Highland Ultrasound Research Symposium

Highland Ultrasound Research Symposium

The first Highland Ultrasound Research Symposium was held on 10th February 2015 in the Centre for Health Sciences, Inverness.

The inspiration behind the meeting came from Dr Ashish Macaden who was one of the speakers.  He had the idea that transcranial ultrasound might be a useful way to select stroke patients living in remote areas for life-saving and disability-preventing treatment before they reach hospital. 

The Highland Ultrasound Research Symposium aimed to gather together researchers, clinicians, experts and interested parties of all sorts to discuss novel and innovative work ongoing in the field of ultrasonography.

Please click here for the full Symposium Delegate Booklet

The schedule for the day, and the presentations, can be found below:

Time Event/Presentation

 09:30 – 10:00


 10:00 – 10:10

Welcome & Introduction
Angus Watson, NHS Highland RD&I Director

 10:10 - 11:15

Keynote speaker: Dr Thilo Hoelscher
Brain Ultrasound Research Laboratory, University of California in San Diego

 11:15 - 11:40

Dr Ashish MacAden
Specialty Doctor in Stroke and Rehabilitation Medicine, NHS Highland

 11:40 - 12:15

Prof Sandy Cochran
School of Medicine, University of Dundee

 12:15 - 12:30

Morning session summary
Prof Philip Wilson, Director of the Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen

 12:30 - 13:30

Lunch | Demonstrations | Industry stands

 13:30 - 13:40

Welcome back
Prof David Reid, Head of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Applied Medicine, University of Aberdeen

 13:40 - 14:00

Dr Leila Eadie
Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen

 14:00 - 14:20

Dr Luke Regan
Highland Medical Education Centre, University of Aberdeen; NHS Highland

 14:20 - 14:45

Dr Simon Evetts & Dr Ashot Sargsyan
Wyle Corporation; Johnson Space Center

 14:45 - 15:20

Prof George Corner
University of Dundee

 15:20 - 15:30

Closing address 
Prof Philip Wilson, Director of the Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen


For videos of the presentations from the day, please see the video playlist below: