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August Newsletter: World Thrombosis Day Nears and More News

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E-NEWSLETTER August 2015

World Thrombosis Day: Resources, Events and Extraordinary Collaboration Around the Globe Planned for October 13

 Watch the videos of the WTD Steering Committee's public service announcements in English, Spanish Japanese and Thai on the WTD website.

World Thrombosis Day is October 13, and more than 250 partners from across the globe are coming together along with the ISTH to raise awareness about thrombosis, and specifically, hospital-associated VTE.

If your institution, hospital, or society is not yet a partner, sign up today! Visit and become an official partner to connect and download resources for distribution in your own communities around the world. 

Public Awareness Survey Shows Significant Gap in Global VTE Awareness

In a recent public awareness survey by Ipsos-Reid, the ISTH’s World Thrombosis Day initiative found a significant gap in global understanding and awareness of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), including signs, symptoms, risk factors and causes. Findings point to a need for increased attention and education globally to save lives and prevent and treat VTE. Responses were collected among 800 individuals in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Thailand, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States.

Overall, the proportion of respondents that were aware of thrombosis, DVT and PE (68%, 44% and 54%, respectively) was lower than the proportion that was aware of other thrombotic disorders, such as heart attack and stroke (88% and 85%, respectively), and health conditions such as hypertension, breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS (90%, 85%, 82% and 87%, respectively). 

Read the article in JTH here.

Partners and Events
Hundreds of events are already planned for October 13. From hospital displays to large-scale press conferences, community presentations, walks and organized meetings for healthcare professionals, one thing is clear  we must work together to build awareness of potentially deadly blood clots.

View partners and events on the WTD website and submit your own! See a sampling of events below:

  • Mexico: AMEH-CLAHT is planning a flash mob, patient education, a dog walk and refresher course on thrombosis for medical professionals
  • The Netherlands: The Thrombosis Foundation will host several lectures and workshops related to thrombosis
  • Global Events:
    World Thrombosis Day Twitter Chats on October 13 at noon Eastern Time (US) and on October 20
    CDC Webinar on October 13 at 14:00 (2 p.m.) Eastern Time (US)


Act Now!


More ISTH 2015 Resources Now Available


Now two months post the ISTH 2015 Congress, many resources are available. Access to these resources and materials will provide you with  a comprehensive view of the meeting held in June 2015. Resources include a video recap of the Congress with input from attendees, webcasts, past issues of the Congress Daily News, a gallery of posters and much more.

MD Conference Express
The ISTH announces the release of MD Conference Express, the official peer-reviewed highlights of the ISTH 2015 Congress. MD Conference Express bridges the gap between live data presentation and academic literature by providing readers with quick coverage and the academic rigor of peer review.

Start reading the highlights of ISTH 2015 today!

Distribution of the independent report is supported by Bayer Healthcare:


Webcasts of Presentations
Visit to access selected presentations. If you'd like to access these materials and you are not a member and did not attend ISTH 2015, please join the ISTH for full access!

Access the online gallery of posters, supported by Baxalta:

View the abstracts from ISTH 2015

JTH State of the Arts Issue
View the online special issue: State of the Arts 2015

View the online photo gallery

Visit the ISTH YouTube channel to watch videos from the Congress.

Congress Daily News
Want to read the most important news from ISTH 2015? Visit to see all Congress news and videos. 

If you have any questions, please email Luke Blount, marketing specialist.


Final Reminder!
Online Registration Deadline for the ISTH Advanced Training Course is August 31

Register now for the ISTH Advanced Training Course in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, September 14-17, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai. The deadline for online registration is August 31, so start your registration now.

Featuring internationally renowned speakers, this course will provide three full days of intense examination on the subjects of blood coagulation, bleeding disorders, platelets and venous thrombosis. 

>> View the program

>> Secure your registration now

Sponsored by an unrestricted education grant from Instrumentation Laboratory


Sign Up for the September 23 Webinar on Platelet Proteomics

September 23, 2015
13:00 UTC (check your time here)

Platelet Proteomics and Current Techniques in Measurements of Platelet Protein Phosphorylation

Part I: Use of platelet proteomics in research and diagnostics
René Zahedi, Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences (Germany)
Part II: Methods for measurement of protein phosphorylation in research and the clinic
Khalid Naseem, Hull York Medical School (UK)
Moderator: Steve Watson, University of Birmingham (UK)

This webinar is free to all. All you need to do is join the ISTH Academy for free to obtain limited access, or become an ISTH member for complete access to the Academy's unique educational resources, including access to archived webinars. CME credits are available for a small fee.

>> Sign in and register here


Congratulations! Three ISTH Members Earn Reach-the-World Fellowships

The ISTH Education Committee has awarded three ISTH members with Reach-the-World Fellowships.

Kannan Meganathan of India as well as Zhenping Chen and Chaojun Tang of China were selected for the program, which seeks to promote knowledge and expertise in medical care, laboratory methods and research for individuals from developing countries. As part of the program, the Society provides fellows with financial support for travel, accommodation and living expenses for a period of up to four months while they receive advanced training from renowned host institutions.

>> Read more about the new fellows

>> Learn more about Reach-the-World Fellowships

This fellowship is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Bayer Healthcare:


SSC Subcommittee on Factor