We are closely monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic, and at this time, we are still planning to host the 2021 M3 Conference in-person in Houston, Texas. If the situation changes and/or worsens, we will change our plans to host the conference virtually and will update this site and adjust registration fees accordingly.

Mobilizing Medical Missions

February 19-20, 2021

Houston, TX

Connect with others. Be inspired. Find your mission.

The Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference is designed to bring together doctors, nurses, dentists, and other healthcare professionals, as well as anyone who has a desire to use their skills to meet pressing global healthcare needs. At M3, hear from experts in the field of global health and be inspired by men and women who are in the trenches, often in resource-limited settings, doing what they can to make a difference in people’s lives. In the M3 Exhibit Hall, connect with over 75 organizations working in the areas of medical missions, orphan care, WaSH (water access, sanitation and hygiene), human trafficking, poverty, refugee care, injustice, and more.  Join us to find out what you can do and how you can be involved. Held in Houston, Texas each year, the M3 Conference reaches around the world to touch the hearts and lives of people in need.

The 2021 M3 Conference will be held on February 19-20, 2021.

2021 M3 Conference Speakers

Paul Osteen

Conference Emcee

Paul Osteen, MD, FACS

Missionary Surgeon
Co-Founder, M3 Conference
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Caleb Magnino

Conference Emcee

Jennifer Osteen, RN

Missionary Nurse
Co-Founder, M3 Conference
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Pre-Conference, Plenary and Breakout Speakers

Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Fares Abraham, MBA

President and CEO,
Levant Ministries
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Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Aileen Coleman, RN

Co-Founder, Annoor Sanatorium
Medical Missionary to the Bedouins in Jordan
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Jenny Dyer, PhD

Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH

President, Institute for International Medicine (INMED)
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Aileen Coleman, RN

Jeff Coon

Director of Development,
Fellowship Associates of Medical Evangelism (FAME)
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Aileen Coleman, RN

Minal Patel Davis, JD, MBA

Special Advisor to Mayor on Human Trafficking
City of Houston
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Aileen Coleman, RN

Beryl D’Souza-Vali, MRCPCH

National Director, Good Shepherd Healthcare Initiative,
Pediatrician, Good Shepherd Clinic,
Operation Mobilization India Ministries
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Aileen Coleman, RN

Mitch Duininck, MD, FAAFP

President/CEO of In His Image Inc. (IHI), Program Director of IHI Family Medicine Residency, CEO of IHI International Good Samaritan Health Services

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Aileen Coleman, RN

Jennifer Hoines, PT, DPT

Founder and Executive Director
Therapy Clinics International
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Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, FAAP, FASTMH

Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine and
Professor of Pediatrics & Molecular Virology & Microbiology,
Baylor College of Medicine
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Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Leigh Kohler

Co-Founder and President,
Freedom Church Alliance
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Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Patrick Krayer, PhD

Executive Director,
Interserve
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Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Mark A. Kuhl, DMD

Missionary Dentist,
KenyaRelief.com
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Buumba Bubala, MD, MPH

Joël Malm

Founder, Summit Leaders
Future President of CTEN Missions
Former missionary to Mexico and Peru
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Tim Mosher, APRN-CNP, MSN, RN, EMTP

Nurse Practitioner,
Samaritan’s Purse International – DART
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Timothy Myrick, MD

Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City,
Institute for International Medicine (INMED)
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Alexander Philip, MD

Executive Director,
New India Evangelistic Association (NIEA)
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Molly Raney

Executive Director,
Houston Welcomes Refugees
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Ben Roberts, MD

Missionary Ophthalmologist,
Tenwek Mission Hospital, Kenya
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Stephen J. Spann, MD, MBA

Founding Dean,
University of Houston College of Medicine
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Kerri Taylor, MS, CCC-SLP

Executive Director,
Unbound Houston
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Mary Terry, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing, McLennan Community College,
Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner,
Co-Founder of M&M Healthcare Consultants
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Biju Thampy

Founder,
Vision Rescue
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Joanna Thelander

Missionary,
Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS)
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA)

Chief Medical Officer,
Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS)
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Rebecca (Becki) Thompson, RN

International Worker, Retired in Ministry
Christian and Missionary Alliance
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

James M. Tour, PhD

Professor of Chemistry (T.T. & W.F. Chao), Computer Science, and Materials Science & NanoEngineering,
Rice University
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

David Vanderpool, MD

CEO,
LiveBeyond, Haiti
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Joy Vonk, PA-C

Cindy Wu, MA

Program Manager,
Houston Welcomes Refugees
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… And more speakers to come!

