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The LIME Connection
The LIME Connection is a biennial conference which provides an opportunity in which quality review, professional development, networking, capacity-building and advocacy functions of the network are actualised.
It brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous medical educators, Indigenous health specialists, policy makers, and community members from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America to discuss innovative approaches in Indigenous medical education and the experiences of practitioners.
It also aims to encourage and support collaboration within and between medical schools and to build multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral linkages. The LIME Connection also hosts the LIMElight Awards which acknowledge and celebrate the many successes in Indigenous medical education.
LIME Connection VI will be held from 11-13 August, 2015 in Townsville, Australia. The theme is Knowledge Systems, Social Justice and Racism in Health Professional Education. Updates regarding LIME Connection VI will be sent to LIME members, posted on the LIME Connection VI webpage and included in LIME Network Newsletters.
LIME Connection V was held from 26-28 August, 2013 in Darwin, Australia. The theme for the 2013 conference was Re-imagining Indigenous Health Education: Harnessing energy, implementing evidence, creating change.
LIME Connection IV was held from 29th November - 1st December 2011 in Auckland, Aotearoa. The theme for the 2011 conference was Medical Education for Indigenous Health: Building the Evidence Base.
The LIME Connection III was held on the 2nd - 4th Decemember 2009 in Melbourne. The theme for the 2009 conference was Advancing Indigenous Health: Workforce Innovations.
The LIME Connection II was held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney on the 23rd - 25th September 2007. Auspicing 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 first LIME Connection was held on 8th - 10th June 2005 in Fremantle.