The Pasifika Medical Association conference was officially opened today in Port Vila by the president of Vanuatu, Father Baldwin Lonsdale.
The president of PMA, Kiki Maoate, says many people were affected psychologically by Cyclone Pam, and the mental recovery process is ongoing.
Dr Maoate says the conference will allow participants to share their experiences on dealing with mental health issues.
"There's a significant amount of how you approach communities in times of stress in our particular communities, using drugs might not be the right thing when people either have a different level of anxiety or depression and all those sort of things to the response to the trauma."
The president of the Pasifika Medical Association, Kiki Maoate.