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ISTH SSC 2016 Sets Record Attendance!


Thanks to the attendance and contributions of more than 2,050 medical professionals, the ISTH SSC 2016 meeting was by far the largest gathering for a stand-alone SSC meeting.

The ISTH was pleased to offer another terrific opportunity for the formation of collaborations and partnerships that lead to progress in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis. Attendees were able to participate in terrific SSC and education sessions in addition to corporate presentations. One highlight of the event was the release of the APEX study, which was simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Selected webcasts of presentations will be available to ISTH members and all SSC 2016 attendees from the ISTH Academy in the coming weeks. Watch your email for more information.

You can view the abstracts here and the eposters here or here. Visit for more information.


ISTH Announces Decision to Hold Annual Congress Starting in 2020


In light of the resounding success of ISTH SSC 2016, the Council of the ISTH announced its strategic decision to hold the Society's global congress annually starting in 2020.

The new annual ISTH congresses will fully incorporate highly valued ISTH SSC components, recognizing the value of the SSC’s work and its highly important applications, making them more accessible to the wider community. The congress format will also be shorter and more compact, establishing a contemporary meeting structure.

To ensure that the new congress format includes all SSC aspects valued by attendees and members, the ISTH invites you to complete an important SSC meeting feedback survey, which will be distributed soon.

>> Read the full announcement from the Council


Welcome the New ISTH Council Chairman and SSC Chairman

The ISTH would like to extend a warm welcome to Ingrid Pabinger, MD (Vienna, Austria), who has now assumed her role as the 21st ISTH Council Chairman, following the ISTH SSC 2016 meeting in Montpellier, France. She replaces Nigel Key, MD (Chapel Hill, NC, USA), who will continue to serve on Council as Immediate Past Chair. Pabinger will serve as Council Chairman until 2018. In April, Claire McLintock, MD (Auckland, New Zealand), was named Chairman-Elect.

The ISTH also welcomes Walter Ageno, MD (Varese, Italy), as the new Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) Chairman. He replaces Sabine Eichinger, MD (Vienna, Austria), who will continue to serve as Immediate Past Chairman. Ageno will serve as SSC Chairman until 2018 when he will be succeeded by the newly elected SSC Chairman-Elect, Nicola Mutch, PhD (Aberdeen, Scotland, UK). 


ISTH Releases Biennial Report Highlighting Society's Growth

The ISTH has released its Biennial Report for 2014- 16, featuring the latest information, advances and statistics on all ISTH programs and initiatives.

Download it today to read letters from outgoing Council Chairman Nigel Key and new Council Chairman Ingrid Pabinger. Also, find the most updated infographics describing ISTH membership, meeting attendance, education initiatives, publications, World Thrombosis Day and more.  

>> Read the the ISTH Biennial Report today!


Don't Miss the June 22 Webinar on Platelets and Infection

Join the ISTH Academy on June 22 for another scientifically stimulating webinar on the important topics of platelets and infection. 

Register today for this free webinar:

Platelets and Infection
Date: June 22, 2016
14:00-15:00 UTC (check your time)
Speakers: Paul Kubes (Canada) and Steve Kerrigan (Ireland)
Moderator: Ketan Kulkarni (Canada)

>> Watch more than 20 free archived webinars from the ISTH Academy


Learn from the Experts at Advanced Training Courses in the UK and US

The ISTH will offer two Advanced Training Courses in 2016. These courses offer the latest training in biological and clinical aspects of thrombosis and hemostasis. 

Register today to attend an ISTH Advanced Training Course in the following locations:

Oxford, UK | September 6-9, 2016
St. Anne's College
Topics: Platelet disorders, genetics and platelet function testing

Atlanta, USA | November 1-4, 2016
Location: Emory University
Topics: Coagulation, bleeding disorders and venous thrombosis

>> Register now for an ISTH Advanced Training Course


Get Hands-On Training with ISTH Fellowships


The ISTH now supports fellowships regardless of location with Reach-the-World Fellowships and the new ISTH Training Fellowships.

ISTH Training Fellowships are intended to provide support for short-term training opportunities for early career professionals from developed countries who wish to study at host institutes known for their expertise in thrombosis and hemostasis. Applicants must be a resident of a high-income economy country as designated by the World Bank.

A minimum of 10 fellowships will be awarded each year. Funding is for a maximum of two months. The application period is open now and ends September 15. 

>> Learn more and apply for an ISTH Training Fellowship 


Read the Latest Articles from JTH Before They Are Printed


Stay on top of the latest news by reading these articles from the June issue of JTH:

Impact of Incident Myocardial Infarction on Risk of Venous Thromboembolism. The Tromsø Study - L. B. Rinde, C. Lind, B. Småbrekke, I. Njølstad, E. B. Mathiesen, T. Wilsgaard, M. L. Løchen, E. M. Hald, A. Vik, S. K. Brækkan and J. B. Hansen

The design and synthesis of new synthetic low molecular weight heparins - K. Chandarajoti, J. Liu and R. Pawlinski

If you haven't seen the May issue yet, be sure to read the May Editors' Highlights.

