Abstract awards and prizes at EBMT 2014

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.

EBMT Physicians Group Awards and Prizes:

The Immunobiology Working Party

Jon J. van Rood Award for the Best Paper in the Immunology of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Transplantation

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 (€ 10,000) 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 at the EBMT Annual Congress.

To qualify for the award your paper should be published or accepted for publication during the year 2013 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 Andrea Velardi, Chairman of the EBMT Immunobiology Working Party, by:

31st January 2014

Professor Andrea Velardi,
Chair of the EBMT Immunobiology Working Party,
Head of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program,
Divison of Hematology and Clinical Immunology,
University of Perugia, Perugia, ITALY
Email: velardi@unipg.it

This award is generously supported by Neovii Biotech GmbH with an unrestricted educational grant of € 10,000.

Van Bekkum Award

Opening Session
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 at the Opening Session of the congress. The Award of € 3'000.- is supported by the EBMT.

Basic Science Award for Physicians

Opening Session
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 a Scientific Committee headed by the Chairs of the EBMT Developmental Committee.
The prize-winning abstract will be presented as part of the Opening Session.

The award amount is € 2'000.-.
This award is generously supported by Clinigen.

Jian-Jian Luan Award for Lymphoma Transplant Research

Lymphoma Working Party Session
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 price-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 (scheduling to follow).

Nature Publishing Poster Awards

Closing Session
Two prizes 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 prize is worth £ 1'000.-.

EBMT Nurses Group Awards and Prizes:

The Nurses Group is pleased to announce that the best oral presentation and the best poster will be awarded.

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