WMDA meetings

Perfect way of networking

WMDA meetings offer a great opportunity to connect with other members and learn about all aspects of registry operations and cord blood banking.  When can you catch up with the WMDA?

WMDA first quarter meeting (March 2019)

WMDA will organise its first quarter meeting 2019 on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March 2019, conveniently before the EBMT meeting.

The year 2019 marks a very special event; WMDA will celebrate its 25th anniversary. In 2019 the WMDA first quarter meeting will be organised in the Netherlands, the country where WMDA was founded  by Professor Jon van Rood in 1994. Find here the exiting programme.

Registration is possible: sign up now.



EBMT-WMDA Transplant Coordinators Day (25 March 2019)

WMDA is proud to announce the collaboration with EBMT during the 45th Annual Meeting in Frankfurt coming March. Join us for a very interesting programme with focus on the whole transplant coordination process. Starting with the identification of the best unrelated graft ,then getting the cells to the patient, zooming in on the role of the transplant coordinator within the process and rounding up with attention for the donor throughout the process.

Be sure to register here.                                                                               


International Donor Registry Conference (June 2020)

The International Donor Registry Conference (IDRC) is the official conference of the WMDA, offering the chance to meet and network with partners from different organisations over four days. The first two days consist of WMDA working group and committee meetings, while the second part is the IDRC. The Hema Quebec Registry Canada, is the host for the 2020 IDRC on June 24 – 27.



Educational workshops for small and medium-sized organisations

WMDA organises on a regular basis workshops to educate newcomers in the field of donor care and donor relations. Topics include setting up a network in your country and what to think about if your task is to facilitate the search for a patient in need of transplant. The first workshop was organised in 2013 by the Cyprus Bone Marrow Donor Registry, while the last workshop (May 2017) was hosted in Germany. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, regional workshops were organised for Indian, South American and South-East Asian organisations.