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).

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Rescheduled talk: Unlocking patients with dementia

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 15th March 2018  
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Rescheduled talk by Andy Lowndes, Deputy Chair and ‘The Music Detective’ of Playlist for Life.

Andy Lowndes, a former psychiatric nurse and a recently retired academic from Glasgow Caledonian University, is one of the founders and Deputy Chair of the music and dementia charity, Playlist for Life. which helps people living with dementia and their families to track down the music that has formed the soundtrack to their lives.

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 Lectures : Unlocking patients with dementia

Thursday 1st March 2018 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Andy Lowndes, Deputy Chair and ‘The Music Detective’ of Playlist for Life.

Andy Lowndes, a former psychiatric nurse and a recently retired academic from Glasgow Caledonian University, is one of the founders and Deputy Chair of the music and dementia charity, Playlist for Life. which helps people living with dementia and their families to track down the music that has formed the soundtrack to their lives.

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 Lectures: Very Model of Modern Military Medicine

Very Model of Modern Military Medicine

Thursday 11th January 2018 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Dr Douglas Kennedy, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dundee.

Douglas Kennedy qualified in both dentistry and medicine at the University of Dundee, followed by surgical training in Dundee, Glasgow and South Wales.

He is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Ninewells Hospital, with extensive experience in the full range of Maxillofacial surgery including trauma, salivary gland surgery and surgery for facial skin cancer..

He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army and has served as a Maxillofacial Surgeon in military hospitals in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This talk will discuss some of the principles used for preparing a Field Hospital for deployment  and how we ensure that what we deliver will be care of the highest order.

Team building will be discussed as will some of the ways we train to ensure readiness.

Interwoven will be some clinical cases as some examples of our work.

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.

 

 

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)

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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