LIME Connection X: Decolonising education – through critique to transformative learning and teaching

Date & time: 22–25 October 2023
Location: Ngunnawal Country, Canberra, Australia
Lime Connection X

The tenth biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network LIME Connection conference will be hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) on Ngunnawal Country, Canberra, Australia from 22-25 October 2023.

LIME Connection X theme: Decolonising education – through critique to transformative learning and teaching.

Decolonisation requires an interrogation of the processes, culture and assumptions of power. It is to seek transformation through education; to critique the replication of existing structures and ways of thinking. It is a disruption seeking to broaden thinking beyond accepted knowledge, practice, theory and research.

LIME Connection provides an opportunity for:

  • Collaboration, information sharing and networking across nations;
  • Professional development and capacity-building;
  • Linking with community, colleges and those from all health disciplines;
  • Discussion and critique of current practices; and
  • Exploration of emerging tools and techniques to drive improvement in Indigenous health education.

LIME Connection is a leading international event in Indigenous health  professional education for academics, students, community members, practitioners and policy makers. Speakers will include Indigenous and non-Indigenous experts from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada.

LIME Connection provides the space for robust discussion on leadership, curriculum innovation and collaboration in Indigenous health professional education. It provides an opportunity to celebrate successes and share new and evidenced-based approaches in the field.

The LIMElight Awards, honouring excellence in student recruitment, support and graduation, health curriculum implementation, community engagement, research and leadership, will also be presented.

Connection X is provided by the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network Program.

Speakers and Presenters

LIME Connection X keynote speakers:

  • Professor Ian Anderson AO
  • Dr Andrea McKivett
  • Professor Eve Tuck
  • Associate Professor Te Kawehau Hoskins

LIME Connection X plenary panel presentations:

  • Decolonising Education in the Tertiary Sector – With Dr Eddie Cubillo, Dr Kelly Menzel, Dr Vicki Kerrigan & Renata Watene, chaired by Professor Shaun Ewen
  • Career Pathways for Specialist Medical Trainees – with Dr Olivia O’Donoghue, Dr Rebecca Alvarez, Mahatia Minniecon & Dr Alicia Veasey, chaired by Dr. Glenn Harrison