Health and Wellbeing Day – Foresterhill

Tuesday 30th May
Suttie Centre Atrium (Level 1)
Foresterhill
11 am – 2.00 pm

Following the success of the Health and Wellbeing day in January a second event will be held for University staff on the Foresterhill Campus.

There will be a range of sessions for staff to participate in, as well as information stands which will showcase some of the facilities and expertise available. Get involved in a number of physical activities on the day with:

  • Yoga led by our Sport & Exercise Time (advanced booking available via the Coursebooking system)
  • Resilience taster sessions
  • Rowing challenge
  • BMI analysis
  • And much more

Chat with representatives from:

  • The Rowett on healthy diets and nutrition
  • Aberdeen Sports Village about their facilities, fitness plans and assessments
  • NHS Grampian on support available to stop smoking
  • PAM ASSIST on the advice, invaluable information, specialist counselling and support available for staff.

A full schedule is available here. Please note that timings may change, regular updates will be posted on StaffNet. For more information on any of the events, please contact Naveed Qamar, Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing.

Medical Library Team
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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

International Women’s Day Conference 2017

On Wednesday March 8th, Marinella Johnston attended the 4th International Women’s Day Conference hosted by the University of Aberdeen. The theme for this year was ‘Inspiring Journeys’ and the very high quality panel of speakers included:

Hannah Miley – one of Scotland most successful ever female swimmers, who spoke about her career, which started at age 3, trained by her father. Now aged 27, she finds herself being referred to as a veteran, which makes her even more determined to defend her title for the 3rd time at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Carron Shankland, Professor of Computing Science at Stirling University, gave a very courageous, frank and emotional talk about the achievements and difficulties in her academic and personal life.

Dr Fiona Pienaar

Dr Fiona Pienaar has a 30 years career in teaching, which started in South Africa, where she was born. She told the audience the interesting story of how she met Nelson Mandela. She later emigrated to New Zealand and the UK. Her research has concentrated mainly on children’s experience of stress and coping. She joined http://www.theplace2be.org.uk in 2013.

Maysoun Odeh, who set up Nisaa FM, an all women Radio Station in Palestine, which has won various awards and fellowships.

Dr Jen Warren winner of 9 medals at the 2016 Invictus Games, as well captaining the first female disabled team to compete the Arch to Arc. After starting her career in the Army, she trained as an anaesthetist. As she said: ‘Disability might define what you can’t do but the only limit on what you can do is your imagination’.

Timipre Wolo, born in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is a Law graduate of Aberdeen University, now CEO of TFN Energy Ltd.

It was a very interesting and inspiring day, which made it a good way to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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

Sci-Screen Inception

Scene from film Inception30 September 2016, 19:30 – 22:00
at the Belmont Cinema

Aberdeen’s brand new Sci-Screen series kicks-off with the award-winning sci-fi thriller Inception, where memories are altered through dreams. This special event will begin with a talk about how the brain constructs memories from conscious experience with Dr Kevin Allan, lecturer in psychology at the University of Aberdeen, followed by a screening of the film.

FREE Event, but tickets are required, available from Belmont Filmhouse, call to reserve tickets 01224 343500. Ages 12+ only. 

This event is in partnership with the British Science Association Aberdeen Branch and supported by Big Lottery.

Hosted by: EXPLORATHON’16

Venue: Belmont Filmhouse

Contact: peru@abdn.ac.uk  01224 273689

This event is part of  – view the full programme of events here.