The International Christian Medical and Dental
Societies or meetings of Christian health carers have existed in
some countries for over one hundred years. Personal contacts
led to the first International Congress of Christian Physicians
(ICCP) in 1963. The International Christian Medical and
Dental Association (ICMDA) developed from these
beginnings, seeking to develop and strengthen bonds between
Christian physicians, dentists and clinical students worldwide.
It is composed of autonomous national Christian medical and
dental associations and it assists these national movements in
achieving their aims.
The Association provides a regular means of exchange of
views, information and experiences in the medical and dental
sciences, particularly where these concern Christian faith and
ethics. It seeks to maintain the spiritual life of Christians
practising in the medical and dental professions; encouraging
them to share their faith within these professions and to apply
Christian principles in their professional practice and ethic. It
also supports the work of Christian medical and dental
Contributions to this Doctor’s Life Support 2 have come from
a great many countries, illustrating the unity of Christian
belief within the diversity that is the world.