BMJ COVID-19 resources to support healthcare professionals

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The BMJ has created a COVID-19 hub to support healthcare professionals with the latest developments and thinking on coronavirus to help clinicians respond to what is a rapidly evolving situation. All resources are freely available and updated daily.

Latest guidance from BMJ Best Practice

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Modules on BMJ Learning

There is a dedicated hub on BMJ Learning with modules for COVID-19 treatment, fast-tracked students, return to practice and wellbeing.

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#properPPE campaign

The BMJ’s #properPPE campaign is calling for healthcare workers on the front line to be given the appropriate level of personal protective equipment.

“For healthcare staff on the frontline of the covid-19 pandemic, work has suddenly become a frightening place” says The BMJ’s editor in chief, Fiona Godlee.

Share your stories with us on social media by using #properPPE or email us at newsdesk@bmj.com.

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Embase Database Reload Complete

Embase for Ovid logoThe Embase (EMED) database reload is now complete and Embase is reloaded with the Emtree 2020.01 Thesaurus Tool. You can find information about the changes in the reload news section of the database guide:

http://ospguides.ovid.com/OSPguides/emednews.htm

Please note that Elsevier is expanding Emtree to cover Coronavirus-related vocabulary. You can retrieve results for these records with the following search for Embase on Ovid:
(coronavirus disease 2019 or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2).sh,dj

In addition to the work for Ovid MEDLINE,  the Covid-19 limit for Embase has now been implemented and can be used on both databases. The exact search syntax for this limit is documented in the Embase database guide under “Special Ovid filters for Embase”:

http://ospguides.ovid.com/OSPguides/embase.htm#limits 

Feel free to contact Customer Support with any questions by sending an email to
support@ovid.com.

RefWorks downtime Sunday 10th May 3.00 am

RefWorks legacy logoTo allow RefWorks to more fully leverage the security, scalability, and support of the Ex Libris Cloud infrastructure, the team are continuing to move the RefWorks data center to a new server. The required work began in December and will be completed in May.

An additional downtime will take place on May 10, 2020. RefWorks is expecting a down time of up to 12 hours for both legacy RefWorks and (new) RefWorks. This is being communicated to all users through the in-app announcement feature.

Important notification:

Down Time for: Legacy RefWorks and (new) RefWorks; RefWorks Citation Manager and Write-n-Cite will be unavailable as well.

When: Starting 3.00 am Sunday, May 10, 2020 GMT, and for up to 12 hours.

See what time this maintenance window will occur in your region

Support: If you have any questions, please contact support: https://supportcase.exlibrisgroup.com/s/refworks

 

Med-Chi Lecture : for Those in Peril on the Sea

Thursday 5th March 2020Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Prof Sir Lewis Ritchie, Prof of General Practice

Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie worked as a GP and medical researcher.  He is the James Mackenzie Professor of General Practice at the University of Aberdeen and holds honorary professorships at the University of Edinburgh and the University of the Highlands and Islands.  He has a long record of contributing to the NHS in Scotland including Director of Public Health NHS Grampian (2012 – 2014), Principal General Practitioner Health Centre and Community Hospital (1984 – 2012) and chair of a number of national advisory committees to the Scottish Government, including the Independent Review of Primary Care Out-of-Hours Services in Scotland in 2015.  Sir Lewis has received a number of national and international professor awards and was knighted in 2011 for services to the NHS in Scotland.

Sir Lewis will talk about the care needs of communities throughout Scotland and supporting colleagues in often difficult circumstances to give of their best.

All are welcome to this talk. A finger buffet and tea or 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 Lecture : Aberdeen’s Contribution to the Genetic Revolution

Thursday 20th February 2020Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

President’s Medal Lecture 2019/20

Professor Neva Haites OBE, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Genetics, University of Aberdeen

Neva Haites was born in Brisbane and obtained a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Queensland before moving to Aberdeen where she did her medical degree and training.

She is Emeritus Professor of Medical Genetics and is a retired Honorary Consultant Clinical Geneticist at NHS Grampian.  As a Clinical Geneticist she saw among other referrals, individuals and families with a history of cancer and provided counselling, genetic testing and services for surveillance where appropriate.

Prof. Neva HaitesShe has a special interest in inherited predisposition to cancer and chaired the Cancer Genetics Sub-Group of the Scottish Cancer Group. Professor Haites has been Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Life Science and Medicine and Vice Principal for Development at the University of Aberdeen.

Until recently, she was Vice President for Life Sciences at The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Her external roles include being a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and the Chief Scientist Committee of the Scottish Government, and Chair of the Biomedical and Therapeutics Research Committee. She has recently been a member of the Working Group of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics considering Genome Editing and human reproduction: social and ethical issues.

All are welcome to this talk. A finger buffet and tea or 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).

RefWorks downtime Sunday 9th February 3.00 am

To allow RefWorks to more fully leverage the security, scalability, and support of the Ex Libris Cloud infrastructure, the RefWorks team are moving the RefWorks data centre to a new server. The required work began in December and will be completed in February.

Therefore an additional downtime will take place on February 9, 2020 GMT. We are expecting a down time of up to 12 hours for both legacy RefWorks and (new) RefWorks. This has been communicated to all users through the in-app announcement feature and will be repeated the week of February 3, 2020.

Important notification:

Down Time for: Legacy RefWorks and (new) RefWorks; RefWorks Citation Manager and Write-n-Cite will be unavailable as well.

When: Starting 3.00 am Sunday, February 9, 2020 GMT, and for up to 12 hours.

See what time this maintenance window will occur in your region.

Support: If you have any questions, please contact support: https://supportcase.exlibrisgroup.com/s/refworks

Happy Christmas from the Medical Library!

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 17:00 pm on the 24th of December and re-open after the Christmas break at 9:00 am on the 6th of January 2020. 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 2020!