Insulin: A Matter of Life and Death?

Insulin: A Matter of Life and Death?

This is a past event

Come and learn about the past, present, and future of all things insulin and the successes of 100 years of life saving research.

This opening event to celebrate the successes of 100 years of research since the discovery of insulin will be led by the University of Aberdeen and Professor Mirela Delibegovic (Director of Aberdeen Cardiovascular and Diabetes Centre).

“Insulin: A matter of life or death” will set the scene by presenting stories on the past, present and future of all things insulin. The opening presentation by Dr Kenneth McHardy (Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Aberdeen) will give a historical perspective of the discovery of insulin and the important role played by Aberdeen-educated scientists, including JJR Macleod, RD Lawrence, J Rennie and T Fraser.

Professor Shareen Forbes (University of Edinburgh) will take us through the current application of islet transplants that are helping to improve diabetes care and advances in stem cells that hold promise for the future.

We will hear from the first patient to receive a full pancreas transplant in Scotland, Mr Russell MacMillan.

Finally, Professor Brian Kennon (national lead for the Scottish Diabetes Group) will give us a glimpse of the changing future of type 1 diabetes treatments here in Scotland.


Browse or Search Archive