Mark your calendars! Save the Cord Foundation and Mediware, Inc. are proud to announce the next edition in our Share the Science series. On July 19th, 2017, we will welcome Dr. Omar Aljitawi, MBBS, who will be presenting “Promising Strategies to Improve Umbilical Cord Blood Transplants.” Register now for this free webinar.
As an associate professor of hematology/oncology for the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York, Dr. Aljitawi will discuss discuss the status of the field of umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplant, including advantages, current indications, and major challenges. In particular, Dr. Aljitawi will discuss the newly discovered role of erythropoietin in cord blood stem cell function during transplant. He will address currently investigated approaches to target erythropoietin as a way to improve cord blood transplant outcomes.
Dr. Aljitawi specializes in studying human hematopoietic stem cells and their interaction with their microenvironment. In recent years, Dr. Aljitawi and his team have been investigating EPO signaling through EPO receptor (EPOR) effects on UCB CD34+ cell homing and engraftment. They recently discovered that exposure to erythropoietin impairs UCB CD34+ cell homing to the bone marrow. Building on this discovery, he and his team investigated the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) as a modality to lower systemic EPO with the aim of improving UCB CD34+ cell homing and engraftment.
In this edition of Share the Science, participants will learn about:
- Advantages and limitations of umbilical cord blood transplant
- Major challenges in the field of umbilical cord blood transplant
- Currently investigated approaches to overcome umbilical cord blood transplant limitations
- Role of erythropoietin in umbilical cord blood transplant
Join us for this special presentation. . . .
Dr. Omar Aljitawi, MBBS
from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York
“Promising Strategies to Improve Umbilical Cord Blood Transplants”
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 at 1:30PM – 2:30PM Central Time
Free to register. Open to the public.
We wish to than Dr. Aljitawi for sharing his insight with our community
at Save the Cord Foundation. We also wish to thank the team at Mediware, Inc.
for their continued support in making this program possible.
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Share the Science is made possible thanks to the generous support of Mediware, Inc.