AABB/BioCoR* Joint Workshop
October 10-11, 2013
Colorado Convention Center
Continuing Education Credit Information
*BioCoR is the Biopreservation Core Resource at the University of Minnesota.
Every day cellular therapy products are collected and stored or transported to different locations-- underscoring the critical nature of technologies that preserve the biological properties of such products to ensure product quality and safety for patients. To date, over 1.2 million patients have received cellular or cell-derived product as the primary source or part of their therapy. As the number of products produced and transported globally increases, methods for maintaining product integrity as well as data supporting these activities become increasingly important.
The unique challenge of cryopreserving cellular therapy products is the focus of this collaborative course. Key topics include global transport issues and regulations, storage conditions, freezing parameters and repository design. Registration includes a Thursday evening reception and breakfast, lunch and the cellular therapy networking reception on Friday.
At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Describe physical and chemical changes of cellular therapy products during freezing.
- Explain the method of protecting cells and the mechanisms of cell damage during freezing.
- Develop protocols for preserving cellular products.
- Select cryopreservation agents.
- Explain the fundamentals of quality systems for cellular therapy.
- Prepare, cool and solidify samples prior to placement in long term storage.
Allison Hubel, PhD, University of Minnesota
Bruce Edel, Chart Industries
Claudia Zylberberg, PhD, Akron Biotechnology, LLC
David McKenna, MD, University of Minnesota
Diane Kadidlo, MT (ASCP) SBB, University of Minnesota
Fran Rabe, MS, CQM(ASQ), University of Minnesota
Ian Pope, PhD, MBA, BSc, Cryo Associates Inc
Salem Akel, PhD, St. Louis Cord Blood Bank
Individuals interested in cryopreservation of cellular products representing industry, academia, hospitals, and government agencies from a range of fields including:
- Cell therapy
- Regenerative medicine
Thursday, October 10, 2013
|11:00am – 1:00pm
|1:00pm – 2:00pm
||Fundamentals of Cryopreservation
|2:00pm – 3:00pm
|3:00pm – 3:30pm
|3:30pm – 4:30pm
||Debugging Protocols: Emerging Issues in Preservation of Cellular Therapies
|4:30pm – 5:30pm
||Clinical Cell Preservation
|5:30pm – 6:30pm
||Reception with table-top exhibits
Friday, October 11, 2013
|8:00am – 9:00am
||Quality Control: Common Cell Processing Laboratory Problems and Solutions
|9:00am – 10:00am
|10:00am – 10:30am
|10:30am – noon
||Regulatory Issues in Cryopreservation
|Noon – 1:00pm
||Lunch with table-top exhibits
|1:00pm – 3:00pm
||Repository Design: Sustainability of Your Biorepository
|3:00pm – 3:30pm
|3:30pm – 5:30pm
||Practical Realities: Containers, Reagents and Equipment
||Cellular Therapy Networking Reception
Continuing Education Information
AABB is an approved, accredited provider (Provider Number 0000381) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AABB designates these educational activities for a maximum of 11.5 credit hours in Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.
Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel
AABB is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, Provider Number 50-4261-1, as a provider of continuing education programs for Florida-licensed clinical laboratory personnel. This event has been approved for a maximum of 13.8 contact hours.
California Clinical Laboratory Personnel
AABB is an approved accrediting agency for continuing education for California licensed clinical laboratory personnel. This event has been approved for a maximum of 11.5 contact hours. AABB's accrediting agency number is 0011. Credit earned through attendance at this event may be used to fulfill the state requirement for continuing education hours to maintain licensure status.
AABB is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 4341, as a provider of continuing nursing education programs. AABB designates this event for a maximum of 13.8 contact hours.
All AABB educational programs are ACCME accredited and satisfy the "formal education" option of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP).
Administrators, laboratory personnel, nurses (non-California) and general attendees may receive a certificate of attendance for participation in this event. This certificate verifies attendance at the conference.
Registration and housing will open June 5 for AABB Members and June 26 for General Attendees.
- $450 for AABB Members attending the 2013 Annual Meeting
- $525 for Non-AABB Members attending the 2013 Annual Meeting
- $525 for AABB Members not attending the 2013 Annual Meeting
- $600 for Non-AABB Members not attending the 2013 Annual Meeting
*The registration rate will increase $30 on each level after August 14th.