PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2020 Oct 27, 2020 02:00 PM - 05:40 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)
Through the Looking Glass: Breaking Barriers in STEM Oct 28, 2020 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)
NRS Mental Health Network Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 Nov 04, 2020 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)
Scottish Radiological Society Annual General Meeting 2020 Nov 06, 2020 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)

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