Saturday, October 27, 2007

Special event at Toronto General Hospital
Wednesday, October 31st

Note: The cheque presentation originally planned for this date has been rescheduled to November 28th.

On Wednesday, October 31st Dr. Thomas Todd will be launching his book, BREATHLESS, A Transplant Surgeon's Journal*, at an open meeting of the lung transplant support group from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Dr. Shaf Keshavjee will be introducing Dr. Todd and following the launch there will be lunch, mingling and book signing.

This book is a tribute to the world’s first successful lung transplants. Dr. Todd assisted in the first successful lung transplant in the world in November of 1983. Dr. Todd was 38 and the youngest member of a dream team of surgeons at Toronto General Hospital that included Dr. Griff Pearson, Dr. Joel Cooper, Dr. Mel Goldberg, Dr. Alec Patterson and Dr. Bob Ginsberg. These were the innovators who established the legacy of thoracic surgery and lung transplantation that has earned Toronto General Hospital a reputation as one of the world's leading transplant and research centers.

BREATHLESS, A Transplant Surgeon's Journal is an invaluable book for anyone interested in the history of lung transplantation. Let’s have a good turnout in support of Dr. Todd and his pioneering work in lung transplantation. All are welcome!

Location: Toronto General Hospital, Astellas Pharma Conference Room (previously named: “Fujisawa Conference Room”), NCSB 11C- Room 1135 (11th Floor). (NCSB - New Clinical Services Building, - take elevators from University lobby)

*Read the publisher's review & ordering info.

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