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Blood and Marrow Stem Cell and gene Therapy in Children: Where are we, and What is Ahead?

Professor Robert Wynn

  • Date: Tuesday 2nd November 2021 from 1.00-2.00 pm
  • Venue: Zoom meeting
  • Members £0.00
  • Non Members £

This meeting is being subsidised by the Manchester Medical Society and is FREE for all to attend. You will be able to submit questions to the speaker during the event using the Q&A function on Zoom.

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1.00-2.00 pm

Professor Robert Wynn, Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Honorary Professor of Clinical Paediatric Haematology and Cellular Therapy

Synopsis of lecture:

Haematology and transplant is changing, and the principles and practice is most readily understood in paediatric disease.

In this talk Rob Wynn reviews the current practice of blood and marrow transplant to correct non-malignant and malignant diseases. Understanding the risks of transplant and how it effects disease resolution has led to gene-modifed cellular approaches to both augment efficacy and reduce toxicity.

Rob will review transplant in Manchester and its innovative, investigational protocols in genetic and malignant disease

Learning objectives:

  • what are the stem cell sources in allogeneic transplant
  • how does transplant cure leukaemia
  • how are genes incorporated into the genome of haemopoietic stem cells