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

Med-Chi Lectures: Politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 12th January
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Dr Andrew Fraser, Director of Public Health Science with NHS Health Scotland

Dr Andrew Fraser graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1981. He was Director of Public Health in NHS Highland from 1994-1997, then Deputy Chief Medical officer in the Health Department of the Scottish Office, then Scottish Executive from 1997-2003.

Photo of Dr Andrew Fraser

Dr Andrew Fraser

He was responsible for advice on Public Health Policy, taking a particular interest in health protection matters, alcohol-related harm, health inequalities and the health of marginalised groups.

From 2003-2012, he worked in the Scottish Prison Service as Director of Health and Care.

His focus is on ways to narrow health inequalities in 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 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

Med-Chi Lectures: What have the Romans really done for us?

Mural of Roman soldier removing an arrow from a fellow soldier's leg with a pair of pinchers

from ‘Medicine and Surgery in Ancient Rome’ Crystalinks http://www.crystalinks.com

Thursday 3rd November
Conference Room
The Suttie Centre
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Dr Martin Pucci, Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen and Author

Martin attended medical school in Aberdeen from 1973 to 1979.  After GP training, he worked at Ellon from 1981 to 2009 and was a founding member of G-DOCS (later G-MEDS) in 1996.  Martin was the GPVTS trainer at Ellon for 12 years and always involved with teaching there.  In 2009
he joined the Centre of Academic Primary Care at the University of Aberdeen, as a member of the teaching team and retired fully in 2016. He wrote a newspaper column on medical matters in the 1990’s and is currently writing for the Leopard Magazine on medical history which has always fascinated him along with scientific history and scientific biography. He has been involved in cruise ship lecturing (history of medicine) since 2014 which fits in with his love of travel.

All are welcome to come to the talk. A finger buffet will be available from 6.30 pm and tea and coffee will be available afterwards. Directions to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Bodysnatchers to Lifesavers: the Med-Chi talk tonight


The bodysnatchers6th OCTOBER 2016, 
7.00pm TO 9.00pm
Suttie Conference Room (Floor 4)

Body Snatchers to Lifesavers
Three Centuries of Medicine in Edinburgh

Talk by Tara Womersley
Journalist and Medical Student

Tara has worked as a journalist for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times and is a former health correspondent for The Scotsman.  While working as a health correspondent, she interviewed many politicians including the then Shadow Health Minister, now SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon. Tara also spent nearly two years in Australia working for an overseas aid agency, during which time she handled the media response to the Asia Tsunami and was involved in coordinating the media launch for Australia’s Make Poverty History Campaign.

She is co-author of ‘Body snatchers to Lifesavers’, which details 300 years of medical history in Edinburgh.  The idea for the book came about while working in press and public relations for the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The book has featured in the Scottish bestseller lists and Tara has spoken at numerous events including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Scottish History Festival and at the National Library of Scotland.  Now, no longer content with purely writing about health, she has embarked on a career change to join the medical profession. She is currently a fourth-year MBChB student at the University of Aberdeen.

A finger buffet will be available from 6.30pm and tea and coffee will be available after the talk. Directions to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk