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Programme Structure

Most of the sessions will be in-person and live-streamed through our congress platform for our virtual audience. 

The sessions will be available on-demand on our congress platform during the live event and for 2 months after that, except for the Meet the Expert sessions and some sponsored sessions.

Physician Session Outlines

Opening Session

Scheduled on Sunday, 23 April, 18:15 CET

The Opening Session takes place on the Sunday of the Meeting. Welcome addresses are given by the Congress President, the EBMT President, the Nurses Group President and the Patient Advocacy Committee Chair, followed by the newly appointed EBMT Honorary Members as well as Clinical Achievement Recognition. The Opening Session is concluded with the Keynote Lecture.

 

Presidential Symposium

Session scheduled on Monday, 24 April, 16:30h CET

The Presidential Symposium begins with the presentation of the Van Bekkum Award and the Basic Science Award. Following this, the top 5-6 clinical abstracts will be presented.

 

Plenary, Educational & Workshop Sessions

Scheduled throughout the programme over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

These sessions are aimed at transmitting the state of the art and major messages of the meeting.

 

Meet-the-Expert Sessions

The face-to-face Meet-the-Expert sessions are back. These are ticketed sessions and scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Meet-the-Expert sessions are an opportunity for delegates to sit down on a more one-to-one level with experts in the field in an intimate group setting, with plenty of opportunities for delegate-speaker interaction, as well as questions and answers.

Sessions limited to 15 participants - all attendees registered for the Annual Meeting are eligible to attend and the tickets have to be booked during the registration process.

Check the exact timetable here.

 

Working Party Sessions

Sessions scheduled throughout the programme over Monday and Tuesday.

These sessions are organized by each respective EBMT Working Party, and are regarded as a forum for:

  • presenting the results of phase I/II studies run by the WPs
  • discussion of proposals for new prospective and retrospective studies
  • an opportunity for interaction with members and delegates to receive input/feedback on projects

 

Oral sessions

Scheduled on Wednesday.

These sessions are based on the abstract topic list, and will feature oral presentations of accepted oral abstracts submitted under each topic.

 

Poster presentations

All posters will be available to view in the ePoster Area. 

 

Special sessions

A number of special sessions are organised by the EBMT and EBMT Committees, and are built into the main scientific programme each year. Scheduled on Monday,  Tuesday and Wednesday and also the on-demand virtual library.

 

General Assembly Meeting

Virtual session scheduled on Tuesday, 25 April, 14:30 - 15:30 CET

At the General Assembly, the President, Treasurer and Secretary Reports will be presented.

Nursing Sessions

Scheduled throughout the programme on Sunday (the Educational Day), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Nurses programme includes an Educational Day hosted on Sunday, Opening and Closing Sessions, educational and workshop sessions as well as oral and poster sessions.

Onsite simultaneous translation from English to French will be available throughout the Nurses sessions from Sunday to Wednesday. The livestream of the sessions will not be translated meaning that the virtual audience will follow the session in English.

Paediatrics Day

Sessions on Tuesday, 25 April, throughout the day.

Paediatrics Day consists of the Paediatric Diseases Working Party business meeting, educational sessions, selected oral abstracts, and the Inborn Errors Working Party educational session and presentation of selected oral abstracts.

Cell Therapy Day

All sessions will be held in person on Monday, 24 April, throughout the day.

The first cell therapy day of the EBMT Annual Meeting took place during the EBMT 2012. The day forms an integral part of the EBMT meeting and is mainly intended for people working in the cell processing laboratory as technicians, working on the bench, biologists and physicians directly involved in cellular therapy. The programme includes theoretical presentations/discussions and sessions considering practical aspects of cell therapy, problem management and reporting.

Psy Day

All sessions will be in-person on Monday, 24 April, throughout the day.

The Psy Day is an opportunity for psychologists, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts of haematology and bone marrow and stem cell transplantation units to meet, share and learn from each other’s practical experiences. The programme will be delivered by renowned professionals in the field and will focus on the psychological dimensions of BMT and SCT and the current challenges.

Onsite simultaneous translation from English to French will be available for the Psy Day sessions (1 day). The livestream of the sessions will not be translated meaning that the virtual audience will follow the session in English.

Pharmacists Day

All sessions will be in-person on Tuesday, 25 April, throughout the day.

The Pharmacists Day, taking place on Tuesday, is a day for pharmacists and physicians working in BMT and SCT to meet and share innovative ideas and hear from professionals in the field on new and exciting topics.

Data Management Sessions

Two in-person sessions will be held on Monday, 24 April, afternoon.

Another two sessions will be available at the on-demand virtual library.

Statistical Sessions

Sessions will be held in person on Tuesday, 25 April.

The Statistical Programme sessions which are included in the general registration fee include the statistics workshop and statistics symposium.

 

Quality Management Sessions

All sessions will be held in person on Tuesday, 25 April, throughout the day.

The Quality Management Day takes place on the Tuesday of the Meeting. The integration of this programme represents a firm commitment by the Society to quality in transplantation. The Quality Management sessions are an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and share experience in this increasingly important area.

The Quality Management Meet-the-Expert Sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoon and are an opportunity to discuss topics of interest in a more intimate setting. These sessions are free of charge and will be held in a room with a maximum attendance of 15 participants - all attendees registered for the Annual Meeting are eligible to attend, and the rooms will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the exact timetable here.

Patient, Family and Donor Day

Sessions to take place on Sunday, 23 April.

The objective of this special day is to allow the patients involved in a transplant process, and the family members and donors, to exchange experiences, learn from each other and also learn more about the latest research outcomes in the field from a panel of specialists.

The Patient, Family and Donor Day has sessions directed at patients, families and donors, as well as sessions for patient advocates and representatives.

Onsite simultaneous translation from English to French will be available during the Patient, Family and Donor Day (1 day). The livestream of the sessions will not be translated meaning that the virtual audience will follow the session in English.

The Patient Advocacy sessions will be held in person on Monday, 24 April, in the morning.

Go to the Patient, Family and Donor Day page for more information.

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EBMT-WMDA Transplant and Search Coordinators Day

Two sessions will be in-person on Monday, 24 April, in the morning. Another two sessions will be available at the on-demand virtual library.

EBMT 2019 marked the 1st Transplant and Search Coordinators Day. This Day is a joint collaboration of EBMT together with the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA), and it will focus on fostering networking among the transplant coordinators community, with session content focusing on donor optimisation and motivation, complicated cases and registry regulatory affairs.

Multi-stakeholder Forum on Innovative Cellular Therapies

In-person sessions on Wednesday, 26 April, in the morning.

The Multi-stakeholder Forum on Innovative Cellular Therapies is a forum designed to align regulatory science, practice and health economics with multiple points of view from both healthcare providers and users. It aims at fostering affordable access to innovative cellular therapies.

Lab Technicians Day

In-person sessions on Monday, 24 April, in the afternoon.

The the Lab Technicians Day brings a series of workshops dedicated to technical personnel working in the areas of collection and processing within transplant and cellular therapy programmes. These educational workshops give a particular focus on apheresis and laboratory technical aspects and will extend and strengthen the educational offering that our current Cell Therapy Day and Physicians' and Nurses' programmes provide, and to a broader range of participants.

Trainee Day

The 2nd Trainee Day will have in-person sessions on Monday, 24 April, in the morning.

The EBMT Trainee Day is designed to provide a platform for trainees to engage and feel part of EBMT. The sessions are planned by trainees for trainees and cover a range of trainee-focused topics, including case-based approaches to the management of common transplant and cellular therapy complications, as well as interactive discussions about the experience of trainees in different parts of the world.