EBMT NEWSLETTER | March 2017 | Volume 56 - Issue 2

Important dates

Education Day for Nurses & Allied Health Professionals
Nurses Industry Symposia
National Group Nurses Group meetings
Annual Business Meeting
Interactive patient session
Congress App
6th Training Course for Paediatricians & Paediatric Nurses on HSCT in Children and Adolescents

As usual we will have a nurses standalone educational day on Sunday 26th March. This year the day is focused on a patient journey from diagnosis through to death. We have a variety of diverse speakers, a pharmacist, psychologist, tissue typing expert, medics and nurses to explore the difficult path our patients tread. 

We have 3 satellite symposium throughout the conference, supported by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Mallinckrodt  and Molmed. Please come and support these sessions.
As conference starts fully on Monday we will be celebrating 60 years of transplant. Our key note lecture will take us through time from the first transplants in the 1960’s and discuss the future directions of transplant and is to be presented by Dr Chiara Bonini.

The 9th Distinguished award will be presented. Come along to see who has won this year.
The prize for best poster will be awarded at the closing session on Wednesday, so please do come along as it may be you. Posters will be available to view from Sunday until Tuesday evening.
The prize for best oral session will be awarded at the closing session. To hear the presentations and see if you agree with the judge’s decision come and listen on Monday at 16:30-18:00  Morgiou NG14: Abstract finalists

Spain, Italy and France will be having their annual national business meeting on Monday at 18:00-19:00, come and support your country and get more involved.

The main Annual Business Meeting that is open to all attendees will be at 16:00-16:30 in Endoume 1, it is always great to see our members and hear their opinion on how the Nurses Group should move forward.
It is impossible to list all of the sessions in this Newsletter, there are so many and we believe that they are all good. We cannot even pick out a highlight as they are all stratospheric. Please visit the program planner to prepare your Meeting.
Below you can find the principal meeting events.

Education Day for Nurses & Allied Health Professionals

Sunday 26 March 2017 9:00- 14:45
Room Endoume 1+2+3

Patient Journey The most difficult days
09:00-10:30 Session 1:
Chairs: Simone van der Linden, The Netherlands & Marie Angeli, France
Commentator: Frank Schulz-Kindermann, Germany
09:00-09:05 Welcome and Introduction: Aleksandra Babic, Switzerland
09:05-09:35 I was OK this morning … Diagnosis of the haematological disorder: Yosr Hicheri, France
09:35-10:05 What now? …. Chemotherapy options: David Kaye, UK
10:05-10:35 I need a transplant but don’t have a family donor … Stem cell source: Arash Akbarzad-Yousefi, UK
11:00-12:30 Session 2
11:00-11:30 This is the worst that I thought it would be … Acute complications in transplants – Multi resistant infection management: Iris Agreiter, Italy
11:30-12:00 I am really sick now … Hematology patients intensive care: Maarten van Vliet, The Netherlands
12:00-12:30 I made it out of the room! … Immediate post-HSCT problems: Michelle Kenyon, UK
13:15-14:45 - Session 3
13:15-13:45 It has all gone wrong … I have been re-admitted: GvHD: John Murray, UK
13:45-14:15 I have relapsed … Therapeutic options: Francis Ayuk, Germany
14:15-14:45 Who would look after me and my family now? … Palliative care: Arianna Varinelli, Italy

Nurses Industry Symposia

  • A Nurses Role in the Management of Acute Transplant Complications
Sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals 
26 March 2017, 14:30 - 16:30 Room: Endoume 1+2+3
Chairpersons: Elisabeth Wallhult, Aleksandra Babic
  • Therakos Integrated Photopheresis: Value for Nurses and Patients through Education
Sponsored by Mallinckrodt
27 March 2017, 12:45 - 14:15 Room: Hall 2
Chairpersons: John Murray
  • Nurses role in cell therapy management
Sponsored by MolMed
28 March 2017, 12:45 - 14:15 Room: Hall 1
Chairpersons: Aleksandra Babic, Switzerland


Abstract finalist, best poster and best oral presentation

27 March 2017, 09:15 - 09:25 Hall 1
EBMT NG Scientific Committee abstract and finalist selection, Ilona Siljander, Finland

27 March 2017, 09:25 - 09:30 Hall 1
Presentation of the 9th Distinguished Merit Award, Aleksandra Babic, Switzerland

27 March 2017, 16:30 - 18:00  Room: Morgiou
Abstract finalists

29 March 2017, 11:00 - 11:20 Room: Morgiou
Prize for best poster and oral presentation, Aleksandra Babic, Switzerland

National Group Nurses Group meetings

Meet your National EBMT Nurses Group! 

Nurses Group National Meeting – Spain
27 March 2017, 18:00 - 19:00
Room: Endoume 1
Nurses Group National Meeting - Italy
27 March 2017, 18:00 - 19:00
Room: Endoume 2
Nurses Group National Meeting - France
27 March 2017, 18:00 - 19:00
Room: Endoume 3

Don't miss the workshop!

New Frontiers in Transplant Nursing – Workshop
28 March 2017, 09:00 - 10:30 - Room: Hall 1
Chairpersons: Michelle Kenyon, UK

Nurses Annual Business Meeting

28 March 2017 16-16:30 Endoume 1

Don't miss the interactive patient session!

During this session it will be a interactive moment with a transplant patient.

Adolescents and young adults
27 March 2017 11:00-12:30 - Endoume 3
Chair: Teija Schröder, Finland

11:00-11:30 Fertility preservation before and after SCT: Blandine Courbière, France
11:30-12:00 Pregnancy after SCT: Nina Salooja, UK
12:00-12:30 Psychological impact of infertility vs. conception: Alex King, UK

6th Training Course for Paediatricians & Paediatric Nurses on HSCT in Children and Adolescents

Two months after the EBMT Annual Meeting in Marseille, "the 6th Training Course for Paediatricians & Paediatric Nurses on HSCT in Children and Adolescents" will be held in Copenhagen. It is a great opportunity for all of us Paediatric Nurses, and  this time specially for Nordic Nurses to share our last research, ideas and concern. 

We have prepared a program based on: Improving quality of life during SCT; complications during and after SCT and supportive therapy.
Joint session will be focused on Donor and graft selection; fragility of the emerging immune system and long term toxicities.

The event will be held in the ultramodern research tower called the Maersk Tower.

For more information and to register, click HERE 

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