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Previous Seminar events

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30 Jul July

'Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: presentation, screening and diagnosis' presented by Dr Justin Brimble followed by 'Tramadol prescribing: update and discussion' presented by Dr David Koskuba

Thursday, 30 July 2020 at 1:00pm - Seminar room 2, 3rd Floor Children's Pavilion, Dunedin Hospital.
Can also attend via zoom Meeting ID: 146 956 225  Password: 051574

The use of Tramadol is contra-indictated by Medsafe, in all children under 12 years, and 12-18 years post-tonsillectomy, but its continued use is still recommended by Starship hospital. This seminar will give a brief overview of the controversy and how to ensure safe prescribing and administration.

31 Jul July

The Cannabis Referendum

Friday, 31 July 2020 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Listen to what Ross Bell, Ross Bell, Executive Director, New Zealand Drug Foundation has to say on the cannabis referendum.

 

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Friday, 31 July 2020 at 1:00pm - 9th floor Seminar Room
Dunedin Public Hospital

Louise Fangupo - PhD Candidate presents: Does a novel sleep intervention reduce excessive weight gain in infancy?
Supervisors: Professor Rachel Taylor, Associate Professor Rose Richards, Ms Justine Camp

03 Aug August

Rural Doctor CME Webinar - Diabetes: Management of acute problems

Monday, 3 August 2020 at 7:30pm - Online
A CME webinar targeted at Rural Hospital Doctors and Rural GPs, focussing on the management of acute problems in Type I and II Diabetes. Our experts will be Dr Alex McLeod (Rural Hospital Specialist) and Sharon Sandilands (Rural Diabetes Nurse Specialist).

06 Aug August

Research Seminar - Dr Claire Smith

Thursday, 6 August 2020 at 1:00pm - Paediatric Seminar Rooms, 3rd Floor Children's Pavilion or on zoom by request
Research Seminar - Dr Claire Smith

07 Aug August

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Friday, 7 August 2020 at 1:00pm - 9th floor Seminar Room
Dunedin Public Hospital

Professor Suetonia Palmer MB ChB PhD FRACP presents: Network meta-analysis - distilling knowledge from hundreds of trials.
Professor Palmer is a kidney specialist who has conducted large-scale meta-analyses that underpin clinical practice guidelines, to help translate evidence complexity into clinical care.

11 Aug August

Cenozoic Volcanism in Otago

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room (Gn9), Department of Geology, Dunedin Campus, University of Otago
A Department of Geology Seminar presented by Alan Cooper and James Scott

13 Aug August

Paediatric Trainee Interns seminars

Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 1:00pm - Seminar room 2, 3rd Floor Children's Pavilion, Dunedin Hospital.
Alice Lumsden & Connie Wan present "Diabetic Bulimia - the world’s most dangerous eating disorder" followed by Claudia Peyroux & Jessica Yuhoi presenting “Treatments of eczema”.

18 Aug August

Seabed pockmarks and subsurface fluid migration at multiple scales

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room (Gn9), Department of Geology, Dunedin Campus, University of Otago

Limited seating available so it will also be streamed via Zoom https://otago.zoom.us/j/9687781320?pwd=dHZDSEtEOEJSeGx4MTM3RjJhQ3FSdz09

A Department of Geology Seminar presented by PhD student Jasper Hoffmann

20 Aug August

Paediatrics Seminar

Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 1:00pm - Seminar room 2, 3rd Flr Children's Pavilion, Dunedin Hospital or zoom https://otago.zoom.us/j/146956225 password: 051574
Dr. Nivethanan Kamalendran (Specialist Paediatric Dentist) presents " Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS)- Connecting the DOTS in TOTS – understanding lip and tongue-tie in children"
Tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, occurs when a persistent lingual frenum restricts tongue movements and interferes with tongue function. Sometimes it can cause difficulty with breastfeeding,speech articulation and malocclusion. For many years, the subject of tongue-tie has been controversial with practitioners of many specialties having widely different views regarding its significance and management. This seminar will cover the overview of tongue-tie and its implications.

Prof. John McMillan (Bioethics Centre) presents " Consent, confidentiality and mature minors "
While making a judgment about whether or not a child is a mature minor is something many doctors do quite often, where they should go for advice about the appropriate test is unclear and the advice they will find, inconsistent. I will describe the different sources of information that a doctor might consider, show their inconsistencies and explain the tests that doctors should refer to when assess whether a minor is ‘mature’.

21 Aug August

The Arms Legislation Act 2020: Where to from here?

Friday, 21 August 2020 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago, Wellington
Dr Hera Cook, Historian, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington

27 Aug August

Paediatrics Seminar

Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 1:00pm - via Zoom link: https://otago.zoom.us/j/146956225  Password: 051574
Professor Peter McIntyre and Dr Mavis Duncanson present "COVID-19 Paediatric update", followed by Dr. Celeste Retief-Zarrabi who will present "Rickettsial Disease – a Family Affair”.

28 Aug August

Prediction of dampness and mould in three house condition surveys

Friday, 28 August 2020 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington

Phoebe Taptiklis, Senior Advisor - Housing Quality, Ministry for Housing and Urban Development presents a 'deep dive' into survey results from 2005, 2010 and 2015.

