Past Event - August 2015
New Zealand healthcare challenges and solutions with Professor Paul McDonald

Professor McDonald will discuss the need to move away from 20th century medical treatments which emphasise individual responsibility towards more innvoative and collaborative solutions commensurate with 21st century challenges and scientific breakthroughs. He will outline the need to re-think our approach to “chronic diseases” like diabetes and asthma, introduce alternative therapies, invest in social determinants, and create stronger public-private-academic partnerships in areas like food and nutrition..

Wednesday August 19 Wellington, The Boatshed, Taranaki street
Thursday August 20 Christchurch, Transitional Cathedral, Hereford Street
Friday August 26 New Plymouth, The Devon Hotel, Devon street
Monday August 24 Auckland, The Heritage Hotel, Hobson Street
Tuesday August 25 Palmerston North, Japanese Lecture Theatre, Massey University
5.30pm to 6.15pm Connect with other alumni, students, staff and friends of Massey (canapés will be served, cash bar available)
6.15pm to 6.50pm Picture of Paul McDonaldProfessor Paul McDonald, Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Health
Professor McDonald is an award-winning researcher and scholar whose work informs public health policies, programmes and human resource capacity. His most recent work has focused on building human capacity and complex planning models for public and population health. He holds a PhD in Health Studies (population health) and has authored more than 200 publications, reports, policy briefs and presentations, including contributions to a Royal Commission on the Future of Healthcare in Canada.
6.50pm to 7.30pm Time for some Q&A, refreshements and catching up before the event concludes


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