EBMT NEWSLETTER | January 2016 | Volume 50 - Issue 1

Important dates
Abstract submission
The 1st Pharmacist Day
Jon J. van Rood Award 
Networking events

Abstract submission

1,193 Abstracts have been submitted.
Submitters will receive a notification letter end of January.

The 1st Pharmacist Day: New to EBMT 2016

EBMT is proud to present the very first Pharmacist Day in Valencia.  This day-long session will take place on Tuesday 5 April and represents a unique initiative in Europe.  Key leaders in the field will highlight the challenges faced by pharmacists involved in Stem Cell Transplantation  and haematology in general. This original cutting-edge program will include sessions that will tackle the perspective of the Pharmacists on the different therapies, side effects and drug dosage in a variety of circumstances.  Please see the full program online using the link below.

The Online Programme is now available

Jon J. van Rood Award 

Jon J. van Rood Award for the Best Paper in the Immunology of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Transplantation in the Cellular Therapy and Immunobiology Working Party.

The induction of immunological tolerance is a major task for the success of organ and stem cell transplantation. Selection of the best donor and adequate immune suppression of both rejection and graft-versus-host reaction are fundamental to the success of transplantation. However, graft-versus-leukaemia/tumour reactions are crucial for the success of the treatment of leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma with allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Antigenic targets and effector cells play a major role in tolerance and graft-versus-leukaemia/tumour reactions.

Keen to foster scientific research in this area, the EBMT Cellular Therapy and Immunobiology Working Party is pleased to offer this prestigious (€ 5,000) award for outstanding contributions in the field of hematopoietic transplantation immunology, immunogenetics, cellular therapy, tolerance and graft-vs-leukaemia/tumour effects. The selection will be undertaken by a distinguished international jury under the supervision of Prof. Jon J. van Rood. 

The award will be presented on an annual basis in the Cellular Therapy and Immunobiology Working Party Sessions at the EBMT Annual Congress.

To qualify for the award your paper should be published or accepted for publication during the year 2015 and candidates should be not older than 40 years. Applications for the award should include the paper and the CV of the applicant, which should be submitted by email to:  CTIWPebmt@lumc.nl by:
January 22st 2016

This award is generously supported by Neovii Biotech GmbH with an unrestricted educational grant of € 5,000.

Networking events

Tuesday, April 5th 2016

EBMT Walk for Life: 19:30 - The Walk for Life begins in the heart of old Valencia and takes you through many charming pathways where once a river flowed through the city. 

Concert: 20:00 at the Museo del Carmen

Congress Networking Opportunity: 21:00 at the Museo del Carmen, following the concert

Tickets required to attend; can be purchased on the Registration Webpage
Tickets will only be sold to registered delegates – limited places so please book early!
*If you have already registered for the Congress, you can still register for the Networking Events by logging into your account and returning to your registration application

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