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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.
EHA leads Tutorial in Kazakhstan for better understanding of lymphomas
EHA, in collaboration with the Kazakhstan Cancer Society (KCS) and Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology (KazIOR), organized its very first tutorial together on March 14-16 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Hematology in the spotlight at EAPM Presidency Conference
April 9, Brussels - The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine is holding its 7th annual presidency conference at the University Foundation in Brussels, and the event will include a session…
HARMONY: Big data for better and faster treatment
Gathering clinical, genetic and molecular information into a single database: this is the challenge taken on by the HARMONY Alliance. By bringing together data currently scattered across different clinical trial databases and registries, the HARMONY Alliance is harnessing the enormous potential of Big Data and Big Data analytics to deliver insights that will help improve the care of blood cancer patients.
Mission ‘Gene Therapy’ for Horizon Europe
Advanced therapies, such as gene therapy, hold promise for treating a wide range of chronic diseases and improving patients’ quality of life. As promising as these treatments are, they remain out of reach for many.
EHA undersigns Manifesto on Treatment Optimization
EHA has given its formal endorsement to the “Manifesto for a new approach for better medicine in Europe: Establishing Treatment Optimization as part of personalized medicine development”.
“Who dares wins,” - Elizabeth Macintyre, woman in hematology/EHA volunteer
Elizabeth Macintyre is currently EHA Board Secretary. She got her MD/PhD is Britain, her PhD in France and post-doc in America.