LIME CONNECTION VII ‑ The Future of Indigenous Health Education: Leadership, Collaboration, Curriculum

The seventh biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network LIME Connection was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2017. The event was co-hosted by Deakin University, Monash University and the University of Melbourne.

The conference encouraged strengths based presentations relating to Indigenous health teaching and learning, curriculum development and research; community engagement; and the recruitment and graduation of Indigenous students in the health professions.

LIME Connection provides an opportunity for:

  • Collaboration, information sharing and networking across nations;
  • Professional development and capacity-building;
  • Linking with community, colleges and those from all health disciplines;
  • Discussion and critique of current practices; and
  • Exploration of emerging tools and techniques to drive improvement in Indigenous health education.

LIME Connection is a leading international event in Indigenous health and health professional education for academics, students, community members, practitioners and policy makers. Speakers will include Indigenous and non-Indigenous experts from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada and further afield.

LIME Connection provides the space for robust discussion on leadership, curriculum innovation and collaboration in Indigenous health and health professional education. It provides an opportunity to celebrate successes and share new and evidenced-based approaches in the field.

The LIMElight Awards, honouring excellence in student recruitment, support and graduation; health curriculum implementation; community engagement; research and leadership, are also presented.

LIME Connection is held under the auspices of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) and Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa (Te ORA) Māori Medical Practitioners Association.

The Connection is an outcome of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network Program.