It is undoubtful that hematology has witnessed many exciting discoveries in the last 50 years, ranging from the description of recurrent chromosomal defects uniquely associated with disease, such as the Philadelphia chromosome in chronic myelogenous leukemia, to the discovery of genes considered to be disease-driver and/or associated with unique clinical characteristics and prognosis, to the immunophenotypic characterization of very rare bone marrow and blood cell subsets with specific functions, perhaps no other field in clinical medicine witnessed so rapid translation of discoveries from the laboratory to patient’s side, in terms of new powerful diagnostic tools made available, new diagnostic categories being identified and prognostic scores developed, and, after all, new therapeutic options being made available for the patients. There is no doubt that these progresses have contributed to start a new era of personalized medicine in hematology.
It is with these premises that we are honored to host colleagues and friends at this meeting, emblematically entitled “From genes to target therapy in Hematology”.
The topics covered in more than 30 scientific presentations and In Focus talks point to many fields of hematology where the most breakthrough advancements occurred, promoting changes in the diagnosis and management of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases.
A Faculty of national and international experts will drive us in such exciting pilgrimage to modern hematology.

There is also a more intimate, yet public, reason to promote this meeting, that is, the opportunity to celebrate, through science, the first 50 years of the Hematology Unit in Florence, an institution where – we are proudly convinced – those advances progressively became part of the management of patients with hematologic disorders. Unfortunately, COVID pandemia forced us to move the meeting from the spring of 2020 to summer 2022, so that we are actually celebrating the 52nd year of the Florence Hematology…but no worries, let the celebration begin!

Alessandro Maria Vannucchi

President of the Meeting

Alessandro Maria Vannucchi

Honorary President

Alberto Bosi

Scientific Secretariat

Paola Guglielmelli
Valeria Santini

A special thank for the generous support to Center Research and Innovation of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (CRIMM) by Famiglia Olmetti/Minguzzi in honor of Luciana Olmetti, Rome.

With the Patronage of

con il gratuito Patrocinio dell’Azienda
Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi

con il Patrocinio dell’Università
degli Studi di Firenze


Società Italiana di Ematologia (SIE)


  • Online Registration opens

    March 2022

  • Submission deadline

    June 20th

  • First Day of Conference

    1 July 2022




The event’s permanent secretariat will always be available during the event to support you and respond in real time to any question you may have: just start a chat session, which will be available to participants during the congress days.


Total speaker-audience interactivity through the questions sent in by the participants through a chat feature.


Florence is easily reached by plane, train or car.

The city has its own international airport (Amerigo Vespucci) and Pisa International Airport is just 50 km away.
Florence is a major high-speed railway hub with trains leaving regularly for the whole of Italy. Firenze Santa Maria Novella is the main station in Florence and it is located in the city centre.

Regional trains also arrive and depart from Santa Maria Novella several times per hour, connecting Florence to other cities in Tuscany. There are also interregional and international trains.

Florence is located on the main Italian motorway, the A1, which connects Milan and Naples.


Innocenti Institute – Florence

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 12, 50121 Florence


The Istituto degli Innocenti is located in Piazza Santissima Annunziata, in the heart of the historic centre of Florence. It is only 5-minutes walk from Piazza del Duomo and Piazza San Marco, and 10 minutes from Santa Maria Novella Station, where the tramway that takes you to the airport in 20 minutes also departs. It is also easy to reach by car (it is very close to the ring roads that connect the city to the motorways).

The Institute was born in the 14th century and as such is the oldest public institution in Italy. Since its inception, it has been dedicated exclusively to the hospitality of children, to their education and to protecting their rights. Born as a “hospital of innocents” as a charitable work of the Silk Guild who commissioned Filippo Brunelleschi as architect, the institute has seen various changes through the centuries but always maintaining its focus on helping children. Also known as the orphanage where children could be left anonymously, the Institute in modern times now offers services to children, pregnant mothers in difficult situations and mothers with young children as well as helps promote the rights of children. Within its doors, UNICEF’s Research center is also housed.


Friday, July 1st, 2022

09.20 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. Session I: Acute leukemias
Chairperson: A. Vannucchi (Florence, IT)
11.45 a.m. – 01.10 p.m. Session II: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Chairperson: R. Foa (Rome, IT)
02.10 p.m. – 04.15 p.m. Session III: Anemias
Chairperson: A. Iolascon (Naples, IT)
04.45 p.m. – 06.30 p.m. Session IV: New horizons for HSCT
Chairperson: F. Ciceri (Milan, IT)

Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

08.40 a.m. – 10.25 a.m. Session V: Myeloproliferative neoplasms
Chairperson: A. Vannucchi (Florence, IT)
10.55 a.m. – 12.40 a.m. Session VI: Multiple Myeloma
Chairperson: P. Musto (Bari, IT)
01.40 p.m. – 02.30 p.m. Session VII: Disorders of hemostasis
Chairperson: S. Siragusa (Palermo, IT)
02.30 p.m. – 04.30 p.m. Session VIII: Clinical trials for target therapies
Chairperson: C. Brugnara (Boston, US)

General Information

Meeting venue

Istituto degli Innocenti
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 13 – 50121 Firenze

Registration hours on site:

Friday, July 1st: 08.00 a.m. – 06.30 p.m.
Saturday, July 2nd: 07.40 a.m. – 04.30 p.m.

Official language

English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Continuing medical education (CME) credits

The application for CME accreditation has been submitted to the Italian Ministry of Health for Italian Physicians (disciplines: pathological anatomy, hematology, medical genetics, laboratory of medical genetics, internal medicine, transfusion medicine, oncology, biology, pharmacy, nursery and biomedical laboratory techniques).

In-person Congress
• Provider AVEC: ID 2299 – 349282
• No. 9,1 CME credits

Webinar – Digital Experience
• Provider AVEC: ID 2299 – 350848
• No. 19,5 CME credits

The CME credits will be awarded only after 90% attendance of all sessions.
In order to obtain CME credits it is necessary to fill in the evaluation form and the Learning Questionnaire within 72 hours from the end of the event.
The CME Certificate is based on the real-time tracked spent attending Scientific Sessions.
Upon completion of the training course, a CME Certificate will be available online.


No registration fee is required to attend the Conference

Badge and certificate of attendance

Each participant receives a name badge upon check-in at the registration desk (with proof of original registration).
This badge should be worn all times in order to gain access to the session room and will be scanned at the entrance.

Please note that access to the congress areas will not be permitted without an official congress badge.
The Certificate of Attendance will be available online at the end of the event.

Delegates agree to comply with COVID-19 health and safety measures and protocols established for the event for attendance as well as applicable local requirements, such as wearing approved face covering, maintaining appropriate social distance from others, wash hands frequently (or use suitable sanitizing alternative).

Technical facilities

A Slide Centre with PCs (Windows and Macintosh operating systems) will be available for Speakers to check and preview their presentations.
Speakers are kindly requested to submit their presentations on USB flash drive to the Slide Centre technicians at least one hour before the opening of the Session.

Slide Centre opening hours:

Friday, July 1st: 08.00 a.m. – 06.30 p.m.
Saturday, July 2nd: 07.40 a.m. – 04.30 p.m.

Lunch and coffee breaks

Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided at the Conference premises in accordance with the current Covid rules.

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Depending on your preferences, you can attend the Congress in two entirely different ways:
in-person in Florence or online.

For those who are able to join us in-person in Florence, the hybrid format allows you to:

  • Participate in the full range of scientific sessions
  • Interact face-to-face with speakers, clinical experts and research leaders
  • Network with colleagues and during lunches and coffee breaks
  • Experience the exceptional attractions of the beatiful city of Florence
  • Access all online content both during and for 3 months after the congress (until October 1st, 2022)

For those who prefer to enjoy the congress online from their home or office, the hybrid format allows you to:

  • Follow scientific sessions and symposia by livestream anywhere in the world
  • Participate in online interactive features and live Q&As
  • Connect with colleagues using the online networking platform
  • Access all online content both during and for three months after the congress (until October 1st, 2022)

Organizing Secretariat

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c/o Polo Tecnologico Brianza – Edificio 9 – Ufficio 14
20832 Desio (MB, Italy)
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