Keynote Speakers

Sir Mason Durie

Sir Mason Durie is one of New Zealand’s most respected academics and an exceptional contributor to public, indigenous and mental health. The most part of his career has focused on research around improving health outcomes, wellbeing and education in Māori communities.

Owing to his experience as Director of Psychiatry at Palmerston North Hospital, Sir Mason developed the holistic health and wellness model, Whare Tapa Whā – intended to give Māori a greater sense of ownership of their health. Presenting a Māori view of healing in four dimensions – wairua, hinengaro, tinana and whānau; spiritual, mental, physical and family health, Whare Tapa Whā signifies health as a house, where all four walls are necessary and must be in balance if it is to be strong.

With Māori future generations in mind, Sir Mason became Professor and Head of Te Pūtahi-ā-Toi, School of Māori Studies at Massey University before Chair of Māori Research and Development in 2002 and Deputy Vice-Chancellor in 2009. His efforts have been greatly recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, the Public Health Association of New Zealand, the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Polynesian Society.

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Scheduled
Monday 6th May

Shared Session
(AMD, AFOEM, AFPHM, ED, PCHD, PA, T)

ABS Theatre

11:05am - 12:35pm

The key to unlocking optimal health – The life course paradigm

As physicians and paediatricians, we care for patients struggling with preventable illness every day. We know that unhealthy housing, insecure and precarious work and poor mental health directly impact our patient’s health and wellbeing. Too often we treat illness knowing our patients are returning to social situations that will perpetuate poor health. We need to challenge the current state, where unacceptable levels of child poverty and poor housing conditions have become normalised. Our expert panel will be interviewed by renowned journalist Susie Ferguson on their thoughts, views and solutions on ‘Make Health the Norm’.

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Dr Cheryl Johnson Consultant Geriatrician at Waitemata District Health with a specialist interest in stroke rehabilitation VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Patrick Kelly Service Clinical Director of the Starship Children’s Hospital Child Protection Team VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Susan Morton Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Research at the University of Auckland VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Yati Soenarto Lecturer of Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Katie Thorne Geriatrician working at Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Ranjeny Thomas Developer of revolutionary strategy for antigen-specific immunotherapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Jane Harding Professor of Neonatology at The University of Auckland VIEW PROFILE
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Profesor Sandra Eades Associate Dean (Indigenous), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health , The University of Melbourne. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Chris Hayes Specialist pain medicine physician at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Andrew Knight Clinical academic at the South Western Sydney Academic Primary and Integrated Care Unit VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Matthew Brick Completed the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association training programme in 2002 followed by fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Perth VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Eugene C Nelson Professor of Community and Family Medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Chris Rumball Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and a Specialist Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician VIEW PROFILE
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Ms Megan McEwen Clinical Exercise Physiologist VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Matire Harwood Hauora Māori researcher and clinician VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Adrian Reynolds Clinical Associate Professor, Medical School, University of Tasmania VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Richie Poulton Director, Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Suresh Sundram Unit head for adult psychiatry at Monash Medical Centre and is in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University VIEW PROFILE
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Mr David Letele Started Brown Buttabean Motivation to help motivate people to regain control of their lives VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Boyd Swinburn Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland and Co-Chair of World Obesity Policy & Prevention section VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Chris Kenedi General Medicine physician and a Liaison Psychiatris at Auckland Hospital and Medical advisor for the inpatient psychiatric hospital VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Robyn Toomath Co-founded of the activist group Fight the Obesity Epidemic VIEW PROFILE
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Ms Leonie Matoe (Ngaa Rauru, Ngaa Ruahine) Nutrition and Physical Activity Health Promoter for Māori Health Organisation, ‘Te Hotu Manawa Māori’ VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Izzy Lomax-Sawyers Fifth-year medical student at Dunedin School of Medicine and currently studies in Greymout VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Peter Jones Extensive background in strategic and operational leadership in the fields of research, program development and engagement with the wider clinical community VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Christopher Poulos Conjoint Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of NSW, and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Lex Doyle Professor Lex Doyle is a neonatal paediatrician with a major research interest in evaluating the consequences of neonatal intensive care VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Maureen Dollard Maureen Dollard is Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology and Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety VIEW PROFILE
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