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DSM Postgraduate Research Day
28th June 2017

As part of the Southern Health celebrations 2017, the Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM) warmly invites all DSM postgraduate researchers to the third annual Postgraduate Research Day where we will showcase current postgraduate research and offer professional development opportunities for our emerging researchers.

The day will kick off with an engaging series of workshops at St Margaret’s College, followed by a poster evening at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Workshop Series | St Margaret’s College, 10am - 3.30pm

Offering opportunities for the development of professional skills and social networks. Postgraduate research students, recent alumni and early career researchers are encouraged to attend the whole day or select sessions from the programme as below:

10.05–10.55am | Making your own luck: Applying for grant funding
Presented by Associate Professor Julia Horsfield

11.00–11.55am | Plenary session
Presented by Professor John Reynolds

12pm–12.40pm | Complimentary lunch

12.45–1.35pm | Finding the right career for your strengths
Presented by Yvonne Gaut, Career Development Centre

1.40–2.30pm | Beyond coping: Resilience and time management skills
Presented by Jodie Black, Human Resources Professional Development

2.35–3.25pm | Spreading the word: How to communicate your research
Presented by Paul Gorman, Marketing and Communications

Register for the workshops here (deadline 5pm 9th June)

Note: Workshop attendance is by RSVP only, however you are welcome to attend individual sessions without participating in the entire programme.

Poster Competition and Exhibition | Dunedin Public Art Gallery 4pm - 5.30pm

Top prize $500 | 2nd prize $300 | 3rd prize $200 | Best Honours poster $250

The poster competition is open to current Honours, Master’s, and PhD students supervised within the DSM. We welcome presentations on research in progress, as well as research findings.

Students will present their posters to the DSM research community and our panel of judges from 4pm on 28 June at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the proceedings.

Step One

Register your poster title here (deadline 5pm 9th June)

Step Two

Email your digital (PDF) copy to (deadline 5pm 19th June) 

As this is for digital previewing purposes, this can be a reduced file size of the original print version. This file will only be shared with the panel of judges.

Step Three

Submit your printed poster to reception of the Dean's Department, 1st Floor, Dunedin Public Hospital (deadline 5pm 26th June).

Please note you are responsible for printing your own poster; ask your department about funding options.

Following the poster competition, all attendees are encouraged to attend the Professor Richie Poulton free public lecture at the Glenroy Auditorium (across the road in the Town Hall), commencing 6pm

Important poster registration information

Before registering your poster, please obtain approval from your research supervisor. Posters will be seen by DSM academic staff and alumni, as well as your postgraduate peers. You are responsible for printing your own poster—please check with your Department for funding options.

Please note that the number of entries will be restricted, and display priority given to portrait-style posters up to size A1. The maximum accepted size will be A0. You are welcome to submit a poster that has been used previously for other conferences.

Prizes are sponsored by the Otago Postgraduate Medical society and will be determined on the content of the poster and the author’s presentation during the poster evening. Prizes will be awarded during the Southern Health Research Excellence Awards on Thursday 29 June at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, starting at 6pm.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Postgraduate Administrator Dr Sarah Soper, at

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