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23 Aug August

Integrated Data for Public Health Research

Friday, 23 August 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington, 23A Mein Street
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Sheree Gibb, Andrea Teng, and Maddie White from the Department of Public Health.

02 Sep September

"Pregnancy puzzles in live-bearing lizards"

Monday, 2 September 2019 at 1:00pm - D'Ath Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, Hercus Building
Presented by Professor Alison Cree, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

06 Sep September

Massage Therapy - World Physical Therapy Day

Friday, 6 September 2019 at 10:00am - Room 203, School of Physiotherapy
Feel the benefits of massage to reduce pain, lower stress levels and enhance your sense of well-being.

10 Sep September

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr Indranil Basak

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 at 12:00pm - Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Induced pluripotent stem cell derived human neurons to study neurological diseases.

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor George Dias

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin
Professor George Dias delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Anatomical adventures with making faces, bone building, woolly foods, and corroding plates.

 

Unfinished business: The pursuit of rights and choices for all

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Dr Natalia Kanem, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

20 Sep September

The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

Friday, 20 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown.
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Donna Caddie, Principal Analyst, Child Wellbeing Unit, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

25 Sep September

Making social housing healthy and sustainable

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 12:00pm - Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington
Much of NZ’s housing stock, particularly rental, is cold and in poor condition and this has impacts on health. Social housing is often home to the most vulnerable so can remediation of social housing make a difference?

27 Sep September

The Construction of the 2018 Census File

Friday, 27 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Vince Galvin, Chief Methodologist, StatsNZ

04 Oct October

Electricity Prices, Profits, and Productivity

Friday, 4 October 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Dr. Geoff Bertram, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.

 

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Friday, 4 October 2019 at 1:00pm - 9th floor Seminar Room
Dunedin Public Hospital

Getting to the Heart of the Matter with Antimatter 
Dr Philip Adamson, BHB, MB ChB (Auck), PhD (Edin), FRACP, FCSANZ
Visiting Senior Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Medicine, University of Otago (Christchurch)

08 Oct October

2019 Otago Spotlight Series: Mental Health Research

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 at 9:00am - Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Wellington Campus, 23a Mein Street Newtown, Wellington
Otago Spotlight Series, held on Wellington Campus, showcases our researchers working in the field of mental health. 

 

“Paradigm wars and the social construction of sex and gender”

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 at 1:00pm - D'Ath Lecture Theatre, 1st floor Hercus Building
Presented by Dr Melanie Beres, Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology Programme, University of Otago

 

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Friday, 11 October 2019 at 1:00pm - 9th Floor Seminar Room
Dunedin Public Hospital

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking: A new paradigm in the management of Progressive Corneal Ectasias, Dr Kelechi Ogbuehi, BSc(Hons), PhD, FAAO - Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology

14 Oct October

Inaugural Rural Doctor CME Webinar: AF and SVT update

Monday, 14 October 2019 at 7:30am - Online
Guest presenter: Dr Gerry Wilkins, Cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine. RNZCGP MOPS points accredited

Free registration: bit.ly/Rural-Cardiology

Contact: Dr Matilda Hamilton, Rural Hospital Specialist and CME convenor

matilda.hamilton@otago.ac.nz

18 Oct October

Symposium – Late Effects of Polio

Friday, 18 October 2019 at 9:30am - Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D
University of Otago Wellington, 23a Mein Street, Newtown

This highly interactive one-day symposium will bring together the clinical teams, the researchers and those with lived experience of this debilitating condition to improve outcomes for all.

 

Whānau engagement in hospital transfers and away-from-home hospitalisations

Friday, 18 October 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere, University of Waikato, Hamilton and Dr Donna Cormack, University of Auckland and University of Otago, Wellington.

23 Oct October

Acupuncture in Musculoskeletal Disorders: One Day Course and Workshop

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at 9:00am - School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
This course will contribute to evidence-based musculoskeletal practice, and combine presentations on current evidence on mechanisms and clinical effectiveness, as well as hands on practice. The course is intended for those with some experience of acupuncture, but is also suitable for novices.

25 Oct October

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Friday, 25 October 2019 at 1:00pm - 9th floor Seminar Room, Dunedin Public Hospital

Department of Medicine Seminar Series
Professor Michael Schultz, MD, PhD
Telemedicine

29 Oct October

Biochemistry PhD Seminar – Stephanie Mercer

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 12:00pm - Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Pharmaceutical enhancement of autophagy in an APP/PS1 transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Circulation: William Harvey’s Revolutionary Idea

Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 5:15pm - Blue Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Dentistry (Ground Floor side entrance on Frederick St)

2019 History of Medicine and Science Public Lecture Series presents speaker, Professor Terence Doyle from the Department of Medicine, University of Otago. Professor Doyle will lecture titled "Circulation: William Harvey’s Revolutionary Idea" looks at what William Harvey's to his ideas, and how they were received by the medical community.

06 Nov November

Responding to the dual crises threatening health in the Pacific Islands

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 5:30pm - University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington (next to Wellington hospital)
Join us in Wellington for this public talk by Dr Colin Tukuitonga as he outlines the two greatest threats to good health in the Pacific region – the huge burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and its risk factors, and the negative health impacts of the climate crisis.

 

Cancer control in the small island states of the Pacific

Friday, 8 November 2019 at 12:30pm - Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Diana Sarfati and Alec Ekeroma.

 

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Friday, 8 November 2019 at 1:00pm - 9th Floor Seminar Room, Dunedin Hospital
Department of Medicine Seminar Series
Determining Normal Cardiac Imaging Findings in Elite New Zealand Basketballers
Dr Hamish Osborne, MB, ChB, FACSP

13 Nov November

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Lynette Sadleir

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 5:30pm - Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
23a Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand

Professor Sadleir's Inaugural Professorial Lecture is titled 'Epilepsy: Teams, Genes and Dreams'.

19 Nov November

Department of Women's and Children's Health O&G Research Seminar

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at 1:00pm - Ngaire Quennell Room, 2nd Floor Academic Wing
An O&G research seminar by Rebecca Duncan, entitled: "We're kidding ourselves if we say that contraception is accessible": A qualitative study of General Practitioners' responses to proactive LARC provision.

20 Nov November

Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network symposium

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 10:00am - St Margaret's College, 333 Leith St
The 5th Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Symposium will provide an opportunity to meet colleagues who share an interest in the utilisation and safety of medicines, medical devices, and vaccines.