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Hot Health

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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 Cancer

5:30pm–6:30pm Thursday, 2 August 2018 | Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Networking from 5:00pm with nibbles and drinks

Featuring

Improving outcomes from brain tumours: The Otago collaborative approach

Dr Tania Slatter | Senior Research Fellow, Department of Pathology

To cure all brain tumours new treatment strategies are required. The goal of our work is to improve the outcome for those with brain tumours using our collective expertise in molecular science, pathology, neurosurgery, and radiology based at Otago. A novel categorisation of brain tumours into distinct groups based on key cancer promoting pathways has identified patients with tumours that are more difficult to treat. These tumours also have an increased recruitment of tumour promoting cells that aid tumour progression. Here the results of the study and future directions including that of a world first clinical trial based in Dunedin to image the brain tumour promoting cells using MRI will be presented.

Research team: Tania Slatter, Noelyn Hung, Ahmad Taha, Marina Kazantseva, Sunali Mehta, Jean Zhou, Ben Wilson, Michael Reddy, and Antony Braithwaite.

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 

Watch here

3 May Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital

Focus on Mental Health | Connections that count; Mobile mindfulness meditation
Department of Psychological Medicine

Watch here

7 June Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital

Focus on Medical Marijuana | The Disconnect Between Evidence and Anecdote; Mum, Cannabis and Me
Associate Professor John Ashton and Victoria Catherwood

Watch here

5 July Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Focus on Wellness and Ageing | Dementia Risk; Unlonely Centenarians; Sarcopenic and Obese
Associate Professor Yoram Barak, Associate Professor Debra Waters, and Dr Sharon Leitch and Philippa Greco
2 August Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Focus on Cancer | Improving outcomes from brain tumours: the Otago collaborative approach
Dr Tania Slatter
6 September Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Focus on Youth Health | Teens and Sleep: The Perfect Storm
Associate Professor Barbara Galland, Professor Rachael Taylor, and Dr Claire Smith
4 October Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Focus on Public Health
Dr Alex Macmillan
8 November Barnett Lecture Theatre,
1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Focus on Men's Health | Obesity; a big problem for men in Aotearoa
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.

Focus on Medical Marjuana | The Disconnect Between Evidence and Anecdote; Mum, Cannabis and Me

Presentations by Associate Professor John Ashton and Victoria Catherwood (Medical Student) | 7 June 2018

Watch on YouTube

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

Presentations by Dr Damian Scarf and Jayde Flett (PhD candidate) | 3 May 2018

Watch on YouTube

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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