Karl G. Blume-Gerhard Schmidt Memorial Lecture in Transplantation Biology & Medicine

The annual City of Hope Celebration of Life Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion not only celebrates and commemorates survivors' lives, but also enables physicians and researchers to advance the science of hematopoietic cell transplantation, or HCT.
The Memorial Lecture, held in association with the annual reunion, commemorates the work and dedication of the late Gerhard Schmidt, M.D., who joined City of Hope's program in 1977 and established the Autologous Stem Cell Transplant and Histocompatibility Laboratory programs, among many other achievements. Schmidt lost his own battle with cancer in 1993.