UPDATE - EVENT CANCELLED - MOVING ONLINE! The Arizona Cord Blood Conference Planning Committee regrets that we have to cancel the 5th Annual Arizona Cord Blood Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Due to the COVID-19 response, many of the speakers are no longer able to make it in person. The Committee will be working with the distinguished speakers from this event to record their presentations and make them available online in the coming months. Updates will be posted on the event webpage (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-arizona-cord-blood-conference-cme-accredited-tickets-69861857697) and sent to those who provided their email when they registered for the event on Eventbrite.
We are proud to announce the 5th Annual Arizona Cord Blood Conference: Path to the Future. Join us for this free live event on April 2nd, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ presented by the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program.
The 2020 conference is building on years of success and a growing interest in cord blood from parents and the medical community. 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.
REGISTER NOW (free event, open to the public)
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.
Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Arizona Department of Health Services. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This event is presented by
the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program
in collaboration with
the Arizona Department of Health Services (Arizona Biomedical Research Center),
Dignity Health, Tucson Medical Center, Valleywise Health and Save the Cord Foundation.
In celebration of World Cancer Day, Save the Cord Foundation is proud to present this fascinating and inspiring interview with Dr. Rajneesh Nath and his patient, Virginia.
In 2013, Virginia was diagnosed with cancer at 81 years old and told initially that there were no treatment options given her age. Luckily, one of her doctors referred her to the University of Massachusetts where she met Dr. Rajneesh Nath. He reviewed her options and recommended a cord blood transplant because it was easier to match than a bone marrow stem cell transplant and readily available. He also considered the fact that cord blood transplants typically lead to fewer issues with Graft versus Host Disease.
Virginia had no hesitation about proceeding with the cord blood transplant. She knew it was her best chance at finding a cure. She made the right choice!
Meet Virginia and hear how the decision to pursue a cord blood transplant was made. Learn how Dr. Nath assessed her case and why he considered a cord blood transplant to be the best option for her, despite her advanced age.
Virginia is living proof why saving cord blood is so important. In particular, donated cord blood is used on a regular basis to help cancer patients of all ages to find a stem cell match. It is vitaly important that parents and doctors continue to save cord blood around the globe.
Watch the interview with Dr. Rajneesh Nath and Virginia now.
Save the Cord Foundation is an Official Participant in World Cancer Day.
Spread the news! We can beat cancer with cord blood! It is already happening and we are going to celebrate cord blood’s success on World Cancer Day. Join us to spread the word to parents and medical professionals about this valuable medical resource. Let’s encourage more parents to save the cord.
Save the Cord Foundation is a proud participant in World Cancer Day (visit the WCD site).
Cancer awareness and cord blood education go year round but this February 4th everyone is making a special effort to get the word out. Why is this important? First of all, though doctors have not yet “cured” cancer it is fair to say that huge progress has been made. Part of that progress is largely due to cord blood!
Join us as we reach out to members of the medical community and parents to explain how cord blood is being used to treat 80+ diseases including many blood cancers.
Click here to meet other cancer survivors treated with cord blood featured in previous World Cancer Day campaigns.
We wish to thank Governor Ducey for his continued support
and efforts in highlighting the importance of cord blood donation within the state of Arizona.
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