Officially approved by the Members of EBMT Swiss NG on 9th of May 2014
Next review: fall 2016

Official Statutes

The EBMT Swiss Nurses Working Group (hereafter referred to “EBMT Swiss NG”) is a non-profit organization. The EBMT Swiss NG is part of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) and has a nursing representative in the Swiss Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (SBST). The financial year of the EBMT Swiss NG coincides with the calendar year.

Objectives of the EBMT Swiss NG

  • Exchange of knowledge, experience and information: Development of a network for nursing staff and learning about clinical issues from institutions
  • Development of best practice guidelines
  • Promotion of basic and advanced education in Haematology and Oncology
  • Collaboration with national and international working groups and related associations
  • Promotion and participation in nursing research
  • Publication of articles in peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed journals


The members of the EBMT Swiss NG are qualified nursing staff from haematology centres and centres performing workup prior to stem cell transplantations and allogeneic and /or autologous stem cell transplantations

  • Kantonsspital Aarau (CIC 0316:1)
  • University Hospital Basel (adult CIC 0202:1 and pediatric CIC 0202:4)
  • Ospedale San Giovanni Bellinzona (CIC 0829:1)
  • University Hospital Inselspital Bern (adult CIC 0221:3 and pediatric CIC 0221:1)
  • HUG Geneva (adult CIC 0261:1 and pediatric CIC 0261:2)
  • CHUV Lausanne (CIC 0820:1)
  • Kantonsspital Luzern (personal CIC 10222) Until Lucerne has an institutional CIC, its representative nurse vote with her/ his personal CIC membership number
  • Kantonsspital St. Gallen (CIC 0324:1)
  • University Children’s Hospital Zurich (CIC 0334:1)
    University Hospital Zurich (CIC 0208:1)

Rights and responsibilities of the participants

  • Each centre has one contact person. A centre may choose a substitute
  • Mandatory attendance of the biannual meetings of the contact person or substitute from each centre (or it’s substitute)
  • Continuity must be ensured
  • Establish the annual goals of the EBMT Swiss NG
  • Writing and dispatching the minutes of the meeting (in turns)

Opinions and decision making process

  • Items to be submitted for discussion and decision must be received in advance so that they can be included in the protocol and non-attending members can give their view on the item by mail to the president
  • Decisions will be made based on the majority of votes by the members of the Working Group, 2/3 of the members of the group will have to be present at that certain meeting to reach a decision
  • Each centre (CIC) has one vote

Organization of the EBMT Swiss NG

EBMT Swiss NG members: see membership list

EBMT Swiss NG Board

The EBMT Swiss NG Board, who is in charge of managing the Group, consists of three (3) persons.

Duties of the President

  • Achieving in joint responsibility with the members the goal set by the EBMT Swiss NG
  • Chairing (or delegating this duty to a member) of the biannual meeting
  • Sending working group invitations / agenda and protocols to members
  • Organizing and maintain contacts with third parties (e.g. National and International Working groups in the field of the Stem Cell Transplantation, Haematology, Oncology and representatives from the Industry)
  • Providing regular information to the Working Group members
  • Access to the Working Group account

Duties of the Vice President

  • Substitute and support of the president and/or treasurer in all duties
  • Filing of protocols and current membership list

Duties of the Treasurer

  • Keeping track of the budget
  • Biannual report on the budget to the EBMT Swiss NG
  • Access to the EBMT Swiss NG account

All earnings and profits made by a member on behalf of the Group will belong to the EBMT Swiss NG.

The Swiss NG Board can decide on spending less than the absolute sum of 1000.- SFR without asking their members. Taxes will be cleared by the treasurer as demanded by the Swiss law.

Voting procedure

  • Members of the board are elected anonymously
  • One vote per centre
  • New elections take place every 2 years, re-election is possible once
  • The newly elected Vice President will take over the position of the president after confirmation by its members
  • At least 10 centres of the Working Group must have taken part in the voting before a new committee can be installed

Frequency and location of the meeting

Location: The location of the meeting varies

Participants of the EBMT Swiss NG meet twice annually for at least one half a day

Contact address

Work Address of the President of the EBMT Swiss NG


EBMT Swiss Nurses Working Group
Alexandra Dziuban-Husain, President

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