Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Konrad Richter
Academic Surgery – a journey
Konrad is a Consultant General and colorectal surgeon, surgical oncologist, endoscopist, and the Associate Dean of Southland at the Otago Medical School with a professional surgical and academic career spanning 30 years.
After a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Arkansas Cancer Research Centre in Little Rock, USA , he finished his surgical training and defended his PhD thesis. He undertook an additional three-year sub-specialty training in surgical oncology and visceral surgery at the University Friedrich-Schiller in Jena, Germany.
Konrad’s clinical interests include: colorectal surgery, advanced minimally-invasive surgery and gastrointestinal cancer surgery. His regional and international research has focused on basic science and clinical and translational research, including pre-sarcomatous lesions, molecular and cellular pathogenesis of radiation enteropathy, colorectal carcinogenesis, GISTs, and palliative surgery.
Konrad has been influential in turning the Invercargill Teaching Hospital into a small but vibrant academic hospital campus since he moved to Southland in 2007.
He has written book chapters on surgical oncology and palliative surgery and received numerous teaching awards; he is passionate about research, teaching, volunteering in the Pacific and serving the community.
This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.
This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Thursday 30 November 2023, at the following web address: