Meet the Scientist – November 7th
What! Doctors try new treatments on patients to see if they work and are safe?
Alistair is an Intensive Care Doctor in St Vincent’s Hospital Dublin, and a Professor in University College Dublin. He looks after patients who are very sick with organ failure in intensive care, Alistair develops and tests new treatments to see if the y can help people recover from illness and go back to their normal lives sooner.
Here are some optional questions for you to try and answer before the webinar:
Do you think doctors are scientists or not?
Why do doctors not always know for sure what the best treatment is?
Why would I take part in an experiment (trial) to see what the best treatment is?
Meet the Scientist’ is part of the START initiative – a national competition challenging primary schools to create their very own randomised control trial. START is recognised by teachers as a ‘unique teaching tool’ allowing children to collaborate and enjoy a structured problem solving approach. Visit www.STARTcompetition. com to get your school involved.