José Carreras Award
José Carreras, who himself underwent a transplant procedure in Seattle, USA, in 1988, was instrumental in setting up the José Carreras Foundation in Barcelona. The Foundation has established a program of scholarships for scientists working in the field. He has also personally supported many other clinical and basic aspects of hematopoietic stem cell transplant activity on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Jose Carreras Award was established to honor leaders in hematological research and is presented each year to an established and active investigator who has made an important contribution to hematology.
Every year, the EHA Board selects a winner. The award is presented in the Opening Ceremony of the Annual Congress, in which the winner is invited to deliver a lecture.
Candidature for this award alternates annually between basic scientists and clinicians and selection is based on a number of criteria such as the support of European Hematology, area of expertise, eligibility, other awards, gender and country of origin.
The winner of the José Carreras Lecture and Award 2020 is Gilles Salles (CHU de Lyon, Lyon, France), for his role as an established and active investigator who has made an important contribution to hematology through outstanding advances for the treatment of lymphomas, which saved many patients' lives.
Professor Gilles Salles presented the 2020 José Carreras Award Lecture during EHA25Virtual.