Short term missions - 20 years of mistakes, practical aspects and funding opportunities
Workshop » Global Topics
Scott Lee MD
Short term missions is fraught with mistakes, funding difficulties, and cultural misunderstandings. I will be sharing all of the problems, shortcomings, and mistakes I have made over the past 25 years. I will also share funding opportunities as this is often difficult and a barrier when it should not be. I want this lecture to be very practical and address the appropriate do's and do nots of short term missions. It is still a learning process, but I want to share inspirational stories from when I was a student to the present time and how I have matured and changed in my approach to short term missions.
Dr. Scott Lee MD MPH FACS is an orbit, ophthalmic, and oculoplastic surgeon. He is the founder and CEO of the non-profit iCare which is active in international medical missions work. iCare has taught surgeons and helped to develop sustainable surgical interventions in Bhutan, India, Haiti, Macedonia, China, Myanmar, Bolivia, Morocco, Cambodia, Swaziland, Kenya, and many other countries. Dr. Lee is active in research and development of new technology in medicine, as partner and chief medical officer of 2 start-ups, and sits on 5 boards in Venture capital, non-profit, and other sectors.