ECCO 2019 REPRESENTING AOTEAROA
SPEAKERS AND PANELS
WHAT PRONOUNS DO YOU USE? - PROVIDING HEALTHCARE FOR GENDER DIVERSE PATIENTS
Dr Susie Lawless is a GP working at Amity Health Centre in Dunedin sine 2001. She graduated from the University of Auckland and completed her medical training in Nelson and Christchurch, before spending several years working in the UK and Australia. She completed her vocational registration in 2000. Susie also teaches at the University of Otago School of Medicine. She has an interest in eating disorders, migraine, healthcare of gender diverse patients and child and adolescent health.
Kiki is a Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist at Christchurch Public Hospital and Children’s Specialist Centre Ltd. He was born in the Cook Islands and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Surgery at the University of Otago, Christchurch, and an Advisor on Paediatric Surgery, Fiji School of Medicine.
Kiki has research interests in incidence of childhood Helicobacter Pylori infection in Pacific Islanders, study of long-term outcomes after herniotomy and orchidopexy in children and laparoscopic surgery. He is currently developing outreach services to the Pacific Island countries in conjunction with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons/AUSAID, with the aid of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kiki plays an advisory role to the Ministry of Health on Pacific Island issues.
Power in being you - Diversity, inclusion and representation in Medicine
Dr Mohammad is currently a House Officer at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. She studies medicine at Otago university and continued to do so for her ALM years. She received the Stanley Batchelor Memorial Prize for the top graduate student in surgery as well as served as the Dunedin Society of Aspiring Surgeons President as well. Besides her obvious dedication to medicine, she also enjoys writing poetry – being published in Landfall, Poetry New Zealand, the Spinoff, and the New Zealand Medical Students’ Journal.
A member of ACNEM, Dr Harris is giving a talk on how alternative/complementary medicine can help bridge the gap between cultures. More info coming soon…
Dr. Elizabeth Harris has worked in general practice for 20 years and holds further qualifications in complimentary health and functional medicine. She has a passion for emergency medicine and rural medicine having worked in small towns both in New Zealand and the Australian Outback. For the past 10 years she has also been working in the new area of brainwave biofeedback using the latest technology in medical EEG recording which allows for “brain mapping” and training of brain waves to address brain related conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety and traumatic brain injury.
In 2017 Dr. Harris became the first New Zealand Board Certified Neurotherapist, and recently opened the first private clinic in the country to offer LORETA neurotherapy. With an interest in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Fibromyalgia, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and chronic unexplained illness, Dr. Harris combines an individualised biochemical and genetic approach with brain health measures and interventions in an aim to address previously unresolved medical symptoms and conditions.
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The community panel consists of three panelists representing different groups in our communities and speaking about how their wants/needs in healthcare have been affected by their diverse backgrounds such as religion, ethnicity and socioeconomic status
Associate Professor, Dr Hamish Wilson works in the Department of General Practice and Rural Health. Dr Wilson has researched areas such as the health and wellbeing of students and doctors, community based learning, reflective practice, professional development, undergraduate medical education, patient safety, interprofessional practice, somatisation disorder and the role of Balint groups. He is the convenor of the EPE program in ELM.
Director of the Dunedin Night Shelter, which is Dunedin’s sole provider of free emergency accommodation to those in need.
Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Pacific) of the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Otago. Specialises in Pacific health and Pacific communities.
Chairman of South Island Hospital Liason Committee for Jehovah’s Witnesses.