23rd May 2013 BSBMT Spring Meeting & Open Meeting

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Session 1: BSBMT Abstract Prize Competition

– Over-expression of CXCR4 targets donor T cells to tumor niches and enhances graft-versus-lymphoma – Dr Ben Carpenter, Institute of Cancer Studies

High engraftment rates following second allogeneic transplants for graft failure result in good outcomesDr Robert Lown, Anthony Nolan

Experience of FLT3 inhibitors in relapsed AML post allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantationDr Harpreet Kaur, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Engine tuning in T cells: a strategy to improve cancer immunotherapyDr Mathias Zech, UCL Medical School

The impact of thymoglobulin prior to pediatric unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation on immune-reconstitution and clinical outcomeDr Robert Chiesa, GOSH

State-of-the-art: Update on cord transplanationProf Vanderson Rocha, University of Oxford

Session 2: BMT for Non-Malignant Disorders in Adults

– Autoimmune disease – Dr John Snowden, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Aplastic Anaemia – Prof Judith Marsh, King’s College London

Session 3: BSBMT Open Meeting

President’s Report – Dr Charles Crawley on behalf of Prof Gordon Cook
CTC Report – Dr Andy Peniket
Treasurer’s Report – Dr Charles Crawley
Data Registry Report – Mrs Keiren Kirkland

State-of-the-art: Low dose IL-2 in chronic GVHDProf Jerome Ritz, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, USA

Session 4: BMT for Non-Malignant Disorders in Paediatric Practice

– Metabolic disorder – Dr Jaap Boelens, University Medical Center, Utrecht
Primary immunodeficiencies – Dr Paul Veys, GOSH
– Haemoglobinopathies – Dr Josu de la Fuente, Imperial College London