Te Ora Hui-ā-Tau & Scientific Conference 2019 – Hāpaitia te mana! Recognising the finesse of a Māori Doctor

The theme for the 2019 Hui-ā-Tau is:

Hāpaitia te mana! – Recognising the finesse of a Māori Doctor

The 2019 Hui-ā-Tau theme ‘Hāpaitia te mana’ is a celebration. The magnitude of skill, knowledge and determination that exists within our collective is immeasurable. It is time to recognise the finesse of a Māori Doctor.   ‘Hāpaitia’ acknowledges indigenous intelligence, and the inherent mana this brings to health in all dimensions, both nationally and internationally.

‘Hāpaitia’ invites individuals to stop, reflect and celebrate their own efforts. Celebrating our achievements/accomplishments instils inspiration in others, and with inspiration comes succession. ‘Hāpaitia’ encourages leadership in attaining equity,and will demonstrate the skill we have already.

The greatest gift of ‘Hāpaitia te mana’, 2019, will be the  ability to explore one’s own identity. We are uniquely Māori. The toto of our tūpuna has flowed within for many generations, and carries inherent mātauranga. Despite this knowledge, the ability to ‘feel’ Māori can vary immensely. Te ORA Hui-ā-Tau, 2019, reminds you of the safety of whanaungatanga within our own. It will be a space for care, compassion and connection that will reignite your mana and core sense of self.

Let this be the year, we celebrate you.

The sub-themes for the 2019 Hui-ā-Tau are:

Tāu mahi nā, e te iti kahurangi! – Well done you little beauty!

The pipeline of succession in Medicine carries experiences that shape our skill, technique and guide us to our destination. This theme explores the unique challenges and triumphs of Māori in Medicine

Nāu te rourou, nāku to rourou, ka ora te iwi – Māori health equity – what’s the prognosis?

Collective knowledge induces the ability to promote change. There is no time more important that now. The Wai2575 Health Services and Outcomes inquiry has seen Te ORA Taumata presenting the collective concern regarding the continued poor health of Maori, despite best efforts to reduce disparities. How do you indigenise your space?

Poipoia te kakano kia puawai – Do we as Maori doctors practice what we preach?

This theme draws on the 2017 focus of care, compassion and connection. How are we caring for ourselves given the demands upon us from whānau, employers, governance entities etc? Our practice ensures we provide the best care to patients, so why don’t we do this for ourselves? This theme creates space for you, to be ‘pro’ you.

To Submit an Abstract please filll in the attached template before 12pm 21 December 2018.

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