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.

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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)

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Medical Library book sale starts today

We are holding a book sale on Floor 1 (opposite the Issue Desk) of The Medical Library starting today. The books being sold have been withdrawn from library stock and are duplicates or donations that are not required. Hundreds of books are included and all the books are priced at only £1 each. Come and visit us soon to make sure you have the pick of the best ones.

All topics are covered and the sale includes these popular titles as well as many others – we looking forward to seeing you!

Clinical Medicine Kumar and Clark
General and Systematic Pathology Underwood
Pharmacology Rang and Dale
Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry Champe, Harvey et al
Essential Surgery Burkitt, Quick et al
Human Physiology Silverthorn
Health and Illness in the Community Taylor, Smith et al

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Exploring chocolate and health

Aberdeen Science Centre
21 September 2017
19:00 – 20:30

Aberdeen Science Centre invites you to find out about Stuff Worth Knowing at a series of evening talks.

Professor Alexandra Johnstone is a Senior Research Fellow and UK Registered Nutritionist based at the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. She will discuss recent research to explore what we eat and why we eat, including some chocolate tasting to whet the appetite for knowledge about nutrition and health.

Speaker Professor Alexandra Johnstone
Venue Aberdeen Science Centre
Contact sonia.watson@asc.scot

See cancer – at the IMS

Dividing lung cancer cellInstitute of Medical Sciences
Foresterhill Campus

14 September 2017
18:00 – 19:30

What is cancer?
How does cancer develop?
How can you reduce the risk of getting cancer?
How can we fight cancer?

Every year around 32,000 people in Scotland are diagnosed with cancer. This figure is predicted to rise to almost 35,000 by 2020. Cancer survival rates are improving thanks to medical research.

  • But how much do you actually know about cancer?

Join our leading scientists on Thursday 14th September as we provide the answers and showcase Aberdeen’s unique approach to fighting cancer. See cancer under the microscope and learn more about our plans to raise £4.5 million to transform local cancer care with your support.

  • It’s time to share the knowledge – let’s beat cancer together.

To register for this free event please call Laura on 01224 274 111 or
email giving@abdn.ac.uk or visit
www.abdn.ac.uk/giving/news-events

Parking will be available next to the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS). Access is off Ashgrove Road West.

How to find the IMS (map)

Café MED: the key to stoke survival

Photo of brain scansMonday 22th May
Suttie Centre Café
Foresterhill
6 pm – 7.30 pm

Prof. Phyo Myint (Chair in Old Age Medicine) and Thérèse Lebedis (Consultant occupational therapist in stroke, NHS Grampian)

Stroke is common in older age and is associated with death and disability. Come and hear about the latest research on the importance of person-centred care in reducing the burden of stroke.

The presentation will last about half-an-hour. It will be followed by an interval allowing informal chat and the opportunity to buy drinks or snacks. An audience discussion will follow.

This event is free and open to the public, no booking is required. Directions to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

British Science Week: film MOON

14 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 
Moon film poster

Speaker: Jerry Stone

Join freelance space presenter, Jerry Stone for a talk on 1970s plans for floating settlements in space, followed by a screening of the sci-fi film “Moon”.

40 years ago, plans were drawn up for large-scale settlements floating in space. Made of material from the Moon, they’d be home to thousands of people. Amazingly, all this was possible with 1970s technology — but there have been many advances since then. Join Jerry Stone, freelance space presenter leading a project at the British Interplanetary Society to re-examine these studies. The talk is followed by a 35mm screening of award winning British science fiction “Moon”.

Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the far side of the Moon.

Moon was modestly budgeted but was well received by critics. Rockwell’s performance found praise as did the film’s scientific realism and plausibility. It won numerous film critic and film festival awards and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. (more at Wikipedia)

Admission is £6, Booking is required HERE. AGE 15+.

This event is part of British Science Week 2017. For the full programme CLICK HERE.