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Med-Chi Lectures: Very Model of Modern Military Medicine

Very Model of Modern Military Medicine

Thursday 11th January 2018 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Dr Douglas Kennedy, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dundee.

Douglas Kennedy qualified in both dentistry and medicine at the University of Dundee, followed by surgical training in Dundee, Glasgow and South Wales.

He is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Ninewells Hospital, with extensive experience in the full range of Maxillofacial surgery including trauma, salivary gland surgery and surgery for facial skin cancer..

He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army and has served as a Maxillofacial Surgeon in military hospitals in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This talk will discuss some of the principles used for preparing a Field Hospital for deployment  and how we ensure that what we deliver will be care of the highest order.

Team building will be discussed as will some of the ways we train to ensure readiness.

Interwoven will be some clinical cases as some examples of our work.

All are welcome to this talk. A finger buffet and tea/ coffee are available from 6:30 pm.

Directions to the Med-Chi Hall in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus are available here (map).

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We would like to wish all the Medical Library’s patrons and readers a very happy and relaxing festive period and new year.

The library will close at 12:30 pm on the 22nd of December and re-opens after the Christmas break at 9 am on the 3rd of January 2018. Our festive hours can be found on the library Opening hours web page.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year to make the most of 2018!

Med-Chi Heritage Day

Celebrating the Achievements of Alberto Morrocco
Thursday 14 December
The Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare
Exhibition 10am – 6pm, Symposium 7pm – 9.30pm

Self Portrait, Alberto Morrocco, 1964, Ruth Borchard Collection
Self Portrait, Alberto Morrocco, 1964, Ruth Borchard Collection

The 14th December will be the 100th anniversary of the birth in Aberdeen of the celebrated artist Alberto Morrocco. Drop in to the Suttie Centre any time between 10.00 – 18.00 to view an exhibition of portraits and anatomical drawings as well as biographical information about Alberto Morrocco.

Then from 19.00 – 21.30 there will be a Symposium featuring the importance of drawing in the present day teaching of Anatomy. Professor John Morrison from the University of Aberdeen will highlight Alberto Morrocco’s artistic achievements.

Admission to the Symposium will be £6 and booking is essential. Please contact the Med-Chi Society for any more information and to book and pay for your tickets: 

Undergraduate students will be free, a certificate of attendance will be awarded and refreshments will be available.

Directions to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.



Do you enjoy sugar?

Sugar cubes

The Rowett Institute is looking for volunteers to take part in a study on how sugar habits develop over time. The study will involve 4 trips to the Rowett (free parking available) and some self monitoring at home. All participants will receive £30 for their time and effort.

The study is recruiting men and women (not pregnant) who are age 18 + who would answer “YES” to at least one of the following questions:

  1. Do you regularly take sugar in your tea/ coffee? OR
  2. Do you regularly consume sugary drinks? OR
  3. Do you regularly consume sugary breakfast cereals?

For more information contact, Jackie Duncan at the following number: 01224 438795 or e-mail

The study will last for 9 months and is funded by the Scottish Government. Participants will also keep a diary of their sugar intake for the first 12 weeks as reported in the Evening Express.


Med-Chi Lectures : Physiotherapy for the Royal Ballet

Providing Physiotherapy for the Royal Ballet and the Challenges of Hypermobility
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Thursday 7th December
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Miss Moira McCormack MSc, Physiotherapist and Dance Specialist.

Moira was trained at the Royal Ballet School and danced with the Royal Ballet Company, National Ballet of Canada and London Festival Ballet. After a dance career she trained as a ballet teacher working internationally before embarking on physiotherapy training at Guy’s Hospital.

Moira has been working for many years as a dance specialist physiotherapist and was Head of Physiotherapy at the Royal Ballet Company in London for 13 years.  She now works part-time to allow PhD studies at University College London. Her interests are hypermobility in dance, classical ballet training and reducing the risk of injury in the profession.

Moira teaches on the Diploma in Dance Teaching at the Royal Ballet School and lectures for the MSc in Sports Medicine and the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at UCL. She is also currently providing physiotherapy services to the production of ‘An American in Paris’ in the West End.

Over the last 15 years she has seen huge progress in the way dancers are cared for in the UK and this serves only to inspire further research and initiatives to enhance the art form.

All are welcome to come to this talk. A finger buffet will be available from 6.30 pm and tea and coffee will be available afterwards.

Directions to the Med-Chi Hall in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus are available here (map)

Aberdeen Musical Medics Christmas Charity Concert

Friday 1st December
Polwarth Auditorium
Foresterhill Campus
Doors open 7.00 pm

For all those who appreciate good music, raffles, baked goods and helping a good cause, this evening of seasonal music and cheer is not to be missed!

In aid of MARROW Aberdeen and Music in Hospital and Care Scotland, the  Aberdeen Musical Medics Society will host a range of musical treats from much-loved film themes to classical music, carols and more!

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start!

Ticket Prices: £5 or £3 for students and concessions.

Performers include The Ultrasounds, A-Patella, The AMMS Orchestra, Trad Group and The AMMS Choir.

Tickets can be reserved by emailing or bought on the door.