QMB Satellite METABOLIC DISEASE
Tātai Oranga: Joining forces to tackle metabolic diseases
To be held at Waipiro Bay and Gisborne in association with Ngāti Porou Hauora on 4,5,6 April 2018
Registration is now open for this meeting which will combine the expertise of the community, clinicians and scientists to tackle the epidemic of metabolic diseases, type-2 diabetes, kidney and heart disease and gout with a particular focus on the impact these diseases are having on Māori and Pacific communities. Some great speakers have already been confirmed and below are details on just a few of these.
Prof. Jose Florez from Harvard University, whose research focuses on how gene variants affect the efficacy of drugs.https://www.broadinstitute.org/bios/jose-florez
Dr Giles Yeo from Cambridge University researching the genetics of metabolic diseases and who is also a presenter on the renowned BBC TV show “Trust Me I’m a Doctor”. http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/giles-yeo/
Dr Joseph Yracheta, a researcher affiliated with the University of Washington who investigates the impact of genetics in indigenous communities in America. http://washington.academia.edu/JosephYracheta
Teepa Wawatai, Chair of the Ngati Porou Hauora Charitable Trust (NPH). Since its inception, NPH has been actively involved in research partnerships and projects guided by the Board’s research policy and procedures. NPH is now developing both a research centre and a new model for delivering its clinical services, in pursuit of whanau engaged in living longer. http://www.ngatiporou.com/article/ng%C4%81ti-porou-hauora-joint-health-research-centre-maurice-wilkins-centre
Dr Lance O’Sullivan, a GP from the Moko Foundation in Kaitaia, is developing innovative approaches to delivering primary healthcare in rural under-served communities. http://www.themokofoundation.com/516373/
We encourage participation at the meeting from those in New Zealand who have a strong interest in research or treatment of metabolic diseases.
In association with Ngati Porou Hauora
Venue on 4. 5 April - Iritekura Marae at Waipiro Bay