The 58th Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Society for Haematology has a packed agenda across three main days. With speakers from all aspects of haematology, the event is guaranteed to cater for all specialisms and will be a highlight in the haematology calendar.
The overarching theme for this year’s event is “Better Science, Better Treatment”. Each day’s sessions will include content around the advancement of science.
The full programme will be released on 24th January 2018. Here are some of the highlights so far.
Monday 16 April
The combined British Society for Haematology and American Society of Haematology plenary session will launch the conference. Entitled, ‘The Appliance of Science’ this collaboration between our two societies is now in its third year and will include speakers from both sides of the Atlantic.
The MacFarlane Biggs Lecture will follow this, given by Professor Johannes Oldenburg, on ‘Current and Future Treatments in Haemophilia’.
Tuesday 17 April
Tuesday’s programme includes a wide range of topics across five parallel sessions. One of the key sessions on this day is the Presidential Symposium, and we are delighted to announce that Professor Willem H Ouwehand and Dr Louise Wood will be speaking.
This year the Dacie Wilkinson Bequest Lecture will be presented by Professor Bob Löwenberg who will be presenting a talk on “Improving Outcomes in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia”.
The Crucible session is a new addition to the programme in which five doctors in training will be presenting on the theme ‘How do haematologists do most harm to patients’? Criteria for judging the candidates will be: the quality and originality of the content of their talk; presentation skills and responses to questions, before we announce the winner.
Wednesday 18 April
Always a highlight of the programme, the Lymphoma Debate will take place on the final day of the meeting This session will see two speakers debate the topic “CAR-T cell therapy will become the standard of care for relapsed high grade B cell lymphoma within 5 years” which is guaranteed to be a lively session.
The prestigious BSH Medal Lecture will be presented by Professor John Porter and will focus on ‘New developments in iron metabolism’.
The final day will conclude with the Take Home Messages session. This will be chance to hear an overview of the key sessions and learning points from the congress.
In addition to the main scientific programme we are delighted to offer again ‘Meet the Expert’ sessions. These will be a great opportunity to hear from key haematology professionals within small scale forums.
This year we have16 sponsored symposia taking place across the Monday and Tuesday. These provide a great chance to hear from the haematology industry on latest industry trends, updates and research.
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Initial outlines of the 2018 programme can be downloaded below:
Monday 16 April 2018
07:45 – 08:45 Meet the Expert sessions
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome address
09:15 – 10:30 Plenary session
10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment break
11:00 – 12:30 Concurrent sessions
12:45 – 13:30 Plenary lecture
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 –16:00 Concurrent sessions
16:00 – 16:30 Refreshment break
16:30 – 18:45 Sponsored Symposia and Meet the Expert sessions
19:00 - Late Conference party
Tuesday 17 April 2018
08:00 – 09:30 Concurrent sessions
09:30 – 10:00 Refreshment break
10:00 – 11:30 Concurrent sessions
11:45 – 12:30 Plenary lecture
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Concurrent sessions
15:00 – 15:30 Refreshment break
15:30 – 17:45 Sponsored Symposia and Meet the Expert sessions
18:00 – 20:00 Poster moderation and President’s Reception in the exhibition hall
20:00 - Late Faculty dinner
Wednesday 18 April 2018
08:45 – 10:15 Concurrent sessions
10:15 – 10:45 Refreshment break
10:45 – 12:15 Concurrent sessions
12:30 – 13:15 Plenary lecture
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:45 Concurrent sessions
15:45 – 16:15 Refreshments and close