The conference program included a combination of keynote and plenary addresses, submitted oral and poster presentations, lunchtime caucus group discussions plus a public lecture. Additional components included informal networking activities and talking circles, plus a Welcome Reception, Official Dinner, The LIME Network website launch and a trade exhibition.

TIME Sun 23/09/07 Mon 24/09/07 Tues 25/09/07
8:15   Please note Opening Plenary will now commence at 8.45am Breakfast & informal networking
Launch of Barawal Yana (UNSW component of national footprints forward project).
9:00 – 10:30   Opening Plenary Chair: 
Prof. Peter Smith, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW.
Plenary Session Chairs: 
A/Prof. Jacinta Elston, Assistant Dean Indigenous Health, James Cook University & A/Prof. John Stuart, University of Newcastle
    Welcome to country & acknowledgement of land Session Focus: Perspectives on what’s possible and where we go from here
    Welcome to The LIME Connection II 
Prof. Allan Carmichael, President, Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand & Dr Mark Wenitong, President, Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association
1) Super-Maori or Super-Doc – the Indigenous Medical Graduate of the Future: 
A/Prof. Papaarangi Reid, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, NZ
    1) Federal Ministry of Health speech:
The Hon Tony Abbott MHR – Minister for Health and Ageing
2) Applied Demography and Indigenous Population Health:
Dr John Taylor, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU
    2) Pono Ka Ho‘ona‘auao Ola Maoli (Pono Indigenous Health Education):
Dr Kekuni Blaisdell, Professor of Medicine & Founding Chair of The Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii, USA
 
    3) Examining the medical workforce: 
Prof. Ian Anderson, Director, Centre for Health & Society and Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, the University of Melbourne
 
10:30 – 11:00   Morning Tea Morning Tea
11:00 – 1:00   Session Chairs: 
Prof. Jim Angus, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne & Dr Tamara MacKean, Lecturer in Indigenous Health, Flinders University
Session Chairs: Dr Noel Hayman, Secretary, Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association & Mr Gregory Phillips, Executive Director, Abstarr Consulting.
    Session Focus: 
Examining culture and the Medical School Experience
1) Rethinking Our Workforce Needs – Not for Today but Tomorrow: Prof. Kenneth Wyatt, Director of Aboriginal Health for the Department of Health for Western Australia.
    1) ‘Indigenising’ Medical Schools: Benefits for All:
A/Prof. Helen Milroy, Director for the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH) at University of Western Australia
2) Supporting the Whanau and the Cousins As Well: A Tale of Cultural Safety Within the Indigneous Medical Curriculum:
Ms Susan Pitama, Director, Maori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI), The University of Otago, Christchurch, NZ
3) Culturally Safe Practice in the Australian Context:
A/Prof. Lisa Jackson Pulver, Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit, UNSW
2) Implementation of the new AMC standards: 
Prof. Michael Field, Chair, Medical School Accreditation Committee, Australian Medical Council
12.00     Open Abstracts: Rethinking Medical School Cultures
Room: Leighton Hall

Rural Culture is One
Ms. Joanna Barton
Cultural Safety Workshop Overview
Ms. Petah Atkinson
“Big Name, No Blanket” – Opening Indigenous Discussion About Internship
Dr. Janelle Trees
All Together Now: The Central Importance of Developing Cultural Competency
Dr. Ursula King
Open Abstracts: Medical Schools Experience
Room: Gallery 1


The Death of an Aboriginal Baby, an Instructive Case for Medical Students

A/Prof. John Stuart
Teaching Best Practice in Indigenous Health – Culturally and Technically Safe Practice
Ms. Maggie Grant
Conversion Through Immersion?
Dr. Paul Robertson
A Faculty Wide Statement and the UNSW Journey to Turn Around its Stats
Prof. Peter Smith
Open Abstracts: Curriculum Session II
Room: Gallery 1


Cultural Competency Training: Efforts at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM)

