We are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Arizona Cord Blood Conference: Advancing Innovation. Join us for this free live event on April 13th, 2018.
Are you a parent interested in learning more about cord blood?
Would you like to understand how cord blood is currently used and how it may be used in the future?
Are you a doctor, nurse or midwife who would like to learn about this medical resource from world renowned cord blood experts in order to better understand how to advise your patients?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we highly recommend that you register for the upcoming Arizona Cord Blood Conference 2018.
The 2018 conference is building on 3 years of success and a growing interest in cord blood from parents and the medical community. Over the past year, we have seen exciting advances not just in cord blood research but also cord blood donation programs. The industry is maturing and the general public is beoming more aware of the possible uses for cord blood today as well as tomorrow. The speakers at this year’s conference will reflect this progress in numerous ways:
• Dr. Wise Young (W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University) will speak about his groundbreaking research using donated umbilical cord blood to treat spinal cord injuries.
• Dr. Juliette Barker (Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) will give her insight on how unrelated donor cord blood can be used in the treatment of acute leukemia or myelodysplasia with reduced intensity chemo.
• Dr. Filippo Milano (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) will compare stem cell sources (including cord blood) for stem cell transplants and how to improve outcomes and costs for cord blood recipients.
• Dr. Michael Chez (Sutter Institute for Medical Research) will speak about his recent publication “Safety and Observations from a Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study to Assess Use of Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells to Improve Symptoms in Children with Autism.”
• Dr. Maria Manriquez (University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix / Maricopa Integrated Health System) will speak about how to implement a cord blood donation program from the administrative perspective.
• Dr. Brian Freed (ClinImmune Labs – University of Colorado) will give his insight on the current status of cord blood transplantation as well as the future of cord blood transplantation as a viable stem cell therapy. He will also identify the legal, regulatory and financial barriers to cord blood banking success.
• Diane Paradise (Cancer Survivor and Cord Blood Recipient) will speak about her long battle against Hodgkins Lymphoma. After years of treatments, Diane was told there were no other options. She learned about cord blood and it ultimately saved her life.
• Lyla Edgington (Cord Blood Recipient - Hurler's Syndrome Survivor) and her family will speak about young Lyla's struggle with Hurler's Syndrome and how a cord blood donation has given her a second chance at life.
For students interested in possible STEM careers, this conference will provide a unique opportunity to learn directly from those in the cord blood industry and discover new opportunities that are emerging thanks to exciting research and current uses for cord blood stem cells.
For health professionals, you will have the opportunity to meet with leading scientists in this field and understand how your practice could immediately have impact or benefit from cord blood collections. As a medical practitioner, you can also earn CME credits at this free conference.
For hospital administrators and policy makers, this conference will be key to better understanding the current status of the cord blood industry and how we can work together to improve it.
ARIZONA Cord Blood Conference
Friday, April 13th, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Double Tree by Hilton Tempe
2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282, United States
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Spaces limited. Registration required.
PRE-REGISTER now for the 2018 Arizona Cord Blood Conference: Ap
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This event is sponsored by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission
in partnership with the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix,
the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program and Save the Cord Foundation.