The EBMT is pleased to offer a growing number of awards and prizes for abstracts submitted for Oral and Poster presentation at the EBMT annual congress.
Jon J. van Rood Award
For the Best Paper in the Immunology of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Transplantation in the Cellular Therapy and Immunobiology Working Party
The induction of immunological tolerance is a major task for the success of organ and stem cell transplantation. Selection of the best donor and adequate immune suppression of both rejection and graft-versus-host reaction are fundamental to the success of transplantation. However, graft-versus-leukaemia/tumour reactions are crucial for the success of the treatment of leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma with allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Antigenic targets and effector cells play a major role in tolerance and graft-versus-leukaemia/tumour reactions.
Keen to foster scientific research in this area, the EBMT Immunobiology Working Party is pleased to offer this prestigious (€ 5,000) award for outstanding contributions in the field of hematopoietic transplantation immunology, immunogenetics, tolerance and graft-vs-leukaemia/tumour effects. The selection will be undertaken by a distinguished international jury under the supervision of Prof. Jon J. van Rood.
The award will be presented on an annual basis in the Cellular Therapy and Immunobiology Working Party Sessions at the EBMT Annual Congress.
To qualify for the award your paper should be published or accepted for publication during the year 2015 and candidates should be not older than 40 years. Applications for the award should include the paper and the CV of the applicant, which should be submitted by email to CTIWPebmt@lumc.nl by:
JANUARY 22nd 2016
Chiara Bonini, MD, Deputy Director,
Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases
Head, Experimental Hematology Unit
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Chairman of the Cellular Therapy and Immunobiology Working Party EBMT
This Award is generously supported by Neovii Pharmaceuticals with an unrestricted educational grant of € 5,000.
Van Bekkum Award
The Van Bekkum Award is the most prestigious EBMT award for the best abstract submitted to the physician's programme and is selected by the EBMT Board. The winning abstract will be presented as part of the Opening Session of the congress.
The Award of € 5,000 is supported by the EBMT.
Best Young Abstract Awards
The EBMT is pleased to offer 10 special awards for the best abstracts submitted for Oral and Poster presentation at the EBMT annual congress 2016.
The prize-winning abstracts will be selected from the top-scoring abstracts submitted by young physicians (<35).
The 10 Awards of € 500 each are supported by the EBMT.
Basic Science Award for Physicians
The aim of this award is to increase the level of basic science at the meeting and particularly young investigators are encouraged to submit their work. The prize winning abstract will be selected from the top-scoring abstracts by the EBMT Board of Association and Scientific Committee. The prize-winning abstract will be presented as part of the Opening Session.
The Award amount is € 2,000 and is generously supported by Clinigen Group Ltd.
Jian-Jian Luan Award for Lymphoma Transplant Research
This award is for the commemoration of Jian-Jian Luan who worked as study coordinator for the EBMT Lymphoma Working Party and who tragically died in an alpine hiking accident. The award will be presented to the best abstract submitted under the topic “lymphoma”.
The aim of the award is to encourage research in order to improve the results of lymphoma treatment by transplantation strategies. Both experimental and clinical work is eligible. All authors submitting a lymphoma abstract will be automatically considered for the Jian-Jian Luan Award. LWP studies or studies by LWP subcommittee chairs as well as published material will not be considered.
The prize-winning abstract will be selected from the top-scoring abstracts submitted under the topic “Lymphoma” by a scientific committee headed by the Chairperson of the LWP. It will be awarded with € 1'000 donated by the EBMT Lymphoma Working Party and presented orally at the LWP session.
The Nurses Group is pleased to announce that the best oral presentation and the best poster will be awarded. The awards will be presented as part of the NG Closing Session.
Nature Publishing Poster Awards
2 Awards are offered for the best physician poster presentations (Best Clinical and Best Science Poster) are sponsored by Nature Publishing Group. The awards will be announced at the Closing Session. Each award is worth £ 1'000.