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Haematology Team attend 40th European Bone Marrow Transplant conference in Milan


Representatives from the Haematology Department, MRI attended the 40th European Bone Marrow Transplant (EBMT) conference in Milan last month.

Approximately 4000 Doctors, Nurses, Scientist and Data/Quality Managers attend the conference to share and learn advances in the field of Bone Marrow Transplantation. The conference spanned over 4 days and covered various aspects of bone marrow transplant.

Jemma Woodward, Marie Waller and Lesley Hill presented 'In House Education: A Necessity or a Nicety? ' to the nurses group. This presentation looked at the importance of running weekly education session for nurses who work in a transplant unit and how this can improve patient care. A number of other representatives from the department also had poster presentations.

The conference is held annually and is hosted across European capital cities. EBMT is represented in 57 countries with 570 centres and 4500 members, 470,000 BMT transplants have been carried since the Registry was formed 40 years ago.