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The International Congress on
Controversies in Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies (COSTEM)
Andel’s Hotel, Berlin, Germany, September 8-11, 2011
  Scientific Program Print

Thursday, September 8, 2011
19:00-20:30 Welcome Reception
Friday, September 9, 2011
Plenary Session 1
SCT in Myeloma and MDS
Chairs: N. Kröger, Germany & A. Nagler, Israel
08:30-08:35 Co-Chairpersons Introduction
Autologous SCT as first line treatment?
08:35-08:45 Yes: J.L. Harousseau, France
08:45-08:55 No: J. Blade, Spain
08:55-09:15 Discussion
Allo SCT in elderly patients (>60 y) with MDS
09:15-09:30 Yes: N. Kröger, Germany
09:30-09:45 No: H.J. Deeg, USA
09:45-10:00 Discussion
Coffee Break
Session 2
Relapse Prevention
Relapse prevention: Prophylactic DLI?
Chair: A.R. Zander, Germany
10:30-10:45 Yes: H.J. Kolb, Germany
10:45-11:00 No: A. Bacigalupo, Italy
11:00-11:15 Discussion
Can we prevent relapse by novel conditioning regimen?
Chair: S.A. Giralt, USA
11:15-11:30 Yes: M. de Lima, USA 
11:30-11:45 No: A. Shimoni, Israel
11:45-12:00 Discussion
Lunch Break
Special Debate: Is there any place for the prophylactic collection of autologous stem cells for major radiation incidents?
Chair: A. Madrigal, UK
13:00-13:05 No: D. Niederwieser, Germany
13:05-13:10 Yes: A.S. Shimosaka, Japan
13:10-13:15 No: D.M. Weinstock, USA
13:15-13:20 Yes: R. Powles, UK
13:20-13:25 No:  A. Buzyn, France
13:25-13:45 Discussion
Session 4
Treatment and Prevention of Relapse
Second allo for relapse
Chair: J. Miller, USA
14:00-14:15 Yes: S. Slavin, Israel
14:15-14:30 No: S.A. Giralt, USA
14:30-14:45 Discussion
Donor selection to prevent relapse
Chair: M. de Lima, USA
14:45-15:00 According to KIR typing: J. Miller, USA 
15:00-15:15 According to HLA typing: A. Madrigal, UK
15:15-15:30 Discussion
Coffee Break
Session 6
Refractory and Residual Leukemia
Allo SCT for refractory leukemia
Chair: J.M. Rowe, Israel
16:00-16:15 Yes: M. Mohty, France
16:15-16:30 No: D. Blaise, France
16:30-16:45 Discussion
Should all MRD positive patients receive allo SCT?
Chair: C. Peters, Austria
16:45-17:00 Yes: P. Bader, Germany
17:00-17:15 No: G. Henze, Germany
17:15-17:30 Discussion
Session 3
Indication for unrelated allo SCT in 1. CR AML
Chair: M. Mohty, France
10:30-10:45 Yes: D. Niederwieser, Germany

