Educational Meetings

22 March 2020
Search Coordinator Training Day - Madrid, Spain

WMDA is excited to organize the Search Coordinator Training Day, which will take place on Sunday, 22 March 2020, at the Melia Barajas in Madrid. The theme will be ‘State of the art in donor and cord blood selection’. Check out the updated detailed program.

Sponsored by Ontime Onboard Courier GmbH

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, 23 March and/or the annual EBMT meeting (not for free). Check the full EBMT scientific programme here.


23 March 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, 23 March 2020, in Sala Neptuno, IFEMA, throughout the day.

22 - 25 March 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.


23 - 27 June 2020
International Donor Registry Conference (IDRC) - Quebec, Canada

The International Donor Registry Conference (IDRC) is the official conference of the WMDA, offering the chance to meet and network with partners from different organisations over four days. The first two days consist of the WMDA working group and committee meetings, while the second part is the IDRC. The Hema Quebec Registry Canada is the host for the 2020 IDRC on 23 – 27 June 2020. You can find register here to the IDRC!

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.