For those of you that do not know Wilsede, we are sure that you will also come to appreciate this tiny village in the Lüneburg Heath. In the middle of a nature reserve - without cars or public transportation - it is the ideal setting for scientific exchange and stimulating discussions. We hope that the charming surroundings of the meeting site will create an informal and relaxed atmosphere, inspiring communication at every opportunity, for which the Wilsede meetings are known.
In addition to its unique atmosphere, Wilsede meetings continue to be unique among other meetings by not charging registration fees and providing a platform for both "young" and "experienced" scientists to come together to discuss and exchange ideas. To keep up these traditions, we are deeply indebted not only to the scientists that donate their time, but also to both private and public monies. A complete list of contributors is listed in the back, but we would like to especially thank the Hamburg Roggenbuck-Stiftung, as well as the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for their continuing support. We also would like to acknowledge the generous help of the Mildred Scheel Foundation for sponsoring stipends for young German and Eastern European scientists, as well as the Leukemia Research Fund for keeping up the "British" connection.
Wilsede is located in the heart of the Lueneburger Heath (Lüneburger Heide), one of the magnificent national parks in Europe, between Hamburg and Hannover in Northern Germany. A little village, without cars or public transport, the only means of transportation (except for feet) are horse carriages and bicycles. The nearest place accessible by car is Undeloh.
The Verein Naturschutzpark, founded in 1909, has achieved to preserve the unique nature. For those of you that do not know Wilsede, we are sure that you will also come to appreciate this unique setting, which has been the gathering point for American and European hematologists and oncologists since 1973. The charming surroundings of the meeting site create an informal and relaxed atmosphere, inspiring communication at every opportunity, for which the Wilsede meetings are known.
Wilsede Meetings 1973 - 2000
Wilsede Meetings 2003
Wilsede Abstract 2003, pdf