Program Committees

The overall goal of the organizing committees for Cord Blood Connect is to develop a rich program with a mixture of plenary sessions and concurrent sessions, covering a wide breadth of topics that appeal to all members of the cord blood and perinatal tissue community.  The program committee is comprised of experts in various fields including scientific investigations, technology, and education.

Scientific Committee



Karen Ballen

Colleen Delaney
Deverra Therapeutics

Ngaire Elwood
BMDI Cord Blood Bank

Mitchell Horowitz
Duke University

Abeer Madbouly
Be The Match

Filippo Milano
Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Simrit Parmar
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ronit Simantov
Gamida Cell

John Wagner
University of Minnesota

Robert Wynn
Manchester University

Technical Committee



Christina Celluzzi
AABB Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies

Warren Fingrut
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Diane Fournier
Héma-Québec Public Cord Blood Bank

Kieran Herrity
NHS Blood and Transplant

Roberto Waddington
CryoHoldco do Brasil