LIME Connection X

Decolonising education – through critique to transformative learning and teaching
Ngambri & Ngunnawal Country, Canberra, Australia
22 – 25 October 2023

About LIME Connection X

The tenth biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network LIME Connection conference will be hosted by Australian National University on Ngambri & 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.

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Registration Includes:

  • Attendance to all conference program sessions and workshops
  • Full catering as per the conference program
  • Name badge and conference promotional material
  • Access to the conference App
  • One ticket to the Cultural Day and Opening Ceremony (Sunday 22nd October)
  • One ticket to the LIMELight Awards Dinner (Evening Tuesday 24th October)

Key Dates

31 March 2023
Early Bird Registration opens

14 August 2023
Early Bird Registration closes Standard Registration only


Student Registration      $750  inc GST

Early Bird Registration $1200 inc GST

Standard Registration   $1400 inc GST

Extra Dinner Guest        $150   inc GST

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We have secured some amazing accomodation for your stay on Ngambri & Ngunnawal Country.

You can book these accommodation options through your online registration. Rooms are limited and we recommend getting in early to secure your preferred accommodation.

Student and Community Bursaries

Since 2009, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori medical students and community members have been supported to participate in LIME Connection conferences via funded bursaries. Bursaries are generously funded by the following medical schools:

  • Deakin University
  • Griffith University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Auckland
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Notre Dame
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Western Australia
  • University of Otago
  • Western Sydney University
  • Wollongong University

Applications are now closed.

Social Events / dinner

LIME Connection social events provide important opportunities for delegates to network, share ideas and stories and to collaborate outside of the formal conference program.

LIME Connection X social events will include:

  • Welcome Reception – Sunday, 22 October 2023 at Kambri ANU
  • LIME Connection Dinner & LIMElight Awards – Tuesday, 24 October 2023 at National Museum Australia
  • Closing Event – Wednesday, 25 October 2023 at Canberra Convention Centre

LIMELight Awards

The LIMElight Awards recognise the significant and outstanding work that staff, students and medical schools undertake in the learning and teaching of Indigenous health, and the recruitment, support and graduation of Indigenous medical students.

The LIMElight Awards will be  presented during dinner at the National Museum Australia on Tuesday 24 October 2023.

This year’s award categories are:

  • The Dennis McDermott Memorial Award for Excellence in Cultural Safety Award
  • Excellence in Community Engagement
  • Excellence in Indigenous Health Curriculum Development and Implementation
  • Excellence in Indigenous Student Recruitment, Support and Graduation
  • Excellence in Indigenous Health Education Student Work
  • Excellence in Indigenous Health Education Research

Nominations are now closed.


LIME Connection X is hosted by the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters:

For more information on how to sponsor LIME Connection X please read our LIME Connection X Sponsorship Prospectus 2023 or contact us

Stay informed

Discover the LIME Network Newsletter

July 2023 – Issue 45

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Becoming a member of the LIME Network will mean that you can keep in touch with what we are doing and have access to our latest resources and publications. We will let you know about upcoming LIME Connection Conferences and you will also receive our Newsletters four times per year.