2023 Virtual Conference

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Wednesday, 19 July - Thursday, 20 July - Friday, 21 July

9 am – 2 pm

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As public health professionals, we often face challenges regarding how best to implement and communicate our intelligence. Some of us may struggle with ethical traps and moral questions raised in our work. Led by invited expert speakers, the conference focused on real-world examples of ethical practices, communication methods and implementation of public health intelligence. 

First session: Public Health Ethics 

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/w9qG-k5P-ZQ

Chapter list (slides are linked where available):

0:00:00 - Opening remarks

0:03:22 - Prof. Sir Ashley Bloomfield: The importance of intelligence in the NZ Health System

0:14:28 - Prof. Lisa Lee: Ethical dimensions of public health

1:20:48 - Dr Chris Galloway: AI and public health: changing the conversation

1:52:40 - Assoc Prof. Angela Ballantyne: Consent, inclusion, and trust in big data research

2:28:00 - Dr Mat Walton: Systems thinking and public health intelligence

2:57:36 - Assoc Prof. Anna Matheson: Complexity theory and 'whole' systems: lessons for public health action

3:28:38 - Alexandria Mintoft-Jones: How to improve public health through decreasing meat consumption

3:52:57 - Paul Keymer: Fusing intelligence and strategy: the MIQ experience


Second session: Public Health Implementation

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/q-rLpzy-OxM

Chapter list (slides are linked where available):

0:00:00 - Opening remarks

0:00:47 - Dr John Battersby: Building public health intelligence capability and capacity

0:40:12 - Dr Chris Skelly: A more effective public health practice and pathway to healthcare demand management

1:16:10 - Prof. Barry Borman: Health intelligence: NZ's final frontier

1:48:47 - Michelle Mako: Whaowhia te kete mātauranga – fill the baskets of knowledge. Building Māori data into public health knowledge systems

2:20:52 - Assoc Prof. Robyn Mildon: Accelerating the implementation of public health intelligence: how implementation science can help

3:26:53 - Jacinta Fa'alili-Fidow: Pacific data sovereignty: making data matter

4:04:03 - Ron King: Reimagining geospatial in public health intelligence


Third session: Public Health Communication

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c_YZ8LYRtIk

Chapter list (slides are linked where available):

0:00:00 - Opening remarks

0:00:44 - Prof. Neil Pearce: Why we need to keep doing surveillance using population surveys

0:24:13 - Prof. Michael Baker: Why public health communication matters

1:07:00 - Assoc Prof. Siouxsie Wiles: What the COVID-19 pandemic taught me about science communication

1:50:07 - Assoc Prof. Sir Collin Tukuitonga: Communicating risk - lessons from the pandemic

2:23:55 - Lou Wickham & Kylie Mason: Social inequity and air pollution in Aotearoa

2:59:09 - Prof. Heather McLeod: "There be dragons": definitions matter

3:37:07 - Dr Kaaren Mathias & Dr Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll: Increasing equity in health care for children: what's working

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