Cord Blood Connect international congress

Miami Beach, FL US
September 14, 2018 to September 16, 2018

An international congress that embraces all components of the cord blood community – public and private banking, clinical and laboratory investigations, manufacturing, administration, training and education – will be held for the first time September 14-16, 2018, in Miami Beach, Florida. The congress, Cord Blood Connect is chaired by cord blood community experts, and will bring together the many people and organizations worldwide that engage in, or are served by, cord blood and perinatal tissue banking and the development of associated therapeutics.

The purpose of the congress is to educate and inspire professionals in the cord blood community, meeting their needs through concurrent scientific and educational sessions and workshops. The program will be structured to encourage networking among the participants because we know that the most valuable information often comes from discussions with peers outside of the formal presentations.

Multiple Tracks

In addition to plenary sessions, two program tracks are planned. The scientific track will focus on clinical and translational sciences, including transplant and emerging novel and regenerative therapies using cord blood, mesenchymal stromal cells, and other components of cord blood and perinatal tissues. Particular attention will be given to pre-clinical and Phase I-III trials that are targeting wound healing, orthopedic applications, cerebral palsy, autism, stroke and other neurological diseases.

A second track, will offer education and training for cord blood bank technical and support personnel. Sessions will encompass laboratory procedures, manufacturing, global regulations, accreditation and public and patient education.

Target Audience

Physicians & Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

1.  Understand something of the origin of the BCR-ABL fusion gene, the signal transduction pathways involved in producing the clinical picture of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and the mechanisms of action of tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

2.  Have some insight into the possible mechanisms of genomic instability that predisposes to formation of the BCR-ABL fusion gene and predisposes also to disease progression.

3.  Define a leukemia stem cell and its relationship to disease kinetics in so far as current knowledge permits.

4.  Discuss the role of the microenvironment and epigenetic mechanisms in the genesis and progression of CML.

5.  Evaluate the merits of various management decisions, eg., how to start treatment for patients in the different phases of CML, how to assess success or failure of initial treatment, what approaches to consider for patients who have failed to respond well to initial treatment, including assessing the precise role of second generation TKIs and other non-molecular therapeutic approaches.

6.  Review new modalities of monitoring and mutation assessment and update the current understanding of proper monitoring, clinical significance of monitoring results at different time points, and the importance of timely assessments in the proper management of CML.

7.  Assess the role of allogeneic stem cell transplantation in the management of CML in 2018.

8.  Critically evaluate the current understanding of treatment discontinuation and approaches to improve the eligibility and outcome for treatment discontinuation.

9. Review current understanding of mechanisms of resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors and ways to overcome it.

Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
D'Etta Waldoch, CMP
Phone Number: 
+1 (262) 827-4996
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
08/15/2018
Course expires: 
02/01/2019
Event starts: 
09/14/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/16/2018 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
United States

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Address: 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: (305) 604-1601

https://www.loewshotels.com/miami-beach

 

 

* Disclosure information provided in handouts on-site at meeting.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Cord Blood Association. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health care professionals.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/15/2018
Course expires: 
02/01/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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