Cord Blood Connect

The Cord Blood Connect international congress embraces all components of the cord blood community - public and private banking, clinical and laboratory investigations, manufacturing, administration, education and training. 

It brings together the many people and organizations worldwide engaged in, or served by, cord blood and perinatal tissue banking and the development of associated therapeutics. 

MULTIPLE TRACKS: The congress will have plenary sessions, concurrent scientific and educational sessions, and smaller workshops. Fourteen nonprofit organizations in the cord blood field are collaborating with the Cord Blood Association to create an unparalleled educational experience. 

VENUE: Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, USA 

DATES: September 14-16, 2018

English - there will be no simultaneous translation. 

ANTICIPATED ATTENDANCEMembers of the cord blood and perinatal tissue community, including: 
  • Public and private banking managers, technicians and support personnel 
  • Cord blood and perinatal tissue clinicians and investigators 
  • Cell therapy and regenerative medicine investigators 
  • Transplant specialists 
  • Obstetricians, pediatricians and allied health professionals 
  • Patient and parent advocates 
  • Public policy leaders, legislators and regulators 
  • Keynote lectures 
  • Tracked concurrent sessions 
  • Oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts 
  • Education and training workshops 
  • Poster session
  • Product theaters 
  • Exhibits 



Cord Blood Connect international congress is sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Cord Blood Connect international congress and the Medical College of Wisconsin (CME provider) are committed to supporting full compliance with the Physician Payment Sunshine Act and strive toward full transparency with collaborators, governing bodies and our learners.

Allied Health Professionals

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals attending the Cord Blood Connect international congress.

Clinical Laboratory Personnel

This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology as meeting the criteria for a maximum of 15.0 CMLE credit. CMLE credits are acceptable to meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program.

Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel

CE Broker is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel as a provider of continuing education programs for Florida-licensed clinical laboratory personnel. This event has been approved for a maximum of 15.0 contact hours.

Certificate of Participation

General attendees for whom continuing education credits do not apply may receive a certificate of participation.


Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Report on the state-of-the-art in cord blood and perinatal tissue therapies
  • Analyze contemporary and new methods for collecting, processing, banking and releasing cord blood and perinatal tissue products
  • Describe novel uses of cord blood and perinatal tissue in cellular therapies and regenerative medicine
  • Discuss current procedures, methods and issues in cord blood and tissue processing, manufacturing, regulation, accreditation and public education
  • Report on the accomplishments of the Cord Blood Association in its priority areas of quality products and services, advocacy, market expansion, education, and research and development