The Stem Cell Collection and Storage course (SCP-1102) is designed to teach healthcare professionals about the use of stem cells as a key component of preventative medicine. Two major issues the healthcare community is currently suffering from are the shortages in organ transplantation and an aging population; these issues have inspired a search for new and alternative therapies. Organ transplantation saves many lives each year and restores essential functions for many otherwise untreatable patients. Regenerative medicine aims to restore the functions of those failing organs and tissues for patients with serious injuries or chronic disease using the patient’s own stem cells, eliminating the need for allogeneic transplantation. There are approximately 90,000 patients on the US transplant-waiting list.
In addition, there is a wide array of major unmet medical needs which might be addressed by regenerative technologies. New and current regenerative medicines can use stem cells to create living and functional tissues to regenerate and repair tissue and organs in the body that are damaged due to age, disease and congenital defects. Stem cells have the power to locate to these damaged areas and regenerate new cells and tissues by performing a repair and renewal process, restoring functionality.
• This is Subspecialty Course with a cost of $3500.
• Self-paced open enrollment
• Physician CME Eligible: Yes: 44.0 CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
• Program includes digital streaming of lectures and PDF resources
• Learn instantly with any computer or laptop with a strong internet connection
• Estimated effort: 9 weeks of material, 4-5 hours/week; 6 topic quizzes, final exam
Some background in biology is helpful. This course may contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.
• Biology Of Stem Cells
• Regenerative Medicine
• Adult Stem Cell & Cord Blood Banking
• Clinical Study Design for Stem Cells
• Regulation of Stem Cell Therapies