Scottish Dementia Research Consortium Annual Conference 2021 Jun 16, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)
4th International Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning Jul 07, 2021 - Jul 09, 2021 — Virtual Meeting (online)
Medical Imaging Convention [rescheduled] Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021 — National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
2021 SINAPSE ASM Sep 16, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021 — Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow
Total Body PET 2021 conference [rescheduled] Sep 25, 2021 - Sep 27, 2021 — McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh

eLearning

SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.


Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

PhD opportunity at Dundee: Linking neuroimaging to healthcare data to explore early life adversity on chronic pain, depression and analgesic use

Early Life Adversity In Pain and Depression (E-PaiD): Linking structural and functional neuroimaging to healthcare data to explore early life adversity on chronic pain, depression and analgesic use

Chronic pain and depression are major clinical challenges accounting globally for four of the top seven causes of years-lived-with disability. Whilst chronic pain and depression commonly co-occur, there is limited study of common risk factors and underlying mechanisms: early life adversity (ELA) may increase the risk of both by a long term increase in the stress response, pro-inflammatory effects and brain structural and functional changes. To address this, we will use a large recently acquired dataset from the STRADL study on mood disorder which includes clinical assessments and neuroimaging data, and combine it with Generation Scotland chronic pain data and the Dundee Walker birth cohort.

Aims & Objectives:

  • Use linked datasets to understand the effect of ELA on central neurobiology (structural and functional effects) in patients with and without chronic pain and/or depression
  • Explore how vulnerability to developing chronic pain and depression is affected by ELA
  • Study associations between ELA, analgesic use, chronic pain and depression
  • Train the student in structural and functional image analysis and health data science

For details of this project with Prof Lesley Colvin and Prof Douglas Steele at the University of Dundee, go to http://dslink333.dyndns.org/advert.htm

The deadline for application is 15 June 2020