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Trainee Committee

The EBMT trainee committee was established in 2021, on behalf of the young ambassadors 2020, with the overall aim of addressing the specific needs of trainees working in bone marrow transplant and cellular therapy, as well as providing advice and support for trainees at all levels. The group is composed of trainees and young investigators with a broad range of experience and interests and serves to provide a platform for trainees to engage with the wider EBMT community.

Trainee Committee Chairs


Trainee Committee Organigram

Trainee Committee Organigram

Committee Objectives

  • Increase quality of training and education across EBMT centres
  • Formalize translational training in BMT and cellular therapy
  • Increase awareness and establish the role of the EBMT Exam and the EBMT International Transplant Course
  • Encourage medical students and young haematologists to consider a career in BMT and cellular therapy
  • Address inequalities in BMT and cellular therapy exposure and education amongst medical students and trainees internationally
  • Promote and advise about the needs of trainees in EBMT Working Parties and Committees


  • Organization of the Trainee Day at the EBMT Annual Meeting
    • Responsible committee member(s): Claire Horgan & Nico Gagelmann
  • Co-organization of the EBMT International Transplant Course
    • Responsible committee member(s): Carmelo Gurnari
  • Co-organization of the EBMT/EHA European CAR-T Meeting
    • Responsible committee member(s): Valentin Ortiz-Maldonado
  • Facilitation of Chimera, the living EBMT E-Learning Platform
    • Responsible committee member(s): Yasmina Serroukh
  • Participation in the EBMT E-Learning Taskforce Group
    • Responsible committee member(s): Yasmina Serroukh, Vera Radici, Lars Klingen Gjærde
  • Facilitation of the EBMT Mentorship Programme
    • Responsible committee member(s): Claire Horgan & Nico Gagelmann
  • Production of the podcasts “The Graft” and “Trainee Pearls”
    • Responsible committee member(s): Claire Horgan, Nico Gagelmann, Carmelo Gurnari
  • Communication and case-based education through Twitter
    • Responsible committee member(s): Lars Klingen Gjærde


  • Increase awareness and representation of the needs of trainees among the EBMT Society by establishing a close collaborative working relationship with the EBMT Board, task forces, Committees, and Working Parties
  • Provide a platform for trainees to establish themselves within the EBMT community and encourage EBMT centres to communicate available positions
  • Committee members meet face-to-face at least yearly at the Annual Meeting and through teleconferences on a monthly basis

Trainee Pearls

Welcome to “Trainee Pearls”, a new initiative brought to you by the EBMT Trainee Committee to deliver the most important messages (“the pearls”) of high-profile research works in hematology and bone marrow transplant to our fellow trainees all over the world. The topics will span from classical hematology to more focused bone marrow transplant research. The selected research article will be discussed directly with young authors who have been involved with the published work.