Save the Cord Foundation and WellSky are proud to welcome Josefine Teeler, as our featured speaker for our next edition of Share the Science on December 12th, 2019.
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.
How is Cord Blood matched for Stem Cell Transplants?
Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) matching for Cord Blood Units (CBU) is much more complex than blood typing. This webinar will cover how to find the best match and what information is needed to select the most optimal CBU based on HLA profiles. Josefine Teeler, Team Lead - Transplant Center Services for Matchis Foundation will provide information on how matchgrade is determined for CBUs and the guidelines for selection.
She will also discuss the differences between n/6, n/8, and n/10 matchgrade. Attendees will also learn about minimal matchgrade and (permissive) mismatches. By choosing the best CBU for a patient not only HLA is considered, so therefore we will also briefly review the balance between matchgrade, cell dose and diagnosis of the patient.
What will you learn in this webinar?
Attendees of this Share the Science webinar will learn about cord blood unit selection based on HLA profiles and matchgrade. Josefine will explain how matchgrade is determined. She will go into detail regarding minimal matchgrade and how this is influenced by cell dose and/or diagnosis. She will review global guidelines as well as the characteristics and types of information regarding the HLA profiles that influence the final cord blood unit selection.
SHARE THE SCIENCE
Search Unit Team Leader at
"HLA Matching for Cord Blood"
Free webinar. Open to the public.
Thursday, December 12th, 2019 - 12pm Central Daylight Time
About the Speaker
Josefine Teeler is search unit team lead at Matchis foundation. She is also a search consultant performing analysis of patient’s profiles and Matched Unrelated Donor (MUD) and/or Cord Blood Units (CBU) selections on a daily basis. She advises physicians and clinical immunologists in the Netherlands on selecting the best possible product/donor for their patient taking into account HLA profiles, secondary criteria, virology, accreditation status of registries and (local) legislations.
At Matchis she is also responsible for the development of the internal educational program for new search coordinators and other employees. Apart from these activities, she developed educational materials for students from primary and secondary school regarding the subject Stem Cell transplantation. Ms. Teeler is also involved in the educational committee of the WMDA and is working together with other WMDA members on the revision of the international paper regarding the Search Coordinator job description.
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We wish to thank Josefine Teeler for volunteering her time to speak on
Share the Science and sharing her valuable insight on HLA matching for cord blood.
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.