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University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery Presents

Celebrating 50 Years of Pancreas Transplantation

5/19/17, 3:30 PM

About this event

May 19, 2017
McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota
3:30 – 6:00 p.m. followed by reception and dinner

Honoring pioneers and celebrating 50 years of achievements since the first pancreas transplant.  The first pancreas transplant patient, a young woman with advanced diabetic complications, immediately became normoglycemic and insulin-independent.  The transplant was performed on December 16-17, 1966 by Drs. William D. Kelly and Richard C. Lillehei.   Since then, over 30,000 pancreas transplants have been performed worldwide benefiting seriously ill diabetic patients with or without kidney failure.


Jean-Michel (Max) Dubernard, MD, University of Lyon, France

Frederick Merkel, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Hans W. Sollinger, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

David E.R. Sutherland, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota  

A block of rooms has been reserved at the adjacent Commons Hotel at the rate of $153/night. Please use the following link  https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=76179&Chain=5433&template=RBE&shell=RBE&start=availresults&arrive=5/19/2017&depart=5/20/2017&adult=1&child=0&group=051917SURG

 to reserve your room or call 800-822-6757 (MPLS) and ask for the 50th Anniversary of the Pancreas Transplant.

Please contact Erin Brudvik  612-625-9798 or email erinb@umn.edu
or visit  z.umn.edu/50pancreas
Event Location
  • University of Minnesota - McNamara Alumni Center
  • 200 Oak Stret SE
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA