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Wednesday July 08, 2015 Written by Published in Health
Health Minister Nandi Glassie and Secretary of Health Elizabeth Iro pictured at last year’s conference. Health Minister Nandi Glassie and Secretary of Health Elizabeth Iro pictured at last year’s conference.

Rarotonga will again be welcoming health professionals and dignitaries from the Cook Islands, the Pacific and Oceania for the 17th Annual Health Conference this month.

This year’s theme is ‘Towards a Healthy Future’ and will focus on non-communicable diseases, child’s health, men’s health, women’s health, research and trauma and emergencies.

The annual two-day event will be held at Rarotongan beach Resort and Spa from July 20 to July 22 and will feature numerous presentations, dinners and launches.

Cook Islander, author and health practitioner, Dr Joseph Williams, will be using the conference to launch his ground-breaking new book ‘Eczema: The Neglected Disease of Children’.

Williams’s book provides an in-depth look at the cause of eczema, shedding light on the root causes, symptoms and signs, along with his eczema care therapy which has transformed the lives on more than 40,000 sufferers across the world.

The conference will also see the launch of the Cook Islands health ‘Hall of Fame’ and the presentation of a new ambulance.

Conference coordinator Helen Sinclair says they are expecting a number of local delegates  including the Minister of Health, Nandi Glassie, and Secretary of Health, Elizabeth Iro as well as delegates from the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health is calling for registrations from those who would like to attend the event.

Abstracts are invited for oral presentations from all participants on topics with relevance to the conference theme to be presented at the ‘free paper sessions’ times allocated in the programme.

The conference programme is still being confirmed, but will be released to CI News by the end of the week.

Any medical practitioners, nursing or allied professionals who wants more information, or wants to register for the event should contact conference co-ordinator Helen Sinclair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Look out for updates on the conference and events in upcoming editions of CI News.