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UK HealthCare hosting free symposium on Oct. 24

Event is in celebration of organization’s 50th anniversary

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2014) — UK HealthCare is celebrating its 50th anniversary with free symposium on Oct. 24 featuring presentations by some of the top transplant specialist in the country. The symposium begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Pavilion A auditorium of UK Chandler Hospital.

healthcareSpeakers scheduled to give presentations are:

  • Dr. Ronald Busuttil, Dumont Professor of Transplantation Surgery at UCLA, who is internationally known as a leading expert in liver transplantation, will be the keynote speaker and discuss the evolution of transplantation.
  • Dr. James Wynn, professor of surgery at the University of Mississippi, who previously served as president of United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and chair of the UNOS Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Committee, will share some of his experiences at UNOS.
  • Dr. Bruce Lucas, UK professor emeritus of transplant surgery, and one of the first UNOS presidents, will end the day sharing historical moments from the UK Transplant Center’s history.
  • Presenters will be joined by speakers from the UK medical staff including Dr. Roberto Gedaly, chief of abdominal transplant surgery; Dr. Charles Hoopes, director of the Transplant Center; and Dr. Jay Zwischenberger, chair of the Department of Surgery.

Registration is required. To register contact Debbie Cruse at [email protected] or call (859) 218-4021 for more information