The International Pacific Health Conference 2014 is an extraordinary opportunity for interdisciplinary dissemination of health research, practice, and knowledge. The conference Calls to Action the need to address the health challenges of Pacific communities globally. The theme of the conference is Pacific health solutions through research and practice.
The conference will start with a pre-conference welcome reception and distinguished lecture.
The streams for the conference are:
Child and youth
Partnerships and capacity building
Innovation and technology
Behavioural and mental health
Non-communicable diseases/communicable diseases
Keynote speakers are:
Welcome reception/Distinguished lecture: Sir Professor Mason Durie
‘Call to action’: Dr Colin Tukuitonga
‘Global health challenges’: Dr Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula
Panel of Pacific health leaders of tomorrow
Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu
Dr Yvette Paulino
Dr El Shadan Tautolo
The conference is supported by the Health Research Council of New Zealand in partnership with the Ministry of Health; Secretariat of the Pacific Community; Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan; AUT University Pacific Islands Families Study; the University of Otago; John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; Le Va; Pasefika Proud; the University of Auckland; AUT University; and the Pasifika Medical Association.