M3 Conference Schedule

February 19-20, 2021

Lakewood Church | Houston, TX

Friday, February 19, 2021

12:00pm
Lunch on Own
4:00pm
Dinner on Own
6:00pm
Conference Registration/Check-In
Exhibit Hall
7:00pm
Plenary Session 01*
9:00pm
Dessert & Coffee
Exhibit Hall
Poster Presentation Session

Location: New Beginnings Room, 2nd Floor

10:30pm
Exhibit Hall Closes

Saturday, February 20, 2021

7:00am
Breakfast
Exhibit Hall
8:00am
Breakout Session 01*
8:50am
Break
9:00am
Breakout Session 02*
9:50am
Break
10:00am
Breakout Session 03*
11:00am
Nurse’s Networking Session

Location: Trailblazers Room, 2nd Floor

1:00pm
Plenary Session 02*
3:00pm
3:30pm
Conference Ends

*Some of these sessions will be live streamed.

Advance Pricing

Main conference registration includes access to the Exhibit Hall, access to Plenary and Breakout speaker sessions, dessert on Friday, and breakfast and boxed lunch on Saturday. (Pre-Conference workshops will be available for a separate registration and fee.) NOTE: These prices are available online until 12 p.m. Friday, February 19. Onsite registration pricing will change.

Registrant Type

Early Bird Rates* / Rates Starting Jan. 1, 2021

Physician/Dentist

$70 / $90

Nurse

$60 / $80

Other Medical Professional

$60 / $80

Non-Medical Professional

$60 / $80

Missionary

$50 / $50

Medical Resident-in-Training

$50 / $50

Student

$50 / $50

*Early Bird rates end December 31, 2020

EVENT REGISTRATION CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:
1. Due to processing costs, no refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations.
2.Please note that in the event of circumstances beyond its control, Lakewood Church reserves the right to cancel any event. Lakewood Church is not liable for any expenses incurred by participants as a result of such cancellation.

Lakewood Church Hotel Vendors

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway Plaza
6 E Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas 77046
713-629-1200

Special M3 Conference rate coming soon.

Hampton Inn Houston – Near the Galleria
4500 Post Oak Parkway
Houston, Texas 77027
713-871-9911

Special M3 Conference rate coming soon.

Sheraton Suites Houston near the Galleria
2400 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
713-586-2444

Click here to reserve your room.
Ask for the special Lakewood Church rate.

With the conference venue being at Lakewood Church, other area hotels provide a discount when you ask for the “Lakewood Rate.” Click here for a list of participating hotels.

Lakewood Church

3700 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77027

713-635-4154
LakewoodChurch.com

Doubletree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway Plaza
6 E Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas 77046
713-629-1200
Book a room

Hampton Inn Houston – Near the Galleria

Hampton Inn Houston – Near the Galleria
4500 Post Oak Parkway
Houston, Texas 77027
713-871-9911
Book a room

Sheraton Suites near the Galleria

Sheraton Suites Houston near the Galleria
2400 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
713-586-2444
Book a room

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the conference?

The conference’s primary focus is global health and medical missions, but other areas of interest include human trafficking, WaSH (water access, sanitation, and hygiene), orphan care, disaster relief, refugee care, education, and other missionary work. So if you are a physician, nurse, dentist, pharmacist or other healthcare professional, or you are in medical, dental, nursing or pharmacy school, or you are a college or high school student who is interested in medical missions, we believe this conference will be a great encouragement to you. In addition, if you are not in the medical field but have a heart and passion for missions, you will fit right in and be inspired in your faith. So the answer is—anyone is welcome!

What is included in my conference registration?

When you register for the conference, you will receive access to the conference Exhibit Hall, access to all Plenary and Breakout speaker sessions, dessert on Friday evening, breakfast on Saturday morning, and a boxed lunch on Saturday afternoon.

What does my registration fee cover?

Your registration fee helps cover the cost of putting on the conference (i.e. speakers, meals, materials, etc.).  All other expenses not covered by the registration fees are generously provided by our conference sponsors and Lakewood Church.

Additionally, each year, a portion of the conference proceeds goes toward a “featured project.” The 2021 M3 Project of the Year will be chosen at a later date.

What is the refund policy?

EVENT REGISTRATION CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:
1. Due to processing costs, no refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations.
2. Please note that in the event of circumstances beyond its control, Lakewood Church reserves the right to cancel any event. Lakewood Church is not liable for any expenses incurred by participants as a result of such cancellation.

What is the conference schedule?

