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The University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.

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Making Pregnancy Predictable–From The Oral Pill to Fertility Apps
For many couples, a diagnosis of infertility can be a huge emotional burden, making a seemingly foreseeable future appear bleak and unpredictable. We will discuss the use of accurate personalised fertility prediction models to assess the chances of pregnancy and make decisions on fertility treatment.SpeakersProfessor Siladitya Bhattacharya (Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology)Dr David McLernon (Senior Research Fellow in Medical Statistics)About Café MEDThe University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.
23:25 02/24/2020
Less is More? A Tale of Anticholinergics
Anticholinergics are commonly used for many common conditions. But they are known for their notorious short and long-term potential harms and we are building a case towards a pragmatic solution. Both speakers have extensive experience in dealing with patients who are on these medicines and working with international experts in this area of research.Speakers Professor Phyo Myint (Chair in Old Age Medicine)Dr Roy Soiza (Consultant Geriatrician)About Café MEDThe University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.
24:02 10/07/2019
Motor Neurone Diseases: What’s Next?
The pan-Scotland Euan MacDonald Centre carries out research on how motor neurones work, looking at new drug treatments and improving quality of life for people with motor neurone diseases (MND). The Centre’s researchers and clinicians discuss progress and future developments in MND.SpeakersProfessor Simon Parson (Regius Chair of Anatomy)Dr Liz Elliot (Clinical Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh)Ms Susan Stewart (MND Clinical Specialist)About Café MEDThe University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.
21:14 09/09/2019
Live Well With Arthritis
Nearly 1 in 3 people in Scotland live with a condition like osteoarthritis or chronic back pain, which often significantly impacts on quality of life. Come and hear the latest scientific evidence around best treatments and symptom management. Learn what resources are available to help those with arthritis live well.SpeakersDr Kathryn Martin (Lecturer in Epidemiology, University of Aberdeen)Dr Rosemary Hollick (Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology, NHS Grampian) Caron Jenkins & Angela Donaldson-Bruce (Versus Arthritis)About Café MEDThe University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.
40:19 05/20/2019
The Pros and Cons of Exercise
Exercise is a key element for promoting a healthy lifestyle and its benefits are well documented, ranging from weight management to better control of blood sugar. But is all exercise beneficial? Find out what type and how much exercise we should undertake to maintain health.SpeakersDr Derek Ball (Head of Sports Science, University of Aberdeen)Dr Arthur Strachan (Chief Biomedical Scientist, NHS Grampian)Dr Jenny Gregory (Lecturer in Osteoarthritis, University of Aberdeen) Professor Alan Johnstone (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Grampian)About Café MEDThe University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.
30:07 04/29/2019
Testosterone: The Goldilocks Hormone
Our guest speakers discuss the hormone testosterone and how it is a master regulator of several vital processes such as metabolism, reproduction and cancers. They explore how too little or too much of this ‘Goldilocks hormone’ has an adverse effect on health and who is its ‘gatekeeper’.SpeakersProfessor Iain McEwan (Chair in Cell and Molecular Endocrinology, University of Aberdeen) and Professor Phyo Myint (Chair in Old Age Medicine and Consultant Geriatrician, NHS Grampian) About Café MEDThe University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.
17:26 03/11/2019
Breast Cancer: Distinguishing Tigers from Pussycats
An unintended consequence of national breast screening programmes is the increase in the detection of pre-invasive breast cancers, called DCIS. This Cafe Med discusses how this presents challenges for doctors and how scientists are tacking this in the laboratory.About Café MEDThe University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.
22:58 02/18/2019
Social Media: Double tapping into our insecurities?
Dealing with social media can be challenging, but for young people especially the effects on mental health can be profound. We will discuss positive and negative effects and will focus on eating disorders, as patients with these disorders can be particularly vulnerable to the impact of social media.SpeakersDr Louise Johnston (Consultant Psychiatrist, the Eden Unit, NHS Grampian) Dr Tharaka Gunarathne (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, NHS Grampian)About Café MEDThe University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.
29:01 01/14/2019
Informing Health Policy - Is It Time To Celebrate or Innovate?
In 2018 we celebrated seventy years of our NHS and the award of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our health services research. Find out how our research has changed healthcare over the last 40 years and the challenges we face in the next 40.About Café MEDThe University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.
28:09 11/22/2018
The First Female Medical Graduates of the University of Aberdeen
In this talk, we hear about the first five female doctors who graduated from the University of Aberdeen in the early 1900s and discuss the changing medical student population. We consider how some of the challenges these pioneers faced relate to problems we still face today.SpeakersRosannah Jackson and Claire Repper (Third-year medical students)Professor Rona Patey (Director of the Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences) Dr Stephen Lynch (President of Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society)About Café MEDThe University of Aberdeen Café MED events allow our top researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.
43:56 10/28/2018