Hui-ā-Tau & Scientifc Conference 2015, programme attached, Palmerston North

Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 3:00pm to Sunday, 15 November 2015 - 9:00am

To register for conference please click this link>>.  To view the confernce programme please click on the attached PDF file. 

The  Hui-A-Tau & Scientific Conference 2015 has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to  8.5 credits CME for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) Years 2 and 3 and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes..


This year our conference theme is:

Ka mahi, ka inoi, ka moe, ka mahi anō
Excellence comes from hard work and dedication

This quote by Te Kirihaehae Te Puea Herangi was made to a Pākehā newspaper when she was awarded a CBE. It reflects her views on the importance of continued hard work when facing what appear to be unsurmountable challenges. Our Hui-ā-tau this year is located within Tai Wananga, Tu Toa, a kura for Māori rangatahi who personify Te Puea’s philosophy of diligence and achievement. The theme for this conference speaks to the hard yards that have been done, continue to be done and that are required in the future, in the area of Māori health. To achieve not just parity, but excellence.

Sub Themes

The three sub-themes relate to challenging and often contentious kaupapa, which Te ORA believes are important to engage with during our scientific meeting. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations relating to one of the following sub-themes:

1) Ako mai, ako atu

Learning and teaching in medicine is a career long activity, starting on our first day at medical school and never truly ending. The way in which Māori health is taught and Māori workforces developed has direct implications on the health of Māori in Aotearoa. Submissions are encouraged on our continued role in medical education and workforce development, whether at medical school, specialist training or ongoing clinical medical education.

2) Hiki te ora

Māori health disparities continue to be an issue in Aotearoa and their identification is important in ensuring accountability of the crown. This sub-theme calls for abstracts that identify health inequities, but also calls for those that present the strength our communities possess. Interventions illustrating positive outcomes for Māori will prioritised.

3) Tautohetohe

As tākuta we hold a privilege of being listened to, which comes with it a responsibility to say something of importance. Increasingly we have become aware of issues outside the ‘realm of medicine’ that impact directly or indirectly on the health of Māori. We invite submissions that address recent political or social events that require further discussion and calls for protest from Māori doctors. 

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