Friday, February 19, 2021
6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 20, 2021
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Click here for a more detailed schedule.

What meals are included in my conference registration?

The following meals are included with your registration:

  • Dessert following Friday night’s session;
  • Breakfast and coffee on Saturday morning; and
  • Boxed lunch on Saturday afternoon.
Outside of the meals provided at the conference, what are my other meal options?

Click here for a list of several area restaurants, coffee bars and juice shops that are within walking distance or a short drive from the conference venue.

Where is the conference taking place?

Location:
Lakewood Church
3700 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77027

There will also be Pre-Conference Workshops. Click here for more info on the Pre-Conference Workshops.

Where do I park for the conference?

Free covered parking is available starting at 6 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday in the B1 and B2 underground parking garages. Please note that these garages are connected to the conference venue by underground/covered walkways. Click here for a map showing the locations of the B1 and B2 underground garages. (NOTE: Once you park, we suggest making a note or taking a picture of where you parked to assist you in finding your car after the conference.)

If you are attending a Pre-Conference Workshop, you will need to park in a different location on Friday only. Please click here for detailed Pre-Conference Workshop parking information.

Will there be any Pre-Conference Workshops?

Yes, we will once again host Pre-Conference Workshops during the day on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Click here for more detailed information.

Are the Pre-Conference Workshops included as part of my main conference registration?

No, the Pre-Conference Workshops are only available for a separate registration fee.

Are special hotel rates available?

Yes, click here for more details.

Also, with the conference venue being at Lakewood Church, other area hotels provide a discount when you ask for the “Lakewood Rate.” Click here for a list of participating hotels.

How far is the airport from the venue?

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is approximately 25 miles from the conference location.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is approximately 15 miles from the conference location.

Because Houston is a large metropolis with fluctuating heavy traffic, make sure to give yourself an ample amount of time to travel from the airport to the venue, and vice-versa. We recommend allotting yourself a minimum of one hour of transportation time.

Will there be translation available for other languages at the conference?

No, not at this time.

I am traveling from another country; do you provide a “Letter of Invite” for a visa application?

No. We are not currently providing letters of invitation from M3 to international persons who wish to attend.

What should I bring?

We recommend that you bring a pen and a notebook. Also, please keep in mind that it can get very cool in the auditorium, so we suggest bringing a light jacket or sweater. If you want to bring your own water bottle, we will have stations to refill it in the Food Court area, as well as in the break areas near the Saturday morning Breakout Sessions.

How should I dress?

Casual−jeans are acceptable. Keep in mind it can get very cool in the auditorium.

Who will be speaking at the conference?

Please refer to the speakers section on the conference page to learn more about the dynamic panel of people sharing at this year’s conference.

Who will be exhibiting at the conference?

Please refer to our exhibitors page to learn more about this year’s conference Exhibitors.

Is childcare available?

No. Childcare is not provided.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, a limited number of scholarships to attend the conference are available. Scholarships only cover the conference registration fee and do not include travel or other expenses. Please email us for more information.

The deadline for scholarship applications is December 31, or until all scholarships are given out, whichever comes first.

Can I sponsor a student or missionary to attend the conference?

Yes. To sponsor an individual, contact us.

What is a Church Partner and how can I get my church involved?

A Church Partner is a Christian congregation of any denomination that stands behind M3 and wants to help promote the event to its congregants who may have an interest in medical missions or missions in general. Our desire is for M3 to be a cross-denominational, Kingdom event. There is no financial obligation whatsoever to become a Church Partner, only the time invested in sharing about M3 with your congregation and a passion for missions. If you’re interested in becoming a Church Partner to help us spread the word about M3, click here!

How can I become an exhibitor?

Exhibitors must meet certain criteria and must go through a pre-approval application process. Please note that priority is given to organizations that have a global health focus and offer service opportunities. Exhibitor spaces are limited.

Click here for more information.


Click here to begin the application process.

How can I become a sponsor?

If you are interested in becoming a conference sponsor, please click here to request more information. You can also click here to download sponsorship level and benefit information to review.

Click here to begin the application process.

How do I contact M3?

Please email us at info@m3missions.com or call us at 713-491-5108.

M3 Partners

Sponsors

M3 sponsors help support the vision of M3 by contributing financially and have an opportunity to promote their own organization through partnering.

Exhibitors

M3 exhibitors have the opportunity to present and educate about their organization, as well as connect with people looking for a place to serve.

Church Partners

M3 church partners are ministries from many different denominations who believe in and support the heart and vision of the M3 Conference.