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Our Reach-the-World Visiting Professor Program gives clinicians and researchers in developing countries the opportunity to engage face-to-face and learn from ISTH–sponsored Visiting Professors who are recognized leaders in the fields of thrombosis and haemostasis.

Through direct interaction, courses and lectures, Visiting Professors work with host institutes in developing countries to tailor a location-specific program featuring up-to-date insights and information on how to improve the lives of patients with thrombotic and bleeding disorders.

Principles of the Program

The ISTH will:

  • Provide support for airfare, accommodations and living expenses during the Visiting Professor’s tenure at a host institute for up to 2 weeks

Host institutes are expected to:

  • Build a program that makes the best use of the visit
  • Cover all other expenses of Visiting Professors, such as local transportation
  • Invite their staff and staff in the surrounding region to attend appropriate courses and/or lectures
  • Promote the program, clearly indicating in all documents that this is an ISTH-sponsored Visiting Professor program
  • Submit a comprehensive report describing and evaluating the visit to the ISTH Education & Outreach committee
Visiting Professors are expected to:

  • Give an intensive course or a series of lectures on selected topic/s determined with the host institute for a minimum of 10-14 hours over four to seven days
  • Participate in Grand Rounds and/or all-faculty plenary lectures
  • Schedule meetings with research fellows to review their data (as appropriate)
  • Discuss laboratory methods (as applicable)
  • Meet with the Dean and/or Director of the host institute, as well as health officials of the host country (if possible and as appropriate)
  • Submit a comprehensive report describing and evaluating the visit to the ISTH Education and Outreach Committee

How to Apply

Host institutes that want to apply should send the following documents to ISTH via fax (+1-919-929-3935) or e-mail (

An application form filled out by the host institute’s Director and by the Visiting Professor. If the institute has yet to identify a Visiting Professor, it can apply on its own. The Education and Outreach Committee can then suggest a Visiting Professor.

A letter from the host institute’s Director that:

  • Describes the host institute and its activities
  • Explains the objective/s of the visit
  • Outlines a detailed program for the Visiting Professor
  • Shows preferred dates for the visit
  • Indicates that he/she accepts the principles of the program

A letter from the Visiting Professor that:

  • Describes the expected benefits of the visit
  • Approves the program prepared by the host institute’s Director
  • Indicates that he/she accepts the principles of the program

A subcommittee appointed by the ISTH Education and Outreach Committee evaluates applications made by host institutes. There are no specific deadlines for applications.

For more information, please contact our Program Manager, Cary Clark

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