Hematologists from 18 countries and 4 continents learned more about the new techniques for diagnosis and treatment of anemias during the EHA-SWG Scientific Meeting on Anemias on February 2-4 in Barcelona, Spain.
Delegates from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe gathered in Dubai in November 2016 to learn about the latest updates in hematology and network with their peers during the three-day Highlights of Past EHA (HOPE).
[Vilnius, March 10, 2017] Patients suffering from rare blood disorders will benefit from networks of excellence across the European Member States.
At the third conference on European Reference Networks (ERNs) yesterday in Vilnius, Lithuania, EuroBloodNet was officially awarded as one of the recently approved ERNs.
Brussels/Salamanca, January 9, 2017. The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has approved HARMONY, a project that aims to foster better access and care for patients with various hematologic malignancies (HM) with the use of big data. The project is made up of 51 partners from 11 European countries, including 7 pharmaceutical companies.
Salamanca, January 19, 2017. Attended by 150 participants from 18 countries the HARMONY project successfully kicked off with a two-day meeting on January 16 and 17.
HARMONY is a European Network of Excellence that captures, integrates, analyses and seeks to harmonize Big Data on various hematological malignancies. The Big Data platform that will be developed is foreseen to enable the rapid definition of promising treatment strategies for individual patients.
EHA is entering the next phase of its Hematology Awareness Campaign this fall. Face-to-face meetings will be conducted with EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders in Brussels, to raise awareness in hematology, increase the visibility of EHA, advocate key EHA positions, contribute to important policy debates and build relationships and alliances.
October 12, 2016, The Hague – Seventeen promising young researchers in clinical research will benefit from a 9-month long unique training and mentoring experience focused on clinical research in Europe through the Clinical Research Training in Hematology (CRTH).
Two studies funded by EHA and published in the medical journal Lancet Haematology by a team of researchers from Oxford University and King’s College found that the economic burden of blood disorders (malignant and non-malignant) across the European Union, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland amounts to €23 billion per year.
The 21st Congress of the European Hematology Association ( June 9-12, 2016) was abuzz with networking between over 10.000 participants who travelled from all over the world to Copenhagen. The EHA Congress combined sessions and a diverse range of topics around Hematology highlighting state-of-the-art clinical practice, recent advances, new data and views from different stakeholders and international organizations. A hot topic this year were the European Reference Networks.
July 22, 2016 - The Hague, The economic burden of blood disorders across the European Union, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland amounts to €23 billion per year. This is the conclusion of two papers published in The Lancet Haematology by the Health Economics Research Centre of the University of Oxford.
Blood disorders represent a myriad of diseases including anemias, coagulation disorders (e.g. thrombosis), bleeding disorders (e.g. hemophilia) and blood cancers (e.g. leukemia, multiple myeloma, lymphoma). In Europe, blood disorders affect around 80 million people.
The total cost of blood disorders consists of healthcare expenditure (€15.6 billion), productivity loss due to illness and mortality (€5.6 billion), and the costs of informal care (€1.6 billion). The latter amount is based on hours of unpaid care provided to people suffering from blood disorders, such as by family or friends. 28% of healthcare costs pertain to medications (€4.3 billion).