A BHS committee includes a number of clinical and/or laboratory hematologists and/or scientists related to the field of Hematology with special interest and/or competence in a defined topic. A "committee" can also be defined as a "working party or a "study group". The number of topics related to a particular committee is not limited and not fixed. Names of committees are listed here.
Disease related committees:
Profession related committees:
Purposes and activities
Committees must aim to contribute to the advancement of the knowledge in the topic they are related to. Among the recommended methods to fulfill this objective are:
- Centralize information from congresses and symposia
- Offer a platform for discussion with external experts, representatives from pharmaceutical companies
- Organize medical need or similar programs to provide early patient access to new drugs
- Deliver common standpoints regarding questions emerging from the field
- Provide management recommendations or guidelines
- Facilitate clinical research by common contributions to phase II and phase III clinical trials
- Facilitate and/or coordinate academic clinical or translational studies
- Contribute to the generation of registration data
- Make available relevant information through posting on the BHS website or publication
BHS support towards committees
- A SOP describing committees’ mission & organization has been developed
- Committees annual report are published on the website
- A central location (Hof Ter Muschen) has been selected for all committees meetings
with reservations by Congress Care and costs paid by BHS.
- A specific page on the website has been developed for each committee → send requests to Congress Care
- A committees annual meeting will be organized during the BHS General Annual Meeting
- A clinical research associate to help with study preparation and data collection of prospective BHS academic trials will be hired in 2012.