The Grand Rounds is a monthly lecture series presenting cutting edge health research by leaders in their fields
Formerly known as Medical Forum, these seminars are designed for health professionals, academic and clinical researchers, and students across the Division of Health Sciences.
The Grand Rounds are hosted by the Otago Medical School’s Dunedin Campus, as a joint initiative with the Otago Postgraduate Medical Society and proudly in association with the Southern District Health Board.
Video and audio recordings for previous seminars are available at the following links.
Tissue and data banking - potential benefits for the DSM and SDHB?
Presentation by Professor Mike Eccles (Department of Pathology) | 5 September 2018
The addicted brain: Reinventing psychosurgery?
Presentation by Professor Paul Glue (Division of Health Sciences Associate Dean), Professor Dirk de Ridder (Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery), and Dr Sook Ling Leong.
It takes guts to get arthritis: The spondyloarthritis - Crohn’s Disease spectrum—a new paradigm?
Presentations by Associate Professor Simon Stebbings (Consultant Physician in Rheumatology) and Associate Professor Michael Schultz (Head of Department, Department of Medicine) | 4 July 2018
The challenges of Hepatitis C virus in New Zealand
A presentation by Dr Steve Johnson, Senior Lecturer and Senior Medical Officer, Department of Medicine | 6 June 2018
We can do better: What the Primary and Community Care Strategy and Action Plan means for specialist services
A presentation by Dr Nigel Millar (Chief Medical Officer, Southern DHB) and Dr Doug Hill ( Chair, WellSouth PHO and GP) | 2 May 2018
Conscientious objection in medicine—Debating the issues
A presentation by Dr Janine Winters and Dr Angela Ballantyne from the Bioethics Centre | 4 April 2018
Predicting the behaviour of brain tumours using molecular signatures
Presented by Dr Tania Slatter, Department of Pathology | 7 June 2017
Why US cancer care is not exportable
Presented by Professor Sir Murray Brennan | 31 May 2017
Developing and evaluating new health care service delivery models across primary and secondary care
Presented by Professor Tim Stokes, Professor Murray Tilyard, Dr Fiona Doolan-Noble, and Dr Carol Atmore | 24 May 2017
Introducing Real Life Relationships: A DSM educational response to the issues of intimidation in medical practice
Presented by the Otago Medical Schools Education Group | 17 May 2017
TB elimination from New Zealand
Presented by Professor Philip Hill | 10 May 2017
An unexpected detour: Earthquake research at the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch
Presented by Dr Jenny Jordan | 26 April 2017
mHealth for diabetes and obesity prevention in Māori and Pacific communities
Presented by Dr Lisa Te Morenga, Department of Human Nutrition, Associate Dean Māori (Sciences) | 19 April 2017
The microbiome of children born preterm and artists: Evidence for long-term maintenance
Presented by Dr Justin O'Sullivan, featured alumnus | 12 April 2017
How safe are baby-led approaches to feeding solids? An update on the BLISS study
Presented by Associate Professor Anne-Louise Heath, Department of Human Nutrition; Postgraduate Research Group: Lisa Daniels, Louise Fangupo, and Claudia Leong | 5 April 2017
Ageing Well: National Science Challenge update
Presented by Professor David Baxter, Director, Ageing Well National Science Challenge, and Associate Professor Debra Waters, School of Physiotherapy | 29 March 2017
Dialysis outcomes in the elderly: What is important?
Presented by Professor Rob Walker | 15 March 2017
Video recordings of past years' Medical Forums are available to stream on UniTube at https://unitube.otago.ac.nz/album?a=7AId9Jkf0PP .
The Grand Rounds feature academic and clinical staff from Dunedin School of Medicine, and the Otago School of Medical Sciences as well as guests from related organisations such as the Southern District Health Board and WellSouth.
Changing allocated presentation date(s)
If a speaker wishes to change their allocated presentation, please notify yor contact person in the Office of the Dean at least 15 days prior to the scheduled presentation.
Funding for visiting lecturers
Funding for visiting speakers within New Zealand is available, by application, to support travel and accommodation. Please contact your contact person at the Dean's Department for further information.
Planning your presentation:
- The topic should be of general interest to most disciplines, as attendance is multi-disciplinary
- Presentations that are interactive, controversial, topical, and / or that provide updates on new research are well-received
- Presentations should be 40 minutes long, plus around 10 minutes for discussion
Speakers are asked to submit:
- Full name and position
- Title of presentation
- Suggested name of person to introduce speaker (usually the Head of Department or visiting lecturer host)
- Short presentation abstract (100-250 words)
- Photos, images, and / or logos relevant to the presenter(s) and their research
- A web link to a preferred bio for each speaker
On the day:
- The Dunedin School of Medicine's ICT Support Group staff will be on-hand to provide technical support
- Presenters should arrive at the lecture theatre by 11:50am to ensure that all IT requirements are met. As sound for the podcast is recorded through the lecture theatre's microphone, please use it as you normally would and not do so for the size of venue.
Permission to record the presentation
Grand Rounds presentations will be recorded using Otago Capture and shared on the University's YouTube channel. If you do not wish for the audio and slides of your talk to be shared, please opt out.
For all enquiries, please contact the Otago Medical School Dean’s Office.