HRC Pacific Health Research Fono - Auckland - 18-19 Apr 2012
18 - 19 April 2012
Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, Mt Wellington, Auckland
Organised by: Health Research Council
Registration required, fees apply
The Fono, through its theme - Pacific Edge: Transforming Knowledge into Innovative Practice - will provide an opportunity for Pacific and non-Pacific peoples, researchers and health professionals from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to discuss Pacific health research knowledge that will inform innovative practice.
The opening keynote is Dr Sela Panapasa from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. Sela is Pacific Islander of Rotuman, Tongan, and Tuvalu descent, originally from Fiji. She attended Brown University in the US, prior to taking up a position in one of America's leading universities, and is uniquely positioned as a Pacific researcher to provide a global perspective on Pacific health research.
The Hon. Hekia Parata, Minister of Education and the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, will open Day Two of the Fono as the guest speaker.
The fono is an important avenue for the dissemination of health research findings to researched communities, and also provide an opportunity for those present to dialogue about health research issues pertinent to the Pacific community in New Zealand, that may inform the work of HRC.