LIME Connection IX

  • Date

    1 August - 31 October 2021

  • Location



The ninth biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Connection, ‘Staying Connected’ was a series of curated online webinars held from August – October 2021.

The webinar series included a Keynote and Panel presentation each month, the opportunity for delegates to participate in small group discussion and facilitated Q & A sessions with presenters, as well as social networking opportunities.

As in previous years, this online version of LIME Connection provided a space for the sharing of knowledge and ways to improve Indigenous health outcomes through strengths-based presentations. LIME Connection provides the space for robust discussion on leadership, curriculum innovation and collaboration in Indigenous health and health professional education. It provides an opportunity to celebrate successes and share new and evidenced-based approaches in the field.

LIME Connection is a leading international event in Indigenous health and 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, and further afield.


Dennis McDermott Award

The first inaugural Dennis McDermott Memorial Award for Excellence in Cultural Safety award went to Mr Roland Wilson, Lecturer, Indigenous Public Health, Flinders University.

Roland’s nomination (and win) took him by surprise. It was unanimously judged by the selection panel to exemplify and personify the notions of cultural safety, being innovative and cutting edge, transformative and transferable in demonstrating best practice in cultural safety.

This award is named in honour of the late Professor Dennis McDermott. A Koori psychologist and poet, Dennis conducted research on how to teach Indigenous cultural safety to medical and allied health students.

The award recognises the outstanding work by a health practitioner, community organisation or educator in enhancing cultural safety in Australian health contexts, understood broadly. It is intended to recognise both existing good practice and innovations in the field.

The award is funded by donations from friends, colleagues and family, via La Trobe University. If you would like to contribute, you can make a tax-deductible donation at


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