Providence Heart + Lung Institute

Providence Heart + Lung Institute
BC Transplant

BC Transplant

December 01, 2008 14:44 ET

Media Advisory: BC Celebrates 20 Years of Heart Transplantation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2008) - Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference on Tuesday, December 2. Physicians, heart transplant recipients and representatives from the Province and BC Transplant will gather to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Heart Transplantation in British Columbia.

It has been 20 years since the first heart transplant was performed in British Columbia. Since then, through continued innovation, and collaboration, over 325 life-saving heart transplants have been performed in the Province.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: St. Paul's Hospital
New Lecture Theatre, Providence Bldg, Conference Centre
1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Media are asked to meet by 9:45 a.m. at the Burrard entrance
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- The Honourable George Abbott, Minister of Health Services
- Dr. Bruce McManus, Director, Providence Heart + Lung Institute
- Dr. Andrew Ignaszewski, Head, Division of Cardiology,
Providence Heart + Lung Institute
- Mr. Bill Barrable, Provincial Executive Director, BC Transplant
- Mr. Anthony Beeftink, 20 year heart transplant recipient

Present at the conference will be heart transplant recipients and their families who will be available for interviews following the event.

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