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22 Jun June

COVID-19 Masterclass - Webinar Series

Monday, 22 June 2020 at 12:00pm - Online
Join us for the COVID-19 Masterclass Zoom series, featuring a range of experts who will present perspectives on the pandemic.

26 Jun June

The COVID-19 Elimination strategy: Why it was the best choice for New Zealand.

Friday, 26 June 2020 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Come and listen to Nick Wilson and Michael Baker, Professors in the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, deliver a seminar on COVID-19 Elimination strategy adopted by New Zealand.

03 Jul July

Towards equal chances: Age disparities in cancer survival

Friday, 3 July 2020 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown
Also available via Zoom

Dr Sophie Pilleron, visiting researcher at the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, presents a seminar about age disparities in cancer survival.

09 Jul July

Weekly Paediatric seminar

Thursday, 9 July 2020 at 1:00pm - Paeds Seminar rooms, 3rd Floor Children's Pavilion, Dunedin Hospital

On Zoom: https://otago.zoom.us/j/146956225?pwd=R1E0aFlaTjlmRnY3aHM0bUVIcmxQUT09
Meeting ID: 146 956 225
Password: 051574

 

'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

 

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.

12 Aug August

Medical Laboratory Science open evening

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - Hercus D’Ath Lecture Theatre
Please enter the Hercus Building via the Hanover Street
entrance and go to the first floor.

Learn more about Medical Laboratory Science from students, alumni and academic lecturers.

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”.

14 Aug August

CANCELLED - Times Uncertain: A COVID Story

Friday, 14 August 2020 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Listen to Dr Sydney Shep, Reader in Book History and The Printer at Wai-te-ata Press, Te Whare Tā O Wai-te-ata at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington speak on how the design community responded to the pandemic.

17 Aug August

CANCELLED - Pharmacy Open Evening

Monday, 17 August 2020 at 7:00pm - Virtual Professional Practice Laboratory, School of Pharmacy, Level 5, Adams Building, 18 Fredrick Street, Dunedin
Find out why pharmacists are critical to health care in our communities.

19 Aug August

POSTPONED - Meaningful research, meaningful lives

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 at 5:30pm - Nordmeyer Theatre, Level D
University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor William Levack

 

CANCELLED - Pharmacy Open Evening

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 at 7:00pm - Virtual Professional Practice Laboratory, School of Pharmacy, Level 5, Adams Building, 18 Fredrick Street, Dunedin
Find out why pharmacists are critical to health care in our communities.

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

25 Aug August

POSTPONED - Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor John Pickering

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 at 12:30pm - Rolleston Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Christchurch
Professor John Pickering delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: On becoming a Scrymaster: Shiny objects, multiple organs, bits of blood and the art of telling fortunes in medicine

 

POSTPONED - Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Tim Woodfield

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 at 5:30pm - Rolleston Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Christchurch
Professor Tim Woodfield delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Let’s get personal: Orchestrating tissue development in Personalised and Regenerative Medicine

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

10 Sep September

Women & Children's Health - Paediatric Webinar

Thursday, 10 September 2020 at 1:00pm - Zoom link: https://otago.zoom.us/j/146956225
Password: 051574

Dr Gabrielle McDonald presents "The cannabis referendum – what are the important considerations for child health and well-being?" followed by Dr. Hesham Al-Sallami presents " Renal function maturation in children with cystic fibrosis"

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.