About this event

  • Date and time Wed 6 Feb 2019 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join us as at this evening meeting as we explore the history of organ transplantation.

Embrace the rare opportunity to meet Sir Terence English and listen to his narrative on the first successful heart transplant in the UK.

Covered topics

  • Britain’s first successful human to human heart transplant, reviewing the obstacles to heart transplantation and their resolutions.
  • We'll also cover the topical subject of cross-species transplantation – xenotransplantation, discussing its advantages and future.

Key speakers

Sir Terence English

Sir Terence English

Founder of the Papworth
Transplant Programme

Professor David Cooper

Pioneering xenotransplantation
researcher and heart transplant surgeon


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Registration, tea and coffee

Dr Anjna Harrar, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

Early history of heart transplantation in the UK

Sir Terence English, Retired Cardiac Surgeon, Cambridge

Xenotransplantation: Past, present and future

Professor David Cooper, Co-director of the Xenotransplantation Program, Birmingham School of Medicine, University of Alabama

Close of meeting
Dinner - for those who have pre-booked


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom