has on not only physical health but mental, social and spiritual health as well.

Objectives:

  • Inspiring Healthcare Providers to embrace the Master’s method in providing true health and abundant life to all patients.
  • Learn how to change healthcare outcomes in your local communities by focusing on the root causes of chronic disease and not merely treating the symptoms.
  • The attendees will learn how to incorporate the Adventist Health Message in their medical / dental practices by using readily available resources such as Life and Health Ministry.

Schedule

Fri 3:10 PM
Reversing Diabetes & Using LHN Resources With Your Patients

Horst Müeller

Dr. Mueller graduated from medical school at the University of Freiburg in Germany. In 2004 he opened a private ENT-Practice inWeinheim/Germany. For the past 11 years he has done extensive study on the relationship between mind and body.

Description:

The cross is known for its healing of the mind. But how does that affect the body of the person? What function does the mind (spirit) have to the body? What is the purpose of the cross? Do we really need it in our medical practice? How many physical diseases can the cross heal?

Objectives:

  • To explain the mind/spirit and body relationship (the power of the mind over the body)
  • Discuss errors in our mind/spirit by which we can cause harm to our body through our own thinking
  • Educate participants how the error of our mind can be changed through the message of the cross so that healing of the body can take place.

Schedule

Fri 3:10 PM
The Cross of Jesus: A cure for Physical Diseases CME

Steve Chang, DDS

Steve Chang was raised in a Buddhist home. He learned of God at an early age but found the truth while attending Pacific Union College. He has been in private practice in Monterey, CA for the past 24 years. Dr. Chang also works for Holland America Crusieline as their Dental Director. He has a passion for ministry and serves on the ASAP and ARME boards. God has enabled him to lead teams serving on all 7 continents and over 100 countries. Chang is passionate about sharing the good news, teaching, and going on mission trips with his family of six.

Description:

This seminar will focus on how to recognize the need in the community where you are serving and utilizing our personal resources to actively engage in helping others. The highs and lows of short term mission service and how to prepare for the challenge of serving outside your office.

Objectives:

  • How to provide effective and efficient care
  • Types of equipment and supplies needed
  • What types of care can be given outside the office

Schedule

Fri 3:10 PM
How to Care for Diseases of the Head

Brian Schwartz, MD

Dr. Brian Schwartz is an interventional cardiologist practicing in Kettering, Ohio. As a medical student, he struggled with his faith, nearly coming to the point of giving up. He was reclaimed through a deeper understanding of the meaning of Christ's sacrifice and its implications for his personal life.

Dr. Schwartz struggled for years with the nagging conviction that medicine should be more than just a job. He longed to make his medical work a healing ministry. His association with AMEN has helped him to integrate Christian spirituality into his practice in a more intentional and more natural way. It brings him joy to share with his patients the message that has so touched his heart. Dr. Schwartz serves as the editor of Medical Evangelist, AMEN's journal. He and his wife, internist Lyndi Schwartz, MD are a powerful ministry team in Dayton, Ohio.

Description:

We have found praying with patients to be a key tool to opening the door to a spiritual conversation.  In this seminar we will discuss how we got started and how to make it a comfortable experience for both providers and patients.  We will review several cases where prayer became the pivotal factor to achieving a great physical outcome with patients.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the value and importance of praying with (for) patients
  • Identify “do’s and don’ts” in clinically based prayer
  • Demonstrate how to begin praying with patients

Schedule

Fri 3:10 PM
Praying With Your Patients CME

Todd Guthrie, MD, PC

Dr. Todd Guthrie is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, practicing in Mt. Shasta, California. Dr. Guthrie sees AMEN as a catalyst to further facilitate the bringing together of the everlasting gospel of Revelation 14:6–12 and the Adventist health message. He firmly believes that medical missionary evangelism will open hearts in preparation for and in conjunction with the outpouring of God’s Spirit in the final days of earth’s history. Dr. Guthrie, his wife, Patti, and their four children have been involved for years in ministry in their local church and abroad.

Description:

We have found praying with patients to be a key tool to opening the door to a spiritual conversation.  In this seminar we will discuss how we got started and how to make it a comfortable experience for both providers and patients.  We will review several cases where prayer became the pivotal factor to achieving a great physical outcome with patients.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the value and importance of praying with (for) patients
  • Identify “do’s and don’ts” in clinically based prayer
  • Demonstrate how to begin praying with patients

Schedule

Fri 3:10 PM
Praying With Your Patients CME

Dwayne Lemon

Dwayne Lemon is an Ordained Elder in the SDA Church. He is the Director of PTH Ministries, a bible based ministry of Preaching, Teaching and Healing. He is also the Co-Director of a missionary training school in New Hampshire called Tekoa Missions. Elder Lemon believes the heavenly combination of medical missionary work combined with the 3rd Angel’s Message is the means that will help produce a people that are prepared to meet their God. More than anything else, Elder Lemon desires to help both youth and adults know that they can have a very real, dynamic, and fully consecrated life in Jesus Christ.

