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Annual CHeST Symposium

The Centre for Health Systems and Technology (CHeST) organises annual research symposiums on selected topics. These meetings feature presentations from each theme, bringing theme-specific perspectives and research findings together in a co-ordinated manner. Annual symposiums provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners working across diverse disciplines in health systems and technology to meet, discuss projects, and foster new collaborations.

2017 CHeST Symposium

The first CHeST Annual Symposium in Dunedin on 29 August 2017 brought together many academics, researchers, health authorities, managers, and experts from University of Otago, District Health Boards, and various non-governmental organisations. The theme for this year's symposium was Implementing Integrated Care.

2017 CHeST symposium attendees

Symposium programme

Keynote speakers

Marshall H. Chin is the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics at the University of Chicago, an expert in health equity, general internist, and health services researcher. He has deep experience in improving the care of vulnerable patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases through the health care system and community interventions. Dr. Chin is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine.

John MacDonald is the Independent Chairperson Network Leadership Group—Mental Health and Addictions Sector, Southern District Health Board. He also chairs Alliance South, Central Lakes Health Network. He is Elected Councillor for the Queenstown-Wakatipu Ward of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Associate Professor Joanne Baxter is the Associate Dean (Māori) of the Dunedin School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Māori Health. She is also the Director of Kōhatu—Centre for Hauora Māori.


These will be made available as soon as possible.


The symposium report will be made available as soon as possible.

Photo album

Photos from the symposium will be made available as soon as possible.