Educational Meetings

30 August 2020
Search Coordinator Training Day - Madrid, Spain

The Search Coordinator Training Day has been postponed to Sunday, 30 August 2020!

Sponsored by Ontime Onboard Courier GmbH

The theme will be ‘State of the art in donor and cord blood selection’. Check out the updated program. The  Training Day fee is € 75,- for participants of WMDA educational courses. For other participants, the fee will be € 100,-.
Attending this training day gives you the opportunity to visit the WMDA/EBMT Transplant Coordinators Day on Monday, 31 August and/or the annual EBMT meeting (not for free). Check the full EBMT scientific programme here.


30 August - 2 September 2020
46th EBMT Meeting – Madrid, Spain

The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Meeting is the most important annual event for research and education in the field of bone marrow transplantation in Europe. It attracts more than 6,000 participants, including international experts, scientists, physicians, nurses, statisticians, clinical research technicians, patients and processing laboratory personnel.

To the registration site.

To the Annual Meeting site.

To the scientific programme site.


31 August 2020
2nd Transplant Coordinators Day – Madrid, Spain

Last year, EBMT introduced the 1st Transplant Coordinators Day to its Annual Meeting. This day is a joint collaboration of EBMT together with the WMDA. At EBMT 2020, the 2nd Transplant Coordinators Day will focus on fostering networking among the transplant coordinators community.

All sessions will be held on Monday, 31 August 2020, in Sala Neptuno, IFEMA.

10 - 12 September 2020
Cord Blood Connect
Update March 25: Momentarily the plans for Cord Blood Connect  are being placed on hold. This will include a moratorium on additional pre-registrations and a suspension of the acceptance of abstracts while CBA leaders continue to assess the viability of this year’s congress. Options being evaluated include re-scheduling, as well as alternatives for an in-person conference.  Factors to be considered are the advice of public health authorities about in-person meetings, government recommendations or restrictions on gatherings and travel, expectations for attendance, availability of faculty, support of sponsors and exhibitors, contracts that are in place with the venue and vendors — to name just a few. The health and safety of attendees, faculty, sponsors, exhibitors and staff will always be the foremost concern.

Educational workshops for small and medium-sized organisations

WMDA organises workshops regularly to educate newcomers in the field of donor care and donor relations. Topics include setting up a network in your country and what to think about if your task is to facilitate the search for a patient in need of a transplant. The first workshop was organised in 2013 by the Cyprus Bone Marrow Donor Registry, while the last workshop (May 2017) was hosted in Germany. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, regional workshops were organised for Indian, South American, and South-East Asian organisations.