As new data on indolent non-hodgkin lymphoma (iNHL) were not that compelling, only highlights on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) will be presented in the following summary. The recently published “updated BHS guidelines for the treatment of CLL, anno 2016”, incorporated obinutuzumab, ibrutinib and idelalisib. Results of multiple plase 3 trials were presented at ASH 2015 and will probably challenge the proposed guidelines in the near future.1

(BELG J HEMATOL 2016; 7(1):3–8)