2021-22 Programme

Posted on 13th June 2021

The 2021-22 President's Programme starts on 7 October. Meetings will continue on-line until we can return to in-person meetings.

2021 7 October FROM SUICIDE PREVENTION TO HOMICIDE PREVENTION: THE ROLE OF SITUATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION Professor John Crichton 4 November FOLLOWING THE DATA: A FOCUS ON THE ROLE OF ‘LOCAL’ IN HOW DATA CAN HELP TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND CARE Professor Corri Black 13 November ANNUAL FOUNDERS’ DINNER (PROVISIONALLY BOOKED)   18 November PRESIDENT’S MEDAL LECTURE – 2021/2022:
THE VIEW FROM THE DWARF, LOOKING BACK Professor James Hutchison 2 December MARJORIE’S JOURNEY: ON A MISSION OF HER OWN Professor Ailie Cleghorn 2022 13 January GROWING UP IN AN ABERDEEN TENEMENT IN THE 1950S. HEALTH (AND OTHER) IMPLICATIONS Councillor Barney Crockett 21 January ANNUAL BURNS SUPPER (PROVISIONALLY BOOKED)   3 February FROM ABERDEEN TO THE WORLD: HOW A LOCAL CHARITY BECAME A LEADER IN GLOBAL HEALTH, OFFERING ACCESS TO SAFE SURGERY TO 30,000 CHILDREN A YEAR Mr David Cunningham 3 March CREATING THE FIFTH FREEDOM- SIXTY YEARS OF PROGRESS BUT WORK STILL TO BE DONE Professor Philip Hannaford 23 March JIM PETRIE ANNUAL LECTURE Professor Peter Langhorne 7 April TUFTY’S LEGACY: STRATEGY OR PROTOCOL? Dr Kathleen Ferguson 5 May A GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLD OF THE UPANISHADS Dr Thimappa Hegde 2 June AGM & PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS Mr Pragnesh M Bhatt

 

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Sir James McGrigor 250th anniversary

Posted on 10th December 2020

UPDATED APRIL 2021

2021 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir James McGrigor, the Father of the British Army Medical Services. The Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society and the University of Aberdeen held a commemorative “virtual seminar" on on the actual anniversary, Friday 9 April for university alumni, MedChi members, and guests. Under Covid-19 restrictions, a wreath was laid at the McGrigor obelisk in Duthie Park in advance for inclusion in the on-line seminar. The seminar can be viewed here.

The University of Aberdeen has published a biography of McGrigor, which includes information on an excellent video and book, both producd by MedChi member, Mr Tom Scotland.

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History of Primary Care

Posted on 28th May 2014

"Times they are a Changing" said Bob Dylan, and if you remember that song you must be of a certain age.

Medicine and your Medical Practice have changed a lot in our lifetime and memories of these changes will quickly fade. As well as your own memories you will have heard stories from older senior partners and patients about your Practice in the past.

The Med Chi would like to try and record these memories for the future before they are lost for ever.

There are many ways how the history may be recorded.

* Written recollections; * Recorded interviews; * Photographs and copies of Practice documents; * Books and articles written by your predecessors and colleagues.

Stuart Duncan and Peter Duffus would like to invite you to a meeting at a suitable time to discuss how we might take the project forward.

If you have an interest in recording the History of your Practice, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. \n and we will then arrange a meeting at a suitable time.

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