November 19, 1999

Series: "Transplantation 2000" program set

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During a recent follow-up examination, Dr. Kenneth Johnson checked the flexibility of patient Juanita Davis’ “new” ankle, which was replaced with a prosthesis like the one pictured below. (photos by Dana Johnson)

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, international experts in the field of transplantation will be at VUMC to take part in a special scientific program to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center.

The program, "Transplantation 2000," will be held in 208 Light Hall from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Speakers will include:

• U.S. Sen. Bill Frist; on “Medicare: What to Expect;”

• Dr. Roger Jenkins, of Harvard University, on "Living related and Split-Liver Transplantation;"

• Roger Evans, Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic, on "Money for Nothing: The Outcomes Aren't Free;"

• Dr. Richard Burt, of Northwestern University, on "Frontiers of Stem Cell Transplantation: Treating Autoimmune Disease;"

• Dr. C. Wright Pinson, professor of Surgery and surgical director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, on "Quality of Life Outcomes After Different Types of Transplantation;"

• Dr. J. Harold Helderman, professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, on "The New Paradigm Shift in Immunosuppression;"

• Dr. Richard Norris Pierson III, assistant professor of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, on "Xenotransplantation: The Future?;"

• Dr. Davis C. Drinkwater Jr., William S. Stoney Jr. Professor and Chair of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, on "Extending Donor Options for Heart Transplantation."