Our opening meeting, with short AGM held online via GotoWebinar, on Wednesday 21 October. A talk follows: 'Sleep better, be smarter and live longer'.
Dr. Olga Runcie, Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Mental Health.
18:20 - Welcome
18.30 - Start of AGM:
- Report on 2019-20 Session by Branch Chair
- Report on Income and Expenditure by Branch Treasurer
- Election of new Committee Members (nominations to Sec. by email please)
- Plans for 2020-21 Session
18:45 - Main presentation - Dr. Runcie
19:40 - Q&A to Dr. Runcie via GotoWebinar
20:00 - Close
Sleep is an active complex physiological state with highly organized pattern of brain activities. During sleep our bodies are engaged in important housekeeping functions to repair the damage and to re-establish optimal waking performance. Multiple studies demonstrate that healthy sleep has a positive impact on physical and psychological wellbeing. By taking care of your sleep you helping yourself to achieve your optimum health and to prevent many chronic diseases. Healthy sleep is critical to our longevity. In this lecture you will learn what can influence our sleep and how to improve your sleep quality.
About the speaker
Dr Runcie took a post as Consultant Psychiatrist for NHS Grampian in 2006 in Royal Cornhill Hospital and also was appointed Honorary Lecturer for Aberdeen University. She took an active role in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical training and lectured widely on different aspects of mental health and on sleep medicine.
Currently she is a consultant psychiatrist at Albyn-BMI hospital in Aberdeen. Dr Runcie specialises in the assessment and treatment of non-respiratory sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, Adult ADHD and stress-related disorders.
Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.
This event is brought to you by: BCS Aberdeen branch