Cellular Therapy Community Corner

Posted in :: 2019 Volume 3 :: Thursday, March 14th, 2019

American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Updates Name to American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), a professional society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical care for patients who require blood and marrow transplants, announced it has changed its name to the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) in recognition of the rapid shift toward cellular therapies in this field of medicine. The ASTCT name will better reflect the organization’s commitment to serving as the professional home and community for healthcare providers, researchers, and other professionals who are dedicated to cures involving blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapies.

The new name was announced at the annual Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Meetings, hosted by ASBMT and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) from Feb. 20 to 24 in Houston, Texas. The ASTCT name was chosen to acknowledge the rapid shift toward cellular therapies, and to reflect the organization’s 25 years of leadership in that field, along with transplantation. Read full article

Post-Conference Exclusive: World Cord Blood Day 2018

As a follow-up to last November’s World Cord Blood Day virtual conference, the leading cord blood pioneers and visionaries who served as presenters have responded to many of the questions asked by attendees post-conference.

Speakers include:

  • Joanne Kurzberg,
  • Susana Cantero Peral
  • Charles Cox, Jr.
  • Juliet Barker
  • Dave Murphy
  • Monroe Burgess
  • Josephine Neuweiserhuiser-Teeler
  • Lyla Edington and Parents

Mark your calendars for the next World Cord Blood Day on November 15th, 2019!

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ASBMT Welcomes New President

Dr. Navneet Majhail is looking forward to a new beginning as the new president of ASBMT.  Dr. Majhail is he the Director of the Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at the Cleveland Clinic, and the Scientific Director of CIBMTR Health Services Research Program.  He received his medical degrees from Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and a fellowship in hematology‐oncology at the University of Minnesota. He also obtained an MS in Clinical Research from the University of Minnesota. His research interests include survivorship issues and late effects of transplantation and health services research in hematologic malignancies and blood and marrow transplantation. FACT welcomes Dr. Majhail as the new President of ASBMT!

Read Dr. Majhail’s Blog