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Christian Doctors Confirm Ethics Statements

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Bristol, TN, April 24, 2014—The Board of Directors and the House of Representatives for the 16,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) approved three new ethics statements today during the national meeting held this year in Green Lake, Wisconsin.

All three statements were approved unanimously—Organ Donation After Circulatory Death (DCD), Professionalism and Valid Consent in Shared Decision-Making. These statements can be viewed at www.cmda.org.

The theme for this year’s convention is Mending Your Nets focusing on providing education through the Word of God, worship, a wide variety of speakers and fellowship to help mend brokenness that occurs in life.

Convention speakers include: Dr. Stuart and Jill Briscoe, who serve in full-time ministry; John Wyatt, MD, an academic neonatologist at a major neonatal intensive care unit in London; Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg, award-winning authors, popular radio hosts and marriage conference speakers; and David Stevens, MD, MA, (Ethics), the CEO of Christian Medical & Dental Associations. Recording artist Brian Arner is the worship leader and Matt Fore, a professional magician, will be the Saturday evening entertainment.

A plethora of topics will be discussed in workshops including stress, parental pain and hope, choosing to love again, human trafficking, missions, success and influencing Washington, D.C. A complete look at the convention speakers and topics can be accessed online at www.cmda.org/conventionprogram.

The convention concludes Sunday, April 27.

Founded in 1931, Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) provides programs and services supporting its vision to “transform doctors to transform the world.” CMDA coordinates a network of Christian healthcare professionals for personal and professional growth, sponsors student ministries in medical and dental schools, conducts overseas healthcare projects and disaster relief for underserved populations, provides third world missionary healthcare professionals with continuing education, addresses policies on healthcare, medical ethics and bioethical issues, distributes educational and inspirational resources and holds marriage and family conferences.

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