At the conclusion of this symposium, attendees should be able to:
- Describe patient selection and outcomes for pediatric and adult patients undergoing unrelated cord blood transplantation versus transplantation from other stem cell sources.
- Identify the factors that affect outcomes, including cord blood unit selection and HLA matching criteria, conditioning regimens, and supportive care strategies.
- Discuss the potential role of cord blood transplantation based on new research developments.
- Discuss critical issues in cord blood banking.
This program is designed for physicians, nurses and laboratory personnel involved or interested in cord blood transplantation.