Since January 2021, a partnership between, ERN-EuroBloodNet and the European Hematology Association (EHA) Guidelines Committee has been established aiming to promote and support the creation and adoption of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic diseases.
The goal of the collaboration is to avoid duplication of efforts by both entities and promote synergies to agree on one set of recommendations and to optimize resources in producing such guidelines. ERN-EuroBloodNet and the EHA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) containing the terms of collaboration, including an overview of the tasks and responsibilities of each party.
In this context, the first joint project was the development of a clinical decision-making tool on Methemoglobinemia, under the co-charing of ERN-EuroBloodNet experts Achille Iolascon (AOU Federico II - Naples) and Paola Bianchi (Foundation IRCCS Ca'Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan).
The final manuscript titled “Recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of methemoglobinemia” has been published in the American Journal of Hematology in September 2021 with the acknowledgement of EHA and ERN-EuroBloodNet.
Among the authors of the Recommendations, multiple experts from ERN-EuroBloodNet members in the different Member States are included: Achille Iolascon (AOU Federico II - Naples), Paola Bianchi (Foundation IRCCS Ca'Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan), Immacolata Andolfo (AOU Federico II - Naples), Roberta Russo (AOU Federico II - Naples), Wilma Barcellini (Foundation IRCCS Ca'Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan), Elisa Fermo (Foundation IRCCS Ca'Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan), Gergely Toldi (Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital), Stefano Ghirardello (Foundation IRCCS Polyclinic San Matteo, Pavia), David Rees (King's College Hospital), Richard Van Wijk (University Medical Center Utrecht), Antonis Kattamis (Aghia Sophia Childrens Hospital), Patrick G. Gallagher (Yale University), Noémi Roy (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), Ali Taher (American University of Beirut Medical Center), Razan Mohty (American University of Beirut Medical Center), Andreas Kulozik (University of Heidelberg, Hopp- Children's Cancer Research Center (KiTZ)), Lucia de Franceschi (AOUI Verona), Antonella Gambale (AOU Federico II - Naples), Mariane de Montalembert ( Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades), Gian Luca Forni (E.O. Ospedali Galliera, Genova), Cornelis L. Harteveld (Leiden University Medical Center), Josef Prchal (University of Utah & Huntsman Cancer Center).
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