Welcome to the Pasifika Medical Association 20th Anniversary Conference 2016 – The Pathway to Leadership is Service
24 – 26 August, 2016
The Pasifika Medical Association presents its 19th Annual Conference at the Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland on the 24, 25, 26 August 2016. This year’s conference marks 20 years since the Pasifika Medical Association was established
Pre Conference Workshop Wednesday 24th August
- Role of the Medical Councils & Associations in the Region
Day 1 Thursday 25 August
- Keynote Address
- Plenary Panel: Kava – Killer or Cure?
- Concurrent Sessions
Day 2 Friday 26 August
- Plenary Panel: Women Leading Change
- Plenary Panel: Emerging Leaders “Shaping the Future”
- Call for abstracts open – OPEN NOW
- Registration opens – 2 May 2016
- Call for abstracts closes – 5th August 2016
- Submission of speakers biography – July 2016
- PMA 20th Anniversary Conference – 24, 25, 26 August 2016
We are pleased to present preliminary program with an overview of the Conference content, which will showcase a variety of themes complemented by keynote speakers. The scheduling will also be of assistance to you in planning your travel itinerary. The 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop series will be presented from 9.00am Wednesday 24 August.
Pre conference workshops on:
- Wednesday, 10.00am – 3.00pm
- Role of Medical Councils and Associations in the region.This workshop will focus on how New Zealand can support the improvement in the registration and regulation of clinicians in Pacific countries. It will be hosted by PMA and include the participation of the New Zealand Medical Council and representatives from the Ministries of Health in the region.
- Wednesday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
- Whanau Ora Collaboration This session introduces evaluators and community researchers to the Culturally Congruent Evaluation Approach (CCEA). CCEA emerged from deeply held concerns of indigenous and ethnic communities often choosing to “outsource” their needs for evaluation services to outside researchers and agencies. This Approach provides a solution for indigenous and ethnic communities to design developmental and program evaluation/research projects which are rooted in and aligned with their culture. Overall, CCEA seeks to yield evaluation findings which are both valid culturally and functionally, and most all, nourish the community.
The intention of this year’s conference is to:
- Reflect on our past achievements.
- Review our collective aspirations and strategies moving forward.
- Reenergise our partnerships to exercise leadership in our spheres of influence to ensure we are better able to meet the health needs of Pacific peoples in the region.
Click here for the Confernce Programme: Pasifika Medical Association Conference Programme 2016
Leading edge management practices describe the “Servant leadership” model as one that delivers excellence for organisations and maximises the ability for individuals, groups and companies to exceed expectations in all they do. The notion of servant leadership is a value very familiar to people of the Pacific. This year we would like to consider “how can we truly embody this aspiration to benefit our families and communities?”
This year’s key conference themes will focus on:
- Clinical leadership We will provide the opportunity for clinical leaders, policy makers and practitioners to share experiences, develop solutions and better prepare them to face the complex health challenges that Pacific countries, communities and families are facing
- Leadership in clinical governance Building clinical capability and capacity is important. This theme will focus on the development of clinical governance competencies and will discuss the pathways to strengthening clinical governance within services.
- Emerging leadership competencies The Pacific health sector has a strong and vibrant emerging leadership. This thematic area will focus on profiling emerging leaders, identifying in the leadership journey what lessons have been learnt and will engage in the debate with participants on how best to support and strengthen the emerging leadership group
- Kava as a commodity, cure and communication process Kava has been a mechanism utilised widely in the Pacific region for many purposes. Regulation of Kava across borders and the use of Kava within communities has been a hotly debated topic. This thematic area will provide the opportunity to open up the debate on the use of kava through the many different lenses of our diverse communities.
The Pasifika Medical Association 2016 Conference is pleased to announce that the following Keynote Speakers will be sharing their expertise at the Conference:
Call to the pacific – welcome cocktail
Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga entered parliament in 2008 as the National Party MP for Maungakiekie and has held the seat since.
Peseta Sam is Minister of Local Government, Minister for Ethnic Communities, Minister for Pacific Peoples, and Associate Minister of Health.
