Cord Blood Connect This Year Will Be In-Person!

The Cord Blood Connect international congress will convene Sept. 9-11 in Miami Beach. After two years of online meetings, a spectacular re-birth is planned with the latest clinical and laboratory investigations, technical innovations, educational sessions, exhibits, posters, interactive panel discussions, social events and more.

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Oceanside Venue

The congress is returning to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, universally applauded by attendees in past years for its amenities and services and its location amid the South Beach attractions, trendy restaurants, shops and outdoor activities.

The health and safety of all attendees will be a high priority. Vaccination and booster documentation will be required of those attending the congress. Other measures will include enhanced sanitation, daily testing of hotel staff, special food and beverage handling, and other measures as then recommended by local health authorities. 

Back Together

“We couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to see and talk to one another outside of a computer screen,” said CBA President Joanne Kurtzberg. “We’ll be celebrating our industry’s progress and resilience over the past 36 months since we were last together.”

As in the past, the congress will have plenary sessions and dual tracks for clinical and translational science and investigations, and for education and training for cord blood bank administrative, technical and support personnel. A committee chaired by Karen Ballen of the of the University of Virginia School of Medicine is planning the scientific program, and another committee chaired by Marcie Finney of the Cleveland Cord Blood Center is organizing the technology and education sessions.

This year registration fees are graduated. The earlier the registration, the greater the savings. CBA members receive a $200 discount no matter when they register.

Confident Position

“Our successful pivot to an online format these past two years has shown that our congress not only could persevere, but even thrive,” Dr. Kurtzberg said. “We had record-breaking attendance and were highly gratified by the enthusiastic response from attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.

“Despite challenging headwinds, we’ve been able to maintain a forward momentum since our 2019 congress, advocating for cord blood and perinatal tissue therapies and banking, encouraging clinical and laboratory research, and advancing the field. Our officers and Board members believe that we are now in a position to confidently bring our international community together again to learn, teach, share, refresh and re-connect,” she said.

Come join with your colleagues from around the world this September in Florida.