LIME Connection V: Re-imagining Indigenous Health Education: Harnessing energy, implementing evidence, creating change.
The Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) fifth biennial conference, LIME Connection V was held in Darwin, Australia, 26-28 August 2013.
The Connection provided an opportunity to discuss and critique current practices and explore emerging tools and techniques to drive improvement in outcomes for Indigenous health, and aimed to encourage information sharing, professional development, capacity-building and networking amongst peers.
LIME Connection supported collaboration between medical schools and built linkages with community, colleges and those from other health disciplines.
Keynote speakers (listed in the program) included experts in Indigenous health and medical education from Australia, Aotearoa/ New Zealand, Hawai’i and Hong Kong.
- Professor Dennis McDermott, Director of The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-Being, Flinders University
- Dr Elana Curtis, Senior Lecturer Medical, Director Vision 20:20, Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, Faculty Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
- Professor Chan Li Chong (LC), Co- director of the Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit, LKS Faculty of Medicine; Co-director, Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
The target audience included
- Indigenous and non-Indigenous medical educators
- Indigenous health specialists
- Medical specialists
- Policy makers
- Students and
- Community members.
The LIMElight Awards
The LIMElight Awards, which acknowledge and celebrate the many successes in the field, were also presented at LIME Connection V.
The awards were presented to the following recipients:
LIMElight Student Award
Danielle Medek, Australian National University
Leading innovation in Indigenous health curriculum implementation
Māori Indigenous Health Institute, University of Otago
Leading innovation in Indigenous student recruitment, support and graduation
Whakapike Ake Project (WAP), Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland
Leading innovation in community engagement
Kaumātua o Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland
LIMElight Leadership Award
Associate Professor Peter O’Mara, University of Newcastle
LIMElight Leadership Award
Associate Professor Papaarangi Reid, The University of Auckland
Since 2009, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori medical students and community members have been supported to participate in LIME Connection conferences via funded bursaries.
Bursary places were offered to 27 Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori medical students to cover the costs of airfares, accommodation, meals, conference registration and networking events.
Bursary were awarded to those who are:
- of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or Māori descent
- a current student enrolled in medical studies at an Australian or Aotearoa/New Zealand University (Students only);
- a student member or agree to register as a member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) or Te ORA (Students only)
- actively involved in working with a Medical School (community members only).
Bursaries were be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee and were based on specific selection criteria.
LIME Connection V was co-hosted by Charles Darwin University and Flinders University and was 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 of Aotearoa.
The Connection is an outcome of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network. The LIME Network is a program of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. The LIME Network is hosted by the Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.
The LIME Network extends many thanks to those organisations which supported LIME Connection V: