The Library was pleased to host the 2011 West Coast Health Missions and Ministry Conference over the weekend of August 19-20. On Friday night, conference speakers gathered on our third floor in the Asian Christian Collections room and adjacent balcony to enjoy food and conversation together. The conference hosted 60 respected national and international speakers who lectured on topics ranging from human trafficking, to best practices in health missions, international health education, urban health, emotional care, palliative and hospice care, and dental care.

Dr. Peter Yorgin and Mr. Robert Arrington are cofounders of the conference which hosts 150 to 200 attendees each year. Dr. Yorgin donated a collection of bibliographic resources to the Library, and the Library made a select group of journals and databases available to attendees in support of their work in the mission field. If you are interested in medical missions, take a look at our Campus Guide on this cross-disciplinary ministry of the Church:

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