2018 BMT Tandem Meetings Sets Record Attendance

By Content Administrator posted 03-28-2018 16:22


More than 3,700 attendees registered for the 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings in Salt Lke City last month, setting a new record. Health professionals with a clinical / scientific interest in blood and marrow transplantation and immunotherapies, including investigators, advanced practice professionals, laboratory technicians, clinical research professionals, phamacists, nurses, data managers andBMT center administrators all gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center to learn and interact during the February 21-25 conference.

Attendee Jamie M. Truscott, MD, a pediatric hematology/oncology fellow at University of Iowa Health Care, stopped by the ASBMT booth in the exhibit hall. She said, “As a trainee, the ability to meet with more senior physicians is so important. ASBMT offers a great opportunity for education, networking, and clinical resources.”

From the poster presentations, to the exhibits, to the excellent scientific and educational content, attendees praised the meeting for its networking and educational opportunities, and for the passion of its speakers and presenters.

“I love ASBMT because the conference is always great, and I learn so much all in the one place,” said Ngaire Elwood BSc (Hons), PhD. “Coming from Australia, it is important to be able to get a snapshot view each year of what is happening in BMT and Cellular Therapy in the US.”

Audio and Slide Recordings

Professional recordings will soon be available for most plenary and concurrent scientific sessions, as well as peripheral conferences. Each recording will be available in either MP3 audio file format or MP4 audio with synchronized PowerPoint visuals and accessible through the online agenda. All available recordings will be made accessible to registered attendees for a $15 flat rate. Non-members can purchase the recordings at a cost of $25 for each MP3 and MP4 file download.

CME Credit Claim information now available
The 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings online Evaluation Program is now available through the online agenda and mobile app through March 27, 2018. If you wish to claim continuing education credit, please visit the meeting website or mobile app to access and complete the Overall Meeting and individual Sessions Evaluations. Credit will not be issued without completion of the online evaluation forms. Please be sure to download your certificates from the Evaluation Program once both the Overall Meeting and Session evaluations have been submitted.

Request for Certificates after March 27, 2018 will incur a $60 processing charge. An electronic copy of the Certificate will be filed with the Medical College of Wisconsin. Certificates will not be mailed.

See Amazing Coverage from the Meeting

Visit Twitter to see minute-by minute posts from ASBMT and CIBMTR as well as photos and quotes from attendees who were clearly enthusiastic about the meetings. Just search for the hashtag #BMTTandem18 to see the highlights. To see all the posts, be sure to click the “latest” tab at the top of the page.


The room was packed for the 7 a.m. symposium, “Realizing the Promise of CAR T Cell Therapy for Leukemia and Lymphoma.”


Over the course of the meeting, more than 700 abstracts were available during oral abstract sessions, peripheral conferences, and poster sessions highlighting the best new research in the field.


New ASBMT President John DiPersio, MD, PhD (left), honored Immediate Past-President Krishna Komanduri, MD, for his outstanding service.


Members of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Adult BMT Clinical Research team are all smiles in the Exhibit Hall.


Congratulations to Dragos Plesca, PharmD, PhD, BCOP, (center) winner of the ASBMT/Takeda Oncology Pharmacy SIG New Investigator Award.


Rosy Dabas, B.Sc, M.Sc (left) and Kim Hummel, BSN, RN, pose in front of the five Choosing Wisely banners on display at the BMT Tandem Meetings.


Timothy J. Ley, MD, presented the plenary session, “Genomics and Clonal Evolution of AML.”

Save the date for the 2019 meeting.

February 20-24 | Hilton Americas | Houston TX

We have some very exciting news to share. After 23 years of BMT Tandem Meetings, it was time to change our name to better reflect our range of interests and activities. The new name and identity of the 2019 meeting and all future meetings is:

Join the Conversation at #TCTM19