Symposium on alternative donor transplantation: the state of the art

Telford Lecture Theatre, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA

Thursday 23 February 2012

Organising Committee: Prof Graham Jackson, Prof Charles Craddock, Prof Alejandro Madrigal and Dr Derwood Pamphilon

08:45 Registration & coffee

09:30 Opening remarks - Prof Alejandro Madrigal

Session 1: Outcomes after alternative donor transplantation

Chair: Prof Graham Jackson

09:35 Unrelated donor transplantation - Prof Andrea Bacigalupo, Centro Trapianti di Midollo University Hospital, Genoa

10:15 Cord blood transplantation - Dr Guillermo Sanz, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia

10:55 Advances in haplo-identical transplantation - Dr Kavita Raj Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London

11.15 Coffee

Session 2: Outcomes after alternative donor transplantation

Chair: Prof Alejandro Madrigal

11:45 Outcome after alternative donor transplants in children - Dr Paul Veys, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

12:20 Optimising cord blood selection - Dr Juliet Barker, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

13.00 Lunch

Session 3: Alternative donor transplantation in 2012

Chairs: Lynda Hamlyn, NHSBT & Henny Braund, Anthony Nolan

14:00 Keynote Speech - Anne Milton MP Public Health Minister, Department of Health

14.10 UK Stem Cell Strategic Oversight Committee recommendations - Prof Charles Craddock, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

14.25 Optimising unrelated donor selection: Development of GIAS - Dr Bronwen Shaw, Institute of Cancer Research, London

15.00 Allelic level matching in unrelated donor BMT - Dr John Harvey NHSBT

15.20 Round Table: Current issues in alternative donor transplantation 

Chair: Prof Charles Craddock

Case studies, donor algorithms, commissioning issues with audience participation

Prof David Marks, Bristol  

Prof Tony Pagliuca, London

Prof Nigel Russell, Nottingham

Prof Steve Mackinnon, London

Prof Andrea Bacigalupo, Genoa

Dr Mike Potter, London

Prof Jackie Cornish, Bristol

Dr Juliet Barker, New York

16:15 Close & tea

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