Free Public Lecture Series: 50 years of The University of Auckland’s Medical School Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Akl Medical Research Foundation

Free Public Lecture Series: 50 years of The University of Auckland's Medical School

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) is delighted to partner with The University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS) to celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary with a series of free lectures throughout 2018. We invite you to join us at these free public events to showcase the rich history of medicine and the inspirational people and programmes that continue to achieve significant improvements in health and medical education, science and research since the opening of the Medical School in 1968.

This monthly series running from April through to September will feature prestigious speakers addressing a variety of topics including:

  • April 19: 50 Years of Training the Health Workforce in Auckland:Early History of FMHS, Establishment of the Schools of Nursing & Pharmacy, Current and Future Medical Programmes, including Maori and Pacific Admissions
  • May 15: Heart Attacks and Stroke: Getting the Blood Flowing Again: Heart Attacks and Strokes - What They Are and Why They Matter, Treatment of Heart Attacks, Pulling Out Clots to Treat Stroke
  • June 13: Cancer
  • July 19: Living longer - a Social Revolution
  • August TBC:  Mothers and babies
  • September TBC: Health Challenges for New Zealand: Mental Health, Infectious Diseases and Immunisations, Overnutrition, Obesity and Diabetes


7 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

AMRF Auditorium

Ground Floor, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences

The University of Auckland

85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Please view the Lecture series and register here

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation is a major independent funding agency and Charitable Trust that provides contestable funding for medical research based in the greater Auckland region. Over the past 60+ years the Auckland Medical Research Foundation has distributed over $67 million in funding to a wide range of research activities - from $3-5 million annually.

For further information see our website at

Or feel free to contact AMRF Executive Director Sue Brewster at 09 923 1704