Congress Information 15 DHC
- Pre-registration & on-site registration
- Fares and Refund policy
- Hotel rooms at Papendal
- Accreditation & Certificate of Attendance
- Non-branded policy
15th Dutch Hematology Congress
- DHC Educationals
- Meet-the-Expert sessions
- Bone marrow masterclass
- TOP of DHC (TOP publications and Dutch Best of congresses abstracts
- Awards: Jaap Steenbergen Stipendium & Swammerdam award
- Keynote lectures
10th Nursing Symposium
Pre-registration & on-site registration
Visit the registration page of this website for online pre-registration for the 15th Dutch Hematology Congress and the 10e Nursing Symposium. Payments can be done by IDEAL and Credit Card (Maestro, Mastercard en VISA).
Payment option for invoice is no longer possible. After the registration is completed a confirmation of registration with your invoice will be sent to the email address you entered on your registration form.
You can register for live participation at congress center Papendal or virtual participation for the live streams.
A selection of the program is selected for live streaming, these sessions are clearly indicated in the program.
The virtual rate for the live streams is 50% of the registration rate for live participation. The live streams are only available during the scheduled time, there is no review option.
Due to limited room capacity, you need to subscribe for the Meet-the-Expert sessions and the Bone Marrow Masterclass. Subscribe by selecting these sessions on the online pre-registration form. The Bone Marrow Masterclass consists of two time blocks you cannot visit them separately. When you register for the first part you are automatically registered for the whole course.
After January 10, the website will be closed for registration, from this date you can only register on-site during the congress. Please proceed to the on-site regitration desk at the venue. Take into account that sessions that require subscription, can be fully booked. Payments with PIN and credit card are accepted. An extra on-site registration fee is added to the conference fee.
Note: In the event of new COVID-19 restrictions, such as social distancing, a live congress may not be possible.
In this case, the congress will be a fully virtual event. Your registration will be changed automatically into virtual participation and only overpaid costs will be refunded to your account.
Fares, registration and refund policy
Fares 15 DHC:
* The reduced fare is applicable only for all nurses (with the exception of midlevel practioners), technicians, data managers, PhD students, students and interns.
Speakers/moderators who are involved in HOVON, NVvH should register on the website. Speakers/moderators outside HOVON NVvh shall be registered by congress organization and receive a speakers agreement.
It is possible to change your registration from live to virtual (live streams) or vice versa until November 15th.
If you want to change your registration from live participation to virtual participation , you can arrange this yourself via the website. Please note: If you change your live participation to virtual participation there will be no refund. If you change your virtual participation to live participation, you must pay the remaining amount.
Cancellation is only possible if you are unable to attend due to unforeseen reasons. You can request a cancellation by sending an email to email@example.com. In case of cancellation up to November 30th, a refund will be made after deduction of €30 euros administration costs. After November 30th, 50% refund will be made.
No refunds will be made for cancellations from December 15 th.
See for all conditions for registration also the link to the registration policy.
|Standard room (breakfast included)||€109|
|Superior room (breakfast included)||€119|
|Junior suite (breakfast included)||€139|
Surcharge for an extra person on the room: €20
Accreditation is applied for both the 15th Dutch Hematology Congress and the 10e Nursing Symposium.
|Accreditatie 15th Dutch Hematology Congress:||Accreditation points per day||Status|
|Nederlandse Internisten Vereniging (NIV)|
|Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kindergeneeskunde (NVK)|
|Nederlandse Vereniging voor Pathologie (NVVP)|
|Nederlandse Vereniging voor Radiotherapie en Oncologie (NVRO)|
|Accreditation 10th Nursing Symposium:||Accreditation points
|Accreditatiebureau Verpleegkundig Specialisten Register|
|- attendance on 19 January|
|- attendance on 20 January|
|- attendance on 21 January|
|Accreditatiebureau Kwaliteitsregister V&V en Register Zorgprofessionals|
|Accreditation Data managers:||Accreditation points||Status|
|Nederlandse Vereniging voor Oncologie Datamanagers||See website NVvOD|
|Accreditation EBAH (EHA):||Accreditation points||Status|
|European Hematology Association|
Collect your Certificate of Attendance during the congress days at the on-site registration desk or the information desk at the Papendal congress center, Arnhem. If you missed this opportunity, but wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance, contact the congress organsation after the congress, via DHC@vumc.nl.
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Therefore, the congress organization implemented a non-branded policy for all industry sponsors. This policy allows all congress attendees to all (sponsor) rooms and abolish the division between the professionals that are allowed to prescribe medication and those who are not.
The congress organization aims to improve and invites you to help us making the next congress successful again. Your opinion about the congress organization (catering services, website), the quality of the speakers and the topics on the program, is of great value.
Attendees of the 15th Dutch Hematology Congress are kindly requested to use their mobile phone to evaluate the previous visited session at the start of a new session.
Attendees of the 10e Nursing Symposium are kindly requested to evaluate the program at the end of the Symposium.
Your evaluation will be treated as confidential.
15th Dutch Hematology Congress to the top
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Dutch Society for Hematology (NVvH) and the Dutch-Belgian Cooperative Trial Group for Hematology Oncology (HOVON), jointly present a mix of Educationals and presentations of trials.
On Wednesday and Thursday research projects are presented, this entails clinical research projects and research projects from the sub-committees for Experimental Hematology, Immunology (NVvH) and the KWF Lymphoma.
Educational sessions are scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and entails the Bone Marrow Masterclass, abstract presentation, overview presentations, interactive presentations and keynote lectures.
These interactive sessions are built around a specific hematologic disease for which a guideline has recently been published. This year the topics are multiple myeloom, CLL and chronical leukemia. The audience is invited to share their opinion by using an interactive response system. The spoken language of these sessions is Dutch.
