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Updates from the EBMT Nurses Group Research Committee

Nursing Research Committee

By Annika Kisch, Chairperson Nurses Group Research Committee

The EBMT Nurses Group Research Committee (NG RC) currently has five members and is still growing. A big welcome to our newest member Lynn Leppla. Lynn is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Germany completing her PhD in 2020. She was a winner of the EBMT Nurses Group best Abstract Winner 2019 with her teams work on the SMILE Study: Re-engineering follow-up care after allogeneic stem cell transplantation: patients’ and clinicians’ perspectives of ehealth enhanced support care (more about Lynn:

The Research Committee is currently collaborating with nurses in over 10 nursing research projects, which are at different stages in the process, covering a variety of topics including management of cutaneous chronic GvHD, Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) training needs and the ATG practice survey. Two recent projects led by the Paediatric Nurses and Working Party and supported by the RC are undergoing submission for publication; Specialized Paediatric Palliative Care Services in European Paediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Centres, and Safe Transfer from SCT unit to ICU.

We are always looking for new projects to support, so please contact us with your ideas and areas of interest. Successful projects will receive support from the RC and the Nurses Group data management and statistical teams. We look forward to hearing from you!

Visit the Nurses Group Research Committee webpage, where you will be able to download the Research Proposal Form:

My role as Junior Member of the Nurses Group Research Committee

By Marta Canesi (Italy)

Being a Junior Member has been a great opportunity to be involved in the nursing research and to understand how the research process is ran in a nursing team, with the support of experts like statisticians. Being a Junior Member means constant learning and thinking when sharing ideas with mentors and colleagues, and trying to build a deeper knowledge in the HSCT field. I had an insight of nursing in different countries, being in touch with Nurses responsible of different roles and tasks, with incredible profiles and expertise. It also taught me about networking and team communication.

This experience has been great and I will make it fruitful in my professional and personal life.