This April, the inaugural 2016 Arizona Cord Blood Conference: Lifeline to the Future will take place in Phoenix, Arizona at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix; it aims to bring policy makers, patients and their families, researchers and clinicians together to create a cohesive network supporting the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program.
The conference is sponsored by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission in coordination with the Save the Cord Foundation and four participating area hospitals, including ABRAZO Central Campus, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Tucson Medical Center. The themes of the conference include:
- The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program: An Overview.
- Challenges Facing the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program and Strategies to Improve Collection and Quality.
- Reaching Diverse Populations and the Importance of Diversity in Cord Blood Collection.
- Advances in Cord Blood Research and Clinical Application: A Look into the Future.
7:30 a.m. ~ Registration and Light Breakfast
7:55 a.m. ~ Welcome Jacqueline Ann Chadwick, MD, MA and Peter Kelly, MD
8:00 a.m. ~ Keynote, Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
9:00 a.m. ~ Collecting Cord Blood, Michael Medchill, MD
9:15 a.m. ~ Regulation/Standards of CB Storage, Sharon Miller
9:30 a.m. ~ NMDP: Access/Business/Economy of CB Banks, Karen Dodson
10:00 a.m. ~ Break 10:15 a.m.Arizona Public Cord Blood Program, Jennifer Botsford
10:45 a.m. ~ The Legal Restrictions of Distributing Cord Blood for Research, Kristen Rosati
11:15 a.m. ~ Cord Blood Education, STEM Careers and the Next Generation, Charis Ober
11:45 a.m. ~ The Fundraising and Future of Public Cord Blood Banking, Rep. Heather Carter
12:15 p.m. ~ Lunch
1:15 p.m. ~ Success Stories ~ The Fryar, Praskins and Swanson Families
1:45 p.m. ~ Cord Blood Treatment from the Physician's Perspective, Roberta Adams, MD and Niketa C. Shah, MD
2:15 p.m. ~ Break
2:30 p.m. ~ Panel Discussions moderated by Lisa Villaroel, MD
3:30 p.m. ~ Closing Remarks, Jennifer Botsford
4:00 p.m. ~ Gelato Social
In Partnership with:
- Abrazo Community Health Network.
- Maricopa Integrated Health System.
- St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.
- Tucson Medical Center.
FREE parking ticket chaser for the PBC Garage (only) for first 100 registrations distributed at event.