EBMT NEWSLETTER | September 2017 | Volume 58 - Issue 4

Important dates

Updated VOD Learning Programme
EBMT 2018 Annual Meeting
Save the Dates! Upcoming events
New committee member
Contact us!

Updated Veno-Occlusive Disease (VOD) Learning Programme

The nurse’s essential role

In order to be able to recognise signs of VOD and appropriately care for and manage patients with VOD we launched the educational tool in 2014. This updated version has been developed with consideration of the relevant national and international guidelines regarding the diagnosis and treatment of VOD, including the recently revised EBMT diagnosis and severity grading criteria for VOD in adults and new information on risk factors for VOD. We know that as nurses we can make a difference in the outcome for patients with acute complications from haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). VOD is one potentially life-threatening complication where treatment is available but where identification and diagnosis can be difficult.The tool is designed for self-learning as well as for you to help educate colleagues on active management of VOD. It will give you the knowledge about VOD that will enable you to raise concern and alert the other HSCT team members ultimately improving patient outcomes.

What’s new?

We are delighted to announce that you can now download the updated VOD learning programme in both Italian and German. Click here 

New publication: 
Diagnosis and severity criteria for sinusoidal obstruction syndrome/veno-occlusive disease in pediatric patients: a new classification from the European society for blood and marrow transplantation.
Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 Jul 31. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2017.161. [Epub ahead of print]

EBMT 2018 Annual Meeting

Abstract submission

Deadline: November 6, 2017 (23:59 CET)

Nurses - Care-specific topics:
  • Care of the carer
  • Complementary therapies
  • Donor issues
  • Ethical issues
  • Impact of new therapies on patient care
  • Information and education
  • Management
  • Outpatient developments
  • Palliative care
  • Patient safety
  • Psycho-social issues
  • Protective care
  • Quality of life
  • Standards of care
  • Survivorship
  • Symptom management
To learn about: Abstract Submission Guidelines; Poster sessions / oral presentations; How to submit an abstract; and more, please visit the EBMT Annual Meeting Website: http://ebmt2018.org/abstract-submission/

For any questions, please contact: EBMT.abstracts@cme-congresses.com

Preliminary scientific programme - Click here

Save the Dates! Upcoming events

Annually EBMT (UK) NAP provides an autumn education meeting. This year we are thrilled to be sharing our 48th meeting with the main EBMT Nurses Group Committees to host the 9th EBMT Nurses International Study Day. The International Study Day is the first of a 2 day event, taking place in Manchester, 5-7th October 2017 and we will be attracting senior nurses from across Europe.

The International Study Day will be followed on Friday 6th October by our Inaugural Research Nursing Study Day where our Research Committee will deliver an exciting agenda ‘celebrating nursing research in HSCT’. We will highlight the valuable contribution of nursing research to the body of knowledge, showcasing examples of such work and provide support and education to those aspiring to undertake research in this field.

The educational and research study days aim to inform, inspire and stimulate nurses to improve the care provided to their patients. Knowledge informs practice, and these study days are an invaluable contribution to this. Additionally, they create opportunities to share best practice and foster joint-working throughout Europe.

For more information please click here

New committee member

Paediatric Committee

Hilda Mekelenkamp (The Netherlands) has joined the Paediatric Committee.

Hilda works as a clinical staff nurse and is PhD candidate at the Paediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Ward in Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, the Netherlands.

She has experience in quality management, palliative care and is involved in nursing development activities. Her current research is focused on shared-decision making in paediatric and adolescent hematopoietic stem cell transplant. 

Email: h.mekelenkamp@lumc.nl

Contact us!

If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact us:
  • John Murray, President: john.murray@christie.nhs.uk
  • Michelle Kenyon, Secretary: michelle.kenyon@nhs.net
  • Alberto Castagna, Communication and Networking Committee Chair: cncebmtng@gmail.com
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