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2017 Otago Spotlight Series: Child Health Research

Tuesday 4 July 2017 2:36pm

Spotlight Series back for 2017

Child health research is our topic for 2017, following on from our very successful forums on cancer in 2015, and cardiovascular disease in 2016.

  • Free to attend, morning and afternoon teas and lunch will be provided
  • We'd love you to come for the whole day, but you are welcome to pop in and out

Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9am–3.30pm.
Venue: University of Otago, Wellington, Nordmeyer Theatre, 23A Mein St, Newtown.
Register by email:

Child health research programme

Over a dozen University of Otago researchers will be in the spotlight providing short, easy-to-understand outlines of their work in child health. Fellow researchers will join invited guests including funders, policymakers, clinicians, research institutions, and community and government agencies for a day exploring:

  • Genetics and health
  • Healthy pregnancies
  • Healthy childhoods
  • Childhood conditions and treatments
  • Inequalities in child health

More about our presenters

Student child health research poster competition

A student research poster competition will be held in association with the Child Health Research forum on Monday, 11 September 2017. Finalists will get to present their poster at the forum on Tuesday, 12 September.

A first prize of NZ$750 plus up to three other prizes of NZ$250 are on offer. The competition will be similar to previous events, with an emphasis on a poster that can communicate your research to other researchers from outside your discipline.

Guidelines for the 2017 Student poster competition

Applications close 5pm, 11 August 2017
Email to

Sponsored travel

Sponsored travel is available for a limited number of Dunedin and University of Otago, Christchurch staff and postgraduate students working in the area of child health. Contact the Dean of your School (for Dunedin-based staff or students) or your Head of Department (for Christchurch-based staff or students) to signal your interest to attend.

All students funded to attend must also enter the Student poster competition.