NEW FOR 2019 Summit meetings are new for 2019 and are an effort to to take advantage of the fact that many New Zealand researchers will be in Queenstown and to use this opportunity to try to come to consensus and solutions to major issues facing the research system. These will run on Saturday 31st August just before the main meetings start. We encourage scientists from all levels to attend. 

Te Whanaketanga Pūtaiao Māori Summit

Saturday 31st August, Rydges Hotel, Queenstown 

Convenors: Katrina Bevan (MWC), Phil Wilcox (University of Otago).

Click here to download the programme - updated 13 August

This one-day workshop highlights the increasing presence of Māori in contemporary rangahau pūtaiao (scientific research) and provides examples of the scope of activities and associated Te Ao-Māori centred issues. Presenters will include iwi representatives, kairangahau (researchers), and Māori bioethicists, with a particular focus on genomics-informed health research and use of genomic data.

The meeting is an opportunity for scientists to present their research that provides examples of associated Te Ao-Māori centred issues to the wider community. Consultative approaches, innovative uses, and applied science solutions will be explored with a particular focus on genomics-informed health research and use of genomic data. Presentations could also focus on research design, (tikanga, practices, resolution, consultation process).

Our schedule and speaking lineup are still being confirmed, but we are delighted to announce the following speakers at QRW Puutaiao Maaori Summit:

  • Irene Kereama Royal
  • Karaitiana Taiuru
  • Prof. Peter Shepherd (University of Auckland)
  • Katrina Bevan
  • Phil Wilcox (Genomics Aotearoa)
  • Ben Te Aika (Genomics Aotearoa)
  • Kimiora Henare (University of Auckland)
  • Manu Caddie (Hikurangi Enterprises)
  • Marcelle Noble (Regen, Queenstown)
  • Owen Pomana (Regen, Auckland)

 Click here to see biographies and details of their talks.

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Saturday Summits Combined Dinner - Te Whanaketanga Pūtaiao Māori Summit & Health Research Infrastructure Summits

Saturday 31st August, Blue Kanu

All welcome to attend, email tom@dinamics.co.nz if you are already registered and wish to add a ticket.

Delegate or accompanying guest ticket: $59

**Limited edition, custom made Hoodies and Fleece

Be one of the first to purchase and be seen in one of our custom made limited edition Puutaiao Maaori Summit memorabilia for Queenstown Research Week 2019.

You will stand out in an on-trend hoodie made of thick high quality material, in a longline style for extra length and comfort together with a high quality embroidery of the TWP logo on the lower back.

Make a statement and add this to your QRW collection. 

Available in sizes xtra small to 3XL,

Colours: White, Grey Marle, and Black 

(subject to stock availability) 

Available online for a limited time only. Friday 2 August to 19 August 4pm.

Click here to place an order

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Key Dates:
Friday 19 July, 2019
QRW Earlybird Registration Deadline
Friday 19 July, 2019
QRW Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday 19 July, 2019
AWCBR Early Bird Registration. NOTE: Abstract Submission Deadline 12th July.
Friday 26 July, 2019
Major Awards Application Deadline
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