Welcome to the Medical Library!

Book shelves in the Medical Library

The Medical Library staff would like to welcome all new and returning students and staff back to campus. We have missed seeing you all! We are back to our usual term time opening hours.

The Enquiry Desk is staffed Monday – Friday (9:00 – 4:30) and we are happy to answer questions on how to find books and journals to answering queries on how to use the medical databases and Refworks. No appointment is necessary, feel free to pop by and ask a question.

We look forward to seeing you all in the library this semester!

Medical Library Team

medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Med-Chi Lecture: From suicide prevention: the role of situational crime prevention

Thursday 7th October at 7pm via Zoom meeting. Non Members Welcome

Professor John Crichton grew up on a farm in West Lothian. Early influences include his uncle’s suicide and his father’s traumatic memories of war. His interest in psychiatry developed during his time at Nottingham Medical School. After a house job in Shetland, John trained in psychiatry at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge. He was awarded the Nightingale Research Studentship at Trinity Hall and The Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. During his doctoral research, he developed an interest in homicide and published his first book in 1995 – ‘Psychiatric Patient Violence, Risk and Response’. He has gone on to publish over 60 peer review publications and numerous book chapters. His current main research interest is homicide reduction. For the last 20 years, he has been an honorary fellow at the University of Edinburgh School of Law where he teaches a module on the Criminology MSc. After his PhD, John was a clinical lecturer in Learning Disability at the University of Cambridge, before becoming a clinical lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh. In 2000, he became a consultant at the newly opened Orchard Clinic, Scotland’s first medium secure psychiatric unit and later supported the creation of the Forensic Mental Health Managed Clinical Care Network, becoming its Medical Director. He created the ‘Matrix of Security’ and risk management traffic lights system- used across Scotland to enhance patient safety. John was instrumental in bringing about the national training program in Forensic Psychiatry. In 2017, John was elected Chair of RCPsych in Scotland and Vice President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK.

Zoom details will be emailed to members. Others interested in joining should email Marilene via medchi.admin@abdn.ac.uk for the Zoom meeting link and for CPD Certification forms.

Med Chi Lecture: Volunteerism – a catalyst for improving quality of care & building the right academic group on Thursday 6th May via Zoom

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Thursday 6th of May 2021 via Zoom Meeting at 7pm Non Members Welcome

Professor James N’Dow, born in The Gambia, gained his medical degree in the University of Aberdeen Scotland, the UK, where he is now Professor Urology Surgery and Director of the Academic Urology Unit.

James was Co-ordinating Editor for the Cochrane Incontinence Review Group from 2008 – 2012. His research interests are in evidence synthesis, multicentre randomised clinical trials, big data and global health

He has returned to Gambia several times a year since 2001 to provide charitable services. He founded Horizons (www.horizonstrustuk.org) to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers in The Gambia.

James is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Urological CANcer Scottish Charity (UCAN; http://www.ucanaberdeen.com). UCAN has funded the opening of the first Urological Cancer Care Centre in Scotland co located with the acute ward.

Zoom details will be emailed to members. Others interested in joining should email Marilene via medchi.admin@abdn.ac.uk for the Zoom meeting link and for CPD Certification forms.

Follow this link for more information on the Medical Chirurigical Society’s current programme.

Med-Chi Lecture : Natural Justice and Place on Thursday, 4th March via Zoom

Thursday 4th March 2021Medico chirurgical society crest
Via Zoom Meeting at 7.00 pm
Non members welcome

Speaker: Professor Lorna Dawson CBE, Head of Forensic Soil Science, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen

Lorna Dawson graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Geography from Edinburgh University and then a PhD in Soil Science from Aberdeen University. Currently she is Principal Scientist and Head of Forensic Soil Science at the James Hutton Institute, Visiting Professor at RGU, Chartered Scientist, Fellow of the Institute of British Soil Scientists, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Professor Lorna DawsonShe is an advisor with the National Crime Agency, Expert Witness, and holds diplomas in civil and criminal law, and has worked on over 150 cases with police, agencies, and lawyers across the UK and overseas. She has published over 100 scientific papers, books and book chapters, sits on the BAS General Committee, and holds a diploma in Science Communication, Bristol. She is the Science Advisor and KE Lead for Environment for SEFARI (Scottish Environment Food Agriculture Research Institutes) and sits on the Environment Protection Scotland Land Quality Expert Advisory Group.  She authored the RSA Scotland FFCC report and is co-lead in the Food, Farming and Countryside (FFCC) current devolved Scotland inquiry.

