Cord Blood Connect international congress 2020

September 10, 2020 to September 17, 2020

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 virtually on two consecutive Thursdays - September 10 & 17, 2020. 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 scientific and educational sessions and workshops. The online program will be structured to encourage networking among the participants via chat and e-mail communication before and after sessions, because we know that the most valuable information often comes from discussions with peers outside of the formal presentations.

Two areas of focus are planned. The scientific focus is 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 area of emphasis 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:

  • Report on the state-of-the-art in cord blood and perinatal tissue therapies
  • Analyze contemporary and new methods for collecting, processing, banking and releasing cord blood and perinatal tissue products
  • Describe novel uses of cord blood and perinatal tissue in cellular therapies and regenerative medicine
  • Discuss current procedures, methods and issues in cord blood and tissue processing, manufacturing, regulation, accreditation and public education
  • Report on the accomplishments of the Cord Blood Association in its priority areas of quality products and services, advocacy, market expansion, education, and research and development
Additional information


D'Etta Waldoch, CMP
Phone Number: 
+1 (262) 827-4996
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 16.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/10/2020 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/17/2020 - 5:05pm CDT
Virtual - Zoom
WI 53020
United States




Cord Blood Connect international congress 2020 Planning Committee:

  • Parameswaran Hari, MD, MS - Activity Director
  • Joanne Kurtzberg - Chair
  • Ngaire Elwood - BMDI Cord Blood Bank
  • Mitchell Horwitz - Duke University
  • Juliet Barker - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  
  • Jaap-Jan Boelens - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Charlie Craddock - University of Birmingham
  • Colleen Delaney - Deverra Therapeutics
  • Heidi Elmoazzen - Canadian Blood Services
  • Eliane Gluckman- Hôpital Saint-Louis
  • Parameswaran Hari - Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Dunia Jawdat - King Abdullah Int’l Medical Research Center
  • Morey Kraus - PerkinElmer Viacord
  • Young-Ho Lee - Hanyang University Medical Center
  • Franco Locatelli - University of Pavia
  • Filippo Milano - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Sergio Querol - Banc de Sang I Teixits
  • Katy Rezvani - M.D. Anderson Cord Blood Bank
  • Krishnendu (Krish) Roy - Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Jaime Shamonki - Cord Blood Registry
  • Bronwen Shaw – CIBMTR
  • Beth Shaw - New York Blood Center
  • Jessica Sun - Duke University School of Medicine
  • Frances Verter - Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation
  • John Wagner - University of Minnesota   

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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 16.0 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 16.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health care professionals.

Available Credit

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


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