New Caledonia to host the PMA Conference

Prime Minister of New Zealand the Rt Honourable Bill English with Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director General at Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Dr Joe Williams, Patron of PMA

Prime Minister of New Zealand the Rt Honourable Bill English with Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director General at Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Dr Joe Williams, Patron of PMA

New Caledonia will convene the 20th Annual Pasifika Medical Association Conference “Pacific Health Realities: The Way Forward” from 25-29 September with pre-conference workshops on the 25–26 September 2017.

Pasifika Medical Association Executive Officer Ms Melissa Fidow says the Association is looking forward to working in partnership with Pacific Community (SPC) and the Health Research Council (HRC) Pacific Health Research Committee to deliver an event that provides Pacific health workers and professionals with an outstanding opportunity to collaborate on a range of issues important to improving the health outcomes of Pacific people in the region.

This year’s conference will cover a wide range of exciting topics including Health Security, Climate Change and Health, Universal Health Coverage, Human Resources for Health and Using Research To Make Better Decisions.

The conference is expected to attract a high number of attendees, both regionally and internationally.

This will be another great conference, following the 20-year anniversary celebration of the Association last year, and the successful conference in Vanuatu held the year before.

The call for abstracts is now open.

Full conference details are available at  http://pacifichealth.org.nz/pasifika-medical-association-2017-conference/