Upcoming ISHLTv Webinars


Xenotransplantation – Crossing the Final Frontier?

Wednesday, 25 May, 2022, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. EDT

The recently performed heart transplantation using a genetically modified pig heart into an adult recipient has catapulted the discussion around xenotransplantation back on the center stage. After decades of research and grown understanding and ability to overcome interspecies differences in animal models, have we now reached the point to justify xenotransplantation into humans?

The session will provide insight into the challenges encountered, the genetic manipulations undertaken to overcome these, surgical concerns and solutions, insight into the clinical course of human xenotransplantation in present and past and discussion around ethical and infectious concerns.