2019 The Inaugural Janet Rossant Lecture

Massey Grand Rounds Inaugural Janet Rossant Lecture – Dr Lori West

Canada Research Chair – Lori West, -Professor, Pediatrics, Surgery and Immunology
-Director of Heart Transplantation Research
-Director of Research, Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI)

2019 Massey Grand Rounds (MGR) Symposium on “Healthy Ageing” featuring

The Inaugural Janet Rossant Lecture*

Dr. Lori West, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC, FCAHS Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Alberta Director, Alberta Transplantation Institute

“Heart Transplantation through the Ages: A Success Story” Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 11:30 am

Venue: Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place

Brief Biography:

Dr. Lori West is a clinician scientist and a world leader in pediatric heart transplantation and transplant immunobiology. She pioneered a strategy for increasing donor availability for infants by crossing the ABO barrier, a dramatic change in accepting clinical practice that had a major global impact on infant heart transplantation. Her study on the immune development of children after ABO incompatible transplantation led to the first demonstration of neonatal transplantation tolerance in humans. Dr. West is the Founding Director of the Canadian National Transplant Research Program, representing a coalition of 350+ research participants in 31 sites across Canada. She has served as Chair of CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health Advisory Board and ICRH Interim Scientific Director. She has also served as a member of CIHR’s Governing Council.

* The Janet Rossant Lectureship was established at Massey College in recognition of her distinguished career as a scientist, scholar, builder and leader in medical research. Her dedicated mentorship of young scientists and scholars is reflected in the purpose of this honour. This Award will attract accomplished scientists to engage graduate students and faculty members alike, as part of the Massey Grand Rounds (MGR) program.

Massey Grand Rounds (MGR) convenes monthly during the school term and hosts guest mentors to discuss topics related to medicine, the health sciences, and issues of interest to graduate students.
Information: Dr. Aubie Angel, Senior Mentor, MGR. 4 Devonshire Pl., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E1;
Email: aubie.angel@utoronto.ca ; www.fcihr.ca

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