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Cafe MED

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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

February 24th, 2020


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 …

Less is More? A Tale of Anticholinergics

October 7th, 2019


Anticholinergics are commonly used for many common conditions. But they are known for their notorious short and long-term potential harms and we are …

Motor Neurone Diseases: What’s Next?

September 9th, 2019


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 …

Live Well With Arthritis

May 20th, 2019


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 …

The Pros and Cons of Exercise

April 29th, 2019


Exercise is a key element for promoting a healthy lifestyle and its benefits are well documented, ranging from weight management to better control of …

Testosterone: The Goldilocks Hormone

March 11th, 2019


Our guest speakers discuss the hormone testosterone and how it is a master regulator of several vital processes such as metabolism, reproduction and …

Breast Cancer: Distinguishing Tigers from Pussycats

February 18th, 2019


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 …

Social Media: Double tapping into our insecurities?

January 14th, 2019


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 …

Informing Health Policy - Is It Time To Celebrate or Innovate?

November 22nd, 2018


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 …

The First Female Medical Graduates of the University of Aberdeen

October 28th, 2018


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 …

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