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Café Scientifique: Xenotransplantation –the solution to our organ shortage?
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Recent awareness programs about organ donation has highlighted the shortage of organs Australia faces for transplantation. One potential solution may be xenotransplantation – taking organs from animals and transplanting them into humans.
Is this a feasible way forward, or is it sci-fi fantasy? And what are the ethical and social issues around this?
Join our panel of experts as they discuss Xenotransplantation, and then open the floor to you, the audience, to discuss and question them about whether xenotransplantation is a direction Australia should be considering. Have your say.
Speakers to be announced.
In association with the Department for Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
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RiAus (The Royal Institution of Australia)
RiAus brings science to people and people to science. It creates real and virtual spaces in which people can listen, talk and think about science in all its shapes and forms, and develop innovative and accessible ways of engaging the general community. It sets out to raise scientific awareness and the level of debate on critical issues around science and technology. RiAus strives to highlight the importance of science in everyday life.