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ISTH Webinar: Genetic Testing in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
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ISTH Webinar: Genetic Testing in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

 Export to Your Calendar 9/30/2020
When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
1:00 PM UTC

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Genetic Testing in Thrombosis and Hemostasis


September 30, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 UTC


Maha Othman "Coagulation Disorders"

Attendees will learn about:

  • The scope of genetic disorders of coagulation and the responsible genes
  • the purpose of genetic testing for coagulation disorders and available methods
  • the role of genetic testing in common and rare disorders
  • challenges with genetic testing for coagulation disorders and important considerations

Kathleen Freson  "Platelet Disorders"

Moderator- David Rabbolini


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Dr. Maha Othman is a Clinical pathologist with specialization in coagulation and haemostatic disorders. She obtained her MD and MSc in Clinical Pathology at Mansoura University in Egypt. She then completed her PhD in Pathology at Southampton University, UK and received training in molecular genetics of hemophilia and von Willebrand disease. She pursued post-doctoral research training at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada where she conducted and published studies around the genetics of Hemophilia, type 1 VWD, thrombocytopenia and platelet type- von Willebrand disease (PT-VWD). Over the last 20 years she has focussed on clinical and science-based research as well as education. Her strong passion for teaching and learning led her to supervise and mentor numerous trainees at both the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Othman is currently a full professor at the School of Medicine, Queen’s University and St Lawrence College. She maintains an active research lab with many collaborations both locally and internationally. Her current research focus is on: molecular genetics of PT-VWD and other bleeding disorders, Coagulopathies in Cancer and Pregnancy and Thromboelastography applications. Dr. Othman has over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is an internationally recognized expert in PT-VWD. She is on the editorial board for Research and Practice in in Thrombosis and Haemostasis and Seminars in Thrombosis and Haemostasis Journals, a reviewer for a number of Haemostasis journals, a member of several scientific organizing committees and advisory boards for international haemostasis conferences. She is the current chairman of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis’s Scientific Committee (SSC) for Women’s Health Issues in thrombosis and Haemostasis. You can connect/follow her: @MahaOthman8 LinkedIn PubMed ISTH SSC Chairman Google scholar

Prof. Kathleen Freson is Professor at the University of Leuven in the department of Cardiovascular Sciences and director of the Centre for Molecular and Vascular Biology. She has a background in bioscience engineering and her research focussed on genetic and biology studies using platelets to unravel known and novel bleeding, thrombotic and platelet disorders. She had co-chaired the Multi-Disciplinary Team for the clinical high-throughput sequencing platform ‘ThromboGenomics’ and was co-PI of the UK NIHR-rare diseases project to whole genome sequence unknown Bleeding and Platelet Disorders for gene discovery. She is the Chair of the ISTH Subcommittee ‘Genomics in Thrombosis and Haemostasis’ and is co-chair of the NIH ClinGen working group for thrombosis and hemostasis.

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