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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Konrad Richter

Public, Alumni, Postgraduate students, Staff, Allied health professionals
Event type
Inaugural professorial lecture
Health Sciences

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.

Streaming information

This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Thursday 30 November 2023, at the following web address:

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