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The Marmot Symposium was jointly hosted by the New Zealand Medical Association and the Health Inequalities Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington on the 13th July 2011.

The symposium was opened by the Hon. Tony Ryall and featured Sir Michael Marmot as the keynote speaker and Colin James as Chair.

Other speakers included Dr Don Simmers (NZMA) and Prof Tony Blakely (University of Otago), along with presentations by Philippa Howden-Chapman (University of Otago); Don Matheson (Massey University); Russell Wills (Commissioner for Children); Debbie Ryan (Pacific Perspectives); Ineke Meredith (University of Otago); Papaarangi Reid (Auckland University); Michael Chen-Xu (New Zealand Medical Students Association); and Norman Sharpe (Heart Foundation). The presentations covered topics from children to health services, economic shocks to clinician and recent graduate perspectives, and Māori and Pacific perspectives.

For more information, speech notes and slides from the presentations please visit the HIRP webpages