Programme Structure & Content

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Programme Structure & Content 2018-01-23T01:04:52+00:00

Physicians sessions:
Opening Session
Presidential Symposium
Plenary sessions
Educational sessions
Working Party sessions
Special sessions
Oral sessions
Poster sessions
Joint sessions with related organizations
Joint session Nurses/Physicians
Meet the Expert sessions
How Do I…? sessions
General Assembly Meeting

Physician Session Outlines

Opening Session
Sunday, March 18th, 18:15 – 19:45
The Opening Session takes place on the Sunday evening of the Meeting. Welcome addresses are given by the Congress President, the EBMT President and the Nurses Group President, followed by the any special guest lectures, the presentation of the Van Bekkum Award and the Basic Science Award. The Opening Session is concluded with the Keynote Lecture.

Presidential Symposium
Tuesday, March 20th, 15:00 – 16:30
The Presidential Symposium begins with the induction of the newly appointed EBMT Honorary Members as well as Clinical Achievement Recognition. Following this, the top 5-6 clinical abstracts will be presented.

Plenary, Educational & Workshop Sessions
Scheduled throughout the program over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
These sessions are aimed at transmitting the state of the art and major messages of the meeting.

Meet-the-Expert Sessions
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 08:00 – 09:00
Meet-the-Expert sessions take place in the mornings of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and require ticket purchase. These sessions are an opportunity for delegates to sit down and converse on a more one-to-one level with the experts in their field.

How Do I…? Sessions
Saturday, March 17th, 1st round from 14:00 – 15:00; 2nd round from 15:30 – 16:30
How Do I…? sessions take place on the Saturday before the conference in the afternoon, and require ticket purchase. In these sessions, experts in the field will be giving presentations in a smaller, more intimate group setting, with plenty of opportunity for delegate-speaker interaction as well as questions and answers.

Working Party Sessions
Scheduled throughout the program over Monday and Tuesday
These sessions are organized be each respective EBMT Working Party, and are regarded as a forum for:

  • presenting the results of phase I/II studies run by the WPs
  • discussion of proposals for new prospective and retrospective studies
  • an opportunity for interaction with members and delegates to receive input/feedback on projects

Oral sessions
Scheduled throughout the program over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
These sessions are based on the abstract topic lists, and will feature oral presentations of accepted oral abstracts submitted under each topic.

Poster presentations
The Poster sessions are regarded as a key part of the meeting
The poster sessions take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 17:00 – 18:00, in the Poster Area.
All posters will be on display throughout the day, but presenting authors will be available during these sessions to discuss their work and answer any questions.

Special sessions
Scheduled throughout the program on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
A number of special sessions organised by the EBMT and EBMT Committees, and are built into the main scientific programme each year.

General Assembly Meeting
Tuesday, March 20th, 17:30 – 18:30
At the General Assembly, the President, Treasurer and Secretary Reports will be presented.

Nursing Sessions

Scheduled throughout the program on Sunday (the Educational Day), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

The Opening Session takes place on the Sunday evening of the Meeting. Welcome addresses are given by the Congress President, the EBMT President and the
The Nurses programme includes an Educational Day hosted on Sunday, Opening and Closing Sessions, educational & workshop sessions as well as oral & poster sessions.

Paediatric Section

All sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 20th, throughout the dayWednesday

Paediatrics Day consists of the Paediatric Diseases Working Party business meeting, educational sessions, selected oral abstracts, and the Inborn Errors Working Party educational session and presentation of selected oral abstracts.

Cell Therapy Day

All sessions will be held on Monday, March 19th, throughout the day

The first cell therapy day of the EBMT Annual Meeting took place during the EBMT 2012. The day forms integral part of the EBMT meeting and is mainly intended for people working in the cell processing laboratory as technicians, working on the bench, biologists and physicians directly involved in cellular therapy. The program includes theoretical presentations/discussions and sessions considering practical aspects of cell therapy, problem management and reporting.

Psy Day

All sessions will be held on Monday, March 19th, throughout the day

The Psy Day is an opportunity for psychologists, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts of haematology and bone marrow and stem cell transplantation units to meet, share and learn from each other’s practice experiences. The program will be delivered by renowned professionals in the field and will focus on the psychological dimensions of BMT and SCT, and the diversity of practices across Europe.

Pharmacists Day

All sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 20th, throughout the day

EBMT 2018 marks the 3rd Annual Pharmacists Day. The Pharmacists Day, taking place on the Tuesday of the Meeting, is a day for pharmacists and physicians working in BMT and SCT to meet and share innovative ideas and hear from professionals in the field on new and exciting topics.

Data Management Sessions

All sessions will be held on Monday, March 19th and Tuesday, March 20th, throughout the day

The Data Management programme consists of database training (Data Entry for new users; data retrieval; introduction to MACRO platform); the program consists of Educational Sessions as well as Training Sessions.

Statistical Sessions

The Statistical Program at EBMT 2018 consists of two statistical training courses on the Saturday before the Meeting, as well as on the Sunday of the Meeting. On Monday and Tuesday morning, there will be statistical consulting available, as well as the Statistics Workshop and the Statistics Symposium, which will be integrated into the main Scientific Program.

Quality Management Sessions

All sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 20th, throughout the day

All sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 20th, throughout the day
The Quality Management Day takes place on the Tuesday of the Meeting at EBMT 2018. The integration of this program represents a firm commitment by the Society to quality in transplantation. The Quality Management sessions are an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and share experience in this increasingly important area.

EBMT 2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of JACIE Accreditation, and thereby there will also be a JACIE Panel Discussion special session on Monday morning.

Patient, Family & Donor Day

Saturday, March 17th, 09:30 – 16:30

The Patient, Family and Donor Day has become an increasingly integral part of the yearly EBMT congress since it was first introduced at EBMT Lyon 2007.

One of the main goals is the improvement of the communication between EBMT professionals and patients. This is increasingly relevant due to the rapid evolution of technology associated to transplantation and its relationship with the growing field of cellular therapy. The introduction of new drugs and graft manipulation techniques, combined with changes in the clinical pattern of transplantation, particularly in the outpatient setting, has led to remarkable developments in the field over the last few years. The programme is aimed at exploring both scientific trends and the special relationship which is often created between the clinical BMT personnel and patients and their families.

The Patient, Family and Donor Day takes place on the Saturday, before the main part of the Annual Meeting, and registration to this unique and memorable day is free. All are welcome to attend!