From 30 March – 2 April 2014, the annual meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation was held in Milan, Italy. At this 40th anniversary meeting, the society celebrated 40 years of physicians meetings, 30 years of nurses meetings and introduced its first donor day. Some of the highlights of this meeting are summarised.

(BELG J HEMATOL 2014;5(3):113–14)