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A free public forum on the latest in organ transplantation



November 30, 2011, 6:00-8:30 p.m.


Paetzold Auditorium at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC


Registration is required. Click here: The forum will be webcast live at


6:00 p.m.  Reception

6:30 p.m.    Welcome and Introduction – Pamela Scott, Executive Director, TRF.

Screening of the short video “Collateral Advantage: Innovations made in pursuit of transplantation have benefited other areas of medicine“

6:50 p.m.  A Patient’s Perspective – Amanda Poch, a liver transplant recipient

7:00 p.m.   Bruce McManus, MD, PhD, UBC, Providence Health Care Research Institute – Customized care from a simple blood test

                      Alice Mui, PhD, UBC, VCH Research Institute – Replacing organ function with mini machines

                      Christopher Ong, PhD, UBC, VCH Research Institute – Creating new tissue and organs from stem cells


 8:00 p.m.  Q&A and DOOR PRIZE – Win a pair of Vancouver Canucks tickets!