Arthritis NZ – Mateponapona Aotearoa CE Philip Kearney presented at the New Zealand Osteoarthritis Summit 2022 on Friday 18 November 2022 in Wellington.

The Osteoarthritis Aotearoa New Zealand (OAAoNZ) Committee hosted the event as part of its mahi in working towards co-creating a national model of care for osteoarthritis and developing a list of national priorities in osteoarthritis research and innovative health delivery.

Kearney presented ‘Evidence for non-surgical, non-pharmacologic models of care in hip and knee osteoarthritis’ which highlighted the NZIER Report’s findings. Download the presentation here.

Other speakers include Dr Andrew Connolly (Counties Manukau Chief Medical Officer and Chair of Planned Care Taskforce), Rebecca George (HIRA Director- Data and Digital, Ministry of Health), Timi Tapara (Founder and clinical director, Tū Tonu Health Centre, Hamilton), Dr Martin Chadwick (Ministry of Health), Catherine Willis (Te Whatu Ora BoP) and Annalees Jones (Body in Motion).

Presentations cover issues and themes such as considering Te Tiriti o Waitangi when designing osteoarthritis services, challenges and opportunities in relation to managing weight, a Te Ao Māori approach in primary care, and the role GPs play in osteoarthritis management. There are also panel discussions focusing on priorities for public and patient partnership and equitable health delivery innovation for people with osteoarthritis and culturally responsive models of care for the management of osteoarthritis.

A full press release on the event and presentations will be published at a later date.


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