Upcoming Events

A Celebration of the IDentIFY project and Ten Years of ABIC Oct 22, 2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM — Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare, Medical School Campus, University of Aberdeen
4D flow MRI workshop Oct 22, 2019 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM — ICE Building, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow
NRS Mental Health Network Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 Oct 29, 2019 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Technology Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow
PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2019 Oct 29, 2019 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh
Scottish Radiological Society Annual General Meeting 2019 Nov 01, 2019 12:00 AM — Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

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