European Hematology Curriculum

Harmonization of hematology knowledge is one of the objectives of the European Hematology Association. One of the ways we do this is through the development of the European Hematology Curriculum, a document with recommendations on minimum levels of competence, knowledge and skills in hematology. Introduced in 2006 and first updated in 2012, it remains a vital training tool for hematologists in Europe and beyond.

Considerable developments in hematology in the last years have led to the update of the Curriculum to version 3. A panel of European experts has updated the previous version to ensure that it is in line with the new developments in technology, diagnostic methods and treatment modalities.

The eight main sections of the Curriculum are:

  1. Clinical hematology: Benign disorders
  2. Clinical hematology: Myeloid malignancies
  3. Clinical hematology: Lymphoid malignancies and plasma cell disorders
  4. Treatment of hematological disorders
  5. Laboratory diagnoses
  6. Thrombosis and hemostasis 
  7. Transfusion medicine
  8. General skills

You can see all subsections in the online Curriculum Passport. 

The full overview of all topics can be found here.

Curriculum Passport online

The online Curriculum Passport is a self-assessment tool that enables you to monitor your progress in training using the European Hematology Curriculum with the recommended levels of competence next to each item.

If you are a member of EHA, you can start using the online Curriculum Passport straightaway. If not, you simply need to register first via the registration button. There is no charge.

Start using the online Curriculum Passport now!

We welcome all feedback on the European Hematology Curriculum. Please email your comments and questions to

Hematology Passport

Recently in Milano, a four-year hematology training based on the EHA curriculum was launched where every year, two sections of the Curriculum will be covered including highlights from other diseases. “The start has been a great success,” says Robin Foà, former EHA President. “120 fellows in the room, plus over 80 in streaming.” 

John Gribben, EHA President says: “When EHA as an European organization works closely together with a local organization, as we are doing here, you then can speak as one voice and you are really listening to what young hematologists want.” Carin Smand, EHA Executive Director adds “Looking beyond boundaries is important in hematology; we should team up and share what we know.

Watch the full interview below:

Youtube video screenshot interview