46th Annual MABB Spring Seminar - Preliminary Program

Note: This is a preliminary program!  Speakers, topics, and schedule are subject to change.  Check back here soon for the final program.


Tuesday March 27, 2018

Time

Topic

8:00-8:30

Registration

8:30-8:40

Welcome & Announcements

8:40-9:40

Transfusion Medicine Keynote Speaker and Morten Grove-Rasmussen Award Recipient

Edward L. Snyder, MD, FACP

 Yale University School of Medicine & Yale-New Haven Hospital  

“Pathogen Reduced Blood Components – Where are we going – Are we there yet?” 

9:40-10:15

Morning Break & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

10:15-11:15

Melissa Cumming, MS

Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

“Massachusetts Hemovigilance Update, 2018”

Laurence Daheron, PhD

Harvard Stem Cell Institute iPS Core Facility

“Approaches to Generate Clinical Grade iPS Lines”

11:15-12:15

Bryan Spencer, PhD         
American Red Cross
“Simulating the Impact of Iron Depletion Mitigation Measures on Blood Donor Iron Status 
and Blood Availability”

Lauren Gurschick, AGNP-BC, AOCN

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“Developing a Program for Immune Effector Cell Therapies”

12:15-1:00

Lunch – Attendees & Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall

1:00-2:00

Roundtable Discussion & Dessert in Exhibit Hall

2:00-2:30

Afternoon Break & Vendor Raffles in Exhibit Hall

2:30-3:30

John Connolly, MT(ASCP)SBB CM

Rhode Island Blood Center

“IRL Case Studies”

John Manis, MD

Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital

“Stem Cell Collections for Emerging Cellular Therapies”



 Wednesday March 28, 2018 

Time

Topic

8:00-8:30

Registration

8:30-8:40

Welcome & Announcements

8:40-9:40

Cell Therapy Keynote Speaker

Laura Contreras-Ruiz, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“Regulatory T Cell Immunotherapy in Organ Transplantation”

9:40-10:15

Morning Break & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

10:15-11:15

Elizabeth Griffin

US Food & Drug Administration

“What to Expect During an FDA Inspection”

Roger Belizaire,  MD, PhD 

Brigham & Women's Hospital

“Extracorporeal Photopheresis”

11:15-12:15

Robin Nozick, MT(ASCP)

BC Solutions, LLC (Sponsored Speaker)

“Introduction to the Blood Bank Regulations That Affect Computer Systems”

Joseph (Yossi) Schwartz, MD, MPH 

Columbia University Medical Center

“Global Aspects in Cellular Therapy; Standards, Regulations, and Medical Tourism”

12:15-1:00

Lunch – Attendees & Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall

1:00-2:00

Roundtable Discussion & Dessert in Exhibit Hall

2:00-2:30

Afternoon Break & Vendor Raffles in Exhibit Hall

2:30-3:30

Transfusion Medicine

Speaker/Topic: TBD

Jennifer Whangbo, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Boston Children’s Hospital

“Allogenic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Immunodeficiency”