On July 22, the European Commission announced an update of the Work Programme 2014-2015. Hematologists should be aware that in 2015 opportunities are available to them in the Societal Challenge Health, demographic change and wellbeing.
Today, EU Reporter published an article by Ulrich Jäger, past president of the European Hematology Association (EHA) and chair of the European Affairs Committee, highlighting the importance of education and collaboration for the treatment of patients.
The European School of Haematology (ESH) hosted an international meeting on haematological disorders in the elderly in Barcelona from November 6 to 7, 2013.
Chairs of the meeting were L. Balducci, M. Björkholm, and P. Fenaux. The local organizer: E. Montserrat. The meeting was organized to provide a comprehensive review of the aspects to be considered when managing elderly patients with a variety of hematological disturbances.
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In the course of one day – December 11, 2013 – two calls for applications and expressions of interest were published that are of interest to researchers in hematology.
Hematology is one of few medical disciplines that have made significant steps in realizing the promise of personalized medicine. Together with ESMO and Eurocan Platform and in the context of our membership of the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM), EHA was involved in the organization of a Roundtable ‘Oncology/Haematology: How to provide the right prevention and treatment to the right patient at the right time’.
At the 54th Annual Meeting of ASH, Dr Francesco Lo Coco, lead author and Chairman of the APL subcommittee of the Italian GIMEMA group and Professor of Hematology at University Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy, presented the outcome of new research that demonstrates the efficacy of the first curative treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) that does not include chemotherapy, marking an important step toward front-line use of targeted therapies for acute leukemia.
H-Net, the 3-year European Network for Harmonization of Training in Hematology project led by Professor Eva Hellström-Lindberg, ended in September 2011, but its strongest components continue. The project is an assembly of 22 of the most important hematology organizations in Europe (and beyond) working to improve the mobility of students and professionals by raising their skills to an equally high standard across countries.
For the whole text, of this early release paper in Haematologica: http://www.haematologica.org/content/early/2012/10/29/haematol.2012.078964.abstract