|Student research association meet in Edinburgh|
|Thursday, 05 September 2013|
On 23 March, Edinburgh’s Atrium Society hosted the Second Conference of the National Student Association of Medical Research (NSAMR). The annual event promotes opportunities and experience for medical students interested in an academic career in medicine or surgery. Students from 24 UK medical schools presented their original research via oral or poster presentation and enjoyed lectures from respected academics.
Challenges and considerations for the future of clinical research were discussed by Professor Sir John Savill, CEO of the MRC. The final speaker Dr Kenneth Baillie, Clinical Lecturer in Critical Care, spoke about his adventures in the research of influenza infection and acute mountain sickness.
The top prize went to Katherine Hull for her presentation on exercise and physical activity habits of the UK chronic kidney disease population. Katherine was awarded a specialist cardiology stethoscope and a place to present at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh grand rounds.
Rory Piper and Juliet Carmichael, Conference Organisers, ATRIUM Edinburgh