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Upcoming free health lectures from University of Otago Christchurch

Tuesday, March 07, 2017   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: UOC With tags: Lectures, seminar, health, mental wellbeing

You are warmly invited to the University of Otago Christchurch's 2017 FREE Health Lecture Series.

The lectures will be held every Tuesday night at 7pm from 28th March to 9th May 2017, with the exception of Anzac Day.

All lectures will be held in the University of Otago Christchurch's Rolleston Lecture Theatre, on the Christchurch Hospital campus.

This year they are doing things a little differently - with two speakers per lecture talking on the same theme. It's a really exciting line-up for this year's lecture series:

  • Tuesday 28th March: Quake brain
  • Tuesday 4th April: Healthy ageing
  • Tuesday 11th April: A healthier Pacific
  • Tuesday 18th April: Educating our future doctors - have your say.
  • Tuesday 25th April: No lecture on Anzac Day.
  • Tuesday 2nd May: Vitamin C in cancer and infection.
  • Tuesday 9th May: The wonderful world of 3D-bioprinting

Get more information on the 2017 University of Otago Christchurch FREE health lecture series.

University of Otago Christchrch FREE Public Health Lecture Series.

Quake brain: Tuesday 28th March 2017

Speakers: Professor Richard Porter and Associate Professor Joe Boden.

We Cantabrians are often complimented on our resilience following more than 13,000 quakes in the region. Find out what state is our collective mental health really in, and hear about the everyday impairments even the most resilient among us now experience. 

Healthy ageing: Tuesday 4th April 2017

Speakers: Dr Hamish Jamieson and Dr Bev Burrell.

We are now living longer but are we living better? This lecture will cover:

  • the keys to a healthier Third Age;
  • the secrets our bodies reveal about how long and healthy we will live to be; and
  • one thing we can all do to help ourselves feel better as we age and deal with chronic health conditions. Spoiler alert: it's not exercise or a daily glass of wine!

Partners in a healthier Pacific: Tuesday 11th April 2017

The University of Otago Christchurch is involved in work in the Pacific to improve health standards, both on a population and personal level.

Hear about the work of infectious disease expert Steve Chambers and paediatric surgeon Kiki Maoate, and how we are training Pacific Island health care professionals to better assist their communities.

Educating our future doctors - have your say: Tuesday 18 April 2017

Speakers: Professor Tim Wilkinson and Jen Desrosiers

It takes a community to raise a doctor. This interactive lecture will start by highlighting some of the current strategies we are using to create socially accountable doctors of the future.

Then the floor will be open to the audience to bring forward ideas about how the medical curriculum can be enhanced to better respond to the needs of the community.


Tuesday 25 April 2017: No lecture

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