Med-Chi Talks : The essence of General Practice 10 years on

Thursday 2nd May 2019 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

The essence of General Practice – 10 years on

A talk by Professor John Gilles OBE. He is Honorary Professor of General Practice at the University of Edinburgh, Deputy Director of SSPC and past Chair of RCGP Scotland.

John Gillies qualified from Edinburgh University and after junior hospital posts, worked as a medical officer in Malawi, Africa. From 1985, he was a principal in rural general practice in Glenluce, Wigtownshire and then for 16 years in Selkirk in Scottish Borders until 2013. He was a GP trainer and Training Programme Director with NHS Education Scotland until 2012.

He has published on rural healthcare, medical ethics, philosophy of medicine medical humanities and primary healthcare policy. He co-directs the Compassion Initiative within the Global Health Academy, which works across disciplines to use the growing evidence for compassion in workplaces and healthcare.

He chaired the editorial board for the second edition of Tools for Trade, poems for new doctors, and is currently working with the editorial board on the third edition, to be published jointly by the Scottish Poetry Library and Polygon Press in May 2019.

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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Med-Chi talks – the parasites that live inside us

Thursday 7th March 2019 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Friend or foe – the parasites that live inside us

A talk by Professor Elisabeth Innes MBE, Principal Scientist and Director of Communication, Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh.

Professor Innes has an honours degree in Immunology from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Tropical Animal Health from the University of Edinburgh.

She currently coordinates and teaches the course on Parasites of Public Health Importance at the University of Edinburgh and leads a group at Moredun Research Institute, looking into developing solutions to control diseases caused by protozoan parasites.

She has been awarded an MBE for services to scientific research and science communication and also holds Honorary Professorships from Heriot Watt University, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow.

This talk will look at examples of different host parasite relationships illustrating some that can be deadly, those that live inside us and may change our behaviour to how parasites can be good for us.

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: 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).

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).