Credit: Francesco Guidicini
CREDIT: Francesco Guidicini

CRC lecture 3D printing giving children new life - in person

Event info

This year’s Combined Royal Colleges lecture will be given by the 2020 recipient of the Combined Royal Colleges Award, Mr Pankaj Chandak. He will be introduced by Darrin Hawkins MSc AIS ARPS, chair of the RPS Medical Group. 

Although transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-organ failure, several challenges exist.  A major challenge in paediatric organ transplantation is implanting an adult sized donor organ into the abdomen of a small child recipient, who may also have complex structural abnormalities. This lecture will detail these challenges and how the current use of innovations and patient-specific 3D printing may be useful in helping overcome some of these, in addition to its wider applications.   

Pankaj is Specialist Registrar in Transplant Surgery at Guy’s, Evelina London, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and a Research Fellow at King’s College London.

The lecture will be delivered live in Bristol and will be live streamed. Booking is required for both options. To book for the streamed event click here

The Combined Royal Colleges Award was established by The RPS in 1958, in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, joined in 2018 by the Royal Colleges of Psychiatrists and Opthalmologists.

Event Organiser

Jo Macdonald


Venue Information

All areas are fully accessible with a lift, ramps and restrooms on each floor. If you have any specific requirements, please contact us on so we can assist you during your visit.

There is public parking in Paintworks. We also have reserved parking spaces we can make available for those with accessibility requirements. Please contact us in advance if you would like to reserve a space. From ground level there are lifts to reach RPS House on the raised ground floor.

Cancellation policy

The RPS will do its best to ensure that this talk runs as planned. In the unlikely event that it has to be cancelled all registrants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.


RPS House

337-340 Paintworks

Arnos Vale



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