A variety of topics are represented in the Meet-the-Expert sessions. Under supervision of experts, participants actively study a specific topic in detail. In general, the spoken language of these sessions English. The spoken language is Dutch when there is a Dutch session title shown in the program.
Subscription is required. There are no extra costs involved. Attendance is only possible in combination with your registration of the congress day.
Bone Marrow Masterclass
In clinical hematology, diagnostics have always been very important. Without a doubt, the morphology remains the starting point, but diagnostics become more and more complex due to new developments and improved techniques. The acceleration of prognostic factors and therapeutic targets also become more important.
This masterclass is specifically designed for hematologists in training but can be of interest for hematologists that completed their training, for clinical chemists (in training) and pathologists.
The spoken language is Dutch.
Subscription is required. Note that the masterclass program is spread out over 2 parts that can't be attended seperately. There are no extra costs involved. Attendance is only possible in combination with your registration for the congress day.
For 15DHC there are changes for the abstracts for the following research fields.
Fundamental and translational research:
There will be no open submission for abstracts in these categories. Instead, national key persons have been appointed for 4 research fields (Benigne/Hemostasis/Thrombosis, Myeloid/Hematopoiese, Lymphoid, Immunology)
|Benigne, Hemostasis, Thrombosis||Marieke Kruip, Ward van Beers|
|Myeloid/ Hematopoiese||Bart van der Reijden, Carlijn Voermans|
|Lymphoid||Tom van Meerten, Richard Groen|
|Immunology||Mirjam Heemskerk, Lotte Wieten|
The national key persons will closely and actively collaborate with group leaders of relevant Dutch research centers (academic hospitals, Sanquin and IKNL) in selecting presentations on subjects within their field of expertise. With this approach it is expected to come to a better representation of the current fundamental and translational research in the field of (immuno)hematology in the Netherlands. Do you have any suggestion for presentations in one of the research fields and you have not been contacted by one of the national key persons or group leaders, you may contact one of the keypersons for that field.
The spoken language of the sessions is English.
Presentations on epidemiological or applied clinical research:
For this category, it is possible to submit an abstract.
The abstracts will be evaluated by the program committee for presentation during one of the clinical research sessions. The spoken language is English.
Top of DHC:TOP publications and Dutch Best of Congresses abstracts
This year the program committee will introduce the top of DHC in which three Top publications and three Dutch Best of Congresses abstracts will be selected. The program committee invites everyone to nominate a publication for the TOP of DHC session of a Dutch Best of Congresses abstract.
Nominating a publication is not reserved for the authors; everyone can nominate a publication. However, there are restrictions for the 15DHC TOP publication: the publication should be published in 2021 and the first or last author should be working at a Dutch hospital or research institute.
The submitted publications will be reviewed by the program committee. The publication will be evaluated based on originality and innovativity, the journal of publication is of importance and the committee will consider the clinical significance of the research project. A total of 3 publications will be selected. The authors of these selected publications are invited to present their publication at the 15DHC.
Dutch Best of congresses abstracts:
This are presentations of research that has been presented at the most recent editions of the ASH, EBMT or EHA. You are invited to submit an abstract for this session. The submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the program committee. The idea is to schedule a wide variaty of topics. When submitting an abstract, you will be requested to give approval that your abstract could be scheduled in one of the other abstract sessions if there is space enough. The spoken language in this session is English.
Jaap Steenbergen stipendium - Thesis of the year
Professors in Hematology are annually invited by the board of the NVvH to nominate PhD-graduates whose theses excel in originality and quality. The NVvH board will review the nominees and select the 'Thesis of 2019'. The winner is invited to give a lecture at 14DHC and receives the Jaap Steenbergen stipendium which includes an award and a grant of €2000,-.
For further information or the nomination of PhD-graduates, please contact the NVvH: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaap Steenbergen was one of the first hematologists in the Netherlands. He worked for St. Elisabeth hospital in Amersfoort and one day a week for the Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen.
Every other year, the NVvH Swammerdam prize of €40.000,- is awarded to a talented hematologist. Candidates must be younger than 45 years and working in one the special fields of hematology: hemato-oncology, hemostasis-thrombosis, immuno-hematology of transfusion medicine.
The Swammerdam prize is one of the most prestigious awards for medical scientists or doctors in the Netherlands. the award is named after the 17th century Dutch scientist Jan Swammerdam. He was the first to describe the erythrocyte under the microscope.
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The program committee has selected three keynote lectures.
On Wednesday the program committee has invited M. Sadelain for a lecture about CAR T cells.
This lecture is virtual and in English.
On Thursday Faith Davies is invited for Multiple Myeloma. This lecture is virtual and in English.
Thursday afternoon we have invited a speaker for a social topic. This lecture is virtual and will be in Dutch.
10th Nursing Symposium to the top
The 10th Nursing Symposium is organized in collaboration with TWG Hematologie and is due on Wednesday 19 January 2022. The Nursing Symposium is part of 15DHC and specifically designed for nurses and clinical nurse specialist. The program is completely Dutch spoken and contains an interesting keynote lecture and multiple sessions with lectures from guest speakers and abstract presentations.
We would like to invite you to submit and abstract for an oral presentation. The submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee, after which a selection is made of abstracts that are approved for either an oral presentation. You are allowed to submit more than one abstract.
Abstracts do not necessarily need to be of a scientific nature; a variety of topics is accepted. For examples: recent events that influenced the hematological care in your hospital or developements within your department that could be of interest for colleagues in other hospitals.
Deadline abstract submission: 15 November 2021
We would like to challenge you to participate in the Quiz; an interactive part of the program. Your knowledge about all kinds of topics from the field of hematological care is tested. The program of the 10th Nursing Symposium gives a sneak preview of what to expect in the Quiz.