No: I. Yakoub-Agha, France

11:00-11:15 Discussion
Allogeneic SCT for CML after failure to 1. TKI
Chair: R. Hehlmann, Germany
11:15-11:30 Yes: E. Olavarria, Spain 
11:30-11:45 No: J.F. Apperley, UK
11:45-12:00 Discussion
Lunch Break
Session 5
Aplastic Anemia and Autoimmune Diseases
MUD or immunsuppressive therapy for aplastic anemia
Chair: J. Finke, Germany
14:00-14:15 MUD: J.R. Passweg, Switzerland
14:15-14:30 IS: A. Bacigalupo, Italy
14:30-14:45 Discussion
Autologous SCT for autoimmune disease
Chair: R. Arnold, Germany
14:45-15:00 Yes: D. Farge-Bancel, France
15:00-15:15 No: S. Dabadghao, India
15:15-15:30 Discussion
Coffee Break
Session 7
GvHD Prevention by T-Cell Modulation
Can Treg prevent GvHD without losing GvL?
Chair: E. Holler, Germany
16:00-16:15 Yes: M.F. Martelli, Italy
16:15-16:30 No:J.L. Ferrara, USA
16:30-16:45 Discussion
Is photopheresis treatment of choice for cGvHD?
Chair: H.J. Deeg, USA
16:45-17:00 Yes: H. Greinix, Austria
17:00-17:15 No: G. Socié, France
17:15-17:30 Discussion
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Session 8
Cord Blood
Is double cord blood to be preferred to a single unit?
Chair: E. Gluckman, France
08:30-08:45 Yes: C. Brunstein, USA
08:45-09:00 No: V. Rocha, France
09:00-09:15 Discussion
Should cord blood unit be selected according to HLA or cell-based?
Chair: V. Rocha, France 
09:15-09:30 Cell-based: E. Gluckman, France
09:30-09:45 HLA-based: C. Brunstein, USA
09:45-10:00 Discussion
Coffee Break
Session 10
Donor Selection
Which is the donor of choice if no MUD is available?
Chair: A. Madrigal, UK
10:30-10:45 Haplo: L. Uharek, Germany
10:45-11:00 Cord blood: W. Arcese, Italy
11:00-11:15 Discussion
Should we expand cord blood?
Chair: W. Arcese, Italy
11:15-11:30 Yes: A. Nagler, Israel
11:30-11:45 No: V. Rocha, France
11:45-12:00 Discussion
Lunch Break
Novartis Satellite Symposium
Update and Perspectives on Iron Chelation and Immunotherapy in Transplantation
12:45-12:50 Introduction: N. Kröger, Hamburg
12:50-13:10 Pathophysiology of Acute GvHD: Innate Meets Adaptive Immunity: E. Holler, Regensburg
13:10-13:30 Does Iron Chelation Improve Survival in SCT? H. Al-Ali, Leipzig
13:30-13:50 Practical Aspects of an Iron Chelation Therapy in SCT: U. Platzbecker, Dresden
13:50-14:00 Summary and Discussion: N. Kröger, Hamburg
Session 12
Autologous SCT in FL
Chair: P. Corradini, Italy
14:00-14:15 Yes: C. Gisselbrecht, France
14:15-14:30 No: U. Dührsen, Germany
14:30-14:45 Discussion
Transplantation for T-cell lymphoma
Chair: C. Gisselbrecht, France
14:45-15:00 Pro auto: P. Reimer, Germany
15:00-15:15 Pro allo: P. Corradini, Italy
15:15-15:30 Discussion
Coffee Break
Session 14
Allogeneic SCT for Myeloma and Hodgkin's Disease
Is there a place for allo SCT in treatment of MM?
Chair: N. Kröger, Germany
16:00-16:15 Yes: G. Gahrton, Sweden
16:15-16:30 No: H. Goldschmidt, Germany
16:30-16:45 Discussion
Is there a place for allo SCT in Hodgkin’s disease?
Chair: U. Dührsen, Germany
16:45-17:00 Yes: L. Farina, Italy
17:00-17:15 No: V. Diehl, Germany
17:15-17:30 Discussion
Session 9
Myelofibrosis and Haploidentical Transplantation
Allo SCT for elderly myelofibrosis patients (>60 y)
Chair: A. Bacigalupo, Italy
08:30-08:45 Yes: N. Kröger, Germany
08:45-09:00 No: R.A. Mesa, USA
09:00-09:15 Discussion
Should haplo-SCT be performed with T-cell depletion?
Chair: Y. Reisner, Israel
09:15-09:30 Yes: R. Handgretinger, Germany
09:30-09:45 No: F. Ciceri, Italy
09:45-10:00 Discussion
Coffee Break
Session 11
Cell and Gene Therapy
Is specific T-cell therapy targeting mHag useful?
Chair: F. Locatelli, Italy
10:30-10:45 Yes: S. Riddell, USA
10:45-11:00 No: M. Bornhäuser, Germany
11:00-11:15 Discussion
Gene therapy for genetic diseases (SCID, FA, CGD)
Chair: R. Handgretinger, Germany
11:15-11:30 Yes: M. Cavazzana-Calvo, France
11:30-11:45 No: I. Müller, Germany
11:45-12:00 Discussion
Lunch Break
Session 13
T-Cell Depletion and Mesenchymal Stroma Cells
T-cell depletion and T-cell add back
Chair: L. Uharek, Germany
14:00-14:15 Yes: J.H.F Falkenburg, The Netherlands
14:15-14:30 No: R. Storb, USA
14:30-14:45 Discussion
MSC for GvHD
Chair: M. Bornhäuser, Germany
14:45-15:00 Yes: K. Le Blanc, Sweden
15:00-15:15 No: F. Locatelli, Italy
15:15-15:30 Discussion
Coffee Break
Session 15
GvHD Prevention by Antibodies
GvHD prevention
Chair: A.R. Zander, Germany
16:00-16:15 Pro ATG: J. Finke, Germany
16:15-16:30 Pro Alemtuzemab: S. Mackinnon, UK
16:30-16:45 Discussion
Is it possible to separate GvHD from GvL?
Chair: J.L. Ferrara, USA
16:45-17:00 Yes: E. Holler, Germany
17:00-17:15 No: H.J. Deeg, USA
17:15-17:30 Discussion
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Session 16
Improving Transplant Outcome in Multiple Myeloma
Should CR be target of therapy in MM?
Chair: P. Sonneveld, The Netherlands
08:30-08:45 Yes: S.A. Giralt, USA
08:45-09:00 No: B. Barlogie, USA
09:00-09:15 Discussion
Therapy post transplantation in MM
Chair: B. Barlogie, USA
09:15-09:30 Pro consolidation: J. Blade, Spain
09:30-09:45 Pro maintenance: P. Sonneveld, The Netherlands
09:45-10:00 Discussion
Plenary Session 18
Fungal Resistance
Supported by an unrestricted grant from Gilead
Aspergillus resistance is only seen on the petri dish and not in the patient
10:00-10:05 Chair: N. Kröger, Germany
10:05-10:25 Pro: H. Hof, Germany
10:25-10:45 Con: G. Maschmeyer, Germany
10:45-11:00 Discussion
Coffee Break
Plenary Session 19
ALL and Intensity of Conditioning Regimen
Is there a role for allo SCT in standard risk ALL?
Chair: D. Niederwieser, Germany  
11:30-11:45 Yes: J.M. Rowe, Israel
11:45-12:00 No: D. Hoelzer, Germany
12:00-12:15 Discussion
Reduced or standard conditioning?
Chair: G. Ehninger, Germany
12:15-12:30 Pro reduced: R. Storb, USA
12:30-12:45 Pro standard: A. Nagler, Israel
12:45-13:00 Discussion
Session 17
Should CMV infection post allo SCT be treated by cell-based therapy?
Chair: S. Riddell, USA
08:30-08:45 Yes: H. Einsele, Germany
08:45-09:00 No: P. Ljungman, Sweden
Is combined antifungal therapy more efficient than single agent therapy?
Chair: H. Einsele, Germany
09:15-09:30 Yes: N. Keller, Israel
09:30-09:45 No: G. Maschmeyer, Germany
09:45-10:00 Discussion

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