Live Program Date: June 22, 2016 –
Master Program Number: 1611 (see program format numbers below under Registration)
Topic: Cellular Therapies
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs, CFOs
Teaching Level: Advanced
Director/Moderator: Magali J. Fontaine, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Director of Transfusion Services and Cellular Processing Laboratory, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Speakers: Magali J. Fontaine, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Director of Transfusion Services and Cellular Processing Laboratory, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD; John McLenithan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Physiology, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the many clinical therapeutic applications for adipose-derived stromal vascular cells (SVC) and cultured stem cells.
- Have an awareness that mechanical and enzymatic isolation of adipose-derived stromal vascular cells can yield differing quantities of stromal vascular cell types.
- Discuss the importance of adipose-derived stem cell culture expansion for stem cell banking and anti-fibrotic regenerative therapies.
The importance of stem cells in regenerating or repairing damaged or diseased tissues is well established; however, there are considerations to be made in employing stem cells clinically. The source of the cells, how they are isolated and cultured impact patient outcomes. Adipose tissue may be a rich and convenient source of cells for regenerative medicine therapeutic approaches. Adipose-derived stem cells, a type of mesenchymal stromal cell, are considered to be very effective for their pluripotency, proliferative efficiency, and low donor morbidity. This program discussed adipose-derived stromal cell isolation and culture for stem cell banking and therapeutic applications. Knowledge obtained here will help to improve understanding of culture and banking practices that impact clinical effectiveness.
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