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News from the Southland Campus Invercargill


"We are fortunate to have a very strong relationship between the University and the DHB; a real community of clinicians and others in the health care system who are passionate about research and education. The Education Centre gives us the chance to open our doors and invite the wider public into our conversations, and we look forward to welcoming them to Southland Hospital."

Associate Professor Konrad Richter  Associate Dean, Southland, Dunedin School of Medicine; Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Interprofessional Staff Development Workshops

Staff from the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) and Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM) attended the 3rd Development Workshop, held on May 25th at the new Southland Campus Education Centre in Invercargill, where specialists from DSM and Southland Hospital Campus shared their knowledge and passion for research.

Discussions included how to improve collaborations and build research networks in order to foster excellence in clinical research and teaching. This, ultimately, will lead to better health outcomes and improved service delivery for our community.

Download the programme (PDF 400KB)

Southland Campus Public Lecture Series


Challenges and Modern Management in Colorectal Cancer

Presented by: Associate Professor Konrad Richter MD PhD FRACS CSSANZ Southland Consultant Colorectal Surgeon & Associate Dean Southland
Dr. Chris Jackson MB ChB FRACP Consultant Medical Oncologist, Dunedin School of Medicine; Medical Director of the NZ Cancer Society

7pm Tuesday 12th June,  Southland Hospital Campus Education Centre. Centre open for viewing from 6pm.

Limited places available, RSVP essential. Please email

ABSTRACT: Ministry of Health national colorectal cancer statistics show Southland/Otago to have one of the highest incidences in the world at 21.2 deaths per 100,000 people. However, bowel cancer is treatable if caught early. In these presentations, Drs Jackson and Richter will cover the latest knowledge about colorectal cancer, prevention and prophylaxis, early diagnosis, colonoscopy and surgical & medical treatment, including stoma. There will be time for discussions following the talks.

Future public lectures from Southland Hospital medical staff in collaboration with the Dunedin School of Medicine will address current health-related, social and other topics. These forums will also provide the community with the opportunity to get to know their local doctors, nurses, allied health staff and management. Watch this space for upcoming events!