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Programme Structure

Physician Session Outlines

Opening Session

Sunday, March 22nd, 18:30

The Opening Session takes place on the Sunday evening of the Meeting. Welcome addresses are given by the Congress President, the EBMT President and the Nurses Group President, followed by the any special guest lectures, and the induction of the newly appointed EBMT Honorary Members as well as Clinical Achievement Recognition. The Opening Session is concluded with the Keynote Lecture.

 

Presidential Symposium

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 program 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

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 08:00 – 09:00

Meet-the-Expert sessions take place in the mornings of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and require ticket purchase. These 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 opportunity for delegate-speaker interaction, as well as questions and answers. 

 

Working Party Sessions

Scheduled throughout the program 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 throughout the program over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

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

 

Poster presentations

The Poster sessions are regarded as a key part of the meeting

The poster sessions take place as stand alone sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 18:00 – 19:00, in the Poster Area.

All posters will be on display throughout the entire day, however presenting authors will be available during these sessions to discuss their work and answer any questions.

 

Special sessions

Scheduled throughout the program on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

A number of special sessions are organised by the EBMT and EBMT Committees, and are built into the main scientific programme each year.

 

General Assembly Meeting

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

Nursing Sessions

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

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

Paediatrics Day

All sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 24th, 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 on Monday, March 23rd, 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 program includes theoretical presentations/discussions and sessions considering practical aspects of cell therapy, problem management and reporting.

Psy Day

All sessions will be held on Monday, March 23rd, 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 program will be delivered by renowned professionals in the field and will focus on the psychological dimensions of BMT and HSCT, and the diversity of practices across Europe.

Pharmacists Day

All sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 24th, throughout the day

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

Data Management Sessions

All sessions will be held on Monday, March 23rd and Tuesday, March 24th, throughout the day

The Data Management programme consists of database training (Data Entry for new users; data retrieval; introduction to MACRO platform); the program consists of Educational Sessions as well as Training Sessions. In Madrid 2020, registration for the Data Management Sessions for EBMT Member Data Managers will be free of charge.

Please be advised that if you are interested in attending a MACRO Data Entry Training Session, it is necessary to register via a separate online form (at no additional cost). For more information, please visit the Data Management Registration page.

Statistical Sessions

The Statistical Courses Day Card consists of two statistical training courses on Sunday, March 22nd. These Sunday courses are not included in the general registration fee, and must be purchased separately if you wish to attend (100€ VAT included). For more information, please visit the Statistical Courses Registration webpage.

The Statistical Program sessions which are included in the general registration fee for EBMT 2020 include statistical consulting sessions on Monday and Tuesday mornings, as well as a statistics workshop and statistics symposium.

Quality Management Sessions

All sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 24th, throughout the day

The Quality Management Day takes place on the Tuesday of the Meeting at EBMT 2020. The integration of this program 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.

 

Patient, Family and Donor Day

All sessions will be held on Sunday, March 22nd

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.

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

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EBMT-WMDA Transplant Coordinators Day

All sessions will be held on Monday, March 23rd, throughout the day

EBMT 2019 marked the 1st Transplant 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 HLA and donor selection, logistics of stem cells, role of the donor and post-transplant related aspects.

 

Lab Technicians Day

All sessions will be held on Sunday, March 22nd, throughout the day

This first edition of 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, led by key industry partners in the field, give a particular focus on apheresis and laboratory technical aspects. EBMT's 1st Laboratory Technicians' Day 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.

Multi-stakeholder Forum on Innovative Cellular Therapies

All sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 24th, throughout the day

The 1st 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. 

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