Use of technology in medicine discussed at Elgin seminar

Public invited to attend latest in the Moray College UHI seminar series.

THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY in assisting both medical practitioners and their patients in reaching decisions over self-management and prevention will be explained at a free public seminar in Elgin.

As part of their ‘Research, Innovation and Technology’ seminar series at the Alexander Graham Bell Centre, the seminar being held from 5pm on February 1 is to be presented by Dr Jamie Hogg, who is clinical director of Health Fit Digital at NHS Grampian.

The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Dr Catherine Calderwood, has published her first report titled Realistic Medicine which has been widely supported throughout NHS Grampian.

The paper focuses on shared decision making with patients with an aspiration not to over treat illness and to place more emphasis on self-management and prevention.

Dr Hogg will talk through some of the practical digital applications that are being used, as well as how the future might look for people in the north of Scotland as new technologies become available.

He will also explore the implications for skill development in digital health for young people training in Moray.

The seminar is the latest in a series featuring the most experienced and distinguished professionals working in the field of life science and digital health.

Places for the free event can be booked online now while more information on the series can be obtained by visiting Moray College UHI.