Neurotheatre – Simulated Brain Surgery!

It is suitable for S4 – S6 pupils and particularly anyone considering studying medicine/biomedical sciences, working in the health care system – or anyone who is just interested! Booking is via the online Eventbrite link.



Neurotheatre – Simulated Brain Surgery!


Thursday 14 March 2019, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medial School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh


As part of Brain Awareness Week 2019, Edinburgh Medical School will be opening up the historic Anatomy Lecture Theatre for an interactive performance of simulated brain surgery, featuring state-of-the-art surgical technology.

Led by a diverse cast of neurosurgeons, A&E doctors and medical students, Neurotheatre will give audience members insight into the emergency care and neurosurgical treatment of a patient following a road traffic accident. In an experience that guarantees to be both captivating and educational, members of the public will witness the work of the emergency services before hearing a first-hand account of the effects of traumatic brain injury by a patient ambassador from the charity Headway.

Interactive pop-up stalls: Prior to the performance, audience members will have a chance to try their hand at suturing and emergency first-aid as well as to learn about the cutting-edge technologies used in rehabilitation of patients following brain injury. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and to meet the medical and surgical staff involved.

Programme for the evening:
The event will take place on Thursday 14th of March 2019.
1730-1830: Doors open for the pop-up stalls.
1815-1830: Doors to Anatomy Lecture Theatre open.
1830-1930: Neurotheatre – Live Brain Surgery!
1930: Refreshments and a chance to chat with current medical students

Chance to talk with medical students
Neurotheatre is a joint collaboration between Edinburgh Neuroscience, The University of Edinburgh Neurological Society and medical students at Edinburgh Medical School. Medical students will be on-hand to take questions relating to studying in Edinburgh.

Register now!

Full details are provided on the linked Eventbrite page. Please register, so we have an idea of numbers – teachers can make block bookings.

Other Brain Awareness Week events

If you love neuroscience you might like some of our other Brain Awareness Week 2019 events too. Find out more here:

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