KrabbeConnect will host special webinars to keep patients, caregivers, industry stakeholders, non-profit partners, the medical community, and others abreast of important information including but not limited to disease insights, COVID-19 concerns/pre-cautions, new therapies, clinical trial presentations, coping skills, and more! If you have a topic of interest, we want to hear from you. Email us your idea/s at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Webinars Available for Download
Krabbe Disease: Transplants and Arising New Therapies
Original Air Date: June 29th, 2020
A 1-hour educational discussion with Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg on the history of transplant in Krabbe disease, lessons learned since utilizing transplants to treat Krabbe disease, and some useful insights on new therapies in the pipeline. Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg is an internationally renowned expert in pediatric hematology\oncology, pediatric blood and marrow transplantation, umbilical cord blood banking and transplantation, and novel applications of cord blood in the emerging fields of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. Since 1990 she has served as the Director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (PBMT) Program at Duke University Medical Center. The PBMT program has transplanted over 60 patients affected by Krabbe Disease. Dr. Kurtzberg current research is focused on finding ways to use cord blood cells to help children with Krabbe disease and other leukodystrophies.
Be Heard By the FDA: Learn More About the Patient Focused Drug Development Meeting for Krabbe Disease
Original Air Date: June 16th, 2020
A 45-minute presentation with guest speaker, Debbie Drell from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). Debbie, along with Co-Founders, Stacy Pike-Langenfeld and Anne Rugari, highlight all the elements of a Patient Focused Drug Development meeting and why every stakeholder (patients, caregivers, drug developers, clinicians, researchers, etc.) need to come together to inform the FDA about Krabbe disease, the impact KD has on a patient's life, current treatments, and the need for new therapies.
Patient Care Center: How to Build a Medical Care Team
Original Air Date: May 6th, 2020
A 1-hour presentation with guest speaker, Dawn Laney. Dawn juggles many roles and responsibilities at Emory University: Assistant Professor, Genetics Counselor, Director of the Emory Genetic Clinical Trials Center, Program Leader of Emory’s Lysosomal Storage Disease Center, and member of the Emory Biomedical IRB Committee. Dawn is a long-time advocate of patient empowerment and strongly urges rare disease patients and/or caregivers to organize a care team to ensure the exchange of information amongst different medical care providers remains fluid and consistent.
COVID-19 Insights for Krabbe Families
Original Air Date: April 3rd, 2020
A 1-hour presentation with Dr. Maria Escolar, a tenured Professor of Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Escolar comes to KrabbeConnect with more than 20 years of experience as a clinician treating patients with Krabbe disease and other rare neurological conditions. Dr. Escolar provides an overview of COVID-19 and concerns related to patients already compromised by Krabbe disease.