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ISTH Bylaws Change Approved by Majority Membership Vote

Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The ISTH recently held a vote to amend its bylaws to have one designated seat for Reach-the-World (RtW) countries per Council class. This bylaws change has overwhelmingly been approved by the ISTH membership. Voting ended on January 11, 2014. The updates are now reflected in our bylaws online.

The ISTH Council believes that this will be a critical addition to the Society’s governance being more inclusive and will provide a direct voice of the RtW countries on ISTH’s governing body, thereby allowing the Society to fulfill its global mission more effectively.

Much of the growth in our Society, but also much of the increasing need to address thrombotic and bleeding disorders, comes from countries that the ISTH refers to as RtW countries and that are defined as per criteria of the Word Bank as "developing” countries. (

As such, our Society plays a particularly important role and our programs and activities aim at building capacity on a scientific, educational as well as care level.

We thank all ISTH members for their active participation in this important vote.

Nominations for the Council Class of 2020 are open now for all ISTH members until January 23. All Society members are invited to submit their nominations today!

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