ESTM position statement
The ESTM is a no-profit Association under the Italian law.
as a no-profit NGO, satisfies any requirement on transparency and has no commercial interest with private sector organisations.
is not depending, for funding of its core expenditures, on any collaboration with private commercial organisations.
Any ESTM residential course and activity is based on the principle of financial self-sufficiency, consisting in a thorough definition of its specific budget and on the determination of a participation fee (based on the expected number of participants) to cover all inherent expenses.
The ESTM educational activity is entirely based on the voluntary contribution in kind of all stakeholders: Council of Administration members, Scientific Committee members, Advisory Committee members.
The establishment of the ESTM (European School of Transfusion Medicine) may well be considered the fulfilment of the wishes expressed in Roma by Leone Lattes in 1935, at the eve of the birth of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT). ESTM has been the result of a series of study documents and discussions on the teaching of Transfusion Medicine, originated by the Council of Europe (in 1963 and 1985) and developed (from 1990 to 1994 and later) by the ISBT within its European Regional Congresses and by the Italian Society of Transfusion Medicine (SIITS-AICT, later converted into SIMTI) through its “Symposia for European Cooperation”, following the recommendation issued, in 1989, at the end of the ISBT 1st European Regional Congress in Lugano.
- Is open to all
- Relies on enduring human commitment
- Leads to a real and strong network of professionals
- Students and teachers are “equals” and friends.