The talk will cover examples from real case work and from fiction where evidence from the earth has been of importance in helping to solve crimes and to bring about natural justice.

 

Zoom details will be emailed to members. Others interested in joining should email Marilene via medchi.admin@abdn.ac.uk for the Zoom meeting link and for CPD Certification forms.

Follow this link for more information on the Medical Chirurigical Society’s current programme.

The Medical Library opens again!

The Medical Library opens from Wednesday 24th February, 10am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. When you visit, please be aware that all the rules we put in place in 2020 still apply.

  • The entrance door to the library is now swipe access only – you will need your card and to swipe in one person at a time.
  • Maximum occupancy has been reduced in line with national guidelines. If our safe maximum capacity is reached, there is no facility for queuing, and you will need to return at a quieter time
  • You cannot access books on shelves. You must request any item you require by using the Click & Collect service
  • Medical Library staff will retrieve items once a day for collection at the Medical Library service desk, before the Library opens, so please request books well in advance if you need them while you are using a study space in the library

Reminders:

You must wear your face covering at all times. This remains the case, as it was last year, but we want to stress how important it is to wear it even when seated. This is not simply a ‘Library rule’, it is a legal requirement in libraries in Scotland and is an essential part of protecting staff and students against the new more transmissible variant.

If you are unable to wear a face covering, you must wear a lanyard, and it must be clearly visible to our staff.

No food or drink, other than bottled water, is permitted in the library at this time, in order to reduce the need for additional cleaning so that our cleaning staff can focus on reducing the COVID risk on all touchpoints.

We recognise the enormous value of the Medical Library to our students and are working extremely hard to offer you Library services during this very challenging time. Please help us by taking care to understand the rules and only visiting in person if you have an essential need. For more information of how our services are working at the moment, please email medlib@abdn.ac.uk

If you have queries or comments specifically about our COVID-19 measures, please get in touch with coronavirus@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

Med-Chi Lecture : Will AI change imaging?

Thursday 4th February 2021Medico chirurgical society crest
Via Zoom Meeting at 7.00 pm
Non members welcome

Speaker: Professor Fiona Gilbert

Fiona Gilbert is Head of Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge. After graduating at the University of Glasgow, she trained in Radiology at the University of Aberdeen and was appointed the Chair of Radiology in Aberdeen in 1996.

She moved to the Chair of Radiology in Cambridge in 2011. Having initially been appointed as an NHS consultant to set up and run the breast screening programme in the North-East of Scotland, she became fascinated with the challenges of research in this area. She is interested in multimodal functional imaging with MRI and PET of the tumour environment using breast cancer as a model and correlating this with the tumour genetic profile. She undertakes research in stratified breast screening using Tomosynthesis, Whole Breast Ultrasound and contrast enhanced mammography and MRI. She maintains a strong interest in musculo-skeletal imaging and has been developing MR biomarkers for osteoarthritis. Having undertaken large trials evaluating CAD in mammography, she is now working developing and evaluating AI in radiology.

Since 2012 Professor Gilbert has been awarded fifteen competitive grants worth over £25M. Professor Gilbert has over 220 peer reviewed publications and 10 book chapters. She is a regular speaker at international Radiology conferences including Radiological Society of North America and the European Society of Radiology and was given National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator status in 2016.

She has supervised 15 PhD students, mentored numerous trainee radiologists and was President of the medical student society in Aberdeen. She actively supports women in Radiology and academia and has sat on the HR committee and promotions subcommittee at the University of Cambridge advocating equality and diversity.

She is past chairman of the Royal College of Radiologists Research committee, past chair of the National Cancer research Institute imaging committee, President of the European Society of Breast Imaging, board member of the International Society of Strategic Studies in Radiology. She was given Honorary fellowship of RSNA in 2019 and the Gold Medal from ESR in March 2021.

Married with three grown up children she now has time to sail and ski and occasionally play golf. Following a game of golf with her mother several years ago she given the advice “not to give up the day job”! She loves the theatre, opera and classical music and is a past board member of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Zoom details will be emailed to members. Others interested in joining should email Marilene via medchi.admin@abdn.ac.uk for the Zoom meeting link and for CPD Certification forms.

