Monday, November 08, 2010

#WHIT bizarre choice for after lunch topic - face transplant

#WHIT - Keynote session:

1:00 pm -
1:45 pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: A Pioneer’s Perspective - Overcoming Adversity through Innovation and Perseverance
Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD, DSc, is a world renowned scientist and microsurgeon. Among her many achievements, Dr. Siemionow performed the first face transplant in the United States, leading a team of doctors in a 22 hour surgery. The procedure exemplified the courage of Dr. Siemionow in facing the challenge of this enormous medical advance as well as confronting the ethical questions it raised. Dr. Siemionow will share her experiences as a pioneer and innovator.
Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD, DSc
Director, Plastic Surgery Research
Head, Microsurgery Training
Cleveland Clinic 

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Fascinating story of how to get to do a face transplant. It takes years to get permission that can takes months in France or other parts of the world.

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