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2015 Scientific Program

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Cord Blood Banking and Expansion Technologies

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00am-9:30am Public/Private Hybrids and Other Creative Business Models (view details)
Moderator: Brian Freed, PhD
New Banking Models Brian Freed, PhD
The Case for Crossover of CB Units Salem Akel, PhD
Building a More Effective National Inventory Michael Boo, JD
9:30am-11:00am Global Perspectives and the Challenges Facing International Banks (view details)
Moderator: Naynesh Kamani, MD
Cord Blood Banking and Application in China Kaiyan Liu, MD, PhD
Opportunities and Challenges in the Setting Up of the First Public Umbilical Cord Blood Repository in India Chandra Viswanathan, MD
Challenges Unique to Family Banks – Global Perspective Roberto Waddington
11:00am-11:20am Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:20am-1:00pm Incorporating Quality into CB Units
Moderator: Donna Regan, MT(ASCP)SBB
Strategies to Optimize Stem Cell Collection from Cord and Placenta Frans Kuypers, PhD
Contamination Control: Sterility Techniques and Prevention Strategies Salem Akel, PhD
Defining Potency of CB Units and Criteria for Release: A Panel Discussion Donna Regan, MT(ASCP)SBB
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
Stephen Spellman, MBS
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:00pm-3:45pm Expansion Technologies to Enhance Engraftment and Homing Strategies
Moderator: Becky Haley, MD
Notch Ligand Delta Expansion of Third Party CB Units Colleen Delaney, MD, MSc
SR-1 Based Cord Blood Expansion John Wagner, MD
Clinical Trial of Cord Blood Expansion on Mesenchymal Stromal Cells: An Update Amanda Olson, MD
3:45pm-4:05pm Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:05pm-5:30pm Using Industry Tools and Embedded Technologies
Moderator: Aby Mathew, PhD
Reagent-based Advancements in Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Banking Donald Hudspeth, BSCLS, MT(ASCP)
Newborn Stem Cell Processing Design: A Model of Technology Selection and Process Design Karen Foster, MBA
Software Needs for Cord Blood Processing Geoffrey Browne
Cell Processing and Automation: Considerations for Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine Julien Camisani
5:30pm-6:30pm Poster Presentations with Networking Reception

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cord Blood Transplantation and Clinical Outcomes

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00am-10:10am The Great Debate: Selection of a Cell Source When an 8/8 Matched Donor is Unavailable (view details)
Moderator: Claudio Brunstein, MD
Double CB Transplantation John Wagner, MD
Related Haploidentical Transplants Richard Jones, MD
Mismatched MUD Transplants Dennis Confer, MD
Point-counterpoint Discussion  
10:10am-10:30am Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:30am-11:30am Results of Haploidentical Transplants Combined with Single Unit CB Transplants
Moderator: Juliet Barker, MBBS
Haplo-Cord Transplantation Using CD34. Cells from a Third-Party Donor to Speed Engraftment in High-Risk Patients with Hematologic Disorders Mi Kwon, MD
Dual Haplo-Cord Blood (CB) Transplantation (CBT): the MSKCC Experience Juliet Barker, MBBS
Comparison of Cord Blood and Non T Depleted Related Haplo Transplant in Adults with Acute Leukemia Annalisa Ruggeri, MD
11:30am-1:00pm Cost Considerations in UCB Transplantation
Moderator: Michael Boo, JD
A Comprehensive Health Economics Assessment of CB Transplants Compared with Alternative Donor Transplants Navneet Majhail, MD
A Health Economic Analysis of Cord Blood Transplantation in the UK Andrew Hadley, FRCPath
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:00pm-3:30pm Factors Affecting Outcomes After Unrelated CB Transplantation
Moderator: Vanderson Rocha, MD
Impact of Minimal Residual Disease After Myeloablative Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation: Comparison with Matched and Mismatched Unrelated Transplants Filippo Milano, MD
Impact of Gene Polymorphisms and KIR Matching on Outcomes of UCBT Vanderson Rocha, MD
New Search Strategies for Identifying UCB Units Jason Dehn, MPH
3:30pm-3:50pm Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:50pm-4:00pm Special Recognition
Moderator: Naynesh Kamani, MD
4:00pm-5:00pm Oral Abstract Presentations
Moderator: Heather Brown, MS, CGC
Oral presentations of best abstracts submitted for the 2015 program.  

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Regenerative Medicine and Novel Immunotherapies

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00am-10:00am New Uses of Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Derived Cells (view details)
Moderator: Catherine Bollard, MD
Decidual Stromal Cells as Cellular Therapy for Inflammatory Conditions Following Allogeneic HSCT Tom Erkers, PhD
CB Derived iPSC Banking Models Mahendra Rao, MBBS, PhD
UCB Derived Multivirus Specific CTLs Catherine Bollard, MD
10:00am-10:20am Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:20am-12:00pm Cord Blood Derived Immunotherapy
Moderator: Marcos de Lima, MD
Cord Blood-derived NK Cells for Therapeutic Use Nina Shah, MD
Clinical Applications of CB Derived T-Regulatory Cells Claudio Brunstein, MD
Predictable CD4+ Reconstitution and Opportunities Developing adjuvant anti-Tumor Vaccines after Cord Blood Transplantation Jaap Jan Boelens, MD, PhD
12:00am-1:00pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00pm-3:00pm Results of Clinical Trials Using CB for Regenerative Medicine Indications
Moderator: Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
Regenerative Therapy for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Intraoperative Intramyocardial Injection of Autologous Umbilical CB-derived Cells
Autologous Infusion of CB for Acquired Hearing Loss
Charles S. Cox, Jr., MD
James Baumgartner, MD
Results of a Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial of Autologous CB in Cerebral Palsy Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
3:00pm-3:20pm Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:20pm-5:00pm Translating and Commercializing Cord Blood-Derived Therapies
Moderator: John McMannis, PhD
Cell Therapy Perspective from a Big Pharma Company Knut Niss, PhD
Enzymatic Treatment of Cells to Aid in Homing Lynnet Koh, MBA
A Human Umbilical Cord Blood-derived Allogeneic Cell Therapy Product for Osteoarthritis: 3-year Market Experience from Korea Antonio Lee, PhD
Development and Commercialization of Allogeneic Cell Therapy for Treatment of Neutropenia Ram Mandalam, PhD
5:00pm Closing Remarks
Naynesh Kamani MD
5:15pm Adjournment

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