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Edinburgh Imaging PhD Expo 2018 Oct 18, 2018 01:30 PM - 06:00 PM — Room G07, Informatics Building, University of Edinburgh
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8th SINAPSE Neuro-oncology Meeting Oct 30, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow
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Prof Wyper's LEJOG fundraising cycle and SPIN

July 2018 - Prof Wyper cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats to raise funds for research into treating brain conditions
Prof Wyper's LEJOG fundraising cycle and SPIN

Spinning wheels: Prof Wyper

Prof David Wyper, former SINAPSE Director, is preparing to embark on a sponsored cycle from Lands’ End to John O’Groats to raise funds for research into the treatment of brain conditions. See below for a message from Dave:

On 5th July I’ll be setting off on what’s called LEJOG – a 10 day cycle from Lands’ End to John O’Groats. The main objective is to raise money for research into the treatment of brain conditions, but to give something back as a token of thanks for your generous donations there’s the option of downloading a book that I’ve written called SPIN. It’s not a literary masterpiece, but you might find bits interesting. There is some local history and also simple explanations of how scanners work. I’ve made suggestions to tackle one of the biggest challenges that we face in working life – the growth in bureaucracy. The book looks at some research into stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, brain cancer and several other conditions, at how research is organised, and where the money comes from? There are also a few lighthearted stories to brighten it up at bit. You might want to find out why the title is SPIN, and you must have a look at the illustrations, courtesy of students at Glasgow Kelvin College.

To add your support to Dave's fundraising cycle, please go to https://mydonate.bt.com/events/brain/469724

In SPIN, Dave offers his 'notes, thoughts, and anecdotes' spanning topics from medical physics and simple explanations of how scanners work (nuclear spin), bureaucracy and various reorganisations perpetrated by NHS management (organisational spin), attendance at scientific conferences intersecting with cycling journeys (spinning wheels), and even spin-out companies. Of particular interest to SINAPSE members will be the section on establishing, developing, and continuing the network. The e-book can be downloaded here: SPIN