The 2nd



The role of endothelium in the short-term complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Enric Carreras

AGENDA 17.10.2018

4:00–4:05 pm
Riitta Lassila, the Finnish Blood Disease Research Foundation: Introduction

4:05–4:50 pm
Enric Carreras: ”The role of endothelium in the short-term complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation”

4:50–5:15 pm

5:20–5:45 pm
Riitta Lassila: ”Balancing blood coagulation abnormalities and their management”

5:45–6:00 pm
Discussion and closure



Director, Spanish Bone Marrow Donor Registry (REDMO)


Enric Carreras, MD, PhD is the author of 200+ peer reviewed articles. His research interests include SCT complications; veno-occlusive disease, SCT in autoimmune diseases, At-Home SCT, and endothelial dysfunction after SCT. He is affiliated with several societies including: Director of the Spanish Bone Marrow Donor Program (REDMO); Member of the Educational Committee of the European School of Haematology (ESH), and; Chair of the Educational Committee for EBMT

He is a hematologist trained in the University of Barcelona and in the Hematology Department of the Clinic Hospital, under the direction of Professor Ciril Rozman. After the training period, he becomes member of the staff of the Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT) Unit were he was working from 1976 to 2010. In 1995, he becomes Director of the SCT Program at Clínic Hospital. In 2010 he moved to the José Carreras Foundation to become Director of the Spanish Bone Marrow Donor Program.

His main research topics are the complications associated with SCT, mainly veno-occlusive disease, engraftment syndrome, thrombotic microangiopathy and graft versus host disease. Additionally, he was pioneering in autologous stem cell transplantation for amiloidosis, POEMS disease, and autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease) and in the at-home transplantation program. His basic research has been focused to the endothelial damage after stem cell transplantation. The close collaboration with Dra. Maribel Diaz Ricard, director of the Primary Hemostasis Lab at the Hospital Clínic, permitted them to create, in 2012, the Barcelona Endothelium Team.


The mission of Blood Disease Research Foundation is to support hematological research, e.g. by donating grants for thesis work and abstract presentations in major hematological meetings and to promote education.


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