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Child health in the spotlight

Wednesday 23 August 2017 4:57pm

The Otago Spotlight Series: Child Health Research forum is rapidly approaching. Attendees will have the chance to meet with researchers, and to discuss the future of child health research in New Zealand.

Making our youngest citizens a priority

Professor Peter Crampton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago.

Peter Crampton"Reducing the burden of diseases and conditions that affect our children is a key priority for New Zealand. This can only be achieved by engaging with stakeholders, families and communities, generating world-class research, and translating research findings into innovative health and educational policy, practice and technologies."

Professor Stephen Robertson, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago.

Stephen Robertson"The University of Otago has a long and distinguished record of research in child health and this symposium aims to showcase a broad array of activity from across the institution. This research emphasises and recognises the importance of investment and effort in improving the health of our youngest and most vulnerable citizens, who are also the bedrock on which 21st century New Zealand will rest upon." 

It's not too late to join us!

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

Our forum is 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