Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors' Congress 2018 Thursday, 12 July 2018

Background

The Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors' Congress provides a forum for Indigenous doctors and students from across the Pacific to gather and discuss issues of mutual interest, particularly those pertaining to the physical, mental, spiritual, social and cultural well - being of our populations, and this year, of our selves.

The 9th biannual Congress will be hosted by the `Ahahui o nā Kauka (Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians). Scientific program will consist of oral presentations, panels, poster sessions and workshops.

The program committee will decide on abstract acceptance as well as type of presentation. You may indicate your presentation preference on your submission but final decisions rest with the program committee. Specific requirement and instructions will be forwarded to participants upon acceptance of their submitted abstract. Authors are responsible for paying registration fees for the conference. There are no waived registration fees for presenters.

We encourage submission of papers in the following areas (but papers are not restricted to these topics):

• Health of land, environment and impact on health of our people

• Well-being of indigenous peoples, our communities (including from a holistic perspective )

• Health of ourselves , self-care for indigenous healthcare providers

• Chronic disease management and prevention, including Best Practices

• Research related to indigenous health

• Mental health

• Prenatal/Maternal Health

• LGBTQ health issues

• Medical Education

• Workforce development

• Traditional medicine

• Physician as advocate

• Self determination and well-being

• Telemedicine

• Climate change and indigenous health

Call for abstracts has been extended to 18 February 2018.

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