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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Living Without a Pulse
William (Billy) Cohn
William (Billy) Cohn
Johnson & Johnson, Executive Director

Texas as a hotspot for health innovation goes way back. In the 1960s, at the Texas Medical Center, three physicians pioneered heart transplant procedures, the development of left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), and work with artificial hearts. Their efforts changed the face of heart failure. Today, more than 50,000 people have had continuous flow pumps, like the LVAD, implanted.

In this talk, noted surgeon and inventor Dr. Billy Cohn will take us on an illuminating journey of the evolution of human and artificial heart transplants — and offer a look at the future of the artificial heart field. Don’t miss this chance for an expert view into breakthrough medical devices and life-changing innovations such as the design of an artificial heart overnight via a 3-D printer, smart motors and components, and breakthroughs in pumps for both sides of the heart.