>> Submit an article to JTH

>> Download the JTH App for your iPhone or iPad


New JTH Compilation Features Most Popular SSC Recommendations and Guidelines


JTH has published a new compilation featuring the most popular SSC recommendations and guidelines since 2010.

Past JTH compilations feature topics such as: direct oral anticoagulants, editorials, hemophilia and women's health.

>> View the compilation of SSC recommendations

>> See all JTH compilations


New SSC Recommendation Published Regarding Prophylaxis in Boys with Hemophilia


The May issue of JTH featured this new SSC recommendation: When and How to Start Prophylaxis in Boys with Severe Hemophilia Without Inhibitors


Urge Your Institution to Join the World Thrombosis Day Campaign - We Have Resources to Help! 


Did you know that one in four deaths worldwide are related to thrombosis? You can make a difference by encouraging your institution, university or hospital to join the World Thrombosis Day (WTD) campaign, a year-long awareness movement recognized each year on October 13.

This year, the new 2016 overarching platform for the campaign is Know Thrombosis, which emphasizes the need for healthcare professionals and patients to become educated about the condition. In addition, the complimentary theme of Keep Life Flowing employs a universal analogy to make thrombosis feel relevant and relatable. 

The 2016 campaign offers new and refreshed educational and awareness-building resources, all downloadable for partners. You can get started by joining the movement as an official partner; it’s free and simple to sign up!

>> Join the movement to stop blood clots and save lives!

>> View the new and updated partner resources


Table of Contents
May 2016 Articles

» ISTH SSC 2016 Sets Record Attnedance!

» ISTH Announces Decision to Hold Annual Congress Starting in 2020

» Welcome the New ISTH Council Chairman and SSC Chairman

» ISTH Releases Biennial Report Highlighting Society's Growth

» Don't Miss the June 22 Webinar on Platelets and Infection

» Learn from the Experts at Advanced Training Courses in the UK and US

» Get Hands-On Training With ISTH Fellowships

» Read the Latest Articles from JTH Before They Are Printed

» New JTH Compilation Features Most Popular SSC Recommendations and Guidelines

» New SSC Recommendation Published Regarding Prophylaxis in Boys with Hemophilia

» Urge Your Institution to Join the World Thrombosis Day Campaign - We Have Resources to Help!

Quick Links

Membership Renewal
ISTH 2017 
ISTH Academy
World Thrombosis Day
SSC Subcommittees
Calendar of Events

Important ISTH Dates

Reach-the-World Fellowship Application Deadline
June 1, 2016

ISTH Advanced Training Course in Oxford, UK
September 6-9, 2016

ISTH Training Fellowship Deadline
September 15, 2016

World Thrombosis Day
October 13, 2016

ISTH Advanced Training Course in Atlanta, USA
November 1-4, 2016

Future ISTH Education Courses

» Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 30-October 1, 2016

» Taipei, Taiwan
October 6-9, 2016

Learn more or apply to help organize a course.

New ISTH Members 

Thank you to our new and renewing ISTH members. We hope you'll continue to support the ISTH throughout the year.

To welcome our new members and contact them, please visit this listing.

Related Upcoming Meetings
More upcoming meetings online here. To be included, e-mail us here.

» Symposium of the International Atherosclerosis Society
June 2-4 | St. Petersburg, Russia

» WHF World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health
June 4-7 | Mexico City, Mexico

» 21st Congress of EHA
June 9-12 | Copenhagen, Denmark

» Thrombosis Management: Extending Innovation
June 10-11 | Barcelona, Spain

» SVM 27th Annual Meeting
June 15-18 | Long Beach, CA, USA

» 3rd Thrombin Summer School
June 16-17 | Maastricht, the Netherlands

» International Fibrinogen Workshop
June 21-24 | Kruger National Park, South Africa

» World Federation of Hemophilia World Congress
July 24-28 | Orlando, FL, USA

» Gordon Research Conference on Hemostasis
July 24-29 | Stowe, VT, USA

Visit Us at the EHA and WFH Congresses

The ISTH team will have a booth in the non-profit section of the EHA Congress exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark. If you are attending, be sure to stop by to meet the team and pick up special giveaways.

If you plan to attend the WFH Congress in Orlando, FL, USA, please plan to attend a special ISTH/WFH joint presentation. Also, be sure to stop by the ISTH booth in the exhibition hall!

ISTH Welcomes New Meetings Coordinator

The ISTH is pleased to welcome Sharon Barbour to its staff as the new Meetings Coordinator. In this role, Sharon will assist the meetings team with planning annual ISTH meetings as well as the Advanced Training Courses.

As a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Sharon joins the ISTH with experience planning meetings in the research and education fields. A native of North Carolina, Sharon lives in Cary, NC, USA.

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