Friday, January 28, 2011

Videos from TEDMED 2010 - Dr Shaf Keshavjee and Charity Tillemann-Dick

As reported in a previous post Dr. Shaf Keshavjee wowed the audience at TEDMED 2010 in San Diego last October with his presentation of the Toronto EXVIVO Lung Perfusion System that reconditions and repairs donor lungs that normally would be unsuitable for transplant.

TEDMED is one of the most prestigious annual events where leaders in the medical field discuss their ideas and I'm pleased to see that Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, who performed my lung transplant almost 9 years ago, was an invited speaker. The first speaker of the event, he followed double-lung transplant recipient soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick's opening performance and inspiring story of her struggles with idiopathic pulmonary hypertension and her transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in September 2009. I'm sure you will be as 'wowed' with both of these presentations as the audience was.

Charity Tillemann-Dick
Exactly one year ago to the day of this TEDMED talk, Charity awoke from a coma after having a double lung transplant. She now awes the audience with a beautiful aria and shares her remarkable story.

Dr Shaf Keshavjee at TED
Dr. Keshavjee mesmerizes the TEDMED audience as he unveils a breathing lung on stage and describes how this technology is saving lives.

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