February 2023, Issue 2

Dear BSBMTCT member,


  • The Board of Trustees has decided to form a BSBMTCT JACIE Sub-Committee with all the individuals who applied for the UK JACIE representative role. Elections will be held shortly to decide who will Chair the Sub-Committee.
  • Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) survey is still open until the end of March 2023. Thank you to those that have already submitted, if you haven’t yet responded the link can be found here: https://bsbmtct.org/bsbmtct-equality-diversity-and-inclusion-survey/
  • The Clinical Trials Sub-Committee chaired by Ram Malladi had a successful 56th Meeting on Tuesday 7th February. This was held virtually where we discussed the progress of existing retrospective studies and surveys. We also had two new proposals presented to the group.
  • The Board of Trustees have recently sent out a communication regarding ASCENT (Accelerated Stem Cell Transplant Trials), the new name for the Birmingham CRCTU IMPACT Hub. ASCENT are actively looking for new trials and would be happy to hear from any investigator who wishes to develop a clinical trial. Please contact Becky Bishop in the first instance, r.j.bishop@bham.ac.uk
  • We are delighted to announce the publication of the “Management of patients with Germline predisposition to haematological Malignancies Guidelines” led by BSBMTCT Guidelines Sub-Committee Chair, Andy Clark. The guidelines can be found here: https://bsbmtct.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Br-J-Haematol-2023-Clark-Management-of-patients-with-germline-predisposition-to-haematological-malignancies-1.pdf
  • A reminder that the 14th Commissioners Report preparations are in progress and the deadline to register and submit all the data for the 2017 to 2021 cohort is Friday 31st March 2023. Any data submitted after this will not be included in the report and this will be reflected in the annual and centre reports.


Otherwise, please save the dates for the upcoming BSBMTCT events:

  • BSBMTCT Scientific Day 2023 Wednesday 17 May 2023, as a hybrid meeting
  • BSBMTCT Scientific showcase for Advanced Cell Therapy (ACT) subcommittee 2023 Monday 19th June 2023, as a hybrid meeting
  • BSBMTCT Education Day 2023 Wednesday 1st November 2023, as a hybrid meeting


Our Very Best Wishes,

Eduardo Olavarria, John Snowden, Deborah Richardson, Fiona Dignan, Harpreet Kaur & Julia Lee


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