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Message from the Nurses Group Research Committee

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Nursing Research Committee

By Annika Kisch (Chair) and Lynn Leplla, Isabel Salcedo, Sabine Valenta (Members)

We are a group of clinical and research nurses from Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Spain working to develop research projects, promote research education, and support active participation in research by EBMT-NG members.

Every year, we play a very active role at the EBMT Annual Meeting. As for other colleagues, the Ukrainian conflict started few weeks before the conference, placed us in the challenging situation of reconverting the so-expected face-to-face meeting after two years of COVID, to an online meeting.

We worked once again with our characteristic enthusiasm and hard team work approach and we are proud of the result achieved.

As you could read in our poster, the Research Committee has contributed to publish six papers in scientific journals between 2021-2022 and is currently working in other seven research projects, both in paediatric and adult transplanted patients.

In our on-demand research session, we counted with top research nurses from Italy, the Netherlands and Brazil who presented their latest publications in essential topics for transplanted patients such as dysgeusia, hydration after reinfusion of autologous stem cells and dressings for central venous catheters, representing all types of research methodologies:  qualitative, quantitative, and systematic reviews.

We would like to thank all nurses who presented both posters and oral communications and to especially congratulate Arianna Rosich-Soteras and her team from Hospital Clinic in Barcelona for the best research oral presentation on Informal caregiver of the HSCT recipient: profile, mental health and quality of life impact in a third-level Spanish hospital.

At the moment, we are preparing an exciting program for the 6th Research Study Day that will take place in Brussels on the 7th of October (more info here: https://www.ebmt.org/events/nurses-group-14th-international-study-day-6th-research-study-day) . We hope to see you there!

If you are interested in research and have a Master or PhD, we encourage you to join our young and growing team, keeping an eye on our vacancies at https://www.ebmt.org/career-opportunities