SOM co-sponsors annual Medical Missions Conference

Nick Comninellis, M.D., ’82

Health care professionals and organizations that serve the forgotten participated in the 6th annual Institute for International Medicine (InMed) Exploring Medical Missions Conference, co-sponsored by the UMKC School of Medicine, on May 20 and 21. The event, “From Rescue to Resilience,” took place at the UMKC Student Union.

Dean Betty Drees, M.D., gave the opening remarks and welcomed the participants to the conference that included nearly 20 different speakers and almost 30 exhibitors. Nick Comninellis, M.D., ’82, assistant professor of community and family medicine, is president and founder of InMed.

Exploring Medical Missions serves to inspire and equip health care professionals to help provide rescue and assistance to impoverished and disaster-stricken communities.

2 thoughts on “SOM co-sponsors annual Medical Missions Conference

  1. Do you know when this year’s conference is to be held?

    Do you know how I can get international nursing malpractice insurance?

    I am wanting to volunteer in an African refugee clinic in Tel Aviv, but they need me to have malpractice insurance, which so far when I checked with NSO, they have to bring a case back here to the US.

    I don’t know where to turn.

    It is hard to get to my email, due to my current situation, can you please call?

    Thank you!

    Laura Deware-Jones, RN, BSN

    1. Laura,

      I have not heard about this year’s conference or know about malpractice insurance.

      I would suggest you contact Nick Comninellis or Skylar Rolf at InMed (Institute for International Medicine) at

      INMED – Institute for International Medicine
      6400 Prospect Ave, Suite 338A
      Kansas City, MO 64132 USA
      Phone: 816-444-6400
      Fax: 816-444-3060


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