Te ORA Hui-ā-Tau & Scientific Conference 2017 Thursday, 7 December 2017

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Karanga / Call for Abstracts:

Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA) welcomes all Māori Doctors, Medical Students and other interested parties to submit abstracts that related to the theme and subthemes of the 2017 Hui-a-Tau.

The theme for the 2017 Hui-a-Tau is:  Poipoia ō tātou ngākau - Care, compassion and connection

Te ORA is an organisation that represents all Māori doctors.  In the Te ORA whakapapa, there are individuals, including the late Paratene Ngata, whose values of care, compassion and connection guided their mahi.  In our Hui-ā-Tau 2017, we want to create a space where we are able to present on, discuss, and reflect on these values and what they mean for both ourselves and our communities.

The subthemes for the 2017 Hui-a-Tau are:

Ō Tātou Oranga

As doctors, the expectations upon ourselves, and from others, often exceeds belief.  As Māori doctors these expectations are multiplied.  We therefore encourage abstracts that focus on the wellbeing of Māori doctors and medical students.

Rongoa Māori

We encourage abstracts that focus on healing practices (especially Rongoa Māori) used by our communities (or ourselves) and how these practices integrate with our Western medical training.

In addition, for the Hui-ā-Tau 2017, we will have space where Rongoa Māori Practitioners can work.

Key dates

  • Closing date for abstract submissions: 1 Here-turi-kōkā 2017 (1 August)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 4 Mahuru 2017 (4 September)
  • Hui-a-Tau: 7-10 Hakihea 2017 (7-10 December)

Find out more here.