MPA Symposium 2020 – 16-17 May 2020, Owhata Marae, Rotorua

This wānanga/symposium will have presentations which discuss Māori knowledge, reflect on the current health sector and discuss ways that the pharmacy and pharmacists can action change to improve outcomes for, and with, Māori whānau and communities.

Presentation topics will include pharmacists working in general practice, holistic health care, rongoā Māori and research relating to pharmacy workforce recruitment and the expanding roles of pharmacists. There will also be workshops including hand-on rongoā experiences.

This wānanga will be held completely on the marae. Accommodation and meals are all provided. It is intended that, in addition to the formal presentations, this immersive experience will allow attendees the opportunity to develop an increased understanding of tikanga Māori in a safe environment.

The wānanga will start at 10am on Saturday with a pōwhiri and conclude at approx 10.30am on Sunday.

Confirmed speakers include:

Arthur Bauld (Pharmacy Council member, CADS pharmacist)

Dr Kirsten Smiler and Nora-Jayne Parore (Researchers, Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University)

Dr Anna Rolleston (Director, Centre for Health)

Leanne Te Karu (Associate Dean Māori, Otago School of Pharmacy)

Mariana Hudson (Primary Care pharmacist)

Kasey Brown (President, Pacific Pharmacists’ Association)

More speakers and details regarding presentations will be released in the coming weeks

Registration Price:

MPA members – $150**

Non members – $400

Undergrad students/interns – $200

**Member rate does not apply for associate members

Register here

If you have any questions, please contact Pauline Te Karu: admin@mpa.maori.nz