Whetū i te Rangi Symposium

The Whetū i te Rangi Symposium will highlight the work and research occurring in palliative care with Māori across Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Whetū i te Rangi will foster discussion and will explore how hospice and palliative care can contribute to a well-supported transition towards the end of life for Māori.

This one-day symposium will promote exchange between whānau, practitioners, researchers and those working in the community about the unique nature of working in this growing specialist area.

We are pleased to co-host the regional launch of the Pae Herenga research findings and resources from the Te Arai Palliative Care Research Group.

Mary Potter Hospice is grateful for the support of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to host this symposium and to offer symposium scholarships.

Event details

Symposium 2020 – Whetū i te Rangi
Date and time: 8.15am – 4.30pm, Friday 7 August 2020
Location: Oceania Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
55 Cable Street, Wellington 6011
Cost: $190 (incl. GST) per person
Register here

Symposium Scholarships

Mary Potter Hospice is committed to growing health care professionals in palliative care. Health inequity and the underpinning related issues are high on our agenda which is reflected in the aim of the Symposium.

Symposium Scholarships cover the cost of symposium registration fees only. Applicants must be New Zealand residents or citizens, and must be involved in Māori health and/or wellbeing. Scholarship applications close 5pm, 22 May 2020.

Please find more information about the Scholarship and how to apply here.

Confirmed speakers

Sir Hirini Moko Mead (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Tūhoe and Tūhourangi).

John Whaanga (Ngāti Rākaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Rongomaiwahine).
Deputy Director –  General Maori Health, Ministry of Health

Dr Kathie Irwin (Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu)
Head of Māori and Cultural Capability, ACC

Vanessa Eldridge (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine)
Manager – Day Services, Mary Potter Hospice

Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell (Ngāi Tai ki Tamaki)
Research Fellow, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland

Ria Earp (Ko Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao)
Advisor – Māori Services, Hospice New Zealand

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