Peyman Eshghi, first Chairman of the IRSTH Photo courtesy of Habib-Panah/Khamedi
On December 24, 2015 the Iranian Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (IRSTH) was founded and held its inaugural meeting, with over 80 attendants from all over the country, in Mofid Children Hospital in Tehran.
Inaugural presentations were on micro-angiopathies and on testing for thrombophilia. Subsequently, Frits Rosendaal spoke as an ISTH Council member, welcoming the IRSTH amongst the family of thrombosis and hemostasis societies, and discussing the roles of a national society. After this session, the first board was elected. Its members include: Peyman Eshghi (Chairman), Minoo Ahmadinejad (Co-Chairman), Gholamreza Toogeh (Treasurer), Flora Peyvandi (international liaison), Hassan Abolghasemi, Mehran Karimi and Zahra Badie.