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Don't Miss the Advanced Training Courses Featuring Focused Learning, Expert Engagement

Register now to attend one of two Advanced Training Courses in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

 Oxford Advanced Training Course
September 6-9, 2016
 Atlanta Advanced Training Course
November 1-4, 2016

Location: St. Anne's College in Oxford, England, UK

Topics: Genetic sequencing and platelet function testing, and their use in the investigation of patients diagnosed with a platelet-bleeding disorder.

Course Design: The program features 12 renowned speakers with a range of backgrounds including platelet function assays, consultants in thrombosis and hemostasis, and representatives of the UK Bridge and GAPP programs. Attendees will have the ability to submit an abstract and poster for oral presentation.

Accreditation: This course is accredited by EACCME and designated for a maximum of 18 hours of European external CME credits. Physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta, GA, USA

Topics: Coagulation, bleeding disorders and venous thrombosis.

Course Design: The program features 11 renowned speakers with a range of backgrounds and expertise. They will present three full days of education sessions, case sessions and devoted discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to interact closely with the speakers.

Accreditation: ACCME recognition is anticipated


 Register Here for Oxford  Register Here for Atlanta
Early discount deadline: August 15


Apply for an ISTH Training Fellowship by September 15 and Secure Your Host Site Now! 


Apply by September 15 to be considered for an ISTH Training Fellowship. These fellowships are intended to provide support for short-term training opportunities for early career professionals from high-income economy 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 now for an ISTH Training Fellowship


Join Us for the Free September 7 Webinar on Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia 

Join speakers Tamam Bakchoul and Ismail Elalamy for this insightful webinar, "Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia." The webinar will cover the following:

Part I: Clinical Manifestations
Tamam Bakchoul, University o Tubingen (Germany)
Part II: Laboratory Measurement
Ismail Elalamy, Pierre and Marie Curie University (France)

Moderator: Ketan Kulkarni, IWK Health Centre (Canada)

>> Register now for this free webinar

>> View archived webinars at your convenience


Reminder! You Can Now Access Select ISTH SSC 2016 Presentations Online


The ISTH is pleased to offer selected webcasts of presentations from the ISTH SSC 2016 meeting. ISTH members and SSC 2016 meeting attendees can watch these presentations for free via the ISTH Academy. Click here to begin and sign in with your ISTH member log in or with the temporary log-in provided to you in a previous email. If you are not yet a member, join today!

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>> Watch recorded presentations from SSC 2016 online today 


ISTH Education Courses Coming Soon to Argentina and Taiwan


As part of the Reach-the-World program, the ISTH works with national societies as well as established experts around the world to offer education courses customized to the scientific/medical needs of target participants.

As such, the ISTH has sponsored the ISTH/CAHT Education Course in Buenos Aires, September 30-October 1 as part of the XII Congreso Argentino de Hemostasia y Trombosis. The ISTH is also sponsoring a course in conjunction with the APSTH 2016 Congress, October 6-9. 

>> Learn more about ISTH Education Courses 


The ISTH Endorses Clinical Practice Guideline for Hemophilia Management


The ISTH has endorsed a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline on Care Models for Hemophilia Management developed by the National Hemophilia Foundation (USA) in partnership with McMaster University (Canada).

The NHF-McMaster guideline, published in the journal Haemophilia, concludes that the integrated care model be used for people with hemophilia and especially for people with hemophilia with inhibitors or at high risk of inhibitors for optimal care based on the certainty of the available evidence.

>> Read more about the new guideline 


In Case Your Missed It: How to Get Involved with Guidance and Guidelines

The Early Career Task Force (ECTF) of the ISTH is committed to exposing early career members to diverse opportunities within the ISTH which are avenues for both professional and career development and collaborations. One of these opportunities is creating or editing guidance and guideline documents, an effort led by the Guidance and Guidelines committee (G&G) of the ISTH.

In this two-part series, the ISTH first published an early career researcher’s experience writing an SSC recommendation. In this second article the ISTH spoke with Jim Douketis, M.D., G&G committee member and co-author with Jeff Weitz, M.D., of a call to action paper in JTH: ‘Guidance, guidelines, and communications. J Thromb Haemost 2014; 12: 1744–1745.’

>> Read the Q&A here and get involved!


