Total Body PET 2021 conference [rescheduled] Sep 22, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021 — Virtual Meeting (online)
PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2021 Oct 26, 2021 12:00 AM — Virtual Meeting (online)
NRS Mental Health Network Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 Nov 02, 2021 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (and online)


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

Harriet Johnston

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Position: PhD Student
Institute: University of St. Andrews, University of Dundee
Department: School of Psychology, University of St. Andrews, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee

Description of Phd:


Diabetes appears to increase the risk of developing both Mild CognitiveImpairment (MCI) and dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by as much as twofold.This may be attributable to molecular defects associated with the development of diabetes, particularly in respect of insulin action.Retrospective data suggest that the way diabetes affects cognition manifests in different ways at different ages. This has implications for identifyingpatients with diabetes who are at risk of developing MCI or dementia.This studentship will address this issue by testing a prospective sample of patients newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) on a battery of cognitive tasks reflecting aspects of cognition previously identified as vulnerable, such as learning and memory. fMRI will also be used to look for patterns of activation that differentiate healthy ageing from MCI and MCI fromearly AD, specifically increased hippocampal/medial temporal lobe activation relative to controls in MCI and reduced hippocampal/medial temporal lobeactivation in early AD4.A cross-section of patients of all ages will be recruited from an education class at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee within one month of diagnosis. The patients will be followed for the first year after diagnosis and data collection will include factors such as glucose control that may influence cognitive performance.