The ASTCT Survivorship Special Interest Group (Survivorship SIG) focuses on post-HCT survivorship issues in autologous, allogeneic, and cellular therapy recipients. The SIG provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas, educational initiatives, and facilitating collaborative research on issues of importance surrounding survivorship in HCT and cellular therapy.

We are soliciting research proposals, which may be presented for discussion and feedback during the 2021 Survivorship SIG meeting during the TCT Meetings. Attendees will offer feedback and investigators may seek collaborations. In contrast to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) studies facilitated by Working Committees that are observational in design, the SIG will focus on prospective research studies of any late effects / complications of autologous or allogeneic transplantation, or cellular therapy. Psychosocial complications, financial toxicities and caregiver issues are included in the scope of survivorship.

The SIG does not have funding to support conduct of the research, but will serve as a facilitator for discussion and promoting collaborative research efforts.

How to Apply
Complete the following Research Concept form below. There is a 2 page limit with a deadline for submission of January 5, 2021. 

Selection for Presentation Process
All proposals will be reviewed by members of the SIG Steering Committee but, depending on the number of proposals submitted and time constraints, not all will be discussed at Tandem. The selection of proposals to be presented will be based on the scientific merit, collaborative potentials, novelty, and overall benefits to the field of survivorship. However, feedback will be provided on all proposals submitted. The selected concepts will be discussed during the 2021 Survivorship SIG meeting at TCT. During the discussion we will focus on the study design, aims, scientific merit of the concept as well as potential funding opportunities.  

Contact Information
Please contact us if you have any questions about the SIG or submitting a concept:
  • Areej El-Jawahri (SIG Chair): ael-jawahri@partners.org
  • Christy Duncan (SIG Co-Chair): Christine_Duncan@dfci.harvard.edu

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