Twelve years ago then Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) encouraged the Church to speak on Health and Lifestyle to the world. This invitation was directed to the Health Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church through Dr. Margaret Chan’s Office for Partnerships and UN Reform. This was following her initiative to welcome collaboration with faith-based organizations including churches. The First Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle took place in 2009! It is hard to believe that we are on the verge of the 3rd Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle – Your Brain, Your Body, July 9 through 13/14, 2019.
Why a global conference? It affords a wonderful opportunity for the meeting of minds, the sharing of ideas and the exploration of scientific developments together! Learning, debating, discussing and networking with people coming together from around the world is invigorating, encourages growth in our knowledge and our relationships, and serves as a reminder of our mission to share wholeness and serve all!
Why at Loma Linda University? Adventist Health Ministries and Loma Linda University are longtime partners in health work and education. Many exciting changes are taking place on the campus of Loma Linda including the erection of a modern, highly engineered new hospital. Loma Linda has been the center of much research on health, healing, lifestyle, nutrition, and health education. It continues its important role and focuses on working to bring health and healing to the world. Of all the universities in the United States that teach medicine, nursing, and health sciences, Loma Linda University has the greatest global footprint. While it is not the largest university, it continues to reach out across the globe. A significant factor in this success story is the strong relationship which Loma Linda University enjoys with the global Seventh-day Adventist Church. It continues to be a blessed partnership with powerful synergy.
We look forward to having you join this international convocation as we look at some of the ways in which lifestyle impacts not only our bodies, but our emotional, mental and spiritual health and well-being. We will also celebrate Adventist Health Ministries’ partnerships with Loma Linda University, the International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (ICPA), the WHO, and each of you.
Registration is now open. Catch the early bird discount and ensure your accommodation by visiting http://conference.healthministries.com/ and registering soon. We look forward to seeing you in just over 3 months’ time. God bless and Godspeed.