Regional Coordination & Networking

Promoting coordination, alignment and quality of SCS support for the Pacific

August 25th – 26th 2015 – iMOP conference

40 doctors from 10 countries around the region participated in a 1½ day conference. This included updates on current treatment trends and services available in Fiji, skills stations on ECG’s, X-rays and pathology and the launch and training on the use of the Cardiovascular guidelines.

August 17th – 21st 2015 – PSA conference

55 doctors from 9 countries around the region participated in a 5 day refresher conference which included 3 workshops and a scientific conference.

July 5th – 10th 2015 – PSRH conference – Suva

The 11th biennial PSRH conference was able to train 208 doctors, midwives, nurses and students during the ten pre-conference workshops and 336 participants from 20 countries attended the conference.
SSCSiP provided support to PSRH through funding for regional participants to tend the ultrasound workshop and to assist in secretarial support for the organizing of the conference.

June 15th – 18th 2015 - PacEYES conference – Holiday Inn, Suva

12 participants were funded from the region to attend the annual conference consisting of 2 doctors, 1 technician and 9 nurses. The program had joint sessions as well as specific sessions for doctors and nurses/technicians. There was also a diabetes eye care refresher course.

April 20th -24th 2015 - PTC workshop Train the trainers.

17 regional and 8 Fijian participants were brought to Tanoa Hotel, Nadi for a train the trainers’ refresher course in Primary Trauma Care. Cost co-shared by ASA, ANZCA, NZSA, RACS, KITP and SSCSiP. A side meeting was held to discuss CPD for the Pacific Society of Anaesthetists.

April 7th – 8th 2015 - Oral Health Pacific Islands Advisory Forum (OPIA) meeting – Nadi

SSCSiP funded six Dentists from Cook Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Tonga to convene and put together a constitution for a new pacific dental organization and begin the process of registration. Preparation of two position papers and discussions around continuing professional development (CPD) were also conducted.