Case Study
British Society for Haematology 2024

The British Society for Haematology (BSH) hosted its 64th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) from April 27-29, 2024, at the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool, also known as simply ACC Liverpool. As the largest annual haematology event in the UK, the conference focused on advancing knowledge and practices in haematology through presentations, networking, and collaborations. This year we saw a 26% increase in numbers from the previous year, with 1983 people in attendance.

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I wanted to express our thanks from BSH (British Society for Haematology) for all the hard work it has taken to get this ASM24 off the ground from the planning involving logistics, abstracts, marketing, industry, entertainment to on-site management. It is never easy, but you manage to make all flow seamlessly. It was a fantastic event with an amazing turnout due to you all.

Jacquie Powell
Head of Education, The British Society for Haematology

As part of the programme, BSH collaborated with the B Positive Choir and Jamie Woods to take the stage, aiming to inspire delegates through their stories and art.

The B Positive Choir is a British ensemble consisting of 60 singers who either suffer from sickle cell disease or have close friends or family members affected by it. Formed by NHS Blood and Transplant, the choir’s mission is to raise awareness about the disease and encourage blood donations, which are vital for treatment. This initiative particularly targets black and Asian communities, who are under-represented as blood donors.

Jamie Woods was invited to this year’s conference to perform poetry from his book ‘Rebel Blood Cells’. After being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) and experiencing subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Jamie found solace in writing poetry. Now a Poet-in-Residence at Leukaemia Care UK, he uses his poetry to help others navigate their cancer journeys.

A primary aim of the annual conference was to encourage young academics and professionals to join the BSH association. To support this, a lively social evening was organised to promote networking and facilitate connections, showcasing the career benefits of association membership. The event was held at Alma de Cuba Restaurant, situated in the beautifully transformed former St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Alma de Cuba masterfully blends Cuban, Hispanic, and Latin American flavours, all infused with Liverpool’s renowned vibrant spirit. The evening featured entertainment such as samba dancers, fire breathers, and a DJ who played late into the night.

This year the social programme was perfect: delicious food, perfect bar, good music and an extraordinary show with kind and friendly staff to support!
BSH 2024 Delegate

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