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2015 Cord Blood Workshop Presentations
Session 1
A Review of Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation for Hematopoietic Reconstitution
Chair: Elizabeth J. Shpall, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Speakers:
Joanne Kurtzberg, Duke University Medical Center - An Overview of Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation
Elizabeth J. Shpall, MD Anderson Cancer Center - Graft Facilitation for Hematopoietic Reconstitution

Session 2
Emerging Uses of Cord and Birth Tissues for Regenerative Medicine
Speakers:
Rouzbeh Taghizadeh, Auxocell - Deriving MSC from Cord Tissue
Morey Kraus, ViaCord - Therapeutic Potential of Heterogeneous Cells Isolated Directly from Cord Tissue
Mahendra Rao, New York Stem Cell Foundation - Deriving iPS from Cord Blood

Session 3
Applications of Cord Tissue-Derived Cells in Regenerative Medicine
Speakers:
Steven Fischkoff, Celgene - Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Peripheral Artery Disease with Placenta-Derived Adherent Cells
Mervin Yoder, Indiana University - Pre-clinical Evidence that Cord Blood Derived Endothelial Colony Forming Cells (ECFC) Display Potential as Vasculo-Reparative Agents
Gesine Kögler, University of Dusseldorf - USSC and CBMSC: Potential for Regenerative Medicine
Catherine Bollard, Children’s National Medical Center - Engineering Cord Blood Derived T Cells and NK Cells for Use After CBT

Session 4
Cord Blood-Derived Therapies to Treat Neurologic Diseases
Chair: Joanne Kurtzberg, Duke University Medical Center
Speakers:
Paul Sanberg, University of South Florida - Cord Blood Therapies for Degenerative Neurologic Diseases
Andrew Balber, Duke University Medical Center - Cord Blood Monocytes as a Source of Cell Therapy Products for Treatment of Brain Injuries
Joanne Kurtzberg, Duke University Medical Center - Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation for Patients with Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Panel Discussion
Pathways for Cord-Derived Products to the Clinic