SWG Committee

Current committee members:

Konstanze Döhner, Germany (Chair)
Dominique Bonnet, France (Vice-Chair)
Immacolata Andolfo, Italy
Igor Aurer, Croatia
Alessandro Casini, Italy
Hermann Einsele, Germany
Eleni Gavriilaki, Greece (YoungEHA representative)
Kirsten Grønbæk, Denmark (Councilor)
Zoi Dorothea Pana, Cyprus
Marc Raaijmakers, The Netherlands
Josef Vormoor, The Netherlands


  • The SWG Committee is the coordinating body of the EHA SWGs, which aims to strengthen relations and collaborations between the different SWGs as well as between EHA and SWGs.
  • Its members are selected within the SWGs and by the SWG Committee.

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Represent the SWGs at the EHA leadership level.
  • Bridge communication between the SWGs and the EHA Board.
  • Collect SWGs’ proposals on established and new activities.
  • Approval of SWGs’ proposals according to the pre-allocated budget (e.g. SWG meetings).
  • Approval of new SWGs and renewal of existing SWGs (and subgroups, when necessary).
  • Development and implementation of new projects based on the Board recommendations.
  • The SWG Committee is lobbying for:
    • SWG initiated research projects
    • Involvement of SWG members in EHA’s education activities
    • EU affairs (European affairs coordinated taskforces, networks/research programs or grants and revision or implementation of regulations


  1. Chair (EHA Board member)
  2. Vice Chair; SWG member with at least 2 years’ experience as SWG Chair/Co-Chair.
  3. Up to 9 members selected from SWGs via an open call for interest, ensuring a balanced representation of the main areas (e.g. malignant vs non-malignant, basic/translational vs clinical etc.) of hematology.


  • Chair and vice chair: 3 years
  • Members: 3 years with possibility of reappointment once.


  • 2 physical meetings
  • Regular conference calls