Cell Therapies Derived from Cord Blood Monocytes - Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg - Share the Science LIVE EVENT
We are honored to welcome Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg as our featured speaker during AABB 2019 for a special edition of SHARE THE SCIENCE LIVE! This free special session will be brought to you by Save the Cord Foundation thanks to the generous support of WellSky Health (formerly known as Mediware, Inc.).
REGISTRATION REQUIRED (registration closed)
Cord Blood Monocytes: What does the future hold?
Cord blood monocytes differ from monocytes in adult blood and appear to be uniquely suited for use as source material from which to derive new therapeutics for treatment of brain disorders. DUOC-01, a cellular therapy that promotes myelination, is undergoing testing to augment umbilical cord blood transplants in children with leukodystrophies. We are studying whether infusions of cord blood cells could have efficacy in acquired brain injuries. Clinical studies to date have demonstrated safety and efficacy of intravenous infusions of autologous and sibling cord blood in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, congenital hydrocephalus and autism, and acute ischemic stroke. Further development of these therapies using allogeneic cord blood products can expand access to these therapies for all patients in need. While you're there, be sure to ask our product experts how we can create better outcomes for you.
On October 21st, we invite you to join us for a special session at the AABB 2019 Annual Meeting where we will host Dr. Kurtzberg for a live Share the Science event. At this event, she will speak about her current research and present the latest results from that work. Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in a live question/answer session with Dr. Kurtzberg.
Novel Cell Therapies Derived from Cord Blood Monocytes
presented by Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg
Henry B. Gonzàlez Convention Center | Room 214 AB | October 21st from 7:00 - 8:15 a.m. ET
Registration required. Admission is free but seating is limited.
About the speaker
Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg is the Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Duke University School of Medicine, Director of the Marcus Center for Cellular Cures, Director of the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank, Co-Director of Stem Cell Laboratory and the President of Cord Blood Association.
Dr. Kurtzberg is an internationally renowned expert in pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric blood and marrow transplant, umbilical cord blood banking and transplant, and novel applications of cord blood in the emerging fields of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. Over the last two decades, Dr. Kurtzberg has established an internationally known pediatric transplant program; one of the largest unrelated donor cord blood banks, the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank, in the world; and the Marcus Center for Cellular Cures (MC3) at Duke.
Dr. Kurtzberg has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, multiple chapters, and scientific reviews. She is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Association of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the International Society of Cellular Therapies, the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC), and other organizations. She has served on the Board of the Foundation of Accreditation of Cellular Therapies, Advisory Council of Blood Stem Cell Transplantation to Health and Human Services. Dr. Kurtzberg was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the PBMTC in 2012.
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We wish to thank Dr. Kurtzberg for volunteering her time to speak on
Share the Science and sharing her valuable insight on cord blood derived therapies.
We also wish to thank our generous sponsor and partner for this event,
WellSky Health (formerly known as Mediware, Inc.), who continue to support cord blood
education through our “Share the Science” series.
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