Old tricks and new procedures – a report from the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Group for Bl
The European Group for Blood Marrow Transplantation held its 34th annual meeting between 30th March and 2nd April 2008 in Florence, Italy. Over 4700 participants engaged in lively discussions focussed on all aspects of haematological stem cell transplantation from basic science up to nursing issues. While the optimal incorporation of novel drugs, targeted therapies, stem cell engineering and up-to-date molecular wizardry into classical transplantation regimes was intensively debated some seemingly long forgotten issues resurfaced, not half as boring as thought of. All scientific contributions to the meeting are available as a supplement to Bone Marrow Transplantation to which all following reference numbers are alluding. The authors will present a strictly subjective selection out of the 1364 abstracts.