News and updates
Meet Shaun McCann, our July volunteer of the month
Professor Shaun McCann started volunteering for EHA since the start of the association and is still actively contributing. This year, Professor Shaun McCann was awarded the EHA Education and Mentoring Award. Meet Professor McCann and learn about what he's doing and why he's volunteering for EHA all these years!
Addressing the bureaucracy challenge
EHA has recently brought key stakeholders around the table to discuss bureaucratic obstacles in clinical research. Regulators, patient organizations, the European Commission and industry representatives were invited for a day-long discussion at EHA offices, building on an informal dialogue with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that had been initiated by a group of prominent clinical researchers.
FUNDING ALERT: Calls published on ATMPs, T cells and cancer research
In recent weeks, two Calls for proposals were published that offer relevant funding opportunities for hematologists: IMI2 – 18th Call for proposals, a jointly funded partnership between the European Union, and Horizon 2020 – Call for cancer research proposals, call for research proposals in the category ‘Societal Challenge 1 (SC1): Health, demographic change and wellbeing’. .
Current status of the Clinical Trials Regulation
In 2014 the European Parliament approved the Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR) that is supposed to replace the Clinical Trials Directive (CTD) from 2001. Five years later, the regulation has not yet become applicable. What is the aim of the ‘new’ regulation, what issues does it address, and why was its application delayed?
EU Elections and Health Policy
2019 will see significant changes within the European institutions. The first already took place in late May, as 50% of EU citizens – the highest turnout since 1994 – went to the ballot box to elect their Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The result: Confirmation that nationalism and Euroscepticism are on the rise, and a set-back of center political parties.
EHA congratulates the Spanish Society of Hematology on its 60th anniversary
EHA President, John Gribben and member of the SEHH, María Victoria Mateos On Thursday, June 20 the Spanish Society of Hematology (SEHH) officially celebrated its 60th anniversary with a commemorative event…
EHA24, another successful congress
More than 12,000 hematology professionals from around the world met together in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for the 24th European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress.
Meet Ton Hagenbeek, our May volunteer of the month
He started at EHA in the early days when it was still being run by a small office in Rotterdam. Now, EHA has grown and he's still with us. Meet Ton Hagenbeek and learn about what he's doing for EHA and why he has been volunteering through out all these years!
Challenges and opportunities in the diagnostics and management of onco-hematolog…
Onco-hematology was the focus of the two-day EHA Hematology Tutorial in Moscow, Russia, the third joint tutorial organized by EHA, the National Hematological Society (NHS) and the Russian-Oncohematology Society (ROHS). The first edition was held in 2013 in St Petersburg, the second in Moscow in 2016 and now in Moscow again.
Rolling out CAR T across Europe
Patient-centric treatments such as gene and cell therapies have been a game-changer in tackling hematological disorders. Nonetheless, their development remains slow and erratic, limiting benefit for patients.
Tackling Sickle Cell Disease: the need for a European approach
Learning how to recognize and treat a disease that is relatively new to many parts of Europe, and spreading, is crucial to limit, if not avoid, irreversible impact and provide proper care to patients.
Turkey tutorial focused on lymphoma
The 8th EHA-TSH Hematology Tutorial was held on April 6-7, 2019 in Izmir, Turkey. This marks yet another pleasant and fruitful collaboration between EHA and the Turkish Society of Hematology. This time, the tutorial focused on the topic of lymphoma and was chaired by Prof Anton Hagenbeek (NL) on behalf of EHA, and Prof Guner Hayri Özsan (TU) on behalf of TSH.
Meet Maria-Victoria Mateos, our April Volunteer of the Month
Maria Victoria Mateos currently heads the Scientific Program Committee of the 24th EHA Congress which will be held on June 13-16 in Amsterdam. She started volunteering for EHA in 2013 and is still an EHA Volunteer under the mentorship of Prof Jordi Sierra and current EHA President Prof Pieter Sonneveld. Why did she become a volunteer and what keeps her going? Read more.
Hematology Tutorial in Sri Lanka updates expertise on myeloid malignancies and M…
After a successful first edition in 2017, EHA and the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists (SLCH) organized its second two-day tutorial together in February in Colombo.
EHA joins ESMO in calling for EU action on shortages of essential medicines
The European Hematology Association (EHA) has endorsed and signed a collective Call to Action, prepared by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), on shortages of inexpensive, essential medicines. Such shortages have a direct impact on patient care across Europe and require collaborative action at EU level.