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Abstract Awards

Give your research an international audience and the chance to win one of the EBMT’s prestigious awards.

EBMT Physicians Group Awards and Prizes

Van Bekkum Award

The Van Bekkum Award is the most prestigious EBMT award for the best abstract submitted to the physician’s programme and is selected by the EBMT Board. The winning abstract will be presented during the Presidential Symposium.

The Award of € 5,000 is supported by the EBMT.

Jon J. van Rood Award

The Jon van Rood award was created in the name of the late Jon van Rood, a long active immunologist who made seminal discoveries and observations in the field of cell and tissue transplants, in particular hematopoietic cell transplantation. While hematopoietic cell transplantation remains a historical and canonical form of cell transplant and in many of its applications in immunotherapy of haematological malignancies, many recent developments have led to the approval and commercialization of innovative industry-manufactured medicinal products, some of which have resulted in the engineering of autologous or allogeneic immune effector cells with clinical efficacy in some disease subsets. To recognize these important changes, the scope of the Jon van Rood Award is now expanded to cover immunological aspects of hematopoietic cell transplantation as well as new developments in the design and evaluation of immune effector cell therapies.

The EBMT Cellular Therapy & Immunobiology Working Party (CTIWP) is pleased to offer this prestigious (€ 5,000) award for outstanding contributions in the field of hematopoietic transplantation immunology, immunogenetics, tolerance, graft-vs-leukaemia/tumour effects, immune monitoring and development of innovative therapeutic approaches based on the engineering of immune effector cells. The selection will be undertaken by a distinguished international jury.

The award will be presented on an annual basis during the Cellular Therapy and Immunobiology Working Party Scientific Session at the EBMT Annual Meeting.

To qualify for the award your paper should be in English, and it should have been published or accepted for publication during this year (2022), and candidates should not be older than 40 years on December 31, 2022.

The award is restricted to the first author of the paper or one of the first co-authors with equal contribution.

Application guidelines

Applications for the award should include the following:

  • Letter of application/ motivational letter (maximum one page)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) of the applicant (including year of birth)
  • Academic paper

Please send your application through this link:

Deadline to apply: February 6, 2023

The Award of € 5,000 is generously supported by the EBMT with an unrestricted educational

Basic Science Award

The aim of this award is to increase the level of basic science at the meeting and in particular young investigators are encouraged to submit their work. The prize winning abstract will be selected from the top-scored physician's abstracts by the EBMT Board of Association and Scientific Committee. The prize-winning abstract will be presented during the Presidential Symposium.

The Award of € 2,500 is supported by the EBMT.

Jian-Jian Luan Award for Lymphoma Transplant Research

This award is for the commemoration of Jian-Jian Luan who worked as study coordinator for the EBMT Lymphoma Working Party and who tragically died in an alpine hiking accident. The award will be presented to the best abstract submitted under the topic “Lymphoma”.

The aim of the award is to encourage research in order to improve the results of lymphoma treatment by transplantation strategies. Both experimental and clinical work is eligible. All authors submitting a lymphoma abstract will be automatically considered for the Jian-Jian Luan Award. LWP studies or studies by LWP subcommittee chairs as well as published material will not be considered.

The prize-winning abstract will be selected from the top-scored abstracts submitted under the topic “Lymphoma” by a scientific committee headed by the Chairperson of the LWP.

The Award of € 1,000 is donated by the EBMT Lymphoma Working Party and presented orally at the LWP session.

Springer Nature Poster

Two awards are offered for the best physician poster presentations (Best Clinical and Best Science Poster).

Each £ 1,000 Award is sponsored by Springer Nature, and the awards will be announced at the Closing Session.

Best Young Abstract Awards

The EBMT is pleased to offer ten special awards for the best abstracts accepted for oral presentation, and five special awards for the best abstracts accepted for poster presentation at the EBMT Annual Meeting 2023.

The prize-winning abstracts will be selected from the top-scored abstracts submitted by young physicians (< 35 years). The awards will be presented at 13:45, during the Closing Session.

Each awardee will be presented with a € 500 prize (supported by the EBMT).

EBMT Nurses Group Awards and Prizes

Nurses Group Awards

The Nurses Group is pleased to announce the following abstract awards:

- Best Adult Oral Presentation Abstract Award 

- Best Paediatric Oral Presentation Abstract Award 

- Best Research Oral Presentation Abstract Award 

- Best Adult Poster Presentation Abstract Award 

- Best Paediatric Poster Presentation Abstract Award 

Finalists will be selected for presentation from the submitted abstracts, and all awards will be announced as a part of the Nurses Group Closing Session.

Each € 500 Award is supported by the EBMT Nurses Group.

EBMT Pharmacists Awards and Prizes

Pharmacists Abstract Awards

The Pharmacists Committee is pleased to announce that the three best pharmacists' abstracts will be awarded with a prize of 300€, 200€ and 150€ respectively. The awards will be presented at the Pharmacists Day Best Abstract Awards session.

These prizes are supported by the EBMT Pharmacist Committee.

EBMT Quality Management Awards and Prizes

Quality Management Abstract Award

The  Quality Managers Committee is pleased to announce that the best Quality Management abstract will be awarded a prize of €500. The awarded abstract will be presented during the JACIE 25th Anniversary session (Tuesday, April 25, 16:30 - 17:45 - Room 241).

This Award is supported by JACIE.