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3rd Joint ASTCT+EBMT Basic and Translational Scientific Meeting

Event type:
Educational Meeting
Washington DC
United States

The Joint ASTCT + EBMT Basic and Translational Scientific Meeting is a 2.5-day conference focused on cutting-edge basic and translational biology in the field. The meeting will focus on fundamental themes and novel technologies with an emphasis on unpublished and innovative science. Attendance to the meeting will be limited to 100 attendees with afternoon breaks to allow for informal networking opportunities between junior and senior attendees. The meeting will host two days of poster sessions and a best oral abstract session.

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Abstract submission is closed.

ASTCT and EBMT are now accepting abstracts for the 2024 ASTCT + EBMT 3rd Joint Basic and Translational Scientific Meeting that is taking place in Washington, D.C. on May 15 - 17, 2024. The abstract submission window will close on Friday, March 15th at 5:00 p.m. CT.

Abstract Submission Criteria

Abstracts will be scored based on the following criteria:

  • Importance and Relevance: Is a clear rationale for the work provided? Does the study address an important question? Do its findings have the potential to advance the field of blood and marrow or cellular therapies?
  • Originality and Innovation: Is the work novel? Does it present new findings and/or address a problem using an original or improved approach?
  • Quality of Methods and Writing: Are methods well described and valid to answer the question? Is the abstract clear and well written? Is the abstract within the 300-word limit?

Please note that the abstract submission form does not have a tracker for word count. We recommend that you prepare your abstract submission in a Word document to confirm that you stay within the 300-word limit.

The top-scoring abstracts will be selected as Oral Platform Presentations; top-scoring abstracts that are not selected for Oral Platforms will be selected as Distinguished Posters. 

Responsibility of Abstract Authors

The Presenting Author is responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring that all authors have read the abstract and agreed to be co-authors.
  • Notifying all co-authors of any additions, deletions, and changes to the program, as may be communicated by the Joint ASTCT-EBMT Basic and Translational Scientific Retreats.
  • Obtaining all of the conflict-of-interest disclosure information from co-authors.
  • Making certain that abstracts are complete (tables included and labeled) and written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English, so that reviewers are able to focus solely on the scientific merits of the submission. For authors with any questions regarding the clarity, grammar or spelling of their abstract, we encourage identifying and using an independent reviewer to edit the abstract prior to submission.

Please contact Anna Hawkshead with any questions regarding your submission. 

When you begin your submission, you will be asked to "Name this Entry", please use this section to include the high level topic/area/theme that your submission will address.

Registration fees 

Standard Registration 400USD
Trainee & Junior Faculty 275USD
Allied Health Professionals 275USD

*Junior attendees are defined as post doctoral fellows, current fellows, and junior faculty within the first three years of appointment.

Registration to this event is limited to a maximum of 100 total attendees. We are unable to accept additional registrants once the registration capacity has been met.

This conference is only for physicians and scientists who are currently practicing in the field of transplantation and cellular therapy and sponsoring companies. Please contact Angie Dahl ( if you are interested in participating as a sponsor.

Meeting Venue

Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall the Wharf

480 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington D.C. 20024
(202) 484-1000

Registered attendees will receive the housing link to secure discounted room rates in their official registration confirmation email. 

Room Rate
$329.00 plus tax per night (single/double). The room rate will increase by $20 per night for additional people.

Housing Rate Cutoff
To take advantage of the discounted room rate, be sure to book your reservation on or before April 24, 2024. After April 24, the room block will be released and the negotiated room rates may not be available. Please make sure the hotel is aware of any special needs. They will assign specific room types and any other requests based on availability.

Please have your credit card information on hand upon booking your reservation. The Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall the Wharf requires each individual reservation be guaranteed with a deposit equal to one night's room and tax.

Changes or Cancellations
The Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall the Wharf requires that you cancel your reservation (72) hours prior to your arrival. The deposit of one night's room and tax will be forfeited for cancellations made less than (72) hours from arrival. Please call the hotel directly to make a cancellation and keep your cancellation confirmation number for your records. Name changes can be made to reservations any time prior to check-in, without incurring a fee.

The hotel will send you a confirmation to the email used in booking your reservation using the customized online reservation link provided by ASTCT-EBMT. Review it carefully for accuracy and keep a copy for your records.

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This conference is only for physicians and scientists who are currently practicing in the field of transplantation and cellular therapy and sponsoring companies. Please contact Angie Dahl ( if you are interested in participating as a sponsor.