Pediatric transplant symposium June 29

Register for symposium and retirement reception celebrating Dr. Jean Sanders' four-decade career

Dr. Jean Sanders' profound impact on the science of pediatric transplantation will be celebrated June 29 at a symposium and retirement reception: "Advances in Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy: The Influence of a Career."

The symposium will take place 1-5 p.m. in Pelton Auditorium. A reception will follow 5:30-9 p.m. in the Arnold Building atrium. Registration is required; please register by June 26. An online memory book is available for friends and colleagues to congratulate Sanders and share their experiences with her.

The Hutchinson Center's former pediatric stem-cell transplantation program director will retire at the end of the month after a four-decade career that built the nation's pediatric transplant program and saved thousands of young lives.

Sanders trained more than 90 specialists in her field and authored more than 300 scientific publications during her career. She also chaired multiple cooperative research group studies and served as adviser for many medical and scientific organizations including the Children's Oncology Group, the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Institutes of Health.

Symposium speakers and topics will be:

  • "Allogeneic BMT for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: The Road We Have Traveled"
    Dr. Kirk R. Schultz, BC Children's Hospital and Child and Family Research Institute
  • "Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Sickle Cell Disease"
    Dr. Mark Walters, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
  • "Cellular Therapy in the Treatment of High-Risk Neuroblastoma
    Dr. Julie Park, Seattle Children's Hospital
  • "Harnessing the Immune System to Answer the Moral Imperative to Develop and Test New Drugs for Children with Cancer"
    Dr. Laurence Cooper, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • "Insights into the Role of NK Cells in HCT"
    Dr. Mari Hashitate Dallas, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

More information

For questions or more information, contact Sarah Tribolet at or (206) 667-6815.

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