NZ Medical Healing Conference

NZ Medical Healing Conference

NZ Medical Healing Conference 

Focus on the Family NZ is delighted to announce The NZ Medical Healing Conference will feature keynote presentations and 
workshops from international and local experts as well as breakout sessions, opportunities for prayer if needed and time for            
rest, refreshment and celebration.

Come join like-minded health professionals to share our stories and practical tools that will help us bring life, health, healing
and wholeness for our patients, our communities and beyond.

The event is being convened by Dr's Ate Moala & Mark Sherwood, the NZ Medical Healing Conference will inform, equip, 
inspire and encourage you to navigate the challenges of the task with renewed confidence, as well as supporting you to make 
your daily work a flourishing source of life giving hope for you, your family, and all those you care for.

See you in October!

Labour Weekend
Thu, 19/10/2017, 7:00 PM -
Sun, 22/10/2017, 12:00 PM

InterContinental Wellington
2 Grey Street
Wellington, 6011


Conference Schedule
Thursday 19 October
5:00pm Registration
7:00pm Opening Session - Dr David Levy
Friday 20 October
8:30am    Registration
9:00am   Session 2 - Dr Justine Mesui / Dr Kate Jutsum
10:30am  Morning Tea
11:00am Session 3 - Dr Phil Stiver
12:30pm  Lunch
1:30pm   Session 4 - Dr Catherine Hallagan
3:00pm    Afternoon Tea

3:30pm Workshop Streams 1
1. Medical Missions and Outreach <Lambton Rm> Dr Phil Stiver, Dr Mark Sherwood, Dr Andreas &amp; Maria Leinfellner
2. Ethics - The Vital Importance of Freedom of Conscience in Medicine and Caring <WLG Rm> Dr John Kleinsman
3. Prayer and Practical Tips on Kingdom at work <Rosanna Rm> Drs Kate Jutsum, Ate Moala, J Mesui, Murray Hay

5:30pm  Dinner
7:00pm Session 5 - Dr David Levy
Saturday 21 October
8:30am     Registration
9:00am   Session 6 - Panel - Take the Health and Healing Mountain
10:30am   Morning Tea
10:50am Session 7 - Mr Ian Grant
11:50am   Break -10 mins
12noon   Session 8 - Dr David Levy
1:00pm    Lunch

2:00 pm Workshop Streams 2
1. Support and Care for those in Crisis Pregnancy <Lambton Rm> Dr Joseph &amp; Cushla Hassan, Dr Catherine Lennon
2. Hope and Healing After Abortion <Rosanna Rm> Carolina Gnad and Wendy Hill
3. Engage with Media on Controversial Issues. How to Make Your Case to Parliament <WLG Rm> Brendan Malone

3:30pm Afternoon Tea
3:45pm Hush Documentary (Optional)
7:00pm Gala Dinner (Dress Code: Eveningwear)
Sunday 22 October
9:00am Closing Session - Worship
Reflection, Impartation, Final Remarks
Questions &amp; Answers
11:00am Morning Tea
11:30am Farewell

PDF Copy of schedule for Downlaod  HERE

Registrations Open: 5pm Thursday 19 October at the InterContinental Hotel, 2 Grey St, Wellington
Dress Code for the Gala Dinner: Eveningwear
Additional tickets for the Gala Dinner are available to purchase HERE
For any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us at 

Dr David Levy

Dr David Levy, a neurosurgeon from San Diego, California, author of the international best seller Gray Matter is our main keynote speaker.

Dr Levy has, for a number of years, combined natural and supernatural healing in his neurosurgical practice. He will share practical tools that will help us bring life, health, healing and wholeness to our patients, our families, our communities. 

Dr Levy practices neurosurgery in San Diego, California. His articles have been published in a variety of neurosurgical journals, and he is an accomplished and engaging speaker and presenter. In his off time, David enjoys helping those less fortunate who live in California and in other parts of the world.

Dr Phil Stiver 

Dr Phillip L Stiver is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who lives with his wife in Evansville, Indiana.  He has has extensive experience in Orthopaedics and specialises in joint replacement surgery.

He loves helping people. He goes on medical missions and also work with Kairos prison ministry.

He will share reflections on how we can effectively share Christ’s love, compassion, and mercy with our patients, colleagues and those around us. He will also share practical ways on how we as health professionals can answer the call to missions locally and aboard.

In his spare time, he enjoy music, physical activities,  motor cycling, boating and flying helicopters, planes, and gliders.

 Ian Grant QSO 

Ian Grant has been an outstanding advocate for youth and parenting in New Zealand for many years. In 1993 Ian and his wife Mary established Parenting with Confidence Inc. (now The Parenting Place) the first resource centre for parents in New Zealand.

Ian spent 33 years running Youth for Christ, a national youth organisation involving thousands of young people and volunteer workers in clubs, town hall events, camps and social programmes. He is well known for his creativity and innovation in programming to young people. 

It is this freshness that comes through in his approach to parenting.

Ian is our speaker for the Gala dinner and Te Papa on Saturday evening - Not to be missed.

 Dr Catherine Hallagan 

Dr Catherine Hallagan, BA, MBChB, FRNZCGP
Dr Catherine Hallagan is an experienced General Practitioner who has worked in Wellington for 30 years. She loves living and working in the "Coolest Little Capital in the World!"
Catherine has also worked in Tanzania, Tonga, Thorndon and Tawa! She enjoys general practice with its fascinating array of patients of all ages and cultures. She has a special interest in medical ethics, is chair of the New Zealand Health Professionals Alliance. She is a member of the NZ Medical Association.
Married to Michael, they have two charming daughters. If ever she has a spare moment, she enjoys reading, swimming, walking and gardening.
Dr Mark Sherwood 

Dr Mark Sherwood is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon who completed his advanced training in spinal surgery in New Zealand and Australia.

Mark has a special interest in adult spine surgery. He treats scoliosis and complex spinal conditions in children. He is passionate about international charity mission surgery. He has served doing spine surgery in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel and in Tonga (ends of the earth). Mark also does volunteer scoliosis surgery for the children of Africa in Ghana. In between doing surgeries, he enjoys home-schooling with his teenage son. He loves flying.

In his spare time, he grows beautiful roses despite the Wellington winds.

Dr Justine Mesui 

Dr Justine works as a General Practitioner. She has a special interest in Youth health. Prior to this, Justine has worked in school-based clinics. Currently, she is working at Peninsula Medical Centre in Auckland, while also working with children, youth and young mothers with mental health issues at the Starship Hospital, Auckland.

She has a huge heart of compassion for young people and she shares an awe-inspiring story of God’s restorative power in her journey from ashes to true beauty. She loves helping young people reach their dreams and become all that they were designed to be. Justine has served in Tonga and has been on many mission trips, serving in orphanages in Russia.

 Dr Joseph Hassan

Cushla Hassan

Joseph, a General Practicioner, and Cushla, a Practice Nurse, set up St Luke’s Health Centre, Nelson 2001. They are Co Founders (Medical Advisor and Clinical Nurse Manager) for Hapai Taumaha Haputanga/Crisis Pregnancy Support a free service within the practice, offering support to women with unplanned pregnancies who wish to explore the option of continuing their pregnancy with support. Women suffering from post abortion grief also come for support.