Med-Chi Lectures : Physiotherapy for the Royal Ballet

Providing Physiotherapy for the Royal Ballet and the Challenges of Hypermobility
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Thursday 7th December
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Miss Moira McCormack MSc, Physiotherapist and Dance Specialist.

Moira was trained at the Royal Ballet School and danced with the Royal Ballet Company, National Ballet of Canada and London Festival Ballet. After a dance career she trained as a ballet teacher working internationally before embarking on physiotherapy training at Guy’s Hospital.

Moira has been working for many years as a dance specialist physiotherapist and was Head of Physiotherapy at the Royal Ballet Company in London for 13 years.  She now works part-time to allow PhD studies at University College London. Her interests are hypermobility in dance, classical ballet training and reducing the risk of injury in the profession.

Moira teaches on the Diploma in Dance Teaching at the Royal Ballet School and lectures for the MSc in Sports Medicine and the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at UCL. She is also currently providing physiotherapy services to the production of ‘An American in Paris’ in the West End.

Over the last 15 years she has seen huge progress in the way dancers are cared for in the UK and this serves only to inspire further research and initiatives to enhance the art form.

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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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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medlib@abdn.ac.uk

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)

Med-Chi Lectures: The Art of Medicine

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 18th May
Suttie Centre Lecture Theatre
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9.30 pm

Medical Humanities in the curriculum – how did it start?
In the 3rd year of the Medical Undergraduate Curriculum the students have an opportunity to study Medical Humanities.  Professor Hamish McKenzie will review the evolution of this change in the curriculum.  Several undergraduates will present their work on History of Medicine, Art and Creative Writing.

Medical Humanities – the future?
University of Aberdeen Staff who have been tutors will attend to comment on the work and the benefits of this part of the curriculum.  Society Members will take part in the discussion to highlight how observations made by the students are relevant to attitudes and decisions in clinical practice.  Dr Leeanne Bodkin will review the approach of other Universities and potential developments.

The cafe in the Suttie Centre will remain open until 7 pm. Parking is available in front of the Polworth Building, entry from Cornhill Road between 6 pm &7 pm. The exit barrier will raise automatically on leaving.

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

Med-Chi Lectures: Making a Splash

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 4th May
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Patrick Miley, father and coach of Commonwealth gold-medallist Hannah will give an insight into the highs and lows of sport and the secret of being a successful coach.

Photo of Patrick Miley

In April 2016, in a partnership between University of Aberdeen, Scottish Swimming and Aberdeen Sports Village, Patrick Miley was appointed High Performance Swim Coach with the University of Aberdeen.

As part of the University’s Sport & Exercise Team, Miley – father and coach of Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Hannah Miley – leads the development of performance swimming within the University, and looks to establish Aberdeen as one of Scottish Swimming’s four Performance Centres.

Based at the Aberdeen Sports Village Aquatics Centre, he provides leadership and direction to support the pathway for talented swimmers within the City of Aberdeen and the North East Region.

Patrick Miley is a former soldier, triathlete and North Sea helicopter pilot, who has worked with Ian Thorpe and three-times US Olympic gold medallist Brooke Bennett, and coached Miley from day one.

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.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Med-Chi Lectures: The incidence of diabetes in Scottish children

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 2nd March
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Professor Norman Waugh, Professor of Public Health Medicine & Health Technology Assessment, Warwick Medical School

Norman Waugh (MBChB Edinburgh, DA, MRCP(UK), MPH, FFPH) is a part-time professor of public health medicine and health technology assessment in Warwick Medical School, and emeritus professor in Aberdeen. He was consultant in PHM in Grampian Health Board from 1993-1999, and professor of public health medicine in University of Aberdeen from 2003 till retirement in 2010. He is a member and former chair of the Scottish Study Group for the Care of Diabetes in the Young, and was curator of the SSGCDY register for many years.

Professor Norman WaughHis main activities in the last 20 years have been in health technology assessment, including trials. He is deputy chief investigator of the REPOSE trial of insulin pumps, and is also involved in trials in diabetic eye disease. His research interest has mainly been in diabetes, ranging from epidemiology to HTA, and he has led most of the technology assessment reports to support the work of policy-makers including NICE and the National Screening Committee.

The SSGCDY register has been used for monitoring incidence and outcomes. The incidence of type 1 diabetes in Scottish children is one of the highest in the world. This presentation will look back at trends in incidence and at variations within Scotland.

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.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Med-Chi Lectures: HPV vaccine – the sun sets on cervical cancer & my career

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 2nd February
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Professor Maggie Cruickshank, Director of NHS Grampian Research & Development

Professor Maggie Cruickshank graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1985. She was recently appointed Director of NHS Grampian Research and Development. She has a programme of research in pre-invasive disease of the lower genital tract with a focus on Human Papillomavirus infection (HPV) and  cervical screening. As honorary consultant gynaecologist, she leads the colposcopy and specialist vulva disorders services.

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 after the meeting. Directions to the Med-Chi Hall in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk