The YoungEHA Research Meeting had a record-breaking 3rd edition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on June 13, with over 450 participants. The attendees (a majority of junior clinicians and researchers registered to the EHA Congress) have enjoyed the full day program dedicated to basic and translational research in hematology.
The sessions covered myeloid- and lymphoid malignancies, the differentiation of blood cells, mechanisms of therapy and resistance and stem cells in the long run. Presentations from contributing Dutch and Belgian research groups were combined with keynote lectures by renowned international speakers.
Interaction between participants and the faculty was stimulated during the sessions and networking breaks. One of the meeting’s aims is to help forge collaborations between research groups and offer a unique occasion to exchange ideas in some of the most active areas for research in hematology.
Different lunch activities were organized by the YoungEHA committee to promote soft skills and offer an opportunity to get in contact with EHA and act as a platform to see what EHA can do for early career researchers and clinicians.
The overall response from the participant was extremely positive and indicated that the meeting should be repeated and integrated further into the Congress program.