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Café Scientifique: Xenotransplantation – the solution to our organ shortage?

Café Scientifique: Xenotransplantation – the solution to our organ shortage?
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Date: Wednesday 10 October 2012
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: RiAus (55 Exchange Place Adelaide SA)
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Recent awareness programs about Australian organ donation has highlighted the shortage of organs for transplantation. One potential solution may be xenotransplantation – taking organs from animals and transplanting them into humans.

Is this a feasible way forward, or is it sci-fi fantasy? And what are the ethical and social issues around this?

Our panel of experts talked about Xenotransplantation following by a Q&A session with the audience discussing and questioning the direction Australia should be considering.

The panel of speakers:

Dr Toby Coates from the Royal Adelaide Hospital

Professor Anthony D’Apice from St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Dr Bernadette Richards from the University of Adelaide

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Article at The Conversation: Xenotransplantation: using pigs as organ and tissue donors for humans (14 December 2011)

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