Science in action: It can’t be done

10 November 2016, 16:00 – 17:00

Location: Lecture theatre one, lower ground floor, Royal Free Hospital

Hear pioneering transplant surgeon Professor Sir Roy Calne talk about his life and career. His talk will be a personal snapshot of transplantation from his time as a medical student in 1950 to the present. 

Professor Calne's most notable achievements are the world's first liver, heart, and lung transplant in 1987, the first successful combined stomach, intestine, pancreas, liver, and kidney cluster transplant in 1994, the first liver transplantation operation in Europe in 1968, and the first intestinal transplant in the UK in 1992. He was also instrumental in introducing the use of cyclosporine and tacrolimus into transplantation medicine, which transformed the success of liver and kidney transplantation.