Prior to parliament, Peseta Sam was elected to the Tamaki-Maungakiekie seat on the Auckland City Council and was appointed Chairman of the City Development Committee. Peseta Sam was born in Apia, Samoa and as a child moved to New Zealand in 1974 with his family. He grew up in Mangere and was educated at Mangere Central School and Auckland Grammar School. He graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters in Commerce (Hons), and Bachelor of Law degrees. Mr Lotu-Iiga credits his education as the key to unlocking so many of the opportunities he has enjoyed in life
THE OPENING ADDRESS WILL BE DELIVERED BY HRH PRINCESS salote mafile’o pilolevu tuita
Dr Williams is the Medical Director and a GP at the Mt Wellington Integrated Health Centre. His career spans a period of 55 years in Medical practice, Public health, Health management, Medical research, International health and Politics. He served as Minister of Health and Education in 1974-78 and Prime Minister in 1999. Over the past 15 years Dr Williams has been involved in extensive research in Eczema. The result of that research is a ground breaking treatment programme which has provided relief for many thousands of infants, children and adults who suffer from eczema.
keynote address 1
Mrs Debbie Sorensen is currently Chief Executive of Pasifika Futures, the Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency for Pacific families in New Zealand, Chief Executive of the Pasifika Medical Association, Director of international consultancy firm Health Specialists Ltd and Chair of “Make a Wish” Pacific. She is also a Trustee of Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand. She is an Advisor to the Minister of Health Tonga and to Prime Ministers and Health ministers in the region. In 2015 Debbie was presented with the Royal Order Crown of Tonga Dame Commander by His Majesty King Tupou VI in recognition of her services to the people of Tonga.
Dr Colin Tukuitonga has served as the Secretariat Pacific Community’s (SPC) Director-General since January 2014. Dr Tukuitonga, from the Pacific Island of Niue, was formerly the Director of SPC’s Public Health Division. He was a member of an Independent External Review of SPC in 2012. His previous roles include: Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs; Associate Professor of Public Health and Head of Pacific and International Health at the University of Auckland; Director of Public Health, New Zealand Ministry of Health; and Head of Surveillance and Prevention of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases at the World Health Organization, Switzerland.
keynote address 2
Mr Eskender Yousuf is a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA whom is a student of knowledge and an aspiring intellect. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has recently received his Master of Arts in Multicultural College Teaching and Learning from the same University. Some of his areas of research and evaluation include: Black males, first-generation scholars, culturally congruent practices, problem-based approach to historical inquiry, post-secondary student development. He is currently a staff member at New Lens Urban Mentoring Society and an evaluation consultant. He strongly believes in cultivating our next generation of youth and guiding them towards a prosperous future.
Mr Dane Verret is a culture-worker and researcher living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is completing his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota. His received his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English Literature from Middlebury College. His research focuses on the reclamation and application of indigenous Africana wisdom and Black Diaspora culture to projects for community uplift. He is currently investigating and co-creating a culturally-congruent program evaluation methodology as part of a team of Black male researchers in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Dane works as a consultant in culturally-rooted communications, program development, and placemaking.
Gala ball dinner
Hon Bill English is the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance (roles he has held since 2008) and the Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation. He was first elected to Parliament in 1990 as MP for the Wallace electorate (later re-named Clutha-Southland) and served as the local MP for 24 years until he became a list MP in 2014. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Otago University, followed by a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Literature at Victoria University in Wellington. Mr English has held ministerial posts in regulatory reform, education, health, revenue and finance and he was leader of the National Party from October 2001 to October 2003. Bill’s wife Mary is a General Practitioner and they have six children.
Welcome to our fabulous line-up of speakers:
Host City & Venue
Auckland, based around 2 large harbours, is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island with an abundance of popular shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés. Check out the lively nightlife and entertainment in and around Queen Street, from major international shows to local theatre and live music. Don’t miss a trip up the Sky Tower for the best views in town. In central Queen Street, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with bars and cafes.
Conference Venue & Gala Ball Dinner
24-25 August 2016
The Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland City
Call of the Pacific – Welcome Cocktail hosted by Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga
24 August 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Grand Foyer
Auckland Domain, Parnell Auckland
Prices are shown in NZ Dollars and are inclusive of GST.
Member rates apply for current financial members of PMA.
Note: Conference price can be separated from the Welcome Cocktail Function and Anniversary Awards Dinner costs. These are in addition to Conference rates.
Cancellation: You must contact us no later than 12 August, 2016, to cancel your registration. For cancellations made by 12 August, 2016, your registration fee will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after 12 August, 2016. Cancellation requests must identify the registrant’s name, email address and amount paid. Send cancellation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Cocktail “Call of the Pacific”
Wednesday 24 August 6:30pm – 9:00pm – Pacific Evening Dress
A ticket to the cocktail function is automatically included in each full conference registration. Tickets for additional guests may be purchased for $115.00 each.
Gala Ball Dinner
Thursday 25 August, 6:30pm – 10.30pm – Black Tie & Medals Event
A ticket to the gala dinner is automatically included in each full conference registration. Not coming to the conference but want to attend? Purchase a ticket to the Awards Dinner for $120 (excluding GST). A three-course meal, refreshments, and entertainment are included in the ticket price.
Our sponsors will be announced shortly
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If you have any inquiries relating to the Conference, please contact the Conference Organisers.
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