Description:

In this seminar we will look at the mindset of the Medical Missionary and how to apply that in the workplace to bring practical lessons to both staff and patients. The cross of Christ will be the key object lesson in our study.

Objectives:

  • To have a clear understanding of the “focus" of Medical Missionary Work
  • Understanding the connection between diet & character development
  • Practical ways to bring the principles of the cross in the workplace

Schedule

Fri 4:20 PM
Nutrition and the Gospel

Joe Kretschmar

Dr. Joe Kretschmar is a gastroenterologist practicing in Greeneville, TN. He and his wife have a daughter that is an ICU nurse, and triplets who are seniors in two different academies. He enjoys spending time with his family, running before daybreak while listening to AudioVerse, and sharing God's method of healing with his patients.

Description:

This seminar will review some of the notable advances in hepatology and GI as per the ACP, but with an emphasis on how to evaluate these advances from the perspective of a physician trying to be a medical missionary. The presenter will discuss how he tries to bring Christ and His healing into the encounter.

Objectives:

  • Teach participants how to pick out what is important in the medical literature
  • Identify the important recent studies in GI according to the ACP
  • Discuss ways to move the encounter toward Christ's healing methods

Schedule

Fri 4:20 PM
GI Issues, Roundup + Cross Training CME

Michael Hollie, MD

Michael C. Hollie, MD is a practicing physician board certified in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Hollie graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1985. He currently practices in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area and is the speaker for “Dinner with the Doctor.” instructional programs developed to educate people on how to implement a whole food, plant based approach for treating, preventing and reversing disease. He is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Description:

It's affirming as Christians when science agrees with the Bible, but for the unchurched, the reverse is true, it is affirming when they see the Bible agreeing with science. Such has been the case for a program called “Dinner with the Doctor.” Dinner with the Doctor is an effective, practical and instructional program developed using evidence based medicine to educate people on how to implement a whole food, plant-based diet for treating, preventing, and reversing disease.

Objectives:

  • Summarize the past and present experience with this newly developing health evangelism tool.
  • Outline practical steps for implementing Dinner with the Doctor programs.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of church-based health evangelism in this paradigm.

Schedule

Fri 4:20 PM
Dinner with the Doctor: A practical model for church-based health evangelism CME

Ronnie Hold, DDS

Dr. Ronnie Hold has been in private dental practice in Blue Ridge, GA for 15 years. For him dentistry isn’t just a profession, but a way he can help others. He is passionate about using his skills to improve his patients’ lives. He is committed to making a difference in his local community and is involved in numerous church and community initiatives.

Description:

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate unique opportunities that dentists/physicians have to widely impact their community
  • Analyze the value that community involvement brings to the dental/medical practice
  • Discuss follow-up strategies to maximize outcomes

Schedule

Fri 4:20 PM
Community Involvement CME

Chester Clark Jr., DDS

Dr. Clark specializes in applying the Adventist health message, including its spiritual component in his state of the art, biological dental practice in rural Arkansas. The Clark family has been used by God to help establish new churches and Ouachita Hills Academy and College. Dr. Clark is also actively involved in his community, serving as City Alderman for 18 years and as the mayor of Amity since 1999. In his spare time Dr. Clark and his wife, Harriet, enjoy their four children, three grandchildren, and nearly a hundred twenty students and staff at Ouachita Hills, in gardening, walking, aviation and studying God's word.

Description:

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate unique opportunities that dentists/physicians have to widely impact their community
  • Analyze the value that community involvement brings to the dental/medical practice
  • Discuss follow-up strategies to maximize outcomes

Schedule

Fri 4:20 PM
Community Involvement CME

Edwin Nebblett, MD

Dr. Edwin Nebblett currently practices family medicine, serving two small clinics in Catron county, New Mexico. His passion for sharing the principles of good health is surpassed only by his desire to live and share the practical gospel. Dr. Nebblett and his family regularly speak at churches and campmeetings, helping families to embrace Jesus Christ as an ever-present help in life’s challenges. Edwin is married to Maria; the couple have four young-adult children whose joy it is to engage in ministry with their parents.

Schedule

Fri 4:20 PM
AMEN Mentorship