Past events

In the past eight years, the Cross-Cultural Interest Group has presented over 60 topics. Below is a list of past events. NB: Some of the event items provide access to PowerPoint presentations or recorded sessions, based on presenters' permissions. Click to view the past topic of your interest.

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Overview of Sleep Disorders

"Overview of Sleep Disorders" was presented by Dr Tony Fernando. The one and a half hour in-person session was also broadcasted live via zoom.

Addressing the needs of Chinese with dementia: a cross-community organisation and academic approach

"Addressing the needs of Chinese with dementia: a cross-community organisation and academic approach" was presented by:

e-Cigarettes and Vaping - a panacea or a bane to smoking in current times?

"e-Cigarettes and Vaping - a panacea or a bane to smoking in current times?" presented by Guna Kanniah, Senior Specialist Mental Health & Addictions Clinical Pharmacist at Waikato DHB on 17th November 2020. 

Culture, Capacity and New Zealand Capacity Law

"Culture, Capacity and New Zealand Capacity Law" presented by Dr Alexa Srzich on 20th October 2020.

"What is frailty? Perspectives from Chinese clinicians and older immigrant in New Zealand

"What is frailty? Perspectives from Chinese clinicians and older immigrant in New Zealand." presented by Dr Gary Cheung on 25th February 2020

Living with dementia in Aotearoa

"Living with dementia in Aotearoa" presented by Dr Adrian Martinez-Ruiz on 25th February 2020.

Psychopharmacology of Schizophrenia

"Psychopharmacology of Schizophrenia" presented by Dr Chittaranjan Andrade on 17th February 2020.

Developments in Psychopharmacology - Oral Ketamine for Depression

"Developments in Psychopharmacology - Oral Ketamine for Depression" by Dr Chittaranjan Andrade on 14th February 2020

Developments in Psychopharmacology - SSRIs and Ischemic Heart Disease

"Developments in Psychopharmacology - SSRIs and Ischemic Heart Disease"  by Dr Chittaranjan Andrade on 14th February 2020

Developments in Psychopharmacology - Antidepressants in pregnancy

"Developments in Psychopharmacology - Antidepressants in pregnancy" by Dr Chittaranjan Andrade on 14th February 2020

The need for 'Assertive Community Treatment' for persons with severe mental illness in ethnic minority groups

The need for 'Assertive Community Treatment' for persons with severe mental illness in ethnic minority groups (Leota Dr Lisi Petaia] - 24 September 2019.

An introduction to Child Protection related legislations 2019

An introduction to Child Protection related legislations 2019  (Margaret Chen] - 27 August 2019.