Save the Cord Foundation and WellSky are proud to welcome Dr. Curtis Cetrulo, Jr., as our featured speaker for our next edition of Share the Science on January 28th, 2021. Join us to hear Dr. Cetrulo present his amazing research regarding the use of hematopoietic stem cells in revolutionary reconstructive penis transplants.
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Share the Science is a free webinar series focused on the cord blood industry and the latest research in this field. As always, we invite both health professionals and the general public to join us for this unique online educational series. Learn more about this exciting educational series here.
***Please be advised that this webinar will contain some graphic images. While these are presented in a purely educational context, we would not recommend this webinar to young or sensitive viewers.***
Stem Cells: Use in Reconstructive Transplantation
What role do stem cells have in reconstructive transplants?
Vascularized composite allografts (VCAs) — transplants of the face, hand, and other extremities – offer great hope for those experiencing amputation, traumatic injury, or disfiguring disease. One obstacle to these procedures is the rejection of multiple tissue types from unrelated doors.
Learn how hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) play a vital role as part of a broader immunosuppression approach that allows transplants of composite tissue types from unrelated donors to overcome rejection.
Dr. Curtis Cetrulo practices cutting-edge adult and pediatric reconstructive microsurgery, as well as hand surgery, breast and burn reconstruction, and reconstruction of extremities and traumatic facial injuries. He presents numerous inspirational examples of how VCAs are changing lives.
How has the use of HSCs changed lives?
Dr. Cetrulo will present numerous examples from his work of how the use of HSCs has improved patient outcomes. Some of these cases have also been highlighted in the national media. The New York Times featured Dr. Cetrulo and his team in 2016 when they performed the world's first ever penis transplant. In 2019, The LA Times featured a series of articles highlighting Dr. Cetrulo and his team following a penis transplant performed on a soldier who had been injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
Clearly, we still have much to learn about the use of HSCs in reconstructive transplants but thanks to Dr. Cetrulo's work we can see infinite possiblities for the use of these powerful stem cells. This is research which builds on the world of cord blood research and the use of cord blood stem cells in regenerative medicine. Understanding Dr. Cetrulo's work is key to this emerging field.
SHARE THE SCIENCE
Curtis L. Cetrulo, Jr., M.D., FACS
Director of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School
"Reconstructive Transplantation: New Paradigms, New Technologies"
Free webinar (pre-recorded). Open to the public.
Thursday, January 28th - 2 pm Eastern Time/ 11 am Pacific Time
This session was originally presented at WellSky’s CareForum Client Conference, and will now be rebroadcast as part of our Share the Science series in conjunction with Save the Cord Foundation.
About the speaker
We wish to thank Dr. Curtis Cetrulo for volunteering his time to speak on
Share the Science and sharing his valuable insight
on using HSC's for reconstructive transplantation.
We also wish to also thank our generous sponsor and partner for this event,
WellSky Health, who continue to support cord blood
education through our “Share the Science” series.
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