The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is holding its
two day annual conference in Christchurch on the 12th and 13th of
A workshop on cultural competence is being held before the
conference on Wednesday 11th September.
The theme of the conference on day one, the 12th of September,
is 'Improving public health in the Pacific Region' and the opening
address (known as the George Salmond Oration) will be made by Dr
Colin Tukuitonga, Director of Public Health at Secretariat of the
Pacific Community, based in New Caledonia.
The theme on day two is the 'Recovery and Transformation of
Christchurch.' Dr Anna Stevenson is the convenor of an educational
field trip for conference delegates around sites of public health
significance in Christchurch.
It is expected around 85 doctors will attend the conference
which is being held at the Commodore Airport Hotel,