Approximately 200 Data Managers came to Tandem in Salt Lake City, UT, including many first time attendees.
Tandem is the annual meeting of CIBMTR. It is the one time each year that all of the CIBMTR working committees meet to discuss current projects and propose new research for CIBMTR to do. In 1995, CIBMTR and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) combined their annual meetings because of a significant overlap in attendees. This formed the BMT Tandem Meetings.
The first conference day this year was solely directed towards Data Managers. Tandem attendance grew after that to have thousands of participants from the field. There is a main scientific track and also parallel conferences for specific transplant center staff, such as nurses, administrators, and pharmacists. Eager learners can go to any session of their choice.
We also celebrated the 1 millionth transplant worldwide and heard projection for our very positive future work to meet the growing need for transplants.
This was a wonderful opportunity to network with people from all over the world, to ask questions and learn, plus build long-lasting relationships. We hope to see you in Dallas next February.
CIBMTR Training Specialist