A busy week, a great connection
We were delighted to welcome the members of the ISD over a week from 15 February.
The members of the Instrument Systems Development (ISD) committee are all interRAI fellows. You can read their bios here. Members of the committee are responsible for the development and revision of the full suite of interRAI assessments, for use around the world.
As part of our ceremony of welcome at Ngāti Poneke marae, interRAI founder Brant Fries presented a very special taonga. Dr Fries presented a koha to the Marae which he made himself - a small walnut wooden box containing a stone which can only be found on the shores of the lakes from his home in Michigan.
The ISD members had a busy schedule for their visit. A meet and greet event gave an opportunity to make connections with local stakeholders - representatives from the New Zealand Aged Care Association, Age Concern and others.
A full day was set aside to talk about local and national interRAI research, with our interRAI Research Network. Keep an eye on our Research Network page for the recorded presentations, which will be available shortly.
The ISD members held a masterclass for our interRAI educators, answering questions and building knowledge, as well as listening to the educators' experiences that are uniquely New Zealand.