School of Population Health


CAHRE past events

The Inaugural International Asian Health Conference


On the 4-5th November, 2004, CAHRE hosted the Inaugural International Asian Health Conference with support from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development, Office of Ethnic Affairs, Health Research Council and other partners.  It brought together medical, social services and cultural experts to discuss and exchange information about how to respond to the diverse needs of Asian communities in New Zealand and Asia Pacific.

The Conference brought together 42 presenters and had attracted nearly 200 participants.  Distinguished speakers at the Conference included Professor Kamaldeep Bhui from Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary College, University of London,  Professor Robyn Norton from the George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Professor Yang Ke, Vice President from the Peking University Health Science Centre and Vice Director from the Beijing Institute for Cancer Research,  Dr. Albert Persaud, Senior Advisor, Department of Health, England and Mr. Shun Aun, founder and chairman of the Chinese Mental Health Association.

The Conference has been instrumental in providing the platform for the presentation and understanding of various areas of health research affecting the health and wellbeing of Asian communities.  Important national and international contacts and networking have been established and will hopefully lead to more collaboration in our efforts to improve and enhance health issues concerning Asian communities.

Education Minister Hon. Trevor Mallard was our distinguished guest speaker who performed our opening address on the first day of the Conference.  [Text of speech] Associate Health Minister Rt.Hon. Ruth Dyson was also one of our distinguished guest speakers. [Text of speech]