Follow this link for more information on the Medical Chirurigical Society’s current programme.

Web of Science – February webinars

Clarivate logoClarivate have scheduled **FREE** webinars on Web of Science for February. Please find details below:

Title: Research Smarter – Open Access visibility and analysis in the Web of Science
Join the team of experts in this session, where they will demonstrate how to discover and analyse Open Access publications in the Web of Science and the InCites platform.

Title: Research Smarter: An Update on the new Web of Science
The new Web of Science is being added to all the time, building up to a switchover this summer. Join this session, where the Solution Consultants will demonstrate the latest features and give a preview of what is coming soon.

Should you be unable to attend any of the webinars on the day, please register and you will receive a recording following the session.

Full details of all available webinars and links to register can be found at:

https://wok.mimas.ac.uk/news/

New Web of Science – webinars in December

Clarivate logoClarivate are improving the Web of Science to provide new ways to accelerate research. The ‘New’ Web of Science will bring a better and more efficient discovery experience.  A blog article, ‘Say Hello to the New Web of Science’, is available here:
https://clarivate.com/webofsciencegroup/article/soon-say-hello-to-the-new-web-of-science/

To support the introduction of the New Web of Science platform, Clarivate have organised a series of **FREE** Webinars in December. Please find details below:

  • Monday 14th December at 9.00am – Discover the New Web of Science (1 hour)
  • Tuesday 15th December at 10.00am – Web of Science 2020 Highlights (45 minutes)
  • Tuesday 15th December at 1.00pm – Discover the New Web of Science (1 hour)
  • Thursday 17th December at 10.00am – Clarivate the Life Cycle of Innovation (45 minutes)

Full details of all available webinars and links to register can be found at:
https://wok.mimas.ac.uk/news/2020/20201201.html

 

Med-Chi Lecture : Medical Education in the time of Covid-19

Thursday 3rd December 2020Medico chirurgical society crest
Via Zoom Meeting at 7.00 pm
Non members welcome

Speaker: Professor Alan Denison

Professor Alan Denison graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1996. Following junior posts in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, he returned to Aberdeen to train in radiology in 2000.  He developed an interest in medical education and laterly was MBChB Programme Lead and Deputy Director of the Institute of Education for Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen.

In 2019, he was appointed as Dean of Postgraduate Medicine, NHS Education for Scotland. He is Lead Dean Director in the Scotland Deanery for all doctors training in obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and in the diagnostics specialties.   He has a regional portfolio covering the north and rural and remote issues in Scotland and at a UK level, he covers renal and infectious disease training.

He continues to work clinically as a consultant radiologist, is a council member of the Academy of Medical Educators and also a GMC Education Associate. He lives in Aberdeen with his family and enjoys running and playing the accordion.

Email medchi.admin@abdn.ac.uk for the Zoom meeting link and for CPD Certification forms.

Follow this link for more information on the Medical Chirurigical Society’s current programme.

Med-Chi Zoom Meeting : Public Health is more than infectious disease

Thursday 19th November 2020Medico chirurgical society crest
Via Zoom Meeting at 7.00 pm
Non members welcome

Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Russell

The winner of the 2020 President’s Medal, Professor Elizabeth Russell, will give a lecture to mark the occasion of her presentation with the medal.

Professor Elizabeth Russell, CBE FRSE, was Professor of Social Medicine at the University of Aberdeen until 2001 and, over three decades, played a leading role in the development of public health and health services research. She was the first woman professor in the Faculty of Medicine.

Professor Russell was Medical Director of the project in 1974 that led to the establishment of the University’s Health Economics Research Unit. Professor Russell also created and became Co-Director of the Health Services Research Unit in 1987. These Units have been instrumental in creating and developing “evidence-based medicine”. In 1987 she set up the first B.Sc. in Health Sciences in the University. She continues to contribute to research in public health issues in Scotland.

Professor Russell made a significant contribution to research ethics, and confidentiality and privacy of patient data and so the research prize for the Master of Public Health project was dedicated in her name.

Email medchi.admin@abdn.ac.uk for the Zoom meeting link and for CPD Certification forms.

Follow this link for more information on the Medical Chirurigical Society’s current programme.