2018 BMT Tandem Meetings

The 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings will be held Feb. 21-25, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Laboratory Research | Clinical Investigations | Patient Care

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The 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings will be held Feb. 21-25, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Early registration and abstract submission deadlines are October 3, 2017.

Comprehensive Update on Blood and Marrow Transplantation

The BMT Tandem Meetings are the combined annual meetings of the CIBMTR and the ASBMT. Physicians with a clinical interest in blood and marrow transplantation and related investigations, laboratory technicians, clinical research professionals, pharmacists, nurses, data managers, BMT center administrators and other allied health professionals benefit from the full scientific program that addresses the timely issues in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.

Exhibit, Support and Satellite Symposia Opportunities

The CIBMTR and the ASBMT are pleased to release the Exhibit & Support Prospectus along with the Satellite Symposia and Product Theater Supplements for the 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings. Please contact Sherry Fisher at slfisher@mcw.edu with any questions.


BMT Scientific Sessions

Plenary and concurrent session topics include:

  • Gene Therapy and Gene Editing
  • Chronic GVHD (prevention & treatment)
  • Building a Safer and Faster CAR
  • 25th Anniversary of the ASBMT
  • Biology of AML and Implications for Transplantation
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion
  • Virus Specific T-Cells: Broadening Applicability
  • Survivorship Challenges after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
  • Autologous Transplant for Malignant Diseases
  • Autologous Transplant for Non Malignant Diseases
  • Treatment of Post Transplant Relapse
  • . . . and more!


CIBMTR Working Committees

The CIBMTR Working Committees review the past year's research accomplishments, discuss current studies and set the scientific agenda for the coming year. Ways to get involved:

  • Review, approve and prioritize study proposals that will use CIBMTR data
  • Design and conduct observational studies that involve CIBMTR data, statistical resources and/or transplant centers
  • Assess and revise CIBMTR data collection forms
  • Encourage development of studies in under-researched areas
  • Encourage and support participation of new members
  • Plan and conduct workshops   

2018 Abstract Categories

Over 500 abstracts were presented during the 2017 BMT Tandem Meetings. More than 100 were accepted for oral presentation and six were chosen as best abstracts.

The abstract website opens in August, 2017.  At that time you will be able to submit your abstract for review to be among the 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings presenters. The 2018 abstract categories are listed below.  

2018 Main Conference Abstract Categories

  • Allogeneic Transplants
  • Alternative Donors
  • Autoimmune
  • Autologous Transplants
  • Clinical Cellular Therapy
  • Cord Blood
  • Graft Processing
  • Histocompatibility/Alternative Stem Cell Sources
  • Immune Reconstitution
  • Infectious Disease
  • Late Effects/Quality of Life/Psychosocial Issues
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma/Multiple Myeloma
  • Palliative/Supportive Care and Nutrition
  • Pediatric Disorders
  • Quality and Value
  • Solid Tumors
  • Stem Cell Biology / Hematopoiesis

2018 Peripheral Session Abstract Categories

  • Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network
         - BMT CTN Coordinators Meeting
  • IT and Informatics for Transplant and Cellular Therapy (CIBMTR)
  • Advanced Practice Professionals
         - BMT Clinical Education Conference for NPs, PAs, Fellows & Junior Faculty
  • Pediatric Disorders 
  • Quality and Transplant Program Administration
         - Administrative Directors Conference
  • Transplant Data Management
         - Clinical Research Professionals/Data Management Conference
  • Transplant Nursing (BMT Nursing)
         o Administration
         o Clinical
         o Education
         o Research
  • Transplant Pharmacology
         - BMT Pharmacists Conference


Guidelines for Ancillary Meetings

BMT Tandem Meetings offers an ideal opportunity for supporting organizations to hold an ancillary meeting during the annual conference. Applications may be made by completing the BMT Tandem Meetings Ancillary Meeting Request Form no later than two weeks prior to the official start date of the BMT Tandem Meetings. Early requests are appreciated and are more likely to receive preferred space and time.

Meet-the-Professor Sessions

Fellows and junior faculty have an opportunity for informal discussion with experts in BMT patient management. Each session will feature a case-based discussion led by internationally renowned authorities. Meet-the-Professor Sessions will be held on Wednesday through Saturday and be capped at a maximum of 25 attendees to keep sessions interactive. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at the Conference Registration Desk, subject to availability.

New this year: Meet-the-Professor Session tickets will now include a complimentary ticket to the BMT Tandem Reception.

Session Topics

  • Setting Up a Cell Therapy Unit
  • Selection of Alternative Donors
  • How I Treat Chronic GVHD
  • Treatment of Acute GVHD
  • Advancing an Academic Career in BMT
  • Issues in Using Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide
  • How I Prevent and Treat Infections


Travel Grants 

ASBMT will present twenty (20) $500 travel grants to U.S./Canada-based fellows and two $750 travel grants to international fellows to attend the 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings.  ASBMT Travel Grant applications will be available for completion on September 15, 2017. All applications must be completed and submitted by November 15, 2017. You are welcome to complete an application in advance of receiving information on the status of your submitted 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings abstract. ASBMT will identify applicants who have an accepted abstract before selecting travel grant recipients. For more information, click here.  


BMT Peripheral Conferences

We are again excited to offer peripheral conferences for all members of the BMT team. From nurses to pharmacists, administrators and data managers, the BMT Tandem Meetings are sure to offer programming for any member of the transplant center staff.

  • Administrative Directors Conference
  • BMT CTN Coordinator and Investigator Meetings
  • BMT Clinical Education Conference (for NPs, PAs, Fellows, Junior Faculty)
  • BMT Nursing Meeting
  • BMT Pharmacists Conference
  • Clinical Research Professionals / Data Management Conference
  • HCT Value and Health Economics Conference: The Financial Burdens of Cellular Therapy
  • Pediatric BMT Program

Agendas for these conferences will be available on our websites later this summer. 





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