 

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Friday, 28 August 2020 at 1:00pm - 9th Floor Seminar Room
Dunedin Public Hospital

Department of Medicine Seminar Series
Dietetic Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in New Zealand
Nicky McCarthy - NZRD, MHealSc Candidate

31 Aug August

Memory Function in Borderline Personality Disorder

Monday, 31 August 2020 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Dunedin Campus
"Memory Function in Borderline Personality Disorder" presented by Fatemeh Sajjadi, Department of Psychology.

09 Sep September

OERC Seminar: COVID-19 disruption and new energy future – Greg Sise

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 at 12:00pm - Zoom: https://otago.zoom.us/j/511405452
Password: 582894

Greg Sise talks about current and future developments in the electricity sector including the closure of the Tiwai aluminium smelter, the proposal for pumped hydro at Lake Onslow, and how we might get to 100% renewable electricity.

10 Sep September

Conversations on climate change

Thursday, 10 September 2020 at 11:00am - St David seminar room A, G.02
Live stream available, see details

The blue lungs of our planet – primary production in a changing ocean.

11 Sep September

Times Uncertain: A COVID Story

Friday, 11 September 2020 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre
Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Via zoom: link: https://otago.zoom.us/j/768526602?pwd=qBYry-ovHZk

How has the design community responded to the pandemic and how, in particular, has the development of a new typeface, Times Uncertain, captured the anxiety, pain, and new global realities of COVID-19? Here what Dr Sydney Shep has to say.

15 Sep September

How (not) to make phonolite

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building, Dunedin Campus, University of Otago

An Otago Geology Seminar presented by Dr Marco Brenna.

 

Paediatric Seminar - "A case of Arthrogryposis" and "Intussusception in Children”

Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 1:00pm - 3rd Floor Children's Pavilion
Dunedin Hospital or via zoom (preferably with Covid social distancing regulations and room capacity)
Zoom link: https://otago.zoom.us/j/146956225
Password: 051574

Come along and listen to Dr Emily McNamara present "A case of Arthrogryposis" which will be followed by Trainee Intern Kerry Appleton "Intussusception in Children”

 

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Friday, 25 September 2020 at 1:00pm - 9th Floor Seminar Room
Dunedin Public Hospital

Department of Medicine Seminar Series – First Foods New Zealand Study

 

Picture a Scientist

Friday, 25 September 2020 at 5:30pm - Dental Blue Lecture Theatre (ground floor of the Dental School Building – entrance on Frederick Street)
The Association for Women in the Sciences, GeMs in STEM, and Department of Geology DiversiTEA are hosting a free in-person film screening of the critically acclaimed film 'Picture a Scientist'.

28 Sep September

Can our possessions save us from death? Exploring literal and symbolic mechanisms of immortality

Monday, 28 September 2020 at 12:00pm - University of Otago, Department of Psychology, 275 Leith Walk, William James building, Level 2, Room 203
Dr Keren Segal is originally from Jerusalem, Israel, where she studied psychology and sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before completing her PhD in Psychology at the University of Otago under Prof Jamin Halberstadt. Keren is currently an assistant research fellow working with Prof Elaine Reese, an Associate Editor for Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal, and teaches research methods at Otago Polytechnic.

 

Conducting field-lab link studies in tuberculosis cases, their contacts and healthcare workers, to inform the development of new interventions and host trials of new TB vaccines

Monday, 28 September 2020 at 12:00pm - The Microbiology Building
Seminar Room 208
2nd Floor
720 Cumberland Street

Presented by Professor Philip Hill from the Global Health Institute.  Professor Philips Hill's group has collaborated with the TB-HIV Research Group, the University of Padjadjaran, West Java, Indonesia for 12 years, and collaborations with Reinout van Crevel's Group, the Netherlands.

01 Oct October

Open - from the fringe to the future of technologies

Thursday, 1 October 2020 at 12:00pm - Centre for Sustainability
Seminar Room
563 Castle Street
Dunedin

Martin F. Hohmann-Marriott, United Scientists CORE, Dunedin will review open technologies and the obstacles to adopting it.

13 Oct October

Biochemistry PhD Seminar | John Skelly

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 12:00pm - Biochemistry Seminar Room
Room G13

Using genomics to gain insights into the biology of the Argentine stem weevil biocontrol agent Microctonus hyperodae.

15 Oct October

Paediatric Seminars by Dr Nermani Delaibatiki, Andrew Haren and Anna Galletly

Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 1:00pm - Seminar room 2, 3rd Floor Children's Pavilion, Dunedin Hospital or online zoom
Zoom Meeting I.D: 146 956 225  Password: 051574

Paediatric Seminars: Dr Nemani Delaibatiki presents "WPW and tachycardia" followed by Trainee Intern's Andrew Haren & Anna Galletly presenting "Point of Care Ultrasound in the NICU.

22 Oct October

PHA Seminar: The launch of My Life in Public Health. A memoir from the frontlines of Global Disease Eradication, Children’s Health and Ending Smoking - Dr Murray Laugesen QSO

Thursday, 22 October 2020 at 12:10pm - Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Room 033/036
Adams Building
18 Frederick St
Dunedin
Zoom: https://otago.zoom.us/j/591827462?wd=eTM3QnM2UTV3WERqc2U2cjB3Kyswdz09
Password: pha

Public Health Seminar Series presented by Department of Preventive & Social Medicine in association with The Public Health Association Otago/Southland.