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Jan
28
Sat
Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Food Intolerances @ The Marriott Hotel
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Food Intolerances @ The Marriott Hotel   | Scotland | United Kingdom

Spire Murrayfield Hospital is holding a talk all about constipation, IBS and other Gastrointestinal complaints. Bowel symptoms are common causes of health concerns today. Some symptoms are signs of serious health problems such as colon cancer and need to be investigated as a matter or urgency. Other symptoms may be more suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Whilst this is common and relatively less serious, these symptoms are often very disturbing and worrying nevertheless.

Careful assessment of these symptoms will allow the most appropriate investigation to be chosen and a plan of treatment started that will bring benefit to all with gut symptoms. Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Chris Fraser will talk around these issues, alongside Dr Fred Pender – Dietician. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.

Feb
15
Wed
Edinburgh Medical School: Let’s talk about health: Breast cancer; the advent of personalised medicine @ Queen's Medical Research Institute
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Edinburgh Medical School: Let’s talk about health: Breast cancer; the advent of personalised medicine @ Queen's Medical Research Institute | Scotland | United Kingdom

“Let’s Talk About Health” is all about advancing our knowledge of health and what goes wrong in disease. Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment. Guests will be able to talk to our young scientists about their research, and S4 and S5 pupils will have an opportunity to tour our labs before the talks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Professor Karen Chapman

University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Most people associate breast cancer with women. However, men can also be affected. Currently, 1 in 8 women in the UK will be affected by breast cancer during their lifetime. Huge steps have been made in understanding some of the complexities underpinning this disease and developing increasingly effective treatment strategies. This started here in Scotland, with Beatson’s discovery that in some women, removal of the ovaries can shrink tumours. Join us to hear about some of the key advances that have led to over 85% of women now living more than 5 years after diagnosis of breast cancer. We will explore exciting research aimed at developing new treatment strategies, that are personalised to the individual patient’s cancer, to maximise treatment effectiveness and limit unpleasant side-effects.

Speakers

Dr Helen Creedon, and Professor Val Brunton, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, The University of Edinburgh

Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.

Refreshments available after event.

Photography & filming

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University or University approved third parties.

For any further information contact the organiser, Karen Chapman [email protected]

Apr
19
Thu
Early Breast Cancer the role of sentinel node biopsy by Dr Monika Brzezinska @ SHSC Conference Centre
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Early Breast Cancer the role of sentinel node biopsy by Dr Monika Brzezinska @ SHSC Conference Centre

The Fourth
Lyda Henderson Memorial Lecture

Thursday 19th April @ 6pm

Early Breast Cancer
the role of sentinel node biopsy
by Dr Monika Brzezinska

Cancer Data Capture
developing an informatics resource to support cancer services
by Christina Lilley

Oct
26
Fri
The Inner Level – How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being; open free event with Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett @ Grassmarket Community Project
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Inner Level - How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-Being; open free event with Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett @ Grassmarket Community Project

We are delighted to host Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson who will present and discuss their new book The Inner Level. The Inner Level follows on from The Spirit Level (2009) which put inequality at the centre of public debate by showing conclusively that less-equal societies fare worse than more equal ones across everything from education to life expectancy. The Inner Level (2018) now explains how inequality affects us individually, how it alters how we think, feel and behave.

Kate and Richard have been consulted at local, national and international levels. And we hope that the insights into the book will provide a basis for the audience to consider how inequality and in particular health inequality can be tackled in Edinburgh.

This event is a parternship between the Mental Health Foundation, NHS Lothian and the NRS Mental Health Network.