Welcome

On behalf of the organising committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to join us, and your colleagues, at the Health Aotearoa 2020 conference.

Taking place from Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 November 2020, hundreds of GPs, rural hospital doctors and health professionals are set to gather in Auckland for this educational and inspirational event.

Jointly hosted by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network, and Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa - Māori Medical Practitioners Association, the conference will provide an opportunity for delegates to learn, network, and hear from a range of international and national experts.

Health Aotearoa 2020 will combine the strengths of the three host organisations’ annual conferences, making it one of the leading primary care conferences in New Zealand in 2020.

The theme of the conference is:

He waka eke noa
We are all in this together

Central to delivering quality health care is delivering equitable health care to our diverse populations. Health Aotearoa 2020 provides an opportunity for us to genuinely progress and reflect the latest research and thinking on cultural safety and health equity. It is our hope that with a genuine commitment to best practice, the medical profession and associated health care organisations will embrace the concepts and knowledge from this hui, and put them into effective practice. Our patients and society expect nothing less.

The conference will showcase innovative approaches to health care, in particular multidisciplinary clinical integration, rural-focused care, patient-centred care, equity, e-health and mental health.

The health sector is continuously evolving, but the rate of change accelerated this year. The focus for this gathering will be to plan and prepare for the future of our sector.

We hope you can join us.

Kind regards,

Professor Les Toop
Chair on behalf of the Organising Committee

Health Aotearoa 2020