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The AboutFace project to hold a three-day policy lab with the Policy Institute at King's College London

Posted on 25 November 2021

The policy lab will explore the future of face transplant policy.

The AboutFace project, based in the Department of History and led by Prof Fay Bound Alberti, will hold a 3-day Policy Lab in December in collaboration with the Policy Institute at King's College London. This Lab, titled 'Creating a blueprint for sustainable face transplant policy and practice,' will bring together for the first time a diverse set of international experts and stakeholders, including surgeons from ten different countries, senior researchers, ethicists, patients and policy makers. This group will examine existing policy frameworks and begin to articulate possible futures for sustainable facial transplantation policy, which is sensitive to its cultural, emotional, and social contexts. An international blueprint for best practice in face transplants will be published, and those recommendations supported by the International Society for Vascularised Composite Allografts and the European Society for Transplantation.