Cord Blood Connect

The Cord Blood Connect international congress embraces all components of the cord blood community - public and private banking, clinical and laboratory investigations, manufacturing, administration, education and training. 

It brings together the many people and organizations worldwide engaged in, or served by, cord blood and perinatal tissue banking and the development of associated therapeutics. 

MULTIPLE TRACKS: The congress will have plenary sessions, concurrent scientific and educational sessions, and smaller workshops. Fourteen nonprofit organizations in the cord blood field are collaborating with the Cord Blood Association to create an unparalleled educational experience. 

VENUE: Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, USA 

DATES: September 14-16, 2018

English - there will be no simultaneous translation. 

Members of the cord blood and perinatal tissue community, including: 
  • Public and private banking managers, technicians and support personnel 
  • Cord blood and perinatal tissue clinicians and investigators 
  • Cell therapy and regenerative medicine investigators 
  • Transplant specialists 
  • Obstetricians, pediatricians and allied health professionals 
  • Patient and parent advocates 
  • Public policy leaders, legislators and regulators 
  • Keynote lectures 
  • Tracked concurrent sessions 
  • Oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts 
  • Education and training workshops 
  • Poster session 
  • Satellite symposia 
  • Product theaters 
  • Exhibits 
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: "We want this meeting to invigorate and inspire the cord blood community," says CBA President Joanne Kurtzberg. "The meeting should meet everyone's needs through structured scientific and educational sessions and workshops. The program will be structured to encourage networking among the participants because we know that the most valuable information often comes from discussions with peers outside of the formal presentations."