Dr. Martina Kamaka
Rethinking Teaching Students in Health Science Disciplines About How to Work With Clients From Diverse Social and Cultural Backgrounds
Mr. Dick Sloman
Indigenous Medical Education – Achieving quality and quantity
Dr. Craig Richards
Embedding Indigenous Health Within a New Medicine Program
A/Prof. Philip Jones
1:00 – 2:00   Working Lunch and Poster Demonstrations Lunch and networking
2:00 – 3:30   What’s Happening in our Medical Schools: Drawing on our Lessons
Room: Leighton Hall
Session Chairs: 
Prof. Neville Yeomans, Foundation Dean of Medicine, University of Western Sydney & Dr Kelvin Kong, Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon.
Session Chairs: 
Prof. Justin Beilby, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Adelaide University & Dr Lilon Bandler, Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Health Education, University of Sydney.
    Making a Difference: Changing the Health Workforce
Dr. David Paul
Strong Murri Medical Students – the James Cook University Experience
A/Prof. Jacinta Elston

Ka pai tena: Maori Health in the Undergraduate Medical and Dental Curricula. Experiences from Otago University
A/Prof. John Broughton

Admission of Indigenous Medical Students: Experiences of a New School
Prof. Neville Yeomans
Australian National University Medical School (ANUMS) Indigenous Health Curriculum Implementation
Mr. Peter Pinnington

Session Focus: 
1) Crystallising themes of the conference & overview of sessions. 
2) Compiling commitments and forward agenda
3) In principal commitment to, and vision for how, representatives of key groups will take outcomes of The LIME Connection II forward
3:30 – 4:00   Afternoon Tea The LIME Network website launch & Afternoon Tea. 
With Keynote speakers and dignitaries
      Message Stick containing 4/5 key recommendations stemming from The LIME Connection II given to invited dignitaries
4:00 – 5:00   Open Abstracts:
Recruitment, Retention & Graduation
Room: Gallery 1

Facilitating Access, Retention and Success for Indigenous Students in Health Sciences
Ms. Sally Farrington
It is More Than Just Getting in the Door: Pathways to a Medical Career
Dr. David Paul
Telling Them ‘You Can Do It’: Recruiting and Retaining an Indigenous Health Workforce
A/Prof. Marlene Drysdale
Barawul Yana: Better Strategies for the Recruitment, Retention and Support of Indigenous Medical Students – a UNSW Project
A/Prof. Lisa Jackson-Pulver
Open Abstracts:
Vertical Integration
Room: Gallery 2

Growing Our Own – Nurturing Indigenous School Students Into the Health Professions
Ms. Louise Lawler

Partnerships and Placements – Vertical Integration in Clinical Learning
A/Prof. Amanda Barnard
Increasing the Number of Aboriginal Physicians through Facilitated Admissions and Preadmissions Programs
Mr. James Andrew
The Koori Occupational Therapy Scheme (KOTS) – First Steps Towards Developing an Indigenous Occupational Therapy Workforce
Ms. Lin Oke
Open Abstracts:
Curriculum I
Room: Leighton Hall

Assessing the Curriculum
Dr. Jennifer Reath
Essential Elements to Creating and Sustaining an Interprofessional Aboriginal Health Elective in Aboriginal Communities
Ms. Leah Walker
Working with Indigenous Simulated Patients in Extended Communication Skills Workshops
Dr. Eleanor Flynn
Sharing True Stories – NT Clinical School 
Ms. Bhavini Patel
Screening of True Stories Film
Close at 4pm – Prof. Peter Smith, UNSW.
5:00 – 6:30

Break

Break

 

6:30 – 7:30 Welcome Reception Official LIME Network Dinner featuring LIMELight awards To be held in the Maclaurin Hall at The University of Sydney 
MC – Mr Gregory Phillips.
 
7:30 – 9:30 Public Lecture 
1) Indigenous Health is Every Doctor’s Business:
A/Prof. Papaarangi Reid 
(Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, 
University of Auckland, NZ). 
2) Indigenous Health is Every Doctor’s Business:
Mr Tom Calma 
(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 
Social Justice Commissioner & 
Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner, 
Human Rights & Equal Opportunity
Commission). 
3) Dr. Kelvin Kong, Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon