School student earns recognition at national conference

A School of Medicine student has earned recognition for his research at a national conference.

Aaron Tee was among the winners of the Emily Taylor Travel Fund award at the 27th Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Cardiac Society held in Peebles.

The final-year medical student was awarded £200 for the best scientific oral presentation submitted by a medical student for his research project ‘Automated data capture from echocardiography reports to enhance heart failure population research’.

The research project was led by Dr Douglas Elder, Dr Ify Mordi, Prof Chim Lang and the team at the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine. It is important as it aimed to formulate an algorithm to extract key words from echocardiography reports to identify patients with heart failure and cardiac abnormalities such as left ventricular systolic dysfunction and left ventricular hypertrophy.

Aaron said, “I’m grateful for the amazing opportunity to present my project at this event. I would like to thank my fantastic supervisors Dr Ify Mordi and Prof Lang, without them I would not have won this award. I am excited at the interest this project has generated and I’m looking forward to it being used more in cardiology research.”