Spring blossom at the Suttie Centre

Pink apple blossom outside the Suttie Centre

Spring blossom outside the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus.

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What is an FFC-MRI scanner and how can it benefit patients?

Thursday 15th March
Suttie Centre Lecture Theatre
Foresterhill
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

In 1980, the very first scan of a patient by MRI was carried out at the University of Aberdeen. Read our blog post World’s first MRI scanner now on display to find out more.

Now a new generation of scanners has been designed and built here. Called “Fast Field-Cycling MRI”, the devices switch rapidly between strong and weak magnetic fields, generating extra diagnostic information for the doctors who read the scans. Hear from the team behind this new technology. They will explain how the FFC-MRI scanners work, and how clinical trials using a prototype scanner are already helping medical staff to see more about their patients’ condition.

This event is led by the members of a European consortium called IDentIFY, Improving Diagnosis by Fast Field-Cycling MRI. This €6.6M research project is funded through the EU Horizon 2020 Programme. The project involves partners from 9 sites across Europe, led by The University of Aberdeen.

The event is part of British Science Week. It is free and no booking is required. Go to the British Science Week  web pages to view the full programme of events organised by the Aberdeen Branch of the British Science Association.

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.

 

 

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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Café MED: the key to stoke survival

Photo of brain scansMonday 22th May
Suttie Centre Café
Foresterhill
6 pm – 7.30 pm

Prof. Phyo Myint (Chair in Old Age Medicine) and Thérèse Lebedis (Consultant occupational therapist in stroke, NHS Grampian)

Stroke is common in older age and is associated with death and disability. Come and hear about the latest research on the importance of person-centred care in reducing the burden of stroke.

The presentation will last about half-an-hour. It will be followed by an interval allowing informal chat and the opportunity to buy drinks or snacks. An audience discussion will follow.

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: 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

Foresterhill Exercise Classes

Yoga poseAll the classes listed below are free to University of Aberdeen and NHS staff and no booking is necessary for them.

Hatha Yoga at Foresterhill
(Suttie Centre, Room 402)

Hatha Yoga is multilevel, so suitable for all abilities.  The content of the class includes physical postures, breathing practices, relaxation, and meditation.

JogScotland (Polwarth Reception)

JogScotland is group lead jogging sessions for complete beginners to advanced runners. At each session our experienced jog leaders will lead joggers on various routes around the local area.

Friskis & Svetis (Suttie Centre, Room 217)

  • When: Mondays 17:15-18:15
  • Contact:Arlene Ray (01224) 43 7754

Freskis & Svetis is a fun and sweaty class suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Made up of cardio and floor work, it’s low impact and you get to decide how hard you want to work.

Zumba (Suttie Centre, Room 217)

  • When: Mondays 18.15 – 19.15
  • Contact:Arlene Ray (01224) 43 7754

Zumba dance based exercise class for all abilities.

Aerobics (Suttie Centre, Room 217)

  • When: Wednesdays 17:30 – 18:30
  • Contact:Arlene Ray (01224) 43 7754

Aerobics is a fun and sweaty class suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Core & Restore (Suttie Centre, Room 217)

Core & Restore is a rejuvenating, mind-body class that will leave you feeling long, strong, calm, and centered. Using Pilates method core strengthening exercises and yogic flexibility and relaxation techniques, Core & Restore is the perfect way to tone and unwind at the end of a long day. The class is suitable for all levels of ability including beginners – just turn up in loose, warm, comfy clothing. You may wish to bring along your own yoga mat and blanket, but this is not essential.

Visit the The University of Aberdeen’s Sport and Exercise web pages for more information on classes and facilities available.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk