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.