ISSN 1866-8836
Клеточная терапия и трансплантация

XVI Raisa Gorbacheva Memorial Meeting Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Gene and Cellular Therapy

Alexander D. Kulagin, Editor-in-Chief, Cellular Therapy and Transplantation

RM Gorbacheva Research Institute, BV Afanasyev Department of Hematology, Transfusion Medicine and Transplantation with the Course of Pediatric Oncology, Pavlov University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Prof. Dr. Alexander D. Kulagin, e-mail:

doi 10.18620/ctt-1866-8836-2022-11-3-1-132


The XVI Raisa Gorbacheva Memorial Meeting proceeded at the Pavlov University from 15 to 17 September 2022. Since 1990, we follow the tradition of holding this symposium as established by Prof. Boris V. Afanasyev. The present Meeting is attended by more than 150 clinicians from the numerous centers of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and hematological clinics from Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan.

A number of lectures and reports are presented online by the leading European specialists in HSCT and related fields. Many communications concerned advances in HSCT as a potentially curative approach in the patients with hematologic malignancies, especially, acute myeloid leukemia and aggressive lymphomas, as well as rational usage of targeted drugs able to improve prognosis and outcomes in malignant and non-malignant blood disorders.

A special scientific seminar was dedicated to cellular therapy and clinical aspects of CAR-T cell treatment in acute leukemias and lymphomas, as well as other gene-modified cell products, including future prospects for genome editing. As usually, a special clinical session contains a number of reports on advances in pediatric oncology and HSCT strategy in pediatric leukemias and lymphomas. Other specialized sessions concerned the crucial HSCT-related areas, i.e., Transfusion Medicine and Bone Marrow Registries as well as Supportive Care and Posttransplant Rehabilitation, including psychological support for the patients who underwent intensive chemotherapy and HSCT. The important activities of medical nurses during HSCT and further management of patients are reported and discussed at the distinct session devoted to role and duties of nursery in HSCT. The best communications in clinical and research areas were awarded in the course of poster session.

Over the last decade, our Memorial Symposium has become a representative platform for sharing the experience in the field of transplantation, treatment of complications, blood transfusion, different aspects of transplantation and bone marrow donation, rehabilitation, nursing practice in a transplant clinic and prospectives of gene therapy. The conference, as in previous years, brings together various scientists and specialists, including hematologists, oncologists, transfusiologists, and specialists in laboratory diagnostics, clinical rehabilitation, biologists, social workers and charity foundations. Intensive clinical discussions at the Meeting attract a number of the specialists in the field, thus promoting its role for the multidisciplinary efforts for increasing efficiency and standardization of HSCT and cellular therapy.

We are much appreciated to all the experts in clinical and experimental hematology who agreed to share their latest data in the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, gene and cell therapy. This Supplement to the Cellular Therapy and Transplantation includes a number of current studies presented as oral or poster communications at the XVI Raisa Gorbacheva Memorial Meeting.

Volume 11, Number 3

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doi 10.18620/ctt-1866-8836-2022-11-3-1-132

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