BSBMTCT Scientific Day

Thursday 7th May 2020

Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT

Please now see below for details of the John Goldman Abstract Prize Competition.

Call for Abstracts – John Goldman Prize

Up to six abstracts (3 clinical, 3 science-based) will be chosen for oral presentation and the presenters of the best abstracts in each category will be awarded a prize for £500. This competition is a great opportunity to present your findings to an expert audience and to enhance your CV.

Your abstract may relate to any clinical or scientific aspect of stem cell transplantation and should include a title, names and affiliations of authors and your contact email address and telephone number.  The body of the abstract should be no more than 300 words long.  You must have made a significant contribution to the work and have the agreement of co-authors to present.

Abstracts should be submitted by email as a word document to Professor Matthew Collin: Email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on Friday 17th April 2020.  The shortlist will be finalised by Friday 24th April 2020.

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IPSS-R MDS Risk Assessment Calculator

Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) for Myelodysplastic Syndromes Risk Assessment Calculator


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MDS Fact Sheet

MDS Factsheet for GPs General Practicioners

MDS Fact Sheet

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Varicella Vaccine in MDS

Urgent Clarification on varicella vaccine policy

Current advice from the UK MDS Forum is not to give the Live Varicella Vaccine to patients with MDS.

Please read below correspondence between Professor Salisbury and Dr George Follows, the latter on behalf of the CLL Forum, on the varicella vaccine policy.
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NICE Guideline

Lenalidomide for treating myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) associated with an isolated deletion 5q cytogenetic abnormality.

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BSH Guidelines

This is an external link to the home of the British Society for Haematology (BSH). 

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