Banking on Life: Cord Blood Stem Cells – The Future of Regenerative Medicine May 2, 2009 San Francisco, CA Presented by The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network and Cord Blood Registry

Bringing together leaders and experts in the field of cord blood stem cell research and regenerative medicine

Cutting edge leaders from around the world, in the field of umbilical cord blood stem cell research and regenerative medicine, will join us to promote, inform and educate attendees on up to the minute successes and advances in cord blood research. These key voices will convene to share information that will shape the future direction of progress in cord blood banking and advances in patient treatments.

Conference Speakers:


James E. Baumgartner, M.D., Pediatric Neurosurgeon with Pediatric Neurological Specialists, an Affiliate of Memorial Hermann, Houston,Texas

John Cusey, former senior staff in the House of Representatives and political appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

David T. Harris, Ph.D., Professor of Immunology, Dept. Microbiology & Immunology, University of Arizona and Director, Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank, University of Arizona

Colin P.McGuckin, Ph.D., President, Cell Therapy Research Institute, Lyon, and President, “Novus Sanguis” charity, funding Responsible Regenerative Medicine, Paris, France

David Prentice, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Life Sciences at Family Research Council, Washington,D.C.

Ian Rogers, Ph.D., Associate Scientist and Assistant Professor, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto

Josephine Quintavalle, Director, Comment on Reproductive Ethics, UnitedKingdom


Conference Program:

Friday May, 2nd2009 San Francisco Sheraton Gateway Hotel San Francisco International Airport

8:00 – 8:45                                           Registration/Exhibits – Breakfast

8:50                                                   Welcome – Jennifer Lahl, National Director, CBC

9:00-9:45                                            David Harris - Cord Blood Cells and                                                                   Regenerative Medicine: Clinical Applications


9:45-10:30                                          Colin McGuckin - Banking Umbilical Cord                                                                 Blood: The Future of Regenerative Medicine

10:30-10:45                                        Break

10:45-11:45                                        James Baumgartner - Current Stem Cell                                                         Clinical Trials for Nervous System Disease in Children


11:45-12:00                                          Q and A panel


12:00-1:00                                            Lunch


1:15-2:00                                              Ian Rogers - Stem cells & regenerative                                                                medicine: A comparison between Umbilical                                                            Cord Blood Stem cells, Embryonic Stem Cells &                                                                       induced Pluripotent Cells


2:00-2:45                                              John Cusey - Public Policy and Cord Blood                                                                      stem Cells: A Healthy Combination


2:45-3:00                                              Break


3:00-3:45                                              Panel – Global Cooperation, Private and                                                       Public Banking – moderated by Josephine Quintavalle


3:45-4:30                                              Patient Testimonies


4:30-4:45                                              Closing Comments – David Pauls, M.D. CBC Chairman


5:00 -6:00                                             Exhibits - Reception


$100 Tickets available - Join us for the Optional Evening Dinner with Dr. Gilbert Meilaender, recipient of the 2009 Paul Ramsey Award. Dr. Meilaender is the Richard & Phyllis Duesenberg Professor of Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University and served on the President's Council on Bioethics under the Bush Administration.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) and the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network (CBC).  CMDA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Christian Medical Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM).  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This educational activity is approved for 5 hours of Continuing Educational Units for Registered Nurses awarded by DominicanUniversity of California, School of Nursing.



Name Price
Physician Registration- includes 5.75 hours of Cat. 1 CME   $259
Nurse Registration includes 5 CEU   $209
Standard Conference Registration without Continuing Education Credit   $199
Student Registration   $99
Full Day Conference Registration plus Evening Dinner   $299
Evening Dinner Attendance Only for 2009 Paul Ramsey Award Dinner   $100

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