Otago Postgraduate Medical Society (OPMS)

Medical Forum

OPMS hosts the Medical Forum, held at 1pm on Wednesdays (during term time only), in the Barnett Lecture Theatre on the first floor of Dunedin Hospital.

The Dunedin School of Medicine's Medical Forum page has extensive information about the Medical Forum, including guidelines for presenters and information about courtesy email and text message reminders.

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Date Presentation

2014

17 September 2014 Lecturing for learning
Dr Tony Zaharic, Department of Biochemistry, Medical Education Group visitor.
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10 September 2014 Trials, tribulations, and triumphs. Foundations of the Dunedin Hospital 1850 to 1900
Keith Jeffery, Otago Medical School Alumnus Association
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3 September 2014 Beyond Symplicity: renal denervation in diabetic nephropathy
Dr Ivan Summat, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
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27 August 2014 Involvement of P2Y2 receptor in diet-induced obesity: studies on P2Y2 knockout mice
Dr Bellamkonda Kishore, University of Utah School of Medicine
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20 August 2014 Let me tell you what I want, what I really, really want ... exercise, physical activity and people with multiple sclerosis
Associate Professor Leigh Hale, School of Physiotherapy
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13 August 2014 Circulating microRNAs as diagnostic and prognostic markers in cardiovascular disease
Dr Rajesh Katare, Department of Phsyiology
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Note: This Medical Forum was stopped early due to power failure
6 August 2014 The dual utility of abdominal aortic diameter assessment
Associate Professor Greg Jones, Department of Surgical Sciences
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30 July 2014 Ketamine in depression
Professor Paul Glue, Department of Psychological Medicine / Brain Health Research Centre
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23 July 2014 My crooked pathway to p53
Professor Antony Braithwaite, Department of Pathology
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16 July 2014 Interprofessional education - the Tairawhiti experience
Dr Margot Skinner, Senior Lecturer, School of Physiotherapy
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9 July 2014 Haggis Syndrome - abnormal cardiac function in lung disease
Associate Professor Bob Hancox, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
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18 June 2014 Sustainability
Carole Heatly, Chief Executive Officer, Southern District Health Board
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11 June 2014 Emerging powder formulations for pulmonary delivery for treating lung diseases
Dr Shyamal Das, School of Pharmacy
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04 June 2014 Towards novel therapeutics for gastrointestinal diseases: the challenge of finding the most suitable models
Associate Professor Matthias Ernst, Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne
Visiting Colin Geary Professor to the Department of Pathology
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28 May 2014 Patient engagement and interaction with healthcare services via patient portals: learnings from USA
Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice Report.
Dr Sue Wells, School of Population Health, University of Auckland
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14 May 2014 Hot topics in medicine safety
Associate Professor David Reith, Department of Women's and Children's Health
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30 April 2014 Life at the extremes: oxygen, the miracle molecule?
Professor Damian Bailey, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, hosted by the Department of Medicine
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16 April 2014 The legacy of Lance Armstrong - reflections on contemporary sport and exercise medicine
Professor Dave Gerrard, Clinical Education Advisor, Medical Education Group; and Medical Director, Clinical Skills Laboratory.
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9 April 2014 Tackling the obesity epidemic: is understanding the biology important?
Professor Dave Grattan, Centre for Neuroendocrinology / Department of Anatomy
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2 April 2014 On the shoulders of giants... and between the knees of women: a story of learning, p53 and vitamin D, and vulval disease
Professor Allan Maclean, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College London
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26 March 2014 Fluoridation: it's the intelligent thing to do
Dr Jonathan Broadbent, Sir John Walsh Research Institute, Faculty of Dentistry
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19 February 2014 Mapping the curriculum
Professor Tim Wilkinson, Professor of Older Persons Health, Wellington School of Medicine, Director of MBChB
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2013

