From Sam Schulman, Congress President
So, you submitted your abstract – or abstracts – to the ISTH 2015 Congress. But, you cannot relax completely. Two important agenda items remain for the next few weeks for most of you:
1) Register for the Congress, and do so before March 11 or you will have to pay a significantly higher fee. My advice – do not wait until the last day because you may forget or other problems may prevent you from registering. Interest rates are at a record low, so you really have nothing to gain by waiting with the registration payment. Also, if you are not yet a member of ISTH, look at the membership fee and add it up with the registration fee. You will find that the sum of the two is still less than the registration for non-members. Financially, it is common sense to become a member before registering for the Congress. Plus, you will gain access to additional Society benefits!
2) Start making travel arrangements. The longer you wait, the more expensive the plane tickets become. Make sure you use the promotion code for airline travel. You could get up to a 20 percent discount with Star Alliance flights. Finally, make your hotel reservation soon in order to find a hotel within walking distance and easy access to the convention center, so you can sleep later after some exciting evenings in Toronto and still catch our morning sessions on the next day.
ISTH Announces Advanced Training Course in Thrombosis and Hemostasis in Dubai
Knowledge is the key to making transformative discoveries and building capacity in communities around the world, and the ISTH is home to some of the greatest thinkers and practitioners in fields of thrombosis and hemostasis. To help cultivate the next generation of great clinicians and scientists, the ISTH Education Committee has gathered global hematology experts to offer the ISTH Advanced Training Course in Thrombosis and Hemostasis on September 14-17, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai, UAE.
This three-day course will feature in-depth programs on the topics of coagulation, bleedings disorders, venous thrombosis, platelets and platelet disorders. Speakers include meeting chairs Flora Peyvandi (Italy) and Nevine Kassim (Egypt), JTH Editor Frits Rosendaal (The Netherlands), ISTH Council member David Lillicrap (Canada), and many other leaders in the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis.
Mark your calendar to join us in the international city of Dubai, a global events destination known for its culture and hospitality! There are limited spots available for this course, so don’t wait! Register here.
Course Partner: Instrumentation Laboratory
Register for the March Webinar on Thrombocytopenia
Date: March 25, 2015
Time: 9-10 a.m. GMT
Marco Cattaneo and Shinji Kunishima will present a webinar on the topic of Thrombocytopenia. This webinar will appeal predominantly to clinicians and laboratory personnel interested in the diagnosis and management of patients with bleeding diatheses. CME Credits Available.
Part I: The many causes of thrombocytopenia
Marco Cattaneo, University of Milan (Italy)
Part II: Genetic basis of congenital macrothrombocytopenia
Shinji Kunishima, Nagoya Medical Center (Japan)
Moderator: Chris Ward, Royal North Shore Hospital (Australia)
>> Sign Up! Free registration is online here
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Introduce Someone to the ISTH and Receive a Special Gift of Thanks!
There has never been a better time to join the ISTH! From now until the end of March, 2015, the ISTH will give away free uniquely branded bags with the ISTH logo as a special gift to current members who refer others to join the ISTH as well as the newly referred members. To begin, new members are asked to fill in the "referred by" space during the online registration process or indicate their referral otherwise. Only referred and referring members will receive a gift.
>> Learn more about this initiative
New People and Places Section Coming to Website and Newsletter
We are excited to launch a new communication project with your support! As part of our work to communicate the growth and development of our global community, we want to share important updates about the career transitions and achievements of our members on the ISTH website and in this newsletter. Have you taken a new position, moved locations, or been promoted? Has your national or regional T+H society elected a new board or held a record setting meeting? We want to know in order to share it online with other ISTH members.
Additionally, if you hear of the death of a colleague or another major life event that you believe fellow members should know about, please let us know. Just email Luke Blount, Content Specialist, with your updates at Luke_Blount@isth.org. Please note that the updates will be reviewed and are subject to additional research as necessary. The updates will be featured in this newsletter and will also be posted weekly to a special section of the ISTH website called “People and Places.”
And please remember to take advantage of the ISTH Career Center, where you can post job openings or browse resumes.
Precision BioLogic Supports World Thrombosis Day as Global Contributor
More than 175 thrombosis and cardiovascular societies in more than 60 countries have partnered with the World Thrombosis Day movement. You and your societies are invited to partner with us as well. Visit our pledge form here.
As the newest supporter of World Thrombosis Day (WTD), Precision BioLogic joins the ever-increasing list of supporters as a Global Contributor to help place the international spotlight on the condition responsible for the three leading causes of cardiovascular death – heart attack, stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE or venous blood clots). Read more about this partnership.
“Precision BioLogic is pleased to join ISTH in the fight against thrombosis and support World Thrombosis Day,” said company president Michael Scott.
To connect with the World Thrombosis Day campaign and sign-up as a partner individual or organization, visit www.worldthrombosisday.org. On social media, connect on Facebook and Twitter. For questions, contact the WTD campaign team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSC Subcommittees Seek Your Participation
The following SSC Subcommittees are working on projects that could use your help. Keep reading to learn more!
The SSC Subcommittee on Women’s Issues in Thrombosis and Hemostasis seeks participants in study on the use of TEG/ROTEM in pregnancy and pregnancy associated complications. Learn more about this project. This subcommittee is also working on a project studying the link between hemostatic defect and heavy menstrual bleeding in adolescents. Learn more here.
The SSC Subcommittee on Platelet Physiology seeks participants in a survey to gather information on patients with PT-VWD. Participate here.
>> View a full list of SSC Subcommittees and their projects
New SSC Communications in JTH
The following subcommittees have recently published recommendations through the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH).
Subcommittee on Platelet Physiology: Guidance on the diagnosis of inherited platelet function disorders.
>> View all SSC communcations
JTH Editor's Picks and Call for Papers
The Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH) Editors Pieter Reitsma and Frits Rosendaal welcome submissions to JTH and encourage you to click here to submit your clinical or basic research to one of the highest ranked journals in the field of hematology!
>> Click here to access the JTH Editors' picks
Ask the Associate Editor: Walter Ageno
Ask the Associated Editor is a monthly series of short question and answer sessions with Associate Editors of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH). This month we feature Walter Ageno, an Associate Editor since 2014 and President of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC).
>> Read more about Walter here