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 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.



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?

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
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
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 –


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.