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The Pasifika Medical Association celebrates 27 years of successful navigation this year and is proud to collaborate with Te Marae Ora Cook Islands Ministry of Health to host the 2023 PMA Conference in the Cook Islands. This year's theme is "Te 'Ākirāta 'Ou - The New Dawn" and will be held on the 6th - 8th September 2023 in Rarotonga, and the 11th September 2023 in Aitutaki.

Our key themes are:

  • BEST PRACTICE: Primary care and health system resilience
  • BOLD INNOVATION: Mental health access and integration
  • BEING BRAVE: Humanitarian assistance and responding to the climate crisis
  • BRILLIANT: Our future workforce

The Annual PMA Conference remains the largest meeting of Pacific health workers and professionals in our region. 

The Conference enables us to reach beyond our geographical boundaries, move out from our everyday concerns and share our collective innovations, learnings, and best practices. The Conference also supports us to develop solutions to the challenges that face all our countries and communities. The Conference has a history of providing an information-rich environment for attendees to interact, share and improve knowledge and aspirations in a friendly and supportive environment and this year will be no different.

Registrations are now open! 

For more information, please contact us at or call us on (09) 250 5761

Registrations close Friday, 18th August 2023.

Conference Information

This year's PMA Conference will be held in the Cook Islands, specifically Rarotonga and Aitutaki. You can read our Conference Info Pack below to find out more about flights, accommodation deals, transport and draft conference programme. Ticket prices are as follows: 

Full Conference in Rarotonga (including Cocktail and Dinner) - PMA Member - $600
Full Conference in Rarotonga (including Cocktail and Dinner) - Non-PMA Member - $750
Cocktail Event Only - $100
Conference Dinner Only - $100
Aitutaki Conference (11 September 2023) - please indicate attendance in Registration Form


If you do not reside in the Cook Islands,


If you currently reside in the Cook Islands,


Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract to present your research, models of care and best practice in relation to Pacific Health. We are accepting abstracts for oral papers. Please ensure your abstract demonstrates a connection to the conference themes (see Abstract Guidelines for more information). Submissions for abstracts close Friday 16th June 2023.


PHONE: +64 9 250 5761


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