“From Bench to Bedside – the important legacy of Lord Lister in modern day translation”

Event Start Date:
12 January, 2017
Event End Date:
12 January, 2017
Event Venue:
Royal College of Physicians

Presented by Pankaj Chandak.
This lecture will feature the important translational legacy of Lister from bench to bedside concentrating on his scientific and training legacy and what it means in today’s terms for healthcare. Links will be made between Lister’s legacy and modern day scientific surgery in a general sense and then based on some pioneering research on 3D printing for organ transplantation, robotic transplantation and organ perfusion technologies.

Pankaj Chandak is a Specialist Registrar in Transplant Surgery at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Great Ormond Street Hospitals and Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow within the MRC Centre for Transplantation, King’s College London under Professor Nizam Mamode. Having qualified from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’, Pankaj was Anatomy Demonstrator under Professor Harold Ellis and is currently a member of the Teaching Faculty of Surgical Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is recipient of The Royal Society of Medicine Adrian Tanner Prize 2013, The Royal College of Surgeons of England Lister Prize and Medal 2014 and The Royal College of Surgeons of England Ronald Raven Barbers Award 2015. He is a past Hunterian Scholar and delivered the Inaugural King’s College London Surgical Society Joseph Lister Lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons and The Royal Society of Medicine. He holds Honorary Lectureship at King’s College London and was awarded The Royal College of Surgeons Arnott Lecture and Medal, delivered at the British Transplantation Congress 2016, on the “Surgery of Living Donor Transplantation.” His interests include paediatric transplantation, organ perfusion, innovation and public engagement in science. His multidisciplinary work on integrating 3D printing into complex paediatric transplantation as a world first was awarded The Royal Society of Medicine Norman Tanner Medal 2016 and the prestigious Worshipful Company of Cutlers’ Clarke Medal and Prize for Innovation, 2016. He has given live demonstrations for The BBC, Channel 5, British Science Festival 2016, London Open House and The Royal Institution. The original 3D model created by the team for the world’s first paediatric transplant has been accepted by The Science Museum (London) for permanent exhibition in the Medical Gallery. He is invited lecturer at The Royal Institution for 2017 and the Royal College Hunterian Museum. Mr Chandak also acted and directed his transplant team in a real life 1952 simulated operation on King George VI in Stephen Daldry’s Netflix series “The Crown”. Mr Chandak was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Please note: if you wish to come to the drinks reception, but not the buffet supper, there will be a nominal charge of £5 per person from this meeting onwards.