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!







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!

Neurology and Neurosurgery 2015-2016

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Hello everyone,

My name is Aijing and I am the Neuro chair this year. My committee and I have been working very hard to deliver you some amazing events. We plan on having talks on TMS uses in clinical medicine, dichotomy between female and male brain, neurology history and examination skills talk, neurology and neurosurgery career talk… It is going to be a fantastic and packed year for us. Keep your eyes peeled for updates!

Mindfulness in Medicine Event Next Monday

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Do you have an interest in Psychiatry or Neuroscience? Or both??
Join us on Monday January the 19th for a fascinating talk entitled:
Mindfulness: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications

The talk will be given by Dr. Elena Antonova who is a researcher at Kings College London, currently leading the UK’s first MSc in Mindfulness. Her main research interest is in the neuroscience of mindfulness with the application to the prevention, management, and treatment of psychosis and schizophrenia.

A bit of background about Mindfulness…
Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation that was little known in the West until recently. A typical meditation consists of focusing your full attention on your breath as it flows in and out of your body. Focusing on each breath in this way allows you to observe your thoughts as they arise in your mind and, little by little, to let go of struggling with them. You come to realise that thoughts come and go of their own accord; that you are not your thoughts. You can watch as they appear in your mind, seemingly from thin air, and watch again as they disappear, like a soap bubble bursting. You come to the profound understanding that thoughts and feelings (including negative ones) are transient. They come and they go, and ultimately, you have a choice about whether to act on them or not.

Mindfulness is at least as good as drugs or counselling for the treatment of clinical-level depression. One structured programme known as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is now one of the preferred treatments recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).


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Welcome To MedSoc Neuro

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Welcome to the Neurology and Neurosurgery section!

For those interested in how the brain works and how we work on the brain, you’re in for a treat.

We have a jam-packed year ahead of us with lots of events to tickle your brains to no end.

Look out for out events this term:

15th of January:  How to apply for a Neuroscience BSc

19th of January: Mindfulness in Medicine, Neuroscience and Clinical Applications

29th of January: Neuroscience of Beauty (Prof. Semir Zeki)

12th of February: Neurosurgery Careers Talk

24th of February : Neuroscience of Alternative Therapies

5th of February: Geoffrey Raisman will discuss his ioneering work of using olfactory ensheathing cells to treat spinal injury patients.


If you have any queries about our section, feel free to email us at neuro@medicalsociety.org.uk


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