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Scientific report 2020 of the Transplant Complications Working Party (TCWP)

Major achievements

The working party is chaired by Grzegorz Basak, supported by Zinaida Peric (Secretary) and divided into the three subcommittes: Regimen-related toxicities and supportive care subcommittee chaired by Christian Koenecke, Graft-versus-host disease subcommittee chaired by Olaf Penack and Survivorship subcommittee chaired by Helene Schoemans. We currently manage approximately 40 studies and we have successfully published 9 manuscripts this year. Our work has also been accepted as oral and poster presentations at the EBMT Annual Meeting.

The TCWP conducts monthly teleconferences in order to follow the evolution of studies. We continued to keep strong links with Late effects and quality of life subcommittee of the CIBMTR which will result in very important collaboration and consensus manuscripts.

The TCWP is also strongly committed to educational activities and we continuously encourage EBMT members to join our working party business meetings with new proposals. This year, due to the epidemiological situation, we held two virtual business meetings- in June and December. For the same reason, our annual educational meeting in November was postponed to 2021.

Principal research studies

  1. Non-relapse mortality over time (O.Penack)
  2. CAR-T cell toxicities (C. Schultze-Florey)
  3. Fecal transplant for GVHD (J.Bilinski)
  4. Steroid-refactory GVHD (Z.Peric)
  5. EBMT Patient Engagement Taskforce (H.Schoemans)

Key publications

Impact factor_(Transplant Complications)

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Oral presentations 2 2 4 2 2 1
Poster presentations 1 3 10 2 4 56
International educational events 3 1 3 2 2 2