New Zealand Public Health doctors gather in Christchurch Monday, 9 September 2013

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is holding its two day annual conference in Christchurch on the 12th and 13th of September.

A workshop on cultural competence is being held before the conference on Wednesday 11th September.

The theme of the conference on day one, the 12th of September, is 'Improving public health in the Pacific Region' and the opening address (known as the George Salmond Oration) will be made by Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director of Public Health at Secretariat of the Pacific Community, based in New Caledonia.

The theme on day two is the 'Recovery and Transformation of Christchurch.' Dr Anna Stevenson is the convenor of an educational field trip for conference delegates around sites of public health significance in Christchurch.

It is expected around 85 doctors will attend the conference which is being held at the Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch.

The programme for the day is available on the ASM web page: CLICK HERE