Professor Sabine Eichinger has been confirmed as the SSC Chairman following the Society’s annual council meeting held on June 22, 2014, prior to the start of the SSC 2014 meeting. Professor Eichinger, from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, follows Dr. David Lillicrap of Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, who served his full term as SSC Chairman from 2012 – 2014.
Sabine Eichinger is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, and Head of the Anticoagulation Clinic at the Department of Medicine I of the Medical University Hospital in Vienna. Dr. Eichinger received her medical and scientific training at the Department of Medicine I, Division of Haematology and Haemostasis, University of Vienna, and at the Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
Dr. Eichinger’s anticoagulation research has included investigating the mechanism of action of pro-coagulants and anticoagulants in in vitro and in vivo models, and the pathophysiology of the coagulation system in women. She has undertaken research to evaluate the risk factors for thrombotic disease and biomarkers of the coagulation system. In 1992, she initiated one of the world’s largest studies in patients with venous thrombosis, the Austrian Study on Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism. She is the local principal investigator of several interventional studies in patients with venous thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation, and an internationally recognised expert in designing and conducting clinical studies.