Survivorship SIG Additional Content

The Survivorship SIG is proud to offer the following opportunities.

Requests for research concepts

1. Overview
The ASTCT Survivorship Special Interest Group (Survivorship SIG) focuses on post-HCT survivorship issues in both autologous and allogeneic recipients. The SIG provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas, educational initiatives, and facilitating collaborative research on issues of importance surrounding survivorship in HCT.

2. Purpose
We are soliciting research proposals, which may be presented for discussion and feedback during the 2020 Survivorship SIG meeting during the TCT Meetings. Attendees will offer feedback and investigators may seek collaborations. In contrast to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) studies facilitated by Working Committees that are observational in design, the SIG will focus on prospective research studies of any late effects / complications of autologous or allogeneic transplantation. Psychosocial complications, financial toxicities and caregiver issues are included in the scope of survivorship.


The SIG does not have funding to support conduct of the research, but will serve as a facilitator for discussion and promoting collaborative research efforts.

3. How to Apply
Complete the Research Concept Sheet and submit via email attachment to Areej El-Jawahri (AEL-JAWAHRI@PARTNERS.ORG), MD, SIG Co-Chair and Anna Hawkshead (, ASTCT Staff Liaison. There is a 2 page limit with a deadline for submission of January 20, 2020 at 5:00PM Central Standard Time.

4. Selection for Presentation Process
All proposals will be reviewed by members of the SIG Steering Committee but, depending on the number of proposals submitted and time constraints, not all will be discussed at Tandem. The selection of proposals to be presented will be based on the scientific merit, collaborative potentials, novelty, and overall benefits to the field of survivorship. However, feedback will be provided on all proposals submitted. The selected concepts will be discussed during the 2020 Survivorship SIG meeting at the TCT Meetings in Orlando, Florida. During the discussion we will focus on the study design, aims, scientific merit of the concept as well as potential funding opportunities.  

5. Contact Information

Please contact us if you have any questions about the SIG or submitting a concept:

Shahrukh Hashmi (SIG Chair):

Areej El-Jawahri (SIG Co-Chair):  

Click here to download the submission template. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Call for achievement award Nominations

The ASTCT Survivorship Special Interest Group (SIG) announces a Call for Nominations for two inaugural awards in Survivorship: The Lifetime Achievement Award and the Early-Career Achievement Award. Survivorship encompasses late effects, quality of life, and care of transplant and cellular therapy recipients.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a lasting commitment to the survivorship field through outstanding contributions in education, research, health policy or practice.

The Early-Career Achievement Award recognizes an individual, 45 years of age or less on January 1, 2020, who has made recent outstanding contributions in education, research, health policy or practice.


  • Nominees may be physicians, researchers, advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, allied health professionals, social workers, health care administrators, government or payer professionals, or other professionals with a demonstrated commitment to the survivorship field.
  • Nominees must be ASTCT members as of January 1, 2020 (for information on how to join, see click here. For types of members click here.
  • Nominees of all nationalities are eligible.
  • Nominators do not need to be members of ASTCT.


  • Self-nominations and posthumous nominations will not be accepted.
  • Voting members of the ASTCT Board (Executive Committee and Directors) are ineligible during their tenure. (For list of ASTCT Executive Committee members and Directors, click here.
  • ASTCT Survivorship SIG Steering Committee members are ineligible during their tenure. (For list of SIG Steering Committee members, click here.

The awards will be presented at the February 2020 Survivorship SIG meeting held during the Transplant & Cellular Therapy (TCT) Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR in Orlando, Florida. Registration and travel support are not provided to award recipients.

Please download the nomination packet for additional information and access to the online submission site. The deadline for nominations is January 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time.

  • To view the Lifetime Achievement Award submission link, click here.
  • To view the Early-Career Achievement Award submission link, click here