What? The official World Cord Blood Day 2018 conference
When? November 15th, 2018
Where? The internet
The virtual conference will include introductory presentations for expectant parents, STEM students and the general public, as well as several academic lectures specifically designed for healthcare professionals, cord blood banks and biobanks.
Attendees will also be given the opportunity to ask the speakers directly any questions they may have about cord blood. The conference is intended to promote cord blood awareness and dispel common misunderstandings regarding this valuable source of stem cells.
Host and organizer of World Cord Blood Day 2018, Save the Cord Foundation presents the speakers:
- Joanne Kurtzberg – Duke Department of Pediatrics, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development Josefine Nieuwenhuijse-Teeler – Matchis Foundation
- Charis Ober – Save the Cord Foundation
- Dave Murphy – Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics
- Monroe Burgess – Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics
- Charles Cox, Jr. – UTHealth Medical School/Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
- Susana Cantero Peral – Mayo Clinic
In addition, attendees will hear from the family of young Lyla Edgington who received a cord blood transplant to treat Hurler syndrome (MPS I).
The morning session will be dedicated to understanding how cord blood is currently used to treat blood cancers, leukemia, Hurler syndrome (MPS I) and much more.
The afternoon session will focus on cord blood’s critical role in the emerging field of regenerative medicine and how it could be used potentially to treat traumatic brain injury, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), autism, cerebral palsy and even stroke.
This year’s event is officially sponsored by Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics, recognized leader in medical shipping and logistics.
Inspiring Partners include the Cord Blood Association (CBA), Be the Match (NMDP), World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA-Netcord), AABB Center for Cellular Therapy and Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). Save the Cord Foundation is the official host and organizer of World Cord Blood Day 2018.