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The Grand Rounds is a monthly lecture series presenting cutting edge health research by leaders in their fields

Formerly known as Medical Forum, these seminars are designed for health professionals, academic and clinical researchers, and students across the Division of Health Sciences.

The Grand Rounds are hosted by the Otago Medical School's Dunedin Campus, as a joint initiative with the Otago Postgraduate Medical Society and proudly in association with Te Whatu Ora.

Grand Rounds calendar and venues

The 2023 Grand Rounds will be held in the Dunedin Hospital Barnett lecture theatre every Tuesday at 1pm, from 28 March to 12 December 2023.

Information for presenters

The Grand Rounds feature academic and clinical staff from Dunedin School of Medicine, and the Otago School of Medical Sciences as well as guests from related organisations such as the Southern District Health Board and WellSouth.

Changing allocated presentation date(s)

If a speaker wishes to change their allocated presentation, please contact at least 15 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 please contact for further information.

Presentation guidelines

Planning your presentation:

  • The topic should be of general interest to most disciplines, as attendance is multi-disciplinary
  • Presentations that are interactive, controversial, topical, and / or that provide updates on new research are well-received
  • Presentations should be 20 minutes long, plus around 10 minutes for discussion

Speakers are asked to submit:

  • Full name
  • Title of presentation
  • Short blurb (1-2 paragraphs about your topic)

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 12:45pm to ensure that all IT requirements are met.

Jack Kilpatrick Memorial Prize

The Jack Kilpatrick Memorial Prize is awarded to the medical registrar who gives the best Grand Rounds presentation of the year, as voted by attending consultants.

For consultants attending Grand Rounds via Zoom, please fill in the voting form below and when complete, email to:

Medicine Grand Rounds score sheet (PDF)

Previous Grand Rounds recordings and resources

Further information about the Grand Rounds

For all enquiries, please contact

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