TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The official World Cord Blood Day 2018 virtual conference will be held on November 15th, 2018. This unique online event is free and open to the public. The virtual conference will include introductory presentations for expectant parents, STEM students and the general public, as well as several academic lectures specifically designed for healthcare professionals, cord blood banks and biobanks. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to ask the speakers directly any questions they may have about cord blood.
As the host and organizer of World Cord Blood Day 2018, Save the Cord Foundation is proud to announce the following speakers for this year's program (in order of appearance): Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg (Duke Department of Pediatrics, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development), Josefine Nieuwenhuijse-Teeler (Matchis Foundation), Dr. Juliet Barker (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Charis Ober (Save the Cord Foundation), Dave Murphy (Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics), Monroe Burgess (Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics), Dr. Charles Cox, Jr. (UTHealth Medical School/Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital), and Dr. Susana Cantero Peral (Mayo Clinic). In addition, attendees will hear from the family of young Lyla Edgington who received a cord blood transplant to treat Hurler syndrome (MPS I).
Designed to promote cord blood awareness and dispel common misunderstandings regarding this valuable source of stem cells, the one-day virtual conference will cover a range of topics. The morning session will be dedicated to understanding how cord blood is currently used to treat blood cancers, leukemia, Hurler syndrome (MPS I) and much more. The afternoon session will focus on cord blood's critical role in the emerging field of regenerative medicine and how it could be used potentially to treat traumatic brain injury, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), autism, cerebral palsy and even stroke. To view the full agenda, please visit: https://www.worldcordbloodday.org/medical-conference-online-agenda.html
World Cord Blood Day 2018 brings together the cord blood community through numerous live events and activities held around the globe and online. This year's event is officially sponsored by Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics, recognized leader in medical shipping and logistics. Inspiring Partners include the Cord Blood Association (CBA), Be the Match (NMDP), World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA-Netcord), AABB Center for Cellular Therapy and Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). Save the Cord Foundation is the official host and organizer of World Cord Blood Day 2018.
Visit www.WorldCordBloodDay.org to learn how you can participate and/or host an event. Help spread the word on social media using the hashtags: #WCBD18 and #WorldCordBloodDay.
About Save the Cord Foundation
Save the Cord Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit) was established to advance cord blood education. The Foundation provides non-commercial information to parents, health professionals and the public regarding methods for saving cord blood, as well as current applications using cord blood and the latest research. Learn more at www.SaveTheCordFoundation.org.
About Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics
Quick is the trusted logistics leader serving the Healthcare and Life Science community for over 36 years. Quick safely transports human organs and tissue for transplant or research, blood, blood products, cord blood, bone marrow, medical devices and personalized medicine, 24/7/365. Quick's specially trained experts work with hospitals, laboratories, blood banks and medical processing centers, and utilize the safest routes to ensure integrity, temperature control and chain of custody throughout the transportation process. Learn more at www.quickhealthcare.aero.
SOURCE Save the Cord Foundation