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Timing for HCT Consultation Guidelines

Implications to your practice

Release date: April 15, 2021

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In many situations, there may be a narrow window of opportunity to proceed to transplant. Delays might preclude transplant or impair transplant outcomes. This webinar focuses on the updates and practice implications of the 2021 Timing for Transplant Consultation Guidelines.

NMDP and the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) jointly develop and release the guidelines for community hematologists/oncologists.

The guidelines are based on current clinical practice, medical literature, National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Guidelines for the treatment of cancer and evidence-based reviews.

Target Audience

Hematology/oncology physicians and nurses; HCT physicians, nurses and coordinators; NMDP clinical operations partners; and advanced level case managers and health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • How the Transplant Consultation Timing Guidelines have changed since 2019 and implications for hematology/oncology practices
  • How early referral is a critical factor for optimal transplant outcomes
  • How age is not a contraindication for HCT
  • How to use the guidelines


Stephen Spellman
Vice President of Research and Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®)

Steven Devine, MD
Chief Medical Officer, NMDP
Associate Scientific Director, CIBMTR®

Rebecca L. Olin, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Aging SIG Steering Committee, ASTCT

Mohamed A. Kharfan Dabaja, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Medicine and Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, Mayo Clinic Florida
Member, ASTCT Committee on Practice Guidelines

Sumithira Vasu, MBBS
Associate Professor-Clinical, The Ohio State University
Medical Director, Stem Cell Therapy Laboratory, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital
Patient Advocacy, Ohio State, ASTCT


Access the 2021 Timing for Transplantation Consultation Guidelines. Available online and as a PDF or an app download (search transplant guide in app stores).