11 February - 1 March 2019
University of Otago | Wellington

The Public Health Summer School offers 30 short symposia and courses (mainly one-day), and free public lectures presented by leading academics in their field.

Register at otago.ac.nz/uowsummerschool. Earlybird rates available until 20 December

Topics in the 2019 programme include:

Child wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand - 11 Feb
The Government’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy is ambitious, requiring transformative change across society. Join us for an action-orientated symposium to shape the agenda for improving the wellbeing of our young people.

Update on rheumatic fever prevention and control - 12 Feb
An essential update on current rheumatic fever prevention and control methods and novel approaches from New Zealand and international experts.

Emerging issues in Pacific Health research - 12 Feb
Featuring the academic work of Pacific researchers, this course provides insights into issues such as cardiovascular disease, alcohol and drug use, sleep, and oral health amongst Pacific peoples. Plus climate change in the Pacific region.

Regulating the retail supply of tobacco: moving research toward practice - 13 Feb
This course examines research and proposed strategies for regulating the retailing and supply of tobacco from practitioner, community and retailer perspectives; and considers which are the preferred regulatory strategies and the best approaches to advocate for them.

Prioritisation of health interventions - 19 Feb
The BODE3 research team will discuss different approaches to prioritisation, how it works in practice in NZ, and then explore an online interactive league table with many different NZ and Australian health sector interventions.

WHO International Housing and Health Guidelines – Southern Hemisphere Launch - 25 Feb
Be part of the formal launch of these important new World Health Organization Guidelines. Hear WHO and local experts

Cannabis conundrums and other drug policy challenges - 26 Feb
Learn what it will take to reduce drug harms in Aotearoa New Zealand. Examine the evidence to support a new public health and human rights focused approach. The emphasis will be on addressing practical issues of drug law reform, and learning from real world examples, including Canada and Portugal.

See more at otago.ac.nz/uowsummerschool

Date: 
11 February 2019