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Event Name Introduction to Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies
Start Date 17 Jun 2021 9:00 am
End Date 18 Jun 2021 5:00 pm
Duration 1 day and 8 hours

Introduction to Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies (BMT+CT) is a two-day educational seminar that aims orientate the staff working in BMT+CT units or those working with patients pre and post-transplant. The focus is on the care of patients receiving both autologous and allogeneic BMT.


This event is aimed at haematology and BMT nurses, laboratory staff, pharmacists and allied health working in NSW Health services. Individuals will have some background and knowledge of haematology, but have had little specific BMT education, training or experience.


Details on how to join us for this event will be given closer to the date


There is no charge for NSW Health employees


Details on how to register for this event will be released in early 2021


Topics covered over the two days include:

Day one

  • Accreditation and regulation in Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Overview of haemopoiesis
  • Indications for BMT and cellular therapies
  • Preparation for BMT and conditioning therapies
  • The BMT donor
  • The HLA system
  • Haemopoietic progenitor cell sources and collection
  • Processing and storage
  • Infusion of Fresh and Thawed products
  • Engraftment
  • Paediatric BMT

Day two

  • Introduction to BMT and cellular therapies team
  • Chronic graft-versus-host disease
  • Acute complications
  • Febrile neutropenia and sepsis
  • Infections
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Long-term follow-up
  • Patient experience