Read These Top Articles from JTH Before They Are Printed


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

Unique Challenges and Experiences of Trainees from Reach-the-World Countries - J. Etulain

Is resistance futile? The role of TAFIa resistance in bleeding in FXI deficiency - M. B. Boffa

Reduced fibrinolytic resistance in Patients with FXI deficiency. Evidence of a thrombin-independent impairment of the TAFI pathway - M. Colucci, F. Incampo, A. Cannavò, M. Menegatti, S.M. Siboni, F. Zaccaria, N. Semeraro and F. Peyvandi

Backseat Drivers: Passenger Mutations Take Control of Experimental Phenotypes  - B. J. M. van Vlijmen and R. J. Westrick

Passenger mutations and aberrant gene expression in congenic tissue plasminogen activator-deficient mouse strains - R. Szabo, A. L. Samson, D. A. Lawrence, R. L. Medcalf and T. H. Bugge

Neutralizing autoantibody against factor XIII A subunit resulted in severe bleeding diathesis with fatal outcome – characterization of the antibody - K. Pénzes, K. Rázsó, É. Katona, A. Kerényi, M. Kun and L. Muszbek

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

>> Submit an article to JTH

>> Download the JTH App for your iPhone or iPad


New SSC Recommendation Published in JTH


The June issue of JTH featured this new SSC recommendation:

SSC Subcommittees on Control of Anticoagulation and Predictive and Diagnostic Variables in Thrombotic Disease: Categorization of patients as having provoked or unprovoked venous thromboembolism


Nurses Forum Officially Established as an ISTH Council Committee  


In recognition of the important work of the global nursing community in the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis, the ISTH has established the ISTH Nurses Forum as a formal ISTH Council Committee at its recent ISTH SSC 2016 Meeting in Montpellier.

The Nurses Committee provides a unique opportunity for nurses from developed and developing countries to share information, evidence-based practices, research, and guidelines for hemostasis and thrombosis practices. Another important aspect of the Committee is peer mentoring and networking with nurses from diverse backgrounds with shared patient goals.

>> Read more about the new Nurses Committee, its activities and exciting plans for 2017


Now is the Time to Finalize Your Plans for World Thrombosis Day, October 13


World Thrombosis Day is coming soon on October 13 and now is the time to finalize your plans for this worldwide movement. Millions of people around the globe will be engaged by this important campaign, and we want you and your institution to be a part of it!  As the campaign community continues to grow, you are encouraged to join the global movement to stop blood clots and save lives.

Visit the World Thrombosis Day website to download posters, graphics and other materials to help you facilitate an event. Download our Campaign Toolkit to get started and post your event on our map. Please email us at if you need help.

>> Visit to learn more


Table of Contents
July 2016 Articles

» Advanced Training Courses Offer Opportunity for Focused Learning, Expert Engagement

» Apply for an ISTH Training Fellowship by September 15 and Secure Your Host Site Now!

» Join Us for the Free September 7 Webinar on Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

» Reminder! You Can Now Access Select ISTH SSC 2016 Presentations Online

» ISTH Education Courses Coming Soon to Argentina and Taiwan

» The ISTH Endorses Clinical Practice Guideline for Hemophilia Management

» How to Get Involved with Guidance and Guidelines: A Q&A with Jim Douketis

» Read These Top Articles from JTH Before They Are Printed

» New SSC Recommendation Published in JTH

» Nurses Forum Officially Established as an ISTH Council Committee

» Now is the Time to Finalize Your Plans for World Thrombosis Day, 13 October

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

Important ISTH Dates

Regional Training Center Application Deadline
September 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

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

» Congreso Internacional de Hemostasia y Thrombosis
August 11-13 | Cancun, Mexico

» 2016 FASEB Conference: Functional Disulfide Bonds in Health and Disease
August 14-17 | Steamboat Springs, CO, USA

» European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2016
August 27 | Rome, Italy

» 34th International Congress of the ISBT
September 4-8 | Dubai, UAE

» EHA Scientific Conference on Bleeding Disorders**
September 14-17 | Barcelona, Spain

» Platelets 2016: 9th International Symposium**
September 16-20 | Wellesley, MA, USA

» Anticoagulation Management in Primary Care
September 19-21 | Birmingham, England, UK

» 15th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies (aPL)
September 21-24 | Northern Cyprus

» British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS) Annual Conference
September 21-23 | Harrogate, North Yorkshire

» 4th Panhellenic Congress on Thrombosis and Antithrombotic Therapy
September 22-24 | Athens, Greece

** - Indicates an ISTH endorsed event

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

EHA Offers Conference Discount for ISTH Members

ISTH members are eligible for a special discount to the EHA Scientific Conference on Bleeding Disorders, September 14-17 in Barcelona, Spain.

The program features the diagnostic and treatment pathways of the broad field of bleeding disorders and provides participants with the opportunity to interact with experts in the various aspects of bleeding disorders.

Click here to learn more and register

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