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Vascular Biology

This Subcommittee is focused on basic and translational research related to vascular biology and related (athero)-thrombotic disorders, through the development of biomarkers that require standardization. These topics are: 1] Shed proteins/receptors; 2] Circulating endothelial progenitor and cells (EPC and CEC ); and 3] cell-derivedmicroparticles (MP) . This SSC incroporates hematologists, laboratory scientists, clinicians and industry scientists, and is a forum of exchanges at the interface with other sub-committees (including Malignancy and Hemostasis, and DIC) and with other Societies (such as ISAC)

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  • To delineate consensual definition and nomenclature
  • To propose new methods of measurement
  • To adresse issues of practical importance related to pre-analytic variables
  • To establish standardized methodologies
  • To develop laboratory calibrants and standards
  • To organize collaborative studies to validate these objectives and to delineate the clinical relevance of these biomarkers
  • To identify areas of controversy or technological need and discuss methodologic approaches to address questions raised.
  • To generate, publish and distribute reports, recommendations and other documents concerning the above.

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  • Collaborative SSC project on development and distribution of traceable reference materials

Official Communications

Recent Forum Activity
2016 Annual Minutes
Posted by: R Nieuwland, Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Forum: Annual Minutes
2015 Annual Minutes
Posted by: Lacey Schmeidler, Sunday, June 21, 2015
Forum: Annual Minutes
2014 Annual Minutes
Posted by: R Nieuwland, Thursday, June 19, 2014
Forum: Annual Minutes
Call for topics: SSC on Vascular Biology Agenda (Milwaukee, 2014)
Posted by: R Nieuwland, Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Forum: General Discussion
2013 Annual Minutes
Posted by: Francoise Dignat-George, Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Forum: Annual Minutes
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Upcoming Events
ISTH 2017 Congress
Saturday, July 8, 2017
ISTH SSC 2018 Meeting
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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R Nieuwland
Alexander Brill
Chris Gardiner
Emma C. Josefsson
Anna Randi
Florence Sabatier
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