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 or visit

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

How to find the IMS (map)


Doors Open Day 2016 at Foresterhill

Saturday 10th September is Doors Open Day 2016 on the Foresterhill Campus. The University of Aberdeen will be opening many of their buildings to the public, so come and learn about the work going on inside – its all free!

Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health
Explore the atrium, Human Nutrition Unit and labs of this state-of-the-art new science building with art and artefacts from the previous Institute buildings. Tours at 10:30, 11:30, 13:30 and 14:30.
Booking essential on 01224 438700 or email

The Institute of Medical Sciences
Over 400 scientists and research staff working on cutting edge molecular and cell biology research in the IMS.  The central atrium and ground floor labs are open from 10am to 4pm and there will be guided tours at 10:30, 13:00 and14:30.

suttiecentreSuttie Centre for Learning and Teaching in Healthcare
This timber-clad building is designed to maximise natural daylight and ventilation, and to reduce solar gain. The Anatomy Museum will be open and there will be regular demonstrations of modern anatomy teaching. Open from 10 am to 4 pm.

Doors Open Days is celebrated in September throughout Scotland as part of the Council of Europe European Heritage Days. This joint initiative between the Council of Europe and the European Commission aims to give people a greater understanding of each other through sharing and exploring cultural heritage. People can visit free of charge places of cultural and historic interest which are not normally open to the public or which usually charge an admission fee. Over 20 million people in 49 European countries are expected to take part in Doors Open Day.

For more information and more places to visit in Aberdeen follow this link to the Aberdeen Doors Open Day Programme.

Medical Library Team