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Program

Tuesday March 31, 2015
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits 

Regency Room

Whittier Room

9:00 – 9:45 AM
Blood Use in Burn Patients: The Past, the Present, and the Future
David Harrington, MD
Director, Rhode Island Burn Center
Rhode Island Hospital
9:00 – 9:45 AM
Mobilization and Collection of Peripheral Stem Cells
John P. Manis, MD
Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital




9:50 – 10:40 AM
How Do We Achieve the Current Level of Safety of Plasma Derivatives? 
Garrett E. Bergman, MD, MBA
Senior Director, Medical Affairs
Kedrion Biopharma, Inc



9:50 – 10:40 AM
Implementing ISBT 128 Compliant Labeling for Cellular Therapy
Joshua Geary, BS
Systems Business Analyst
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


10:40 – 11:00 AM Morning Break and Exhibits

11:00 – 11:50 AM
Clinical Applications of Blood Group Genotyping
JoAnn Moulds, PhD, MT(ASCP), SBB
Scientific Director, Immunohematology Center
Grifols, Inc.

11:00 - 11:50
Glyco-engineering to Enhance In-Vivo Migration of Human Stem Cells
Brad Dykstra, PhD
Post-doctoral Reasearch Fellow, Brigham & Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical Scool


12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Exhibits


Regency Room

1:00 - 1:50 PM
Dental Pulp Stem Cells: From Basic Biology to Regenerative Medicine
Matthew J. Wilgo, BS
Cell Biology Scientist
New England Cell Therapies & Applied Research


1:55 - 2:45 PM
Healthcare Legislation and Its Impact on the Clinical Laboratory
James Griffith, PhD
Professor, Department of Medical Laboratory Science
University of Massachusetts


2:45 - 3:10 PM   Afternoon Break – Raffle - Exhibits
3:10 - 4:00 PM   
Professional Issues Roundtable Discussion / Wine and Cheese
Various topics (TBA) of importance to the profession and the professional 



Wednesday April 1, 2015

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits 

Regency Room

Whittier Room

9:00 – 9:45 AM
Truth or Daratumunab? New Blood Bank Conundrum
Richard Kaufman, MD
Medical Director, Adult Transfusion Service
Brigham & Women's Hospital
  

9:00 – 9:45 AM
HPC, A(pheresis) to HPC, Marrow
Thomas R. Spitzer, MD
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Massachusetts General Hospital




9:50 – 10:40 AM
Massachusetts Hemovigilance Update
Melissa Cumming, MS, Epidemiologist
Anthony Osinski, MPH, Epidemiologist
Hemovigilance Coordinators
Massachusetts Department of Health



9:50 – 10:40 AM
Does the Future Lie with Haploidentical or Umbilical Cord Transplantation?
Sarah Nikiforow, MD, PhD
Associate Medical Director, Cell Manipulation Core Facility
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


10:40 – 11:00 AM Morning Break and Exhibits

Regency Room

11:00 - 11:50 AM
Case Studies
Lauren Smith, MT(ASCP)SBB CM
Supervisor, Reference Lab
American Red Cross, Connecticut Region


11:00 - 11:50 AM
A Trial of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of ALS
James Berry, MD, MPH
Unit Chief, ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital




12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Exhibits

Regency Room

1:00 - 1:50 PM
Transfusion of Platelets Stored in Additive Solutions
Jorge Rios, MD
Medical Director
American Red Cross Blood Services, Dedham, MA


1:55 - 2:45 PM
MSM Deferral in the United States: Past, Present, and Future 
Bryan Spencer, MPH, ABD
Research Scientist/REDS Program Manager
American Red Cross, Massachusetts Region

2:45 - 3:10 PM   Afternoon Break – Raffle - Exhibits


3:10 - 4:00 PM
RECESS: The Red Cell Storage Duration Study
Christopher Stowell, MD, PhD
Director, Blood Transfusion Services
Massachusetts General Hospital