NZ Medical Healing Conference

The New Zealand Medical Healing conference invites all health professionals to combine healing through our natural skills with our faith, compassion and love, so that we can better care for our patients and bring healing through our healthcare profession.

We welcome doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, carers, medical and nursing students and spouses!

We have international guest speakers and great speakers from New Zealand and the Pacific, including doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

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 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!

REGISTER EARLY and receive a $75 discount off the normal ticket price....ends August 1st - USE CODE: Earlybird when registering

Speaker Information

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    Dr David Levy

    Dr. David Levy is a neurosurgeon. He attended Medical School at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and obtained his Neurosurgical Training at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He did a Fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at the University of Vienna, Austria.

    Dr. Levy has published numerous scientific articles in the neurosurgical literature and wrote the book Gray Matter: a neurosurgeon discovers the power of prayer…one patient at a time, published by Tyndale House, detailing the dramatic intersection of medicine and faith, and the power of forgiveness. The book has been translated into the French and Romanian languages.

    Dr. Levy has been the recipient of the Best Doctor Award in 2007 – 2014 and America’s Top Surgeons Award 2015-2016. His pastimes include caring for the poor and less fortunate around the world. He has performed neurosurgery in Kenya and The Congo.

    Dr. Levy was appointed Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at University of California, San Diego 2013 - 2017. His website is and his Facebook page is Dr. David Levy.

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    Dr Edwin Leap, MD

    Dr. Edwin Leap graduated from Marshall University with a BS in Zoology, and received his medical degree from West Virginia University. He completed emergency medicine residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana. Since then, he has been in practice for 18 years at Oconee Medical Center as a partner in Blue Ridge Emergency Physicians.

    Dr. Leap writes twice each month for the Greenville News, and also writes an award-winning monthly column for Emergency Medicine News. He has been published in numerous other periodicals, including Physician Magazine, MedicalEconomics Magazine, Focus on the Family Magazine and the SC Baptist Courier. Dr. Leap's blog has been widely linked on the Internet, in places as diverse as the LATimes health blog, the Wall Street Journal health blog, Kevin MD and Get Better Health.

    He is married to his college darling, Jan. They home-school their four children.

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    Dr Kate Jutsum

    Dr. Kate Jutsum graduated with MBBCh from the University of Wales, Cardiff, in 2008, and did her foundation year at the Royal Gwent in Newport prior to moving to regional New South Wales, Australia. After a few years at a Base hospital in NSW she left mainstream medicine to establish the Australasian branch of an inner healing and deliverance ministry through Australia and New Zealand, working and travelling full-time around churches throughout Australia and New Zealand to teach and preach, and combining this with medical mission to China and the Pacific Islands.

    After three years of full-time church-based ministry, Kate transitioned back into the medical world in New Zealand, and is now a full time Advanced Trainee in Emergency Medicine, where she has established gatherings of Christian healthcare workers to support, encourage, and pray for the hospital and its staff and patients. Stories from her own practice of combining God with Medicine can be found on Facebook at 'Tales from a City ED'. She continues to teach and preach, runs an online e-course in prayer and over this time also wrote the book: Power Prayer: Keys to a World-Changing Life that Boot Camp never taught you, due to be released in August 2017.

    Kate is co-chair of the New Zealand Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Group, and teaches on Point Of Care UltraSound at national conferences at local teaching sessions. She holds a PGC CPU (Otago), and is currently studying a dual masters MBA/ MPH at JCU, Townsville.

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    Dr Ate Moala

    Dr Ate Moala is the convener of the NZ Medical Healing Conference. She was born and educated in Tonga and did her medical training at Otago Medical School in the 1980s. She works in Pacific health on several fronts. She combines general practice work among the Pacific community in Wellington with her role as Clinical Director of Pacific Orthopaedics and her work as a Public Health Physician on public health policy and Pacific health research projects.

    Throughout her career she has been involved in many health-related activities and assumed various positions of responsibility in the Pacific health sector. She has been Vice-President and President of the Pasifika Medical Association and is a Board Member of the Pacific Health Research and Development Foundation Trust.

    A member of the Health Research Council for many years, she has a long-standing interest in research on issues affecting Pacific health, such as breast cancer, asthma, immunisation, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Her findings have been published in medical journals and publications.

    She has a Master of Public Health degree from Otago University.

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    Dr Mark Sherwood

    Mr Sherwood is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon who completed his advanced training in spinal surgery in New Zealand and Australia. He treats general orthopaedic conditions and does hip and knee joint replacement surgery. He has a special interest in the treatment of adult spinal conditions including spinal injuries, age-related degeneration, spinal deformity and tumours. He also treats scoliosis and complex spinal conditions in children. He performs surgeries at Wakefield Hospital and Southern Cross Hospital. Mr Sherwood worked at Wellington Regional Hospital as a registrar and then as a consultant orthopaedic and spinal surgeon for 18 years.

    He is passionate about international charitable mission surgery. For his sabbatical in mid 2012 he developed strategic collegial relationships with spinal surgeon colleagues in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel. In late November 2012, he joined a team of volunteer spinal surgeons to do scoliosis surgery at FOCOS Hospital in Ghana, Africa. He has performed spine surgery in the pacific island of Tonga on a number of occasions and in 2015 he returned to Ghana to again be involved with the FOCOS orthopaedic programme.

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    Dr Catherine Hallagan

    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 studied at Victoria and Auckland Universities and graduated with a Medical degree and a BA in Anthropology. She also has a Diploma in Obstetrics and belongs to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Catherine has 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 and sits on the Board of the New Zealand Medical Association.

    Married to Michael, they have two charming daughters. If ever she has a spare moment, she enjoys reading, swimming, walking and gardening.

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    Phillip L. Stiver, MD

    Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Indiana, USA, and Chair of Focus on the Family's Physician Resource Council. Full bio awaited.

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    Dr Justine Mesui

    Justine holds an MBBCh and has 10 years experience in General Practice enjoying seeing a wide range of families. In addition to her work at Peninsula Medical Centre in Auckland, she has worked for some years in school-based clinics further developing her special interest in Youth Health.

    Further bio awaited.