EBMT NEWSLETTER | May 2018 | EBMT 2018 Post Congress Bulletin

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Van Bekkum Award
Basic Science Award
Honorary Membership
Clinical Achievements
Lifetime Achievement Award in Acute Leukaemia
Jian-Jian Luan Award
Jon van Rood Award
Best Young Abstracts
Best Chinese oral & poster abstracts
Best Latin American abstracts
Nature Publishing Poster Awards
Nurses Group Awards

Van Bekkum Award

The Van Bekkum Award for the best abstract submitted to the physician’s programme, sponsored by EBMT, was presented to Richard K. Burt (United States) for the abstract entitled: NON-MYELOABLATIVE HAEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION VERSUS CONTINUED DISEASE MODIFYING THERAPIES (DMT) IN PATIENTS WITH HIGHLY ACTIVE RELAPSING REMITTING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (RRMS)




Basic Science Award

The Basic Science Award, sponsored by Chimeric Antigen Receptors for Advanced Therapies (CARAT), was presented to Fermín Sánchez-Guijo (Spain) for the abstract entitled: THE INCORPORATION OF EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES FROM MESENCHYMAL STROMAL CELLS INTO HEMATOPOETIC PROGENITORS INCREASE THEIR CLONOGENIC CAPACITY AND THEIR ENGRAFTMENT ABILITY

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership awarded to Enric Carreras (Spain), Ray Powles (United Kingdom) and Dietrich Niethammer (Germany)

Clinical Achievements

The Clinical Achievements Award awarded to Boris Afanasiev (Russian Federation)

Lifetime Achievement Award in Acute Leukaemia

The EBMT Lifetime Achievement Award in Acute Leukaemia awarded to Eliane Gluckman

Jian-Jian Luan Award

The Jian-Jian Luan Award for Lymphoma Transplant Research, sponsored by EBMT, was presented to Anne-Claire Mamez (Switzerland) for the abstract entitled: ALLOGENEIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION FOR PERIPHERAL T-CELL LYMPHOMAS: A STUDY OF 284 PATIENTS FROM THE SOCIETE FRANCOPHONE DE GREFFE DE MOELLE ET DE THERAPIE CELLULAIRE

Jon van Rood Award

The Jon van Rood Award for the best paper in the immunobiology of allogeneic hematopoietic transplantation, sponsored by EBMT, was presented to Antonio Galleu (United Kingdom) for the paper entitled: APOPTOSIS IN MESENCHYMAL STROMAL CELLS INDUCES IN VIVO RECIPIENT-MEDIATED IMMUNOMODULATION and to Enrico Velardi (United States) for the paper entitled: PRODUCTION OF BMP4 BY ENDOTHELIAL CELLS IS CRUCIAL FOR ENDOGENOUS THYMIC REGENERATION

Best Young Abstracts

The Best Young Abstract Awards for the best abstracts submitted for Oral and Poster presentations, sponsored by the EBMT, were presented to ten young investigators:
  1. Mattia Algeri (Italy) - OUTCOMES OF CHILDREN WITH PRIMARY IMMUNODEFICIENCIES RECEIVING ALPHA/BETA T-CELL DEPLETED HLA-HAPLO-HSCT FOLLOWED BY INFUSION OF LYMPHOCYTES TRANSDUCED WITH THE INDUCIBLE CASPASE 9 (IC9) SUICIDE GENE
  2. Jon Badiola Gonzalez (Spain) - HIV STATUS IN LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP AFTER ALLOGENEIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION: “THE GRANADA PATIENTS”
  3. Nico Gagelmann (Germany) - IMPACT OF CYTOGENETICS ON OUTCOME AFTER STEM-CELL TRANSPLANTATION IN MULTIPLE MYELOMA WITH EXTRAMEDULLARY DISEASE: AN ANALYSIS OF THE CMWP-EBMT
  4. Federica Galaverna (Italy) - ALPHA/BETA T-CELL DEPLETED HAPLOIDENTICAL HSCT FOLLOWED BY INFUSION OF DONOR LYMPHOCYTES TRANSDUCED WITH INDUCIBLE CASPASE9 GENE IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR PATIENTS WITH ERYTHROID DISORDERS
  5. Mojibade Hassan (United States) - FMS-LIKE RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASE 3 LIGAND TREATMENT OF BONE MARROW DONORS INCREASES SURVIVAL AND GVT IN ALLO-BMT RECIPIENTS WHILE REDUCING GVHD IN MURINE TRANSPLANT MODEL
  6. Hardikkumar Jetani (Germany) - CAR T-CELLS TARGETING FLT3 ON AML CONFER POTENT ANTILEUKEMIA ACTIVITY AND ACT SYNERGISTICALLY WITH FLT3-INHIBITORS MIDOSTAURIN AND QUIZARTINIB
  7. Nayoun Kim (Korea, Republic of) - LONG TERM OUTCOME OF EBV-ASSOCIATED LYMPHOMA PATIENTS TREATED WITH POST-REMISSION THERAPY USING EBV LMP1 AND LMP2A-SPECIFIC CTLS
  8. Marthe C.J. Roex (The Netherlands) - A MINORITY OF TUMOR ASSOCIATED ANTIGEN SPECIFIC T CELLS RESTRICTED TO SELF-HLA ALLELES IS OF SUFFICIENT AVIDITY TO RECOGNIZE OVEREXPRESSED ENDOGENOUSLY PROCESSED ANTIGEN
  9. Serena Scala (Italy) - IN VIVO TRACKING OF HEMATOPOIETIC PROGENITORS IN HUMANS UNVEILS RESILIENCE OF HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS AND LONG-TERM SURVIVAL OF LYMPHOID PRECURSORS
  10. Anke Verlinden (Belgium) - CURRENT ANTIMICROBIAL PRACTICE IN FEBRILE NEUTROPENIA: INFECTIOUS DISEASE WORKING PARTY EBMT SURVEY



