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E-NEWSLETTER September 2016

4 Exciting Ways to Get Involved with World Thrombosis Day 2016

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World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is just two weeks away on October 13, and now is the time to participate! The WTD campaign places a global spotlight on thrombosis as an urgent and growing health problem around the world. Recognized by more than 515 partner organizations from 70+ countries, WTD invites you to join the global movement as an official campaign partner and help raise awareness about potentially deadly blood clots.

This year, the WTD campaign theme is Know Thrombosis: Keep Life Flowing encouraging the global community to understand thrombosis, including its risk factors, signs and symptoms.

A simple way to show your WTD support is by adding a Twibbon badge to your Facebook or Twitter profile photo. Visit the WTD Twibbon to get started. You can also raise awareness by supporting the WTD Thunderclap – help the campaign reach its goal of more than 250 supporters on Thunderclap by October 13!

Get involved today by participating in the four exciting WTD 2016 activities below!

1. Explore the risk and burden of thrombosis by participating in the World Thrombosis Day 2016 webinar on October 12
In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), join us for an important discussion on thrombosis led by Dr. Gary Raskob and moderated by Dr. Elaine M. Hylek. The webinar begins October 12 at 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Register here.

2. Join the digital discussion through the WTD Twitter Chat on October 13
Do you tweet? Join the field’s leading experts on Twitter for an interactive discussion on the latest topics related to thrombosis. This year’s Twitter Chat will be led by guest media host Lee Woodruff and digital media moderator Everyday Health. Follow #ClotChat on October 13 at noon U.S. Eastern Time to join the conversation!

3.  Register to attend a free VTE symposium in New York City
Do you or a colleague live near New York, USA? Join us for a FREE World Thrombosis Day Educational Symposium as we explore the risk and burden of thrombosis. This event on October 13 at 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time will feature presentations from three experts, plus a panel discussion that includes a patient ambassador from the National Blood Clot Alliance. CME credit will be available. All are welcome to attend. Register here.

4. Plan and/or participate in a WTD event or activity in your local area
Discover WTD events and activities hosted by partners in your local community or region by viewing the Global Partner Activity Map. From educational booths and webinars, to dog walks and flash mobs, the opportunities to engage and participate in WTD are endless! If you are already a partner, now is a great time to add your activity and/or event to the WTD website and promote it to the global community. As a partner, you can also access and download WTD campaign materials to use in your awareness efforts.

For more information, visit or contact

Thank you to our global partners:


Now Available: Program and Speaker List for ISTH 2017! Begin Planning Your Trip to Berlin


The plenary speakers have been confirmed for the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin. View the speakers list here, and access the online program and topics here.

Registration and hotel reservations will open to all in October. Stay tuned! 

Mark your calendar for July 8-13, 2017 and plan to join us in Berlin, Germany. The ISTH 2017 Congress will be the foremost global meeting in thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular biology, and will be attended by thousands of the world’s experts.

As a participant, you will have the opportunity to gain insights into the most recent scientific advances, exchange the latest research and discuss how clinical applications can be best applied to improve the lives of patients around the world.

Abstract submission opens December 1, 2016 and ends February 1, 2017. Plan to join us at ISTH 2017, and together we will transcend scientific boundaries!

>> Visit for the latest news and updates


Register for the October 19 Webinar: New Roles for Platelet Secretion 

Join speakers James Morrissey and Walter Kahr for this insightful webinar, "New Roles for Platelet Secretion in Hemostasis." The webinar will cover the following:

Part I: Platelet Polyphosphates in Hemostasis
James Morrissey, University of Illinois (USA)

Part II: Platelet Alpha-Granules in Hemostasis
Walter Kahr, University of Toronto (Canada)

Moderator: Gevorg Tamamyan, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA) and Yerevan State Medical University (Armenia)

>> Register now for this free webinar

>> View archived webinars at your convenience


Top 5 Reasons to Register for the Advanced Training Course in Atlanta Today!


The ISTH will host an Advanced Training Course November 1-4, 2016 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, USA. Here's five reasons to register now:

1. The program features the latest research in coagulation, bleeding disorders and venous thrombosis. Content is selected for both early career professionals as well as more advanced learners seeking an update.  

2. The course offers Meet the Expert sessions with the global leaders in thrombosis and hemostasis. Talk one-on-one and build relationships with the leading scientists and researchers.  

3. Atlanta is a world-renowned international hub for medical research and home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The city is also known for friendly hospitality and beautiful November weather with an average high of 68 °F (20 °C) and low of 49 °F (9 °C).

4. Previous ISTH Advanced Training Courses have received great reviews: "It is a really great educational and networking opportunity," said one previous participant. "Even if you have expertise in coagulation, it is still a great experience and a really intense training!"

5. You can earn up to 18 hours of CME by participating.

>> Don't wait any longer and register today!


Apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship to Study at an Advanced Institution

Take the time to secure your potential host site at an advanced institution and then apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship to help fund your endeavors. The Reach-the-World Fellowship program gives junior clinicians and researchers from countries classified by the World Bank as low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income the opportunity to study at host institutes known for their expertise in thrombosis and hemostasis. The program aims to promote knowledge and expertise in one or all of the areas of medical care, laboratory methods and/or research.

As part of the program, the ISTH provides fellows with financial support for travel, accommodation and living expenses for a fellowship period of up to four months

This program is supported thanks to an unrestricted education grant from: 

>> Apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship! Deadline: January 1


Participate! Registry of Pregnancy in Patients Exposed to DOACs

A registry of women who have been pregnant while receiving anticoagulant treatment with a DOAC is an ongoing project of the SSC Subcommittee on Women’s Issues in Thrombosis and Hemostasis. If you have eligible patients, we would appreciate your participation in the study. The goal is to assess the effects of exposure to DOACs in utero on the fetus and the child in the long-term. It is a multicenter, international, observational cohort study, and the registry is designed to collect both retrospective and prospective data. Eligibility criteria for enrollment are women with 1) confirmed use of a DOAC, and 2) a confirmed pregnancy during DOAC use.

This registry is led by Jan Beyer (University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Germany), Saskia Middeldorp (AMC, the Netherlands) and Peter Verhamme (KU Leuven, Belgium), under the auspices and with the support of the SSC of the ISTH.

If you want to add a patient to the registry, please contact Marjolein Brekelmans at and Suzanne Bleker at for detailed instructions.


New SSC Recommendations from JTH


JTH has published the following SSC recommendations:

SSC Subcommittee on Control of Anticoagulation:
Monitoring patients with the lupus anticoagulant while treated with vitamin K antagonists 

SSC Subcommittee on Factor XIII and Fibrinogen:
International Collaborative Study to establish the World Health Organization 2nd International Standard for Fibrinogen Concentrate (09/242) 


Read the Top October JTH Articles Before They Are Printed


Stay on top of the latest science by reading these articles from the October issue of JTH:

Thrombin generation and cell-dependent hypercoagulability in sickle cell disease - M. F. Whelihan, M. Y. Lim, M. J. Mooberry, M. G. Piegore, A . Ilich, A. Wogu, J. Cai, D. M. Monroe, K. I. Ataga, K. G. Mann and N. S. Key

Questioning Use of an Age-Adjusted D-Dimer Threshold to Exclude Venous Thromboembolism: Analysis of Individual Patient Data from Two Diagnostic Studies - S. Takach Lapner, J. A Julian, L. A. Linkins, S. M. Bates and C. Kearon

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

>> Submit an article to JTH

>> Download the JTH App for your iPhone or iPad


Table of Contents
September 2016 Articles

» 4 Exciting Ways to Get Involved with World Thrombosis Day 2016

» Now Available: Program and Speaker List for ISTH 2017! Begin Planning Your Trip to Berlin

» Register for the October 19 Webinar: New Roles for Platelet Secretion

» Top 5 Reasons to Register for the Advanced Training Course in Atlanta

» Apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship to Study at an Advanced Institution

» Participate! Registry of Pregnancy in Patients Exposed to DOACs

» New SSC Recommendation Published in JTH

» Read the Top October JTH Articles Before They Are Printed

Quick Links

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

Important ISTH Dates

World Thrombosis Day Webinar
October 12, 2016

World Thrombosis Day
October 13, 2016

World Thrombosis Day Twitter Chat
October 13, 2016

VTE Education Symposium in New York City, USA
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

» IUA-SFMV Congress 2016
October 5-9 | Lyon, France

» 23rd International Congress on Fibrinolysis & Proteolysis
October 17-21 | Shizuoka, Japan

» Oral Anticoagulation Management for Health Care Assistants and Assistant Practitioners
October 19 | Birmingham, England

» 8th Russian Conference on Clinical Hemostasiology and Hemorheology & 3rd Congress on Controversies in Thrombosis & Hemostasis (CiTH)
October 20-22 | Moscow, Russia

» Heparin Centennial Symposium
October 28 | Chicago, Illinois, USA

» Best Clinical Practice with LMWH
October 29 | Seville, Spain

» 19th International Vascular Biology Meeting
October 30 | Boston, Mass., USA

» Haemophilia Academy**
Oct. 31- Nov. 4 | Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

» Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Hemophilia
November 2-4 | San Diego, California, USA

» 4th Winter School on Thrombosis and Antithrombosis Drugs from Pathophysiology to Clinical Practice
November 4-6 | Portaria Pelion, Greece

» Joint Meeting of the BSHT, Anticoagulation in Practice & UK Platelet Group
November 9-11 | Leeds, England, UK

** Indicates an ISTH endorsed event

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

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