InspireMEdicine Conference – “A Whistlestop Tour of Cancer Care”

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We hope you enjoyed the workshop at this year’s InspireMEdicine Conference, which was kindly hosted and conducted by Dr Kai-Keen Shiu from UCLH.

Oncology is a well balanced specialty requiring both scientific bent as well as good decision making and communication. The aim of the workshop was to provide everyone with a broad overview of the skills oncologists require and the cases they run into on a daily basis, and we hope it made you slightly more interested in a career in oncology!

Here are the slides for the workshop, kindly put together and provided by Dr Shiu:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fn0zn17lrhp8by7/MEDSOC_ONC_2016_.pdf?dl=0

EMSO Oncology Conference

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Here’s a quick shoutout to Year 4 and 5 medical students who are interested in oncology! Check out this really cool opportunity!

http://www.esmo.org/Conferences/Student-Course-on-Medical-Oncology-2016/ApplicationESMO ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students 2016

Valencia, Spain – 14 Jul – 19 Jul 2016

This five-day residential course is open to fourth and fifth year medical students providing insight into all aspects of medical oncology, enabling students to get a full picture of this challenging and interesting professional field before making the choice of their specialisation.

Through a condensed, high-standard educational programme, ESMO and ESO aim to motivate medical students to commit to working in this fast-evolving field for the benefit of cancer patients.

Term 1 for MedSoc Oncology

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Our first term kicked off with the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”, held to raise funds in support of MacMillan Cancer Care.  The event was a success, raising approximately £190, 75% more than last year’s inaugural bake sale.  Our subcommittee got together to bake a number of cakes and to tend the store, and this served as a good team building activity.

 

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The flagship event this term has been our talk entitled “Immunotherapy: A Shining Beacon in the War Against Cancer”.  We had the pleasure of hearing from Dr Sergio Quezada, one of the leading authorities on immunotherapy at the UCL Cancer Institute.  This fascinating talk saw a turnout of about 70, a testament to the significance and promise of immunotherapy for cancer.Dr Quezada

 

It’s been a great term! All of us in the Oncology division look forward to seeing you at our future events.

MedSoc Anaesthetics and Intensive Care 2015-16

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Welcome to the Anaesthetics and Intensive Care section of the UCLU Medical society! Anaesthetics and Intensive Care are two exciting and vital areas of medicine, that are not only important in their own right, but in many other specialties as well. We aim to make this apparent throughout the year by providing you with a variety of lectures, workshops and other resources.

The first date to put in your diaries is Saturday 23rd January, when the InspireMedicine event will be running. This is an all day conference full of inspiring talks and workshops from many specialties, including anaesthetics and intensive care! We will be holding some exciting and practical stations on BLS, intubation and more.

Keep checking the page for more information on the conference and future events.

MedSoc Mondays: The Duty Of Candour

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MedSoc General Practice and Debating have been collaborating in recent weeks to bring you an event that is definitely not one to miss! Without any further ado we are proud to present ‘The Duty of Candour: Patients, Troubles and What Really Matters’

The evening will comprise of:
– 6 ethical scenarios based on Raising Concerns as a medical student and as a FY1
– Round table discussions facilitated by GMC advisors
– Based on updated GMC guidelines
– Ideal SJT and OSCE preparation
– Free food and drink included!

Psych Buddy Scheme Launch

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Thank you to everyone who came to our second annual Psych Buddy Scheme Launch!

Yesterday evening was a huge success with the consumption of lots of pizza… (and wine).

It was highly interactive and we hope to hold more evenings like this to ensure everyone maintains contact with their buddies.

It is Alcohol Awareness Week next week so hope to see you all in the North Cloisters from 2-5pm on 19th November, where we will be giving out free baked goods in exchange for a chat (it’s that easy!)

See you all soon.

Everything you wanted to know about Ophthalmology

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Everything you wanted to know about Ophthalmology

This was our second event of the year, and it was such a successful collaboration with UCLU Surgical Society! We had three separate talks by ophthalmologist of different grades about their roles, the recruitment process and the future of ophthalmology. I know I certainly learnt so much about this interesting specialty!

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Our next event will be on 8th December at Garwood Lecture Theatre, South Wing, where you will learn about the magic of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation!

Psychiatry Section 2015-2016

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Welcome to the Psychiatry Section Homepage!

Firstly, congratulations to Dr Rory Conn, our patron, for winning the Battle of the Specialties on behalf of Psychiatry, by demonstrating how diverse the specialty is.

This year, we aim to bring you more events for you to find out more about Psychiatry and hopefully get involved by joining our one-year-old Psychiatry Buddy Scheme.

We are currently looking for a first and second year medical student to be part of the committee, so just let us know if you would be interested – no past experience needed!

Stay tuned to find out what will be going on this year.