McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

A translational view of:
Contemplating the Cord

Demystifying Medicine Seminar Information


Monday, March 11, 2013


  • Dr. Bruce Wainman, Associate Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Division of Anatomy; Director, Education Program in Anatomy; Associate Member, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Eileen Hutton, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Assistant Dean, Midwifery Education Program; Associate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics


This seminar includes a clinical presentation with patient interview followed by a research presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the anatomy and physiology of the umbilical cord
  • To explore the research about the effect of cord clamping on the health of the newborn
  • To understand the role of placental transfusion in newborn transitional physiology
  • To explore the potential conflicts between cord clamping, cord blood-derived stem cell harvesting and cord-derived stem cell harvesting

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706