48th Annual MABB Spring Seminar Program


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THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR P.A.C.E. CREDITS BY THE ASCLS P.A.C.E.® PROGRAM.

 

Time

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

8:00-8:30

Registration

8:30-8:40

Welcome & Announcements

8:40-9:40

Cellular Therapy Keynote Address

Navigating the Landscape of Unproven Cell-Based Products and Services

Laertis Ikonomou, PhD

Boston University / Boston Medical Center


9:40-10:15

Morning Break & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

10:15-11:15

MA Hemovigilance Update, 2020

Alexandra DeJesus, MPH

MA Department of Public Health 

Precision Genetic Medicines Through Base Editing

Yeh-Chuin Poh, PhD

Beam Therapeutics Inc.

11:15-12:15

Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) 101

Carolyn Young, MD

Lifespan / Brown University Medical School

Vendor Qualification for the GMP/GTP Cellular Therapy Lab

Michele Herman, MT(ASCP)

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 


12:15-1:00

Lunch – Attendees & Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall

1:00-2:00

Veterinary Transfusion Medicine

Kristina DePaula, DVM, DACVE

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners

Generation of Immune Cells from Cord Blood

Hans Klingemann, MD, PhD

New England Cord Blood Bank / Tufts Medical Center

2:00-2:30

Afternoon Break & Vendor Raffles in Exhibit Hall

~ Afternoon Break is sponsored by Siwa Biotech Corp ~

2:30-3:30

IRL Case Studies

Jonathan Gollan, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBBCM

American Red Cross

Biopreservation Best Practices and Stability Risk Points Throughout the Cell Therapy Workflow

Aby Mathew, PhD

BioLife Solutions, Inc.


 

 

 



Time

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

8:00-8:30

Registration

8:30-8:40

Welcome & Announcements

8:40-9:40

Transfusion Medicine Keynote Address 

Transfusing Ethnically Diverse Patients: Serologic and Molecular Methods Unite

Jensyn Cone Sullivan, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital


9:40-10:15

Morning Break & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

~ Morning Break is sponsored by Quotient ~

10:15-11:15

Implementing the 2019 FDA Bacterial Guidance

Jill Alberigo, MT(ASCP)

Rhode Island Blood Center

Culture of Hematopoietic Cells: 

From Progenitors to Immune Cells

Nooshin Tabatabaei-Zavareh, PhD, MD

STEMCELL Technologies


11:15-12:15

Towards a Better Understanding of

Pediatric Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Grace Linder, MD

 Massachusetts General Hospital

Cell Therapy Training Strategies in a Dynamic Work Environment

Karl Stasko, MPH, MT(ASCP)

Dana Farber Cancer Institute


12:15-1:00

Lunch – Attendees & Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall

1:00-2:00

Professional Roundtable Discussion & Dessert in Exhibit Hall

2:00-2:30

Afternoon Break & Vendor Raffles in Exhibit Hall

2:30-3:30

Sense or Nonsense When Performing Antibody Identification?

Melanie Oliveira, MT(ASCP)SBB

Brigham and Women's Hospital


Aseptic Technique 101 – Back to the Basics

Matthew J. Wilgo, BS

New England Cord Blood Bank, Inc.