Date(s) - 15 Oct 2014
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
featuring Dr. Curtis Cetrulo
October 15th, 2014
12:00 pm EDT/9:00 am AZ
Mediware and Save The Cord Foundation have teamed up to provide the cellular therapy industry community with this exclusive speaker series to discuss the topics you and your peers are most interested in. Join us as we feature your colleagues as they discuss their latest research, technology, opinions on industry news and so much more. Our next webinar in this series features Dr. Curtis Cetrulo, a plastic surgeon, transplant expert and stem cell researcher who is truly making a difference and changing transplant medicine with his surgical allotransplantation applications for using cadaver limbs to replaced amputated limbs. Dr. Cetrulo’s stem cell research and innovative transplant surgical technics are revolutionizing the world of limb transplant surgery and making brighter futures for patients who had previously had only prothetic arm, leg and finger options.
About Dr. Cetrulo:
Dr. Curtis Cetrulo is the Senior Investigator and Head of the Vascularized Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Laboratory at the Transplantation Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital graduated from Stanford University in 1992 and Tufts University School of Medicine in 1999. Following completion of plastic surgery residency training, Dr. Cetrulo practiced reconstructive microsurgery and hand surgery at the University of Southern California Medical Center and the Shriners Hospital or Children-Los Angeles where he performed pediatric reconstructive microsurgery, burn reconstruction, cleft lip and palate surgery, and pediatric hand surgery. In 2009, Dr. Cetrulo joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the staff of Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston.
His laboratory is investigating tolerance induction strategies for vascularized composite tissue allografts (VCA) in the immunogenetically-defined MGH miniature swine model. Current research efforts are directed toward use of genetically-modified porcine xenografts for the treatment of burns; establishing mixed hematopoietic chimerism to induce transplantation tolerance o VCA in swine and toward exploring the immunologic mechanisms involved intolerance and rejection of the skin component of VCA in swine.
Please join us on for this exciting Share The Science Webinar on Oct 15th at 12 EDT featuring Dr. Curtis Cetrulo. Register Here
Save The Cord Foundation is a 501c3 education foundation whose mission is to save umbilical cord blood, expand cord blood education and advance cord blood stem cell research.
Please visit www.savethecordfoundation.org for complete information on saving umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placental blood.