2 October 2013 Spirituality in medical education: An essential part of teaching person-centred care?
Professor Christina Puchalski, Director, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, Washington, DC; and Professor of Medicine and Health Sceinces, Geoerge Washington University School of Medicine
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25 September 2013 Questionnaires in day-to-day clinical practice: Burden or relief?
Associate Professor Janwillem Kocks, General Practicioner; Assistant Professor, Department of General Practice, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands; and Senior Research Fellow, Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
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18 September 2013 The wider potential for denervation?
Associate Professor Gerry Wilkins, Department of Medicine
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11 September 2013 Clostridum difficle infection: Current and future perspectives
Dr Antje van der Linden, Department of Pathology and Southern Community Laboratories; Dr Jill Wolfgang, Infectious Diseases Physician, Department of Medicine, Dunedin Hospital; Dr Kyle Hendry, Gastroenterology Registrar, Department of Medicine, Dunedin Hospital
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4 September 2013 Disaster management from a civic and medical perspective
Dr Janne Bills, Rural General Practitioner, North Canterbury; and Neil Brown, Manager, Civil Defence and Rural Fires, Dunedin City Council
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21 August 2013 Immunology of the gut: How T cells control IBD and cancer
Dr Ros Kemp, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
14 August 2013 Can we predict and prevent preterm birth?
Dr Katie Groom, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland
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7 August 2013 The intestinal epithelium: Far more than a selective barrier
Associate Professor Grant Butt, Department of Physiology
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31 July 2013 Enhanced recovery in orthopaedic surgery: Achieving transformational change?
Associate Professor David Gwynne-Jones, Department of Surgical Sciences
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(Note: There is a problem with the sound in this recording)
24 July 2013 DHBs and clinical governance: Findings from the 2012 assessment project and implications for local developments
Professor Robin Gauld, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
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17 July 2013 Reportable events and patient safety: Doctors treating doctors and wrong side surgery
Southern District Health Board Patient Safety Team
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(Note: There is no sound for the first 1½ minutes)
10 July 2013 What to do when medicine can't save your life: How medical students learn about end-of-life care
Associate Professor David Perez, Dr Grahame Tosh (Otago Community Hospice), Dr Lynley Anderson, and Lis Latta
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(Note: There is a problem with the sound in this recording)
3 July 2013 Insights into platelet formation and cytochrome c function from a New Zealand familial thrombocytopenia (Thrombocytopenia Cargeeg)
Dr Elizabeth Ledgerwood, Department of Biochemistry
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(Note: There is no sound for the first 3½ minutes)
26 June 2013 Science in Medicine III
Dr Greg Giles, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
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(Note: There is a problem with the sound in this recording)
5 June 2013 Mesenchymal stem cells in cancer development
Dr Sarah Baird, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
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29 May 2013 Drug development for aggressive breast and prostate cancer: Ask now what your SERM can do for you, but what you can do for your SERM
Associate Professor Rhonda Rosengren, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
22 May 2013 Bringing to light the health of the First New Zealanders: Findings from the Wairau Bar koiwi tangata research project
Associate Professor Hallie R Buckley, Department of Anatomy
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15 May 2013 Launch of mybpac and the new bpacnz website
Associate Professor Jim Reid, Dr Rosemary Ikram, and Associate Professor David Reith
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8 May 2013 Virus-like particles as carriers for immunotherapy
Professor Vernon Ward, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
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1 May 2013 Role of uric acid on prostate cancer development and treatment
Dr Andrew Bahn, Department of Physiology
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24 April 2013 Targeting tumor suppressor genes for cancer therapy
Professor Parry Guilford, Department of Biochemistry
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17 April 2013 The role of health and rehabilitation quality metrics in fostering innovation and value-based health care
Dr Gerben de Jong, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Post-acute Innovation and Research at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and the MedStar Health Research Institute, Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. William Evans Research Fellow Professor to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, and Burwood Academy of Independent Living.
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10 April 2013 Stategies to improve care integration: Lessons from rural patient centred medical homes
Dr Sarah Derrett, Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice 2011–2012
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27 March 2013 Caregiving: Revitalizing its place in medicine
Professor Arthur Kleinman, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University; and Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
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20 March 2013 Mental and physical health: What are the links?
Associate Professor Kate Scott, Department of Psychological Medicine
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13 March 2013 Reducing alcohol harm in university settings: A randomised trial
Professor Bob Saltz, Prevention Research Center, Berkeley
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6 March 2013 Building a craniofacial skeleton: Insights from developmental genetics
Professor Thomas Schilling, University of California, Irvine
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27 February 2013 Pituitary surgery
Reuben Johnson, Department of Surgical Sciences
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13 February 2013 Does aid work? Report from an African sabbatical
Professor Barry Taylor, Department of Women's and Children's Health
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