All Cord Blood Banks Are Not the Same: Private and Public Facilities

All Cord Blood Banks Are Not the Same: Private and Public Facilities

Dr. Setty welcomes Dr. Perlow to discuss cord blood banking.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    The use of umbilical cord blood stem cells has increased significantly over the past two decades with cord blood being used today to treat many life-threatening diseases. This interview will provide an overview of the scientific underpinning of cord blood and focus on the practical issues surrounding public and private banking. 

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Host:
    Prathima Setty, MD, FACOG, NCMP
    Private Practice
    Herndon, VA

    Dr. Setty has nothing to disclose.

    Faculty:           
    Jordan H. Perlow, MD
    Clinical Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix
    Phoenix, AZ

    Dr. Perlow has nothing to disclose.

    Reviewers/Planners/Authors: 

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Kia K. Gray, MPH has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider, MSW has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Understand the clinical indications and appreciate the emerging science for cord blood transplant.
    • Define the processes and procedures surrounding the collection of cord blood.
    • Counsel patients and families on cord blood donation to both public and private banks.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of obstetricians and gynecologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider

    Omnia Education has a core focus on women's health and the ways in which diseases and conditions impact the female patient. That unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment for healthcare professionals nationwide. We impact thousands of clinicians annually, many of whom return each year for clinical updates and connectivity with regional peers.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from CBR, from AMAG Pharmaceuticals.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of TOPEC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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