The Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow
The Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow was formed in 1866 as a consequence of the amalgamation of the Glasgow Medical Society (founded in 1814) and the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow (founded in 1866). The aims of the society were to "receive communications on medicine, surgery and collateral sciences, and to promote professional development." Many important moments in the history of medicine and surgery have been discussed and demonstrated during society meetings. Of particular note in the minutes is the meeting of 17th April 1868 when Lord Lister described the results of his investigations into the antiseptic treatment of wounds.
The minutes of the Society's meeting on the 13th March 1866. Courtesy of the Archives of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Today the membership of the Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow is open to all grades of medical staff: junior staff members are particularly welcome. The Society meets throughout the year, usually at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow at St Vincent's Str. The society pursues multidisciplinary interests related to medical practice. The meetings are built around talks by invited speakers. There also is a Research Prize Night where presentations by the members of junior medical staff compete for the Society's annual prize.
Research Prize Night
The Society’s Annual Research Prize Night which will be held on Thursday 1st March 2012. This evening comprises a selection of oral and poster presentations from local medical trainees and provides an excellent opportunity to present your research/audit work to your peers and local Consultants/ Medical Research staff.
Travel awards of £500 will be given to the best oral presentation and £250 to the best poster and all accepted abstracts will be published by the Scottish Medical Journal. This could therefore provide you with a publication which will enhance applications to Foundation and Core Training programmes.
We very much look forward to hearing from you and hopefully meeting you on 1st March. We would encourage you to attend the meeting, even if not presenting, to support your colleagues and have an opportunity to network with more senior local clinical and Academic consultants.
Research Prize Evening Programme
6.30 pm Poster judging
7 pm Poster viewing and drinks reception (College Hall)
7.45 pm Oral presentations (Maurice Bloch Lecture Theatre):
7.45-8 pm: IL-33-induced airway inflammation is nuocyte-driven and mTOR dependent
Dr Ananda Mirchandani
8-8.15 pm: HER2 overcomes PTEN-loss induced Cellular Senescence to cause Aggressive Prostate Cancer.
Dr Imran Ahmed
8.15-8.30 pm: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Children with Cleft Palate. Sleep Breathing Physiology Studies Modify Risk of Respiratory Compromise in the Post-operative Period.
Dr Justice Reilly
8.30-8.45 pm: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Hypertension- Diagnosis, Management or Both?
Dr Keith Gillis
8.45- 9 pm: Presentation of Prizes
Poster presentations by doctors in training:
1.Activation of the Wnt Signalling Pathway synergises with either PI3K or MAPK activation to lead to Urothelial Cell Carcinomas (UCC) with differing treatment requirements. I. Ahmad, H.Y. Leung, O.J. Sansom
2.Audit of Thromboprophylaxis in Medical Patients (Cycle 3). D. Roy, S. Dewar, K. Nisbet, A. Rankin, L. Mitchell
3. The non-invasive measurement of knee kinematics in normal, osteoarthritic and prosthetic knees. J.V. Clarke, A.H. Deakin, P.E. Riches, F. Picard
4. Hyperphosphatemia impairs relaxation in resistance vessels- a mechanism for increased cardiovascular risk? K.K. Stevens, E.C. Beattie, W. Sands, C. Delles and A.G. Jardine
5. Effect of a stroke recognition tool on inter-hospital stroke thrombolysis transfers. K. Docherty, D. Goldberg, S. Shepherd, M.R. Walters, S. Gallanagh, A.C. Cameron
6.An Audit Looking into DNACPR status in a Care of the Elderly Ward and the Level of Agreement Between Medical and Nursing Staff
7.Questionnaire assessment of usual practice in mood and cognitive assessment in Scottish stroke units. R Lees, P Fearon, J Harrison, NM Broomfield, TJ Quinn
8.Cognitive and mood assessment in stroke research – focused review of contemporary studies. R Lees, P Fearon, J Harrison, NM Broomfield, TJ Quinn
9.The Incidence and Characteristics of Rib Fractures in Ex-Preterm Infants. Lucas-Herald A, Butler S, Mactier H, McDevitt H, Young D, Ahmed SF.
10.Reliability of the Barthel Index in stroke - systematic review and meta-analysis. Duffy L, Quinn TJ, Gajree S.
11.Referral for Radiofrequency Ablation: Where’s the Block? Gallanagh S, Nisbet AM, Marshall GE, Rae AP, Rankin AC, Cobbe SM, Connelly DT.
12.Systemic inflammation influences lipid profiles. H Johnsson, M Panarelli, N Sattar
13. VTE Prophylaxis Audit in a Major Cancer Centre: Risk Factors and Contraindications. Kyle C, Hussey R, Chalmers P, Graham J, White J.
14. Early supported discharge in its natural habitat: a case control study. Fearon P, Stott D, Langhorne P.
15. What role does serum CRP play in the regulation of Akt and MAPK expression in colorectal cancer? Powell AGMT, Shepherd STC, Orange C, McMillan DC, Horgan PG, Edwards J.
16.Dysphonia In A Cleft Population. Associations With Cleft Type, Velo-Pharyngeal Dysfunction and Socio-economic Deprivation. Chan S, Russell R, Crampin L, Campbell L, Devlin M, Ray A, Wynne D.
Poster presentations by medical students
17.The assessment of bone microarchitecture by high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (micro-MRI) in young adults with childhood onset disease. Yacoubian Y, McComb C, Leddy C, Anderson G, Shaikh MG, Foster J, Ahmed SF.
18.Optimising Iliac Donor Site Pain Relief In Paediatric Patients Undergoing Alveolar Bone Grafting For Cleft Alveolus (The West of Scotland Experience 2006-2010). Howarth R, Russell C, Moores A, Gilgrass T, Wynne D, Ray A, Devlin M.
19.Does Palatal RepairTechnique Affect Hearing Outcomes In Cleft Children. A Comparison Of Furlow Palatoplasty and Mid-line Intravelar-Velopalasty. Macfie JG, McCahill C, Russell C, Devlin M, Wynne D, Ray A.
20. The 4 Hour Rule: Time for a New Approach? Alternative Methods of Time Based Quality Assessment in the Emergency Department. Mackenzie A, O’Donnell RDW.
21. Acute effects of high fat and low fat ice cream on cerebrovascular reactivity in healthy subjects
Millar S, Walters M.
22. Development of a risk stratification tool for progression of carotid artery stenosis. Plant K, Walters M.