‘Cord Blood Connect’ Will Again Be Virtual

Abstract submission now open for the congress to be held Sept. 23 and 30

This year’s Cord Blood Connect international congress will again be virtual on Sept. 23 and 30. The live-stream scientific, technical and educational sessions, panels, e-posters and virtual exhibits will be live-streamed on two consecutive Thursdays.


Splitting the congress into days held a week apart proved to be popular last year. Participants did not have to be tied to screens for consecutive days.

The agenda details and registration information will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Abstract Deadline: July 31

In the meantime, abstracts are now being accepted in six categories:

  • Preclinical Studies
  • Clinical Trials - Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy
  • Clinical Trials - Regenerative Medicine
  • Perinatal Tissue Banking and Therapies (including MSCs)
  • Cord Blood Collection, Manufacturing and Cell Engineering
  • Cord Blood Bank Management, Administration and Sustainability

Accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement to STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, and authors will be invited to present them as “e-posters” during the congress. The e-posters proved to be very popular in a survey of congress participants last year, earning a perfect 5.0 rating (on a 0-to-5 scale).

As an alternative to the traditional 4’ x 8’ posters pinned to cork boards, the e-posters are narrated PowerPoint presentations accessible on-demand during the congress and for the next 12 months. Viewers are able to comment or ask questions of the authors via e-mail.

The published abstracts will be indexed in the medical literature, and eligible for Best Abstract awards with oral presentation during the congress.