Med-Chi Talks: Joint Event with University of Aberdeen Medical Society

Thursday 16th May 2019 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm

 

Joint Event with University of Aberdeen Medical Society

The University of Aberdeen 2019 MBChB Graduates, who were awarded Elective Bursaries by the Society to facilitate their final year studies, will be invited to compete for the Adam Quaich by presenting their elective findings to the meeting with the audience selecting the winner. Presenting this year are:

♦ Miss Lesley Arends

‘Dr Mary Esslemont’

“Evaluation of the efficacy and toxicity following the re-introduction of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJF) in renal transplant patients in Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand”

♦ Miss Sarah Mathieson

‘Sir Ashley MacIntosh’

“An Audit of the World Health Organisation’s 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene on the Obstetrics Wards of Jinja Regional Referral Hospital.”

♦ Miss Jenna Shepherd

‘Prof Hans Kosterlitz’

“Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)  for Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomised Pilot Study.”

♦ Mr Bryan Dunsmore

‘Sir James McGrigor’

“Measuring Patient Satisfaction specific to the management of Chronic Kidney Disease at Centre Hospitalier Universitare Lyon-Sud.”

♦ Miss Alice Dunham

‘Sir Patrick Manson’

“Accidental vs. non-accidental overdose admissions to the emergency department in Bali’s largest hospital – a look into the effects of mental health on Indonesia’s substance abuse problem.”

 

Photo of the Adam Quaich

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).

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Med-Chi Talks : The essence of General Practice 10 years on

Thursday 2nd May 2019 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

The essence of General Practice – 10 years on

A talk by Professor John Gilles OBE. He is Honorary Professor of General Practice at the University of Edinburgh, Deputy Director of SSPC and past Chair of RCGP Scotland.

John Gillies qualified from Edinburgh University and after junior hospital posts, worked as a medical officer in Malawi, Africa. From 1985, he was a principal in rural general practice in Glenluce, Wigtownshire and then for 16 years in Selkirk in Scottish Borders until 2013. He was a GP trainer and Training Programme Director with NHS Education Scotland until 2012.

He has published on rural healthcare, medical ethics, philosophy of medicine medical humanities and primary healthcare policy. He co-directs the Compassion Initiative within the Global Health Academy, which works across disciplines to use the growing evidence for compassion in workplaces and healthcare.

He chaired the editorial board for the second edition of Tools for Trade, poems for new doctors, and is currently working with the editorial board on the third edition, to be published jointly by the Scottish Poetry Library and Polygon Press in May 2019.

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).

Med-Chi talks : leadership in difficult times

Thursday 4th April 2019 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Leadership in difficult times ; An opportunity to demonstrate underlying character and values or confirm weakness

A talk by Sir Douglas Flint, who is currently Chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen and IP Group plc.  Among other roles, he is Chairman of the Just Finance Foundation and the Corporate Board of Cancer Research UK, and a Trustee of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

He served as Chairman of HSBC  from 2010 to 2017 and for 15 years prior to this was Group Finance Director.

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).

Spring Daffodils at ARI

Spring daffodils at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

The sculpture in the photo is called Breathing and was created by the Japanese sculptor, Hideo Furuta. This piece was commissioned to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1992.

Among other works of public art, he designed Juxtaposition in Saltwell Park for Gateshead Council and the Adamson Square, Creetown with funding from the Scottish Arts Council.

 

Med-Chi talks – the parasites that live inside us

Thursday 7th March 2019 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Friend or foe – the parasites that live inside us

A talk by Professor Elisabeth Innes MBE, Principal Scientist and Director of Communication, Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh.

Professor Innes has an honours degree in Immunology from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Tropical Animal Health from the University of Edinburgh.

She currently coordinates and teaches the course on Parasites of Public Health Importance at the University of Edinburgh and leads a group at Moredun Research Institute, looking into developing solutions to control diseases caused by protozoan parasites.

She has been awarded an MBE for services to scientific research and science communication and also holds Honorary Professorships from Heriot Watt University, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow.

This talk will look at examples of different host parasite relationships illustrating some that can be deadly, those that live inside us and may change our behaviour to how parasites can be good for us.

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).