Updates on Current States of Cord Blood Expansion Technologies

Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - [Rescheduled from July 9]
2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:00 PM (GMT)
Master Program Number: 20EL-551 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Scientific
Topic: Cellular Therapies
Intended Audience: Directors, Hospitals, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Research Scientists, Residents/Fellows, Scientists, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Mike Halpenny, MLT (CMLTO), Manager, Cord Blood Bank and Stem Cell Manufacturing, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Speakers: Sandra Cohen, MD, Director, In & Out Patient Clinic, Stem Cell Transplant Program, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Mitchell E. Horwitz, MD, Director, Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define cord blood expansion and its current role in cord blood transplant.
  • Identify current technologies associated with cord blood expansion and equipment used during expansion.
  • Discuss current progress for clinical trials related to cord blood expansion.

Program Description

Cord Blood transplantation continues to face challenges due to low progenitor cell dosage and longer engraftment times. This program will provide an overview and update on cord blood cell expansion technologies. In addition, clinical trial progress will be reported.


AABB understands the value of learning together as a group but with COVID-19, bringing everyone together to share the experience in person may not be an option for your team. Given this, all participants in a group will be provided the ability to register as a single viewer (AABB will provide a promocode to registered group viewing coordinators to share with their team in advance of the live program). If you are a group interested in participating in this eCast, simply complete the Group Viewing registration form and AABB will provide detailed instructions to share with your team. For single viewers, the process has not changed.

Please note: registration for the single viewer live eCast will close 1 hour prior to the eCast start time.

   Program #
Single Viewer: Live Register20EL-551-2070
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register20EL-551-4070
Group Viewing: Live Register20EL-551-6070
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register20EL-551-8070
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register20EL-551-9970

Continuing Education Credit

AABB estimates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each to be eligible for 1 continuing education credits/contact hours for Physicians, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. The final number of credit(s) and credit types awarded for this program (live or on-demand) will be determined by the program duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.