Inaugural Lecture - Prof Lorna Marson
From Peter Crooks
Inaugural lecture of Lorna Marson, Professor of Transplant Surgery
Although we transplanted just over 3000 kidneys in the UK last year, 5000 patients are still waiting for this life-saving and life-changing operation. What more can be done to improve the lives of those people with kidney disease?
Professor Lorna Marson is a transplant surgeon who is passionate about working to improve outcomes of patients with kidney failure. During her inaugural lecture, Lorna will describe some of the clinical and laboratory research she has undertaken with her team, aimed specifically at reducing early injury after kidney transplantation, which has the benefit of increasing the lifespan of the organ. She will explore national initiatives that she is involved with, which work to increase the number of living donor kidney transplants performed every year, whilst also considering some of the ethical challenges such initiatives bring.
Lorna has a keen interest in encouraging and supporting the next generation of doctors. She will talk about her roles in both postgraduate training of surgeons and as the current Director of Admissions for Edinburgh Medical School; addressing challenges faced in surgical training nationally, as well as the new proposed selection pathway for future Edinburgh medical students.