Posted on 6 October 2021
Co-Director for the Centre for Global Health Histories, and PI of the AboutFace Project, Prof Fay Bound Alberti was invited to speak at the ESOT (European Society for Organ Transplantation) congress in August 2021. Speaking with AboutFace PDRA Dr Matthew Ridley, she provided a historical perspective on face transplants, as part of a panel of medical experts speaking on vascularised composit allotransplantation and standards of care. Also on the panel were Prof Simon Kay (on hand transplantation in the NHS, UK), Dr Christina Kaufman (on hand transplantation in the US) and Emmanuel Morelon (on face transplantation and long term results). This invitation clearly demonstrates the interdisciplinary impact of the research being undertaken on the AboutFace project, and the developing collaborations between the project team and leading surgeons on an international scale.