LIME Connection II was held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney on 23-25 September 2007 and was an outcome of the Medical Deans Indigenous Health Project. Auspice organisations included the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand (Medical Deans) and the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA). The conference was proudly hosted by the Faculty of Medicine and Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit at University of New South Wales (UNSW).

The Connection was co-sponsored by the Department of Health and Ageing, and co-hosted by The University of Sydney, University of Western Sydney, University of Wollongong, and The University of Newcastle.

The conference theme was: “Cultures Across the Indigenous Health Spectrum: Achieving better outcomes” and leaders in the field of Indigenous medical education and practice presented their experiences and shared innovative approaches through a mix of keynote addresses, oral and poster presentations, group discussions and a public lecture.

This event provided the opportunity to meet and network with others in the field of Indigenous medical education and practice. The conference attracted over 140 delegates from Australia, as well as international speakers and guests. Delegates included medical educators, practitioners, allied health workers, community representatives and those with a connection to Indigenous health. 

LIMElight Awards 2007

In recognition of the wonderful work staff and medical schools are doing in Indigenous health. These awards acknowledge an innovative programme or initiative which addresses critical issues, brings people together collaboratively and implements an innovative solution.

These awards were judged by an independent panel consisting of:

Dr David Jansen – Teora (Maori Medical Practitioners Association of Aoteroroa)
Dr Marlene Kong – AIDA (Australian Indigenous Doctors Association)
Professor Steven Leader – The University of Sydney

Award Winner
Leading innovation in curriculum implementation  Ms Suzanne Pitama
The University of Otago
Leading innovation in Indigenous student recruitment support & graduation Centre for Aboriginal & Medical Health 
The University of Western Australia
Leading innovation in cultural & organisational change Dr David Paul
The University of Western Australia Dr Tamara Mackean
Flinders University
Leading innovation in community engagement Winnunga Nimmityjah
Aboriginal Health Service
LIMELight Leadership Award For outstanding leadership by an individual A/ Prof. Marlene Drysdale
Monash University A/Prof. John Broughton 
University of Otago

The LIMELight Awards were presented during the official dinner of the LIME Connection II.