The eighth biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network Connection will be held in Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand from 5 – 8 November 2019. The event will be hosted by The University of Otago.
This years theme is ‘Pouhine Poutama: Embedding Indigenous Health Education‘.
The LIME Connection Scientific Committee, Suzanne Pitama and Tania Huria sought the support of Te Marino Lenihan (Ngai Tuahuriri, Ngati Huirapa, Ngait Huikai) to help developed the whakatauki (proverb). Pouhine Poutama into a conference theme that speaks to vertical and horizontal integration of knowledge, understanding and perspective (i.e. curriculum) and expresses, through deliberate juxtaposition, the complimentary and essential union of Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives, knowledge and understanding. Vertical integration refers to the continuum of teaching and learning from Universities to Specialisation, while horizontal refers to connection and collaboration across all Health Sciences.
The conference will encourage strengths based presentations relating to Indigenous health teaching and learning, curriculum development and research; community engagement; and the recruitment and graduation of Indigenous students in the health professions.
LIME Connection provides an opportunity for:
- Collaboration, information sharing and networking across nations;
- Professional development and capacity-building;
- Linking with community, colleges and those from all health disciplines;
- Discussion and critique of current practices; and
- Exploration of emerging tools and techniques to drive improvement in Indigenous health education.
LIME Connection is a leading international event in Indigenous health and health professional education for academics, students, community members, practitioners and policy makers. Speakers will include Indigenous and non-Indigenous experts from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada and further afield.
LIME Connection provides the space for robust discussion on leadership, curriculum innovation and collaboration in Indigenous health and health professional education. It provides an opportunity to celebrate successes and share new and evidenced-based approaches in the field.
The LIMElight Awards, honouring excellence in student recruitment, support and graduation; health curriculum implementation; community engagement; research and leadership, will also be presented.
LIME Connection is supported by Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand and Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa (Te ORA) Māori Medical Practitioners Association.
The Connection is an outcome of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network Program.
You can read about past LIME Connection Conferences via the LIME Network website.
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