ACBSCT Meeting: April 27, 2020

10:00 A.M. – 10:10 A.M.Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Manish Gandhi, MD, ACBSCT Chair 
Robert Walsh, ACBSCT Executive Secretary
10:10 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.Introduction of All Members and Roll Call
Robert Walsh, ACBSCT Executive Secretary
10:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.HRSA Division of Transplantation Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Program Update
Frank Holloman
Division of Transplantation (DoT)
Health Resources and Services Administration
10:45 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.

COVID-19: Impact on Unrelated Blood Stem Cell Transplantation


Steven Devine, MD
Chief Medical Officer – National Marrow Donor Program
Associate Scientific Director, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)

John Miller, MD, PhD
Vice President, Medical & Quality Services
National Marrow Donor Program

Kristin Naruko
Vice President, Provider Services Operations
National Marrow Donor Program

11:15 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.COVID-19: Outcomes Data
J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS
Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR|Milwaukee
Cancer Service Line Director, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
11:45 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.BREAK
12:00 P.M. – 12:15 P.M.

Patient Access to Cellular Therapy (PACT) Act Overview: Potential Impact on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation


Ellie Beaver
Manager, Health Policy
National Marrow Donor Program

Jessica Knutson
Government Affairs Director
National Marrow Donor Program

12:15 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.

Ossium Health Overview: Deceased Bone Marrow for Advanced Cellular Therapies and Emergency Medicine
Kevin E. Caldwell II 
President & CEO
Ossium Health, Inc. (a Public Benefit Corporation)

12:45 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.LUNCH BREAK
1:15 P.M. – 2:10 P.M.

COVID-19: Impact on Cord Blood Banking

Marcie Finney, MS, MBA
Executive Director
Cleveland Cord Blood Center

David Lin, MD, MHA
Medical Director and Executive Director of the WA Center for Apheresis Therapy 

Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
Co-Chair NMDP Cord Blood Advisory Group
Director, Carolinas Cord Blood Bank

2:10 P.M. – 3:10 P.M.

Cord Blood Transplantation:  Challenges and Opportunities from the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) – Cord Blood Special Interest Group


Juliet Barker, MBBS
Attending Physician, Adult BMT Service and Director, CBT Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chair, ASTCT CB Special Interest Group                     

Filippo Milano, MD, PhD
Director Cord Blood Program
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington, School of Medicine

John Wagner, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director, Center for Translational Medicine 
University of Minnesota


3:10 P.M. – 3:40 P.M.New Business and Consideration of Recommendations
3:40 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.Public Comment
4:00 P.M. Adjournment
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