Burden of Genius: The Past, Present, and Future of Organ Transplantation
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Event Location: The Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA
The American Liver Foundation is excited to screen an award-winning documentary about the “father of modern transplantation” and a panel discussion with members of our community on Wednesday, November 13th. The funds generated by this screening will support the mission of the American Liver Foundation as well as the University of Pittsburgh, the creators of the film.
The exclusive Boston screening of “Burden of Genius: Dr. Thomas Starzl’s Journey Into Organ Transplantation” will be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion.
Starzl pioneered many of the surgical techniques still used for organ transplants today. He performed the first human liver transplants in the 1960s and the first simultaneous heart and liver transplant on a child in 1984. His research on immuno-suppression also made lifesaving organ transplantation a possibility for millions of patients.
Space is limited, and registration is required.