Best Chinese oral & poster abstracts

The Best Chinese oral abstract Award was presented to Honghu Li (China) for the abstract entitled: PRIMITIVE NEUTROPHILS DERIVED IL6 POSITIVELY REGULATES EMBRYONIC HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL EMERGENCE

The Best Chinese poster abstract Award was presented to Zhao Wu (China) for the abstract entitled: POTENT ANTI-LEUKEMIA ACTIVITIES OF HUMANIZED CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTOR MODIFIED T(CAR-T) CELL THERAPY IN CHINESE PATIENTS WITH RELAPSED/REFRACTORY ACUTE LYMPHOBLAST LEUKEMIA



Best Latin American abstracts

The Best Latin American Abstract Award was presented to Carmem Bonfim (Brazil) for the abstract entitled: EXCELLENT OUTCOME FOR 91 FANCONI ANEMIA PATIENTS UNDERGOING MATCHED RELATED TRANSPLANTS USING CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE 60MG/KG IN CURITIBA, BRAZIL and to Monica Magdalena Rivera Franco (Mexico) for the abstract entitled: DONOR AND RECIPIENT HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA BEFORE ALLOGENEIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION ASSOCIATES WITH INCREASED INCIDENCE OF ACUTE GRAFT-VERSUS-HOST DISEASE

Nature Publishing Poster Awards

The Best Clinical Poster Award, sponsored by Nature Publishing Group, was presented to Britta Eiz-Vesper (Germany) for her poster #A129 entitled: VIRUS-SPECIFIC T CELLS FROM STEM CELL, FAMILY AND THIRD PARTY T CELL DONORS: PATIENT MONITORING, DONOR SELECTION AND GMP-COMPLIANT MANUFACTURING

The Best Science Poster Award, sponsored by Nature Publishing Group, was presented to Lars Wallstabe (Germany) for his poster #A094 entitled: CAR-T CELLS TARGETING αVβ3 INTEGRIN CONFER COMPLETE REMISSION OF EPITHELIAL CANCERS IN PRE-CLINICAL MODELS IN VIVO

Nurses Group Awards

Distinguished Merit Award to Jacqui Stringer (United Kingdom)



Best research abstract oral presentation to Jantina Kortleve-Kadijk (The Netherlands) for the abstract entitled: A CRITICAL APPRAISED TOPIC (CAT): WHAT IS THE NEED FOR HYDRATION AFTER AUTOLOGOUS STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION?


Best oral presentation to Joanne Ellis (United Kingdom) for the abstract ANALYSIS OF PARENT, STAFF AND WARD EXPERIENCE FOLLOWING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A ROBUST, VALIDATED TEACHING TOOL FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO REQUIRE (HOME) PARENTERAL NUTRITION


Best paediatric oral presentation to Shohei Nakajima (Japan) for the abstract entitled: PREDICTORS OF PARENTAL PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS DURING THE ACUTE PHASE OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION IN JAPAN: A MULTICENTER PROSPECTIVE LONGITUDINAL STUDY


Best poster to Teresa Solano (Spain) for the poster entitled: IMPLEMENTATION OF LATE-EFFECTS FOLLOW-UP NURSE CONSULTATION FOR ALLOGENEIC HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION RECIPIENTS: HIGH INCIDENCE OF NUTRITIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS


Best paediatric poster to Victoria Cassels (United Kingdom) for the poster entitled: STANDARDISING DISCHARGE INFORMATION FOR NURSES WORKING ON A PAEDIATRIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT WARD

To view the abstracts and presentations, please view the EBMT 2018 scientific programme planner 

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