Congress Information 2nd Virtual DHC

General Information

2nd Virtual Dutch Hematology Congress

2nd Virtual Nursing Symposium

General Information

Visit the registration page of this website for online registration for the 2nd Virtual Dutch Hematology Congress and the 2nd Virtual 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.

After January 16, the website will be closed for registration.

Fares, registration and refund policy

Fares 2nd Virtual 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 fare: 
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.

Cancellation is only possible if you are unable to attend due to unforeseen reasons. You can request a cancellation by sending an email to 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.

Hotel rooms at Papendal

The congress will be completely virtual, a hotel room will likely not be needed.  

Accreditation & Certificate of Attendance

Accreditation is applied for both the 2nd Virtual Dutch Hematology Congress and the 2nd Virtual Nursing Symposium. 

Accreditatie 2nd Virtual Dutch Hematology Congress: Accreditation points per day Status
CGR N/A approved
Nederlandse Internisten Vereniging (NIV)   applied
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kindergeneeskunde (NVK)   applied 
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Pathologie (NVVP)   applied 
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Radiotherapie en Oncologie (NVRO)   applied 
Accreditation 2nd Virtual Nursing Symposium: Accreditation points
Accreditatiebureau Verpleegkundig Specialisten Register   applied
 - attendance on 19 January   applied 
 - attendance on 20 January   applied 
 - attendance on 21 January   applied 
Accreditatiebureau Kwaliteitsregister V&V en Register Zorgprofessionals   applied 
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

Non-branded policy
The 'Wet BIG' (BIG law) divides professionals that are allowed to prescribe medication, and professionals that are not allowed to do so. The Foundation for the Code for Pharmaceutical Advertising ("the CGR") implemented the Code of Conduct for Pharmaceutical Advertising. This Code of Conduct does specifically not allow the industry to showcase and advertise their products to professionals that are, according to the Wet BIG, not allowed to prescribe medication. 

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, the quality of the speakers and the topics on the program, is of great value.

Attendees of the 2nd Virtual 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 2nd Virtual Nursing Symposium are kindly requested to evaluate the program at the end of the Symposium.

Your evaluation will be treated as confidential.

2nd Virtual 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.

DHC Educationals
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.

Meet-the-Expert sessions
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 2nd Virtual DHC 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)

Research fields Keyperson
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.

Deadline for all abstracts is: 1 november 2021

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.

Top publications:
Nominating a publication is not reserved for the authors; everyone can nominate a publication. However, there are restrictions for the 2nd Virtual DHC 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 2nd Virtual DHC. 

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:

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. 

Swammerdam prize
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. 

Click here for more information.

Keynote lectures:

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.

2nd Virtual Nursing Symposium                                                              to the top

The 2nd Virtual Nursing Symposium is organized in collaboration with TWG Hematologie and is due on Wednesday 19 January 2022. The Nursing Symposium is part of 2nd Virtual DHC 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 2nd Virtual Nursing Symposium gives a sneak preview of what to expect in the Quiz. 

At the end of the Nursing Symposium the author of the best abstract will be awarded with a certificate. The winner of the Quiz also receives a certificate.