When: Wednesday 22 September, 12:30pm
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Are you a Well Child provider, a primary healthcare provider, or a researcher?

A Better Start E Tipu e Rea National Science Challenge, Cure Kids and The Paediatric Society of NZ invite you to a free webinar on paediatric Covid-19 vaccinations on Wednesday September 22 at 12.30pm.

Our key speakers – Professor Peter McIntyre, an expert in paediatric infectious diseases, and Professor Claire Breen, an academic law expert on children’s rights – will discuss the latest Covid-19 paediatric data, and children’s rights and consenting.

Our chairs – Associate Professor Collin Tukuitonga and Associate Professor Matire Harwood, who have leadership roles in supporting Pasifika and Māori communities – will also share their thoughts.

This webinar is free and open to anyone, but will be of particular interest to health professionals, as well as the legal community. It is hosted on Zoom; Registration is essential.

This is the first in a three-part webinar series hosted by A Better Start, Cure Kids and The Paediatric Society of NZ. For information about future webinars, sign up to our newsletter.

We look forward to you joining us on September 22 at 12.30pm.

About the presenters

PROFESSOR PETER McINTYRE is a Professor in the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health of the University of Otago, a Medical Advisor at the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) at University of Auckland, a member of the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts in immunisation, and a member of the COVID-19 Vaccine Technical Advisory Group for the NZ Ministry of Health.
From 2004 – 2017 he was Director of Australia’s National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. His research relates to a wide range of vaccines and vaccine-preventable disease topics, particularly pertussis and pneumococcal disease.

PROFESSOR CLAIRE BREEN is a Professor of Law at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato University of Waikato. Her research focuses on children’s legal rights, international human rights and the socio-economic aspects of international peace and security. She has published extensively in the area of children’s rights. Professor Breen is a regular contributor to The Conversation, and her pieces there have been republished both nationally and internationally.

About the chairs

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR COLLIN TUKUITONGA is the Associate Dean (Pacific) at the University of Auckland and Associate Professor of Public Health.
He is on the Ministry of Health’s Technical Advisory Group for COVID-19 and is assisting the Auckland Regional Public Health Service to manage the current outbreak.
He was the Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) from 2014 – 2020, and has held senior positions in public health at NZ’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.

MATIRE HARWOOD is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Auckland, and works as a GP at the Papakura Marae Health Clinic.
She is a member of the steering group tasked with deciding who will govern the interim Māori Health Authority.
She is a former board member of the Waitemata DHB and the Health Research Council of NZ. She has been awarded the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship (2017), the Dr Maarire Goodall Award (2017), the Matariki Award, Tūhono (2018) and the HRC’s Te Tohu Rapuora Award (2019).


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