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2019 Annual Conference

CBMTG 2019 Annual Conference: Moving Beyond Toxicity

Calgary, Alberta | June 5-8, 2019
The Westin Calgary

 Register Scientific Program

Patient & Caregiver Symposium

The 2019 Planning Committee, led by Dr. Andrew Daly, has put together an exciting program that will focus on the theme of “Moving Beyond Toxicity”. Key sessions of the meeting are on cellular therapies, transplant methods, approaches to manage and avoid complications of transplant, research methodologies, and delivery of care

The format of this meeting will include scientific plenary sessions, multi-disciplinary and discipline specific sessions, networking sessions, corporate satellite symposia, and a patient and caregiver symposium.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify updates in cellular therapies and stem cell biology as it relates to stem cell transplantation
2. Analyze the evolving fields of autologous and allogeneic transplant, including recent new indications and therapies post-transplant
3. Evaluate through the past, present and future, the challenges and rewards of stem cell transplant registries
4. Review strategies for managing and avoiding complications of transplant

For the full list of session learning objectives for the Annual Conference, please click here.

Planning Committee

Chair: Andrew Daly, MD, FRCPC

 David Sanford, MD, FRCPC Meera Sharini Rayar, MD
 Irwindeep Sandhu, MD, FRCPC, FACP, QIA Nicole Prokopishyn, PhD
 Jean-Sebastien Delisle, MD, FRCPC Nikki Blosser, BSc. Pharm, ACPR 
 Jonathan How, MDCM, FRCPC Philip Berardi, MD, PhD, FRCPC
 Kareem Jamani, MD, FRCPC Reanne Booker, MN, NP
 Kevin Weingarten, MD, FRCPC  Tony Truong, MD, FRCPC
 Kylie Lepic, MD, FRCPC Guy Cantin, MD

Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 17 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Day 1: 3.75 hours Day 2: 4.75 hours Day 3: 5.5 hours Day 4: 3.0 hours

Claiming your credits: Visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes.




Registration rates

The Registration Fee includes access to all sessions, social event, networking sessions, exhibit hall, and conference meals (where applicable). The Early Bird Registration deadline was April 26, 2019.


Full Conference Prices*

One Day Prices*

Membership Types

Early Bird

Regular Rate

Early Bird Rate
Regular Rate

Physician/PhD Member



$200 $225

Allied Health Member



$125 $150

In-Training/Fellow Member**



$100 $125
Non-CBMTG Member***


$525 $250 $275


*Taxes are applicable to all registration rates above

** Please note: If you are a fellow or trainee, you must be an "in-training" member of the CBMTG to receive the fellow/trainee registration rate. CBMTG membership is free for all fellows and trainees. Please sign up as a member before registering for the conference. 

*** Non-members can join CBMTG and then register for the conference at member rates. To apply for membership, please click here or call CBMTG Head Office at 1-604-874-4944.

Scientific & Corporate Programs

The Scientific and Corporate Programs are now available. Click on the programs below to view them.

Scientific Program
Corporate Program

Patient and Caregiver Symposium


Join us for the 2019 CBMTG Patient and Caregiver Symposium!

Based on the successful model of the 2016 and 2017 patient and caregiver meetings in Vancouver, Calgary, and St. John's, the CBMTG Conference Planning committee, together with the CBMTG Patient & Family Special Interest Group, will be hosting a patient and caregiver symposium in 2019. This symposium will be held at the Westin Calgary on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 4:30pm-7:00pm. This year's theme is 'Ask the Expert'. The symposium will provide a forum for transplant patients, their family members, caregivers and medical practitioners to interact, ask questions, network and receive information.

Patient and Caregiver Symposium Registration

The 2019 Patient and Caregiver Symposium is a Free event hosted by the CBMTG.

For those who are unable to attend in person, this event will be live webcast. More information will be available soon.

New for this year - The CBMTG will be hosting a BMT101 session on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 10:30am-4:00pm for all patients, caregivers, and family members. All transplant patients, their family members, and caregivers are invited to attend this educational session. Registration for this session is Free and is included in the Patient and Caregiver Symposium registration form.

More information on the patient sessions at the Annual Conference is available here.


Not a CBMTG Patient/Family Member? Click here to register for a Patient/Family Membership


FACT Cellular Therapy Inspection & Accreditation Workshop

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
The Westin Calgary

320 4 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6

The blood and marrow transplantation field has been a leader in voluntarily improving quality through FACT accreditation. The CBMTG is pleased to include a FACT Cellular Therapy Inspection & Accreditation Workshop on the Pre-Conference day, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. 

This workshop will address important topics in the cellular therapy field including: 

Overview of FACT Accreditation Processes 
Common Citations Overview 
Building Quality into Clinical Immune Effector Cell Therapy Programs 
Using the Tracer Methodology to Assess Compliance with FACT Standards 
How to Prepare for and Conduct Inspections 
Improving Data Management Through Follow-Up 
FACT Process for Reviewing Clinical Outcomes
For registrations fees for this workshop, please click here. Please note, this workshop is held in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Conference. Separate registration for this workshop is required.


Hotel Accommodation  


The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6

The CBMTG has secured a special room rate at the Westin Calgary for CBMTG 2019 attendees. The special room rate is available until May 13, 2019, and is subject to availability. For more information on hotel accommodation, please click here.

UPDATE (As of April 30, 2019): Additional rooms have now been added to the room block on both June 4, 2019 and June 5, 2019. 

Book by: 05/13/2019 Rates available: 06/04/2019 to 06/10/2019 Room rates from $214 CAD/night

*Taxes are applicable to all room rates



Book your stay at the Westin Calgary by clicking here, or by calling 1-403-266-1611

*Please notify the hotel at time of booking that you are with the CBMTG 2019 Meeting group. 



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