2014 International Pacific Health Conference

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
  • Reproductive health
  • Non-communicable diseases/communicable diseases
  • Environmental health

Keynote speakers are:

  1. Welcome reception/Distinguished lecture: Sir Professor Mason Durie
  2. ‘Call to action’: Dr Colin Tukuitonga
  3. ‘Global health challenges’: Dr Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula
  4. Panel of Pacific health leaders of tomorrow
    • Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu
    • Dr Yvette Paulino
    • Dr El Shadan Tautolo
    • Seini Jensen

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.

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