NEW VIDEO: Uterus Transplantation – From Idea to the First Clinical Trial – Jordan M. Phillips Keynote Address Featuring Mats Brännström, M.D., Ph.D
The AAGL is proud to have featured Mats Brännström, M.D., Ph.D., Professor & Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, as our Keynote Speaker for the 2014 Global Congress!
Dr. Brännström is a true pioneer and a leading figure in the area of clinical uterus transplantation. His presentation summarized a decade of research efforts that paved the way for the first clinical trial of uterus transplantation which has culminated in the recent first womb transplant birth. “This is a new kind of surgery,” Dr. Brännström told Associated Press in an interview from Gothenburg. “We have no textbook to look at.” From 2012 to 2013, seven Swedish women received womb transplants from living relatives and have commenced embryo transfer procedures. To date, there are two other women with pregnancies over 25 weeks along.
Don’t miss this opportunity to watch video of this innovative transplant surgery! We salute Dr. Brännström’s dedication and pioneering path towards uterine transplants which may become a treatment of absolute uterine-factor infertility (AUFI). He truly epitomized this year’s theme of “Setting New Standards in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery through Knowledge and Innovation.”
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