PRIDoC 2016, November 27th until December 1st, provides an indigenous space, for indigenous doctors, medical students, health professionals, health researchers and medical educators from around the Pacific to discuss ideas, action and evidence that is transforming indigenous health. We are no strangers to transformation. It has been part of our land and seascape and our histories for generations. Today, once again we face the need to talk about transformation.
We invite you to participate in a conversation, celebration, discussion and debate about transforming medical education, transforming the medical workforce, transforming healthcare design and delivery and most importantly transforming indigenous health outcomes.
Following the hugely successful previous PRIDoC meetings, this Congress will include keynote speakers to challenge and inspire us, plenary panels discussing key themes that resonate around our networks, student panels, short oral presentations of our research and innovation, poster presentations (with prizes!), social events and cultural exchanges.
This year the Congress will be held in central Auckland, using the facilities of the University of Auckland and under the mana of the local tribe, Ngāti Whātua ō Ōrakei. Hotel options have provided here with special conference rates.
PRIDoC, the Paciific Region Indigenous Doctors’ Congress, has formal membership from the following jurisdictions:
- Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA)
- Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)
- ‘Ahahui o nā Kauka – Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians
- Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC)
- Medical Association for Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan (MAIPT)
- Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA) – Māori Medical Practitioners Association
Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA), the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, Māori doctors and medical students, representing nearly 400 members across all medical specialities, and provides leadership in Māori health in both New Zealand medical schools and in most areas of the New Zealand health system. Te ORA last hosted PRIDoC in Rotorua in 2006.