Meeting Overview: EBMT 2004

EBMT 2004 OverviewMarch 28-31, 2004Barcelona, SpainC. D. Buckner, MD, Scientific Editor, OncoEd

The 2004 meeting of the EBMT was held March 28-31in Barcelona. The 2003 meeting involved approximately 3000 attendees from around the world. The EBMT began 30 years ago with approximately 10 members who were called together by Dr. Bruno Speck from Basel, Switzerland. The group was established as a transplant registry, which is still its primary function. Recently, the EBMT has also carried out some prospective clinical cooperative trials. The abstracts of this meeting are published in the journal Bone Marrow Transplantation, Volume 33, Supplement 1, March 2004. The following topics from the EBMT were summarized:

Stem Cell Transplants for Multiple Myeloma

Stem Cell Transplants for CML

Stem Cell Transplants for Solid Tumors

Umbilical Cord Blood Transplants