Med-Chi Lecture tonight postponed

Medico chirurgical society crestThis event has been postponed and a new date will be announced for the President’s Medal Lecture – ‘Making Decisions under Pressure’ with  Professor George Youngson, Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Surgery, University of Aberdeen.

 

 

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WW1 exhibition on November 8, Suttie Centre

Poster for WW1 exhibition in the Suttie Centre 8th November

The exhibition has been prepared as a tribute to the work of the staff in Woodend Hospital during and after World War 1. The exhibition will shown on the following dates –

  • Wednesday 7 November, 10am – 4pm : Woodend Hospital
  • Thursday 8 November, 12 – 2pm : the Suttie Centre, Foresterhill
  • Friday November 9, 10am – 5pm : John Lewis, George Street
  • Saturday November 10, 10am – 4pm : John Lewis, George Street

Physiology Friday

Model of human heartFriday 12 October 2018
First Floor, Suttie Centre
Foresterhill Campus

The Physiological Society in Aberdeen is organising an afternoon of demos of how your body works, and featuring Dr Derek Ball’s Edinburgh Fringe comedy show.

  • Get moving – how muscles move
  • See what you think – record your brain activity
  • Have a heart – ECG heart recordings
  • Breathe easy – test your lungs
  • Fight the flab – Muscle or fat? Feel the difference.
  • Two heads are better than one – Stem cells & regeneration
  • You don’t look well – Latest human patient simulator
  • Rhythms of the night – How important is your body clock?

ALL WELCOME!
Test yourself demos on how your body works 12.00 – 5.00 pm
Dr Balls’ comedy show Drug use in sport – Dae ye have a sick line, ken? at 12 noon only

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

 

Med-Chi Lectures: Refractory Depression and OCD

Thursday 12th April 2018 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Modern Management of Treatment – Refractory Depression and OCD

Talk by Dr David Christmas, Consultant Psychiatrist in the Advanced Interventions Service  at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee. He has been in his current post since 2006. Prior to this, he was a clinical lecturer in the University of Dundee.

His research interests include neuroimaging of mood disorders and the neurosurgical treatment of chronic, treatment-refractory depression and OCD. He is a proponent of evidence-based psychiatry.

The Advanced Inventions Service is a Scottish National Specialist Service for the assessment and treatment of chronic, treatment-refractory depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

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 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: medchi.admin@abdn.ac.uk 

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.

 

 

Resistance – Film screening and panel discussion

Staphylococcus bacteriaThursday 21st November
Belmont Cinema
49 Belmont Street
Aberdeen
6.00 – 7.30 pm

A documentary about the threat of antibiotic resistance organised by the Immunology & Infectious Diseases Society. A limited number of free tickets are available through Eventbrite at –

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/resistance-film-screening-panel-discussion-tickets-38733759718

Seventy years ago antibiotics revolutionised medicine. Only now are we realising the potentially catastrophic consequences of these miracle drugs. The question is: have we reached a point where we must save antibiotics to save ourselves? Resistance sets out to answer that question and more.
Microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights propel this eye-opening and sometimes infuriating look at antibiotic resistance, starting from the first mass production of antibiotics to the rise of the superbugs in the 21st century.
Come to the Belmont Filmhouse for the first ever Scottish screening of this thought provoking documentary. A panel of University of Aberdeen researchers and NHS Grampian staff will follow the film with an open discussion on one of the major global issues of our time.

Med-Chi Lectures : A personal view on how we save General Practice

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 2nd November
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm

Talk by Professor Ronald MacVicar, Postgraduate Dean, NHS Education for Scotland, Centre for Health Science, Inverness.

Originally from the Isle of Skye and trained at the University of Glasgow, Ronald MacVicar has been a GP in the Cairn Medical Practice in Inverness for almost 30 years, though retiring from clinical practice in summer 2015. He undertook his GP training in the West and North of Scotland as well as spells in New Zealand.

He has been heavily involved in postgraduate medical education for some time, initially as a GP trainer, then as Assistant Director of Postgraduate GP Education from 2004 and Director from 2008. In this role he has had wide-ranging responsibility for GP education in the North of Scotland as well as national responsibility for areas including; remote and rural training and education, GP Fellowships and Scholarships, and Continuing Professional Development. In the new single Scotland Deanery, as well as regional responsibilities and GP-related responsibilities, he has co-led the Quality Workstream.

Ronald is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), awarded in 1994 through the arduous Fellowship by Assessment route, and he led his group of practices to the RCGP’s Quality Practice Award in 1998, the first such awarded to a group of practices in the UK. In 2001/ 02 he undertook a year’s sabbatical in Southern Ontario, learning from the innovative educational approaches at McMaster University and undertaking an academic fellowship at the University of Toronto. One concrete result of this experience was importing and modifying for Scottish General Practice the Practice-based Small Group Learning (PBSGL) programme. PBSGL in Scotland is now well established and renowned with over a third of Scotland’s GPs being regularly involved in PBSGL.

His key areas of interest include professional development, quality improvement, supporting remote and rural service and education and, as a deputy editor for the journal Education for Primary Care, advancing General Practice/ Primary Care as a scholarly discipline.

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)

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