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Hot Health

2:51pm

Overview

Hot Health

Hot Health is 2018's addition to DSM's family of events, with the intention of bringing the School and wider community together for an informal evening of networking and discussion, with the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers give talks on hot topics.

Hot Health is a DSM community event for all staff and students

All University staff, students and alumni are warmly encouraged to attend these events. The general public is also very welcome.

Hot Health events are hosted on the first Thursday of every month by the Dunedin School of Medicine, Te Kura Whaiora o Ōtepoti, and the Southern District Health Board.

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Coming up!

Focus on Mental health | Connections that count; Mobile mindfulness meditation

5:30pm–6:30pm Thursday, 3 May 2018 | Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Networking from 5:00pm with nibbles and drinks

Featuring

Connections that count: Social identification enhances mental health in adolescents and adults

Dr Damian Scarf Department of Psychology

The Social Identity Approach to Health (SIAH) holds that groups provide us with a sense of meaning and belonging, and that these identity processes have a significant positive impact on our mental health. In this talk, Damian will present data demonstrating that identifying with new groups reduces depression relapse in adults and enhances psychological resilience in Māori and New Zealand European adolescents.

Mobile mindfulness meditation: Apps as a tool to improve mental health and well-being

Jayde Flett Department of Psychological Medicine

Smartphones are near ubiquitous but their use is often vilified. In this talk, Jayde will present data demonstrating that smartphones may be used as a tool to improve mental health in a university student population.

Watch via Zoom | Facebook live | Periscope

Hot Health calendar and venues

Hot Health will occur from 5pm to 6:30pm on the first Thursday of each month starting April through December 2018. Complimentary drinks and nibbles will be provided to kick off each event from 5pm.

Keep up to date with Hot Health events with the Dunedin School of Medicine events calendar, Twitter feed, and Facebook page.

Date Location Presentation
Hot Health 2018 Working Schedule - subject to change
5 April Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
The End of Life Choice Bill: Potential implications for healthcare practitioners
Bioethics Centre | Te Pokapū Matatika Koiora
3 May Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Focus on Mental Health
Department of Psychological Medicine
7 June Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Focus on Medical marijuana
Bioethics Centre | Te Pokapū Matatika Koiora
5 July Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Focus on Wellness and Ageing
Associate Professor Yoram Barak, Associate Professor Debra Waters, and Dr Sharon Leitch
2 August Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
TBC
6 September Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Focus on Youth Health | Adolescents and sleep
Associate Professor Barbara Galland, Professor Rachael Taylor, and Dr Claire Smith
4 October Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
TBC
8 November Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Focus on Men's Health
Dr Charlene Rapsey, and Dr Fiona-Doolan Noble
6 December Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Special event | TBC

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Video recordings of past events

Tune in to the Dunedin School of Medicine YouTube playlist for videos on past events.

The End of Life Choice Bill: Potential implications for healthcare practitioners

A presentation by Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan, Dr Janine Winters, and Dr Simon Walker | 5 April 2018

Watch on YouTube

Information for presenters

Presenters for Hot Health events include research, clinical, and academic staff from Dunedin School of Medicine, the Otago Medical School and related organisations, such as the Southern District Health Board and WellSouth.

Changing allocated presentation date(s)

If a speaker wishes to change their presentation date, please notify Ms Georgia Richardson at least 15 business 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 Ms Georgia Richardson at the Dean's Department for further information.

Presentation guidelines

Planning your presentation:

  • Presentations should be topical and of general interest to a wide audience of staff and students, as attendance is multi-disciplinary
  • Presentations that are interactive, controversial, and / or provide updates on new research are well-received
  • Presentations should be 40 minutes long, plus 10–15 minutes for discussion

Upon confirming their availability, speakers are asked to submit:

  • Name and position
  • Title of presentation
  • 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 4:50pm to ensure that all IT requirements are met.

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Further information about Hot Health

For all enquiries, please contact Georgia Richardson at the Dean's Department:

Email | Īmēra: georgia.richardson@otago.ac.nz

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