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Event Name Introduction to Blood and Marrow Transplant
Start Date 20th Jun 2019 8:00am
End Date 21st Jun 2019 4:30pm
Duration 1 day, 8 hours and 30 minutes


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 BMT specific education, training or experience.

Please be advised that registrations from NSW Health employees will be prioritised. Limited places are available for those from Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, Australian Red Cross Blood and Service and interstate.


Day 1

  • Accreditation and Regulation
  • Overview of Haemopoiesis
  • Indications for Transplant & Cellular Therapies
  • The HLA System
  • The Donor
  • Preparation for Transplant and Conditioning Therapies
  • Haemopoietic Progenitor Cell Sources & Collection
  • Processing and Storage
  • Infusion
  • Engraftment
  • Paedatric BMT

Day 2

  • Introduction to Broader BMT Team
  • Acute Complications
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Chronic Graft-Versus-Host-Disease
  • Infections
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Long-term Follow-up
  • Patient Experience


This two-day course is for those working in BMT units or those who work with pre & post-transplant patients wishing to extend their knowledge in this highly specialised field.

The course focuses on the care of patients receiving both autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplants.


Please be advised that this event is free to NSW Health employees.

If you are from interstate, and are interested in attending this event, please contact


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