INVITATION TO THE XIth INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP OF THE GERMAN CLL STUDY GROUP 

It is with great pleasure that the German CLL Study Group invites you to the XIth International Workshop of the German CLL Study Group September 21st to 22nd, 2018 at the Flora Cologne.

We have prepared an exciting program, featuring numerous international speakers from clinical and basic CLL research in order to encourage open and interactive discussions. Everyone with interest in pathobiology, diagnosis and therapy of CLL is highly welcomed to join our workshop.

Please note that early registrations are very much appreciated since the number of participants is limited. For further information and to register please click here.

We would be delighted to welcome you and look forward to meeting you in September.

With kind regards

Michael Hallek, M.D.   Barbara Eichhorst, M.D.   Kirsten Fischer, M.D.   Othman Al-Sawaf, M.D.

YOUNG INVESTIGATORS´ MEETING (YIM) ON CLL

Please note that this year’s Young Investigators‘ Meeting (YIM) on CLL, will be held on Friday, 21 September 2018 on the occasion of the International Workshop of the German CLL Study Group in Cologne, Germany.

The YIM provides the opportunity for aspiring clinical, translational and basic scientists to share and discuss their research on an international level. Senior CLL scientists are also encouraged to join the meeting and provide their own views and experiences to the discussions. By this, the YIM has become a major platform for young CLL researchers to present innovative research, receive feedback and foster new collaborations.
With this letter we invite you to register online for this year’s YIM and to submit an abstract for presentation.

All junior researchers less than 40 years of age are encouraged to submit an abstract of 500 words or less related to basic, translational or clinical research in CLL. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive a travel grant to assist in attending the meeting.

Please submit your abstract before June 11th to cll-yim-2018@uk-koeln.de cll-yim-2018@uk-koeln.de>. Selected abstracts will be announced by mid-July 2018.
More information and the option to register will be available on www.dcllsg2018.de<http://www.dcllsg2018.de> soon.
We will be delighted to welcome you at the workshop and look forward to meeting you in Cologne!

The YIM committee

Shih-Shih Chen, PhD, New York
Matthew Davids, MD, Boston
Iris de Weerdt, MD, Amsterdam
Othman Al-Sawaf, MD, Cologne

EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF HAEMATOLOGY (ESH) UPCOMING CONFERENCES 2018

ESH is pleased to announce that following upcoming conferences below:

Also, please click here for a link to the ESH programme

4th International Conference on New Concepts in Lymphoid Malignancies: Focus on Aggressive Lymphoma

28-30 September 2018, Saggart (Dublin), Ireland

Chairs: Georg Lenz, Franck Morschhauser, Laurie Sehn

ARTICLE ON THE ELN IN CANCER 2018

We are happy to inform you that the following article entitled “Advancing a Field by building consortia: The example of the European LeukemiaNet” appears in Cancer.

To read the article, please click here

REPRODUCIBLE DIAGNOSIS OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA BY FLOW CYTOMETRY: AN EUROPEAN RESEARCH INITIATIVE ON CLL (ERIC) & EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL CELL ANALYSIS (ESCCA) HARMONISATION PROJECT

We are pleased to announce that this article has now been published in an issue of the journal on Wiley Online Library.

Reproducible Diagnosis of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia by Flow Cytometry: An European Research Initiative on CLL (ERIC) & European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis (ESCCA) Harmonisation ProjectCytometry Part B 2018; 94B: 121–128.

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EHA SCIENTIFIC WORKING GROUP  

ERIC is pleased to announce that the Scientific Working Group (SWG) ERIC has been granted the official status of EHA Scientific Working Group for a period of 3 years (2018 – 2020).

CALL FOR LOIs – 2018/2019 Hairy Cell Leukemia Fellowship Awards

Letters of Intent for the 2018/2019 Hairy Cell Leukemia Fellowship Awards are now being accepted

The Fellowships are a collaboration of the Sass Foundation for Medical Research (SFMR) and the Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation (HCLF) to fund effective research into the pathogenesis and treatment of hairy cell leukemia and to encourage investigators to pursue careers in the field of hairy cell leukemia research.

Fellowships are awarded for up to $75,000 per year for three (3) years

Eligibility and Guidelines

*   Fellowship awards are aimed at investigators who wish to pursue a career involving clinical or
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fundamental research in hairy cell leukemia or related leukemia research fields under an experienced research sponsor’s mentorship.

*   The investigator should be engaged in academic medicine as an exceptional senior post-doctoral fellow (in the 3rd or 4th year of fellowship) or as a junior member of the faculty (within 3 years of completing a post-doctoral fellowship).

The full eligibility guidelines and application instructions are described in the attachment. Please click here to download it.

RECURRENT MUTATIONS REFINE PROGNOSIS IN CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA

We are pleased to inform you that “Recurrent mutations refine prognosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia” was recently announced as one of Leukemia’s most highly cited papers from 2015.

Recurrent mutations refine prognosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. 2015 Feb;29(2):329-36. doi: 10.1038/leu.2014.196. Epub 2014 Jun 19.

Baliakas P, Hadzidimitriou A, Sutton LA, Rossi D, Minga E, Villamor N, Larrayoz M, Kminkova J, Agathangelidis A, Davis Z, Tausch E, Stalika E, Kantorova B, Mansouri L, Scarfò L, Cortese D, Navrkalova V, Rose-Zerilli MJ, Smedby KE, Juliusson G, Anagnostopoulos A, Makris AM, Navarro A, Delgado J, Oscier D, Belessi C, Stilgenbauer S, Ghia P, Pospisilova S, Gaidano G, Campo E, Strefford JC, Stamatopoulos K, Rosenquist R; European Research Initiative on CLL (ERIC).