Topiary elephants are back!

Topiary Elephants at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital

The topiary elephants were on loan to Castle Fraser for a few months during the construction work for The Baird Family Hospital and the Anchor Centre. The car park outside the Children’s Hospital has been redeveloped and the elephants have now returned. It’s good to see them back on a sunny day in Aberdeen!

 

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Anatomy of Oor Wullie at the Suttie Centre

Anatomy of Oor WullieThe Anatomy of Oor Wullie stands at the entrance to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus.

This sculpture was created by Judi Milne and sponsored by the University of Aberdeen. The Scottish language is full of colourful words and phrases and Judi wanted to create a fun but educational reflection of this with her sculpture, and hopes visitors will enjoy learning about our local dialect.

There are a total of 36 statues dotted across Aberdeen and parts of Aberdeenshire. Click on each of the Oor Wullies on the Aberdeen BIG Bucket trail  to see a map showing where you can find them.  Don’t forget to take a selfie and use the #OorSelfie when you spot one!

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail runs for 11 weeks from 17th June 2019 – 30th August 2019, culminating in a series of Farewell Events and nationwide auctions in each of the five host cities, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Scotland’s first ever national public art trail aims to unite the country as it raises awareness and vital funds for Scotland’s children’s hospital charities. Funds raised through the trail will support these charities in helping children in hospital across the country.

Find out more about the project by following this link to Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket List. 

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is a Wild in Art event, and is supported by DC Thomson Media.

Origami Workshop and talk

Origami birdsMonday 1st July 6.00 – 7:30 pm
The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
‘Collaborative Projects on Healthcare – Japan & Aberdeen’
Free and open to all

This event is led by Dr Sundari Catherine Joseph, Aberdeen University, and will involve an origami making workshop where participants will be led through making items using coloured paper and newsprint. A short presentation will then introduce the collaborative working relationship between Japanese partners in Nagoya who work collaboratively with colleagues at Aberdeen University, and will highlight some key points from their projects and the cultural and educational exchanges they have enjoyed over the years.

Dr Sundari Catherine Joseph has worked in Aberdeen for many years in a career that has focused on healthcare education and research. She has linked with Japanese partners at Nagoya University for three projects relating educational and research exchange between Scotland and Japan. She is particularly interested in interprofessional education and collaborative working amongst healthcare professions. She is Vice Chair of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) and received the Principal Fellow Award from the Higher Education Academy. She has presented her work at local, national and international conferences.

Dr Okazaki is a Japanese physician and his interests are focused on patients with diabetes and their distress. He also works as an educator in Nagoya University School of Medicine. Recently he has been implementing applied theatre in medical education.

Dr Suematsu is a Japanese diabetologist and educator for health care professions in Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine. Her personal interest is in international social-cultural differences and this brought her here to Scotland to develop collaborative research between Aberdeen, Scotland and Nagoya, Japan.

Dr Takahshi is a GP in Japan, and faculty member of Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. His interests are physician’s empathy within undergraduate educational programs to educate patients’ narratives for medical students.

Dr Hanya is a Japanese pharmacist and teaches Ph*rm*cy students about communication in Meijo University Faculty of Ph*rm*cy. Also, she trains simulated patients for education and promotes Interprofessional Education with three other medical universities.

Yui Wakabayashi is a university student major in medicine.

This event is programmed to coincide with the upcoming exhibition
Treasure, by Stacey Hunter, at The Suttie Arts Space
29th June – 22nd September 2019
Free and Open 24/7 to all

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).

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).