Immune system reconstitution post-transplant is a major challenge for cancer patients. Dr. Miguel-Angel Perales is an expert in this field. At BMT Tandem 2017, Dr. Perales spoke live as part of our on-going #SHARETHESCIENCE series.
Save the Cord Foundation and Mediware, Inc. welcomed Dr. Miguel-Angel Perales as our featured speaker this year at BMT Tandem in Miami, Florida. Dr. Perales presented “Immune Reconstitution after Stem Cell Transplant: Challenges and Opportunities.” This event was free and open to the public.
We encourage health professionals and current medical students in the area to attend. If you have a family member about to undergo a stem cell transplant, you may also find this presentation of particular interest. Join us by reserving your place now (free).
Immune reconstitution following a stem cell transplant is crucial for patients. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) is an established treatment for hematologic malignancies. However, it is associated with significant adverse events, including infection, relapse, and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). An important variable that may affect these outcomes is the recovery of the immune system after transplant. Surprisingly, there are no FDA approved methods or strategies for immune reconstitution. Several preclinical and clinical studies have identified promising therapeutic strategies for immune regeneration.
In this live presentation, Dr. Perales will review immune reconstitution following HCT, with a particular emphasis on factors that contribute to delayed immune recovery post transplant, including graft source, and the clinical consequences. He will also discuss current clinical and research assays to monitor post-HCT immune recovery and highlight some of the potential strategies that are currently under investigation to enhance immune recovery in HCT recipients.
Dr. Miguel-Angel Perales
from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“Immune Reconstitution after Stem Cell Transplantation:
Challenges and Opportunities”
LIVE at BMT TANDEM 2017
Gaylord Palms Convention Center, Room: Miami 1
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
7:00-8:30 am Eastern Time
Free to register. Open to the public.
As a leading researcher, Dr. Miguel-Angel Perales is the deputy chief of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Service and director of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Fellowship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He has more than 130 publications, including peer-reviewed articles, position papers, guidelines, book chapters, editorials, and invited reviews.
In addition to his many accolades, Dr. Perales a member of the board of directors of Be The Match (National Marrow Donor Program – NMDP) and serves on committees for several organizations, including the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN), the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.
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We wish to thank Dr. Perales for volunteering his time to speak on
Share the Science and sharing his valuable insight stem cell transplants.
We also wish to thank our generous sponsors, Mediware Inc., who continue
to support cord blood education through our “Share the Science” series.
Discover the full Share the Science series and view archived webinars highlighting the latest cord blood research.