WMDA meetings

Perfect way of networking

WMDA meetings offer a great opportunity to connect with other members and learn about all aspects of registry operations and cord blood banking.  When can you catch up with the WMDA?

WMDA-NetCord & FACT Cord Blood Day

Join your cord blood colleagues for a day of presentations from renowned cord blood experts at the 2019 WMDA-NetCord & FACT Cord Blood Day! The event will be held in Miami, Florida on September 12, 2019, in conjunction with the Cord Blood Connect International Congress.
The WMDA-NetCord & FACT Cord Blood Day will highlight recent advances in cord blood transplantation and include global perspectives of cord blood transplants, common FACT-NetCord inspection citations, and more.  Click here for more information and registration.

Cord Blood Connect (13-15 September 2019 – Miami, USA)

The 2nd international congress for cord blood and perinatal tissue research, banking, manufacturing, transplantation, emerging regenerative therapies and networking, sponsored by the Cord Blood Association, in collaboration with 13 other cord blood-related organizations.
Convening Sept. 13-15 in Miami Beach, the congress will again have concurrent tracks for clinical and translational science and investigations, as well as education and training for cord blood bank administrative, technical and support personnel.
You can register here.


International Donor Registry Conference (24-27 June 2020 – Quebec, Canada)

The International Donor Registry Conference (IDRC) is the official conference of the WMDA, offering the chance to meet and network with partners from different organisations over four days. The first two days consist of WMDA working group and committee meetings, while the second part is the IDRC. The Hema Quebec Registry Canada, is the host for the 2020 IDRC on June 24 – 27.


Educational workshops for small and medium-sized organisations

WMDA organises workshops on a regular basis to educate newcomers in the field of donor care and donor relations. Topics include setting up a network in your country and what to think about if your task is to facilitate the search for a patient in need of a transplant. The first workshop was organised in 2013 by the Cyprus Bone Marrow Donor Registry, while the last workshop (May 2017) was hosted in Germany. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, regional workshops were organised for Indian, South American and South-East Asian organisations.