When Sam Maloney was a baby, his poop was green. He was sick all the time. He wasn’t thriving. Sam’s mom Tara Blaney knew something was wrong. But it wasn’t until he was 18 months old, weighing only 18 pounds, that Tara first heard the words “cystic fibrosis”. She had never heard of it before and when she Googled it, her entire world changed.
Watch Mini Med School 2012 Sessions
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Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Investigate the use of stem cell transplantation in childhood leukemia and hematopoietic cell transplantation to replace the immune system. Presented by Dr. Nina Rolf, Postdoctoral Fellow, Reid Research Team, CFRI. | Dr. Jacob Rozmus, Investigator & Pediatric Hematologist, BC Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Watch here.
Solid Organ Transplantation I
Learn about pediatric heart transplantation and some specific successes and challenges of organ transplantation. Presented by Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC. | Dr. Lori Jeanne West, Professor, Pediatrics, Surgery, Immunology & Pathology/Lab Medicine, University of Alberta. | Watch here.
Solid Organ Transplantation II
Presented by Dr. Bruce Verchere, Head, Diabetes Research, CFRI; Professor, Dept. of Surgery & Pathology/Lab Medicine; Irving K. Barber Chair in Diabetes Research. | Dr. Douglas Matsell, Scientist & Head, Division of Nephrology, BC Children's; Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, UBC. | Dr. Gregory A. Grant, Head, BC Transplant; Clinical Assistant Prof., Critical Care Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Presented by Dr. Connie Eaves, Distinguished Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency; Professor, Dept. of Medical Genetics, UBC. | Dr. Judy Illes, Professor, Neurology & Director, National Core for Neuroethics & Adjunct Professor, School of Population & Public Health, UBC; Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington. | Watch here.
The Future of Transplantation: Cellular Therapies
Explore immune cells and transplantation + cellular therapies for cancer. Presented by Dr. Megan Levings, Scientist, Diabetes, Nutrition & Metabolism, CFRI; Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC. | Dr. Gregor Reid, Scientist, Childhood Cancer & Blood Research, CFRI; Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology & BMT, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Watch here.