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RMO mini conference 2017

Starting a Research Project in the CDHB

Save the date: 30 August 2017, 12pm–5pm

Everything you want to know, but are too afraid to ask!

Lunch, afternoon tea and networking drinks included.

RSVP to by 25 August for catering

Programme of events


  • 12pm-1pm
  • Beaven foyer

First Session


Speaker: Geoff Shaw - Deputy Chair Research Committee, Deputy Chair Clinical Board

Canterbury District Health Board perspective

Why research and audit is important and should be business as usual?
What is in it for the CDHB? How the CDHB is committed to enabling research?


  • David Meates CEO
  • Mary Olliver
  • Nicola Austin
  • Alan Pithie
  • James Foulds
Ten steps to kick start your research
  • Speaker: David Murdoch – Dean of UOC
Canterbury Medical Library
  • Speakers: Marg Walker – Chief Librarian
  • Speaker: Jonathon Williman – Research Fellow, UOC
HDEC Ethics
  • Speaker: Fox Swindells – HDEC representative MoH
Demystifying the ethical process


  • Geoff Shaw
  • Fox Swindells
  • David Murdoch
  • Rebecca Coombes

Afternoon tea

  • 2.30pm- 3pm
  • Beaven foyer

Second session

Data – what is available
  • Speaker: Greg Hamilton – Deputy Planning and Funding
Data – who do I get the data
  • Speaker: John Wilkinson – Manager Decision Support
Data – who is allowed what data for what reasons
  • Speaker: Greg Brogden – Privacy Officer and Corporate Solicitor
Cultural consultation and inclusion 
  • Speaker: Eru Waiti – Chair of Te Komiti Whakarite
  • Speaker: Rebecca Coombes – Research and Development Manager
RMO office
  • Speaker: Karyn Dunn – Medical education and training unit
How to write a paper and get published in ten more steps
  • Speaker: David Murdoch
Closing summary
  • Speaker: Geoff Shaw

Drinks and nibbles

  • 4.30pm -6pm
  • Beaven foyer


Beaven Lecture Theatre
University of Otago, Christchurch
2 Riccarton Ave