The mission of the Education and Dissemination Committee is to recommend to the Executive Committee policies, programs, actions and materials pertaining to the development or design of resources prepared for the express purpose of educating the populace about HCT. This committee collaborates with all partners within the WBMT and assists in preparation of opinion or advisory materials for the WBMT and/or WHO. It plays an important role in Workshop program design.
Meetings & Teleconfereces
The Education and Dissemination Committee continues to participate actively in various projects including workshops, webinars and printed materials related to HCT. WBMT Education Committee plans to meet by videoconference on a quarterly basis or as needed according to the ongoing projects.
The Education & Dissemination Committee completed the following projects:
- Published a book entitled Bone marrow transplantation in bone marrow failure syndromes.
- Prepared a Springer book entitled Establishing a hematopoietic stem cell transplant unit: A practical guide.
- Publication: Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantation (WBMT) special article, challenges facing emerging alternate donor registries
- Organised three educational webinars
- Webinar: “EBMT & WBMT: Haplo-identical HCT, methods and practices around the globe”. The learning objective of this webinar was to describe the different platforms that have been developed around the world, which have driven the rapid development of allogeneic transplants with haploidentical donors. • Moderators: H. Greinix (Austria) and N. Kröger (Germany) • Speakers: A. Bacigalupo (Italy), X-J. Huang (China) and L. Luznik (USA) • 486 Registrants from 72 different countries • Co-organizing Society: EBMT
- Webinar: “FACT-JACIE & WBMT: Quality and accreditation for cellular therapy: A global perspective” The aim of this webinar was to describe the importance of quality management systems for the development of HCT programs around the world and particularly to focus on the different strategies to improve accessibility to accreditation in low- and middle-income countries. • Moderators: J. Schwartz (USA), E. McGrath (Ireland) • Speakers: A. Srivastava (India), C. Bachier (USA), D. Niederwieser (Germany) • 454 Registrants from 51 different countries • Co-organizing Societies: FACT, JACIE, APBMT
- Webinar: “ASTCT & WBMT: Allogeneic stem cell transplantation for non-malignant disorders: a global perspective” This webinar described transplant rates and trends, donor choices, current practices and recent advances for the treatment of non-malignant disorders in the most common indications in different regions of the world. • Moderators: Y. Kodera (Japan), D. Rondelli (USA) • Speakers: D. Niederwieser (Germany), N. Worel (Austria), N. Hamad (Australia), V. Mathews (India), S. Corbacioglu (Germany), C. Bonfim (Brazil) • 112 Registrants from 30 different countries • Co-organizing Society: ASTCT
- Webinar: "Management of Viral Infections in Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplant" in collaboration with the Indian Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ISBMT). This webinar was organized to summarize practical aspects for the management of viral diseases in HCT recipients.
- The 8th WBMT Workshop in Rawalpindi, Pakistan was successfully held on September 22-14, 2022, as a hybrid event. The platform was accessible at https://wbmt2022pakistan.com/
This committee continues to work on the following projects:
- The Education and Dissemination Committee identified the following projects for 2023: • Organization of regular educational webinars; • Organization of training activities for nurses in HCT; • Continue to organize Workshop/Scientific Symposia annually or as appropriate. Call for the next WBMT Workshop planned for September 2024; • Discuss financial support for future WBMT Workshops; • Develop online training programs directed to low-middle income countries in cooperation with regional transplant organizations; • Develop online nursing training programs in cooperation with the Nurses Committees of the regional/international transplant organizations; • Establish contacts and identify obstacles for setting up new transplant centers in emerging and underdeveloped countries; • Assess long-term outcomes of previous Workshops for organizers and participants.
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