Heritage Event

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

From 1900 to 2130

Suttie Centre

Winning the Peace?

"The Scottish Women's Hospital - in the Cloister of the Abbaye at Royaumont. Dr. Frances Ivens inspecting a French patient.” by Norah Neilson Gray
© Imperial War Museum

The duty of care to patients is the same whether it is a time of war or peace.

On 8 May 2019 there will be a symposium acknowledging the medical advances which have occurred during military campaigns. The speakers will also address present day challenges faced by health professionals.

Venue: Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
Date: 8 May 2019
Time: 7- 9.30pm
Admission: by Tickets from Eventbrite

The programme will include material which may be upsetting to some and  may not be suitable for children under 12.

> Leaflet (PDF)

The Exhibition

Suttie Room 402 4pm to 7pm

This display will illustrate challenges faced in wartime and some of the innovations in medical treatments.

Staff from 205 (Scottish) Field Hospital will demonstrate the equipment currently used by the military services.


The Symposium

Suttie Lecture Theatre 7pm to 9.30pm

Admission by Tickets from Eventbrite

There will be a presentation illustrating how lessons in the field have led to the development of emergency care in the NHS. Also examples of wartime innovations which have given rise to new treatments such as chemotherapy or investigations such as ultrasound.

Speakers will also address present day challenges in public health both in the UK and across the World.



The Society has commissioned Paul Anderson to compose and play music as a memorial to those who sought to save lives during World War I.


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