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These special one-off events, organised by the MRC Centre for Transplantation at King’s College London, celebrate the Medical Research Council’s centenary of life-changing discoveries.
A unique interactive exhibition: The Science and Art of Transplantation, open to the public, will feature exclusive interviews with pioneers of science and transplantation, the truth about the patient journey and a multi-player video game demonstrating cutting edge research.
In the evening, Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a discussion on The Future of Transplantation. A distinguished panel from the worlds of science, literature and philosophy will explore topics such as the use of stem cells and its public and political acceptability, and the role of genetics research in transplant science.
Sue Townsend – Novelist and kidney transplant recipient
Eleanor Updale – Writer, Historian & member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee
Rutger Ploeg – Professor of Transplant Biology & Transplant Surgeon, University of Oxford
Janet Radcliffe Richards – Professor of Practical Philosophy, University of Oxford
Sir Robert Lechler – Professor of Transplantation Immunology at King’s College London and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners
Stuart Forbes – Professor of Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh
This event follows The Science and Art of Transplantation Exhibition running from 10am- 6pm and is presented by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Transplantation.
For further information and to reserve a place at this event please seehttp://futuretransplantation.eventbrite.co.uk/