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Event Organiser: Ingenieurs et Scientifique de France

Using technology to facilitate liver transplantation in 2020, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 11 May 2021
  • 18:00 - 19:15
Using technology to facilitate liver transplantation in 2020, webinar

About this event

Professor Watson will describe the use of cardiopulmonary bypass technology to increase the utilisation of livers, be that in situ in the donor or ex situ by placing the organ on a machine to restore the blood supply to the organ outside the body to allow assessment before transplantation. As well as the engineering aspects, this has involved rediscovering the physiology and defining criteria to determine whether an organ was going to work satisfactorily or not after transplantation.

This work came into its own during the recent pandemic when the extra precautions involved in doing transplants meant long delays for testing donors and before surgery could commence.


Prof. Christopher J E Watson

Professor of Transplantation, and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals

Professor Watson is a transplant surgeon in Cambridge where he started his training many moons ago with Sir Roy Calne. He spent a brief period working with Sir Peter Morris in Oxford before returning to Cambridge in 1998 to continue his transplant career. His main interest is in increasing the organs available for transplantation.

This has involved producing national and international guidance on donor transmitted disease to aid decision making in the middle of the night. In the past he has overseen both the national pancreas and kidney transplant programmes, introducing national organ sharing schemes for both organ types.

Event venue

United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

e: [email protected]