Mesopotamian Madness

Thursday, 30 November 2017


From 1900 to 2100

Medico-Chirurgical Hall

The winner of this year's President's Medal, Professor John Webster, will give a lecture to mark the occasion of his presentation with the medal.

Graduated in medicine from University of Aberdeen in 1973 and developed an interest in hypertension and clinical pharmacology during postgraduate training with Professor JC Petrie at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, and as MRC Training Fellow in Sir Colin Dollery’s Unit at The Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital from 1978-1980. He was appointed as University of Aberdeen Senior Lecturer in Medicine & Therapeutics in 1984 and in 1990 as Consultant Physician at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he practised in acute/general medicine and clinical pharmacology, with responsibility for outpatient clinics in Aberdeen & Orkney, and for the Aberdeen Hypertension Clinic. He also contributed to obstetric medicine at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and to the Acute Stroke Service at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He was lead for Acute/General Medicine at ARI and Chaired the Grampian Formulary Committee. A founder member of the Scottish Medicines Consortium, he continues to act as expert adviser for that body. He was Physician to the Queen in Scotland 2008-16. Professor Webster has published over 200 papers on various aspects of hypertension and cardiovascular drug therapy, much relating to multicentre therapeutic drug trials of cardiovascular prevention. He retired from full-time NHS work in 2016, but continues to act as Principal Investigator in some research trials, as examiner of undergraduates and postgraduates, and as occasional Locum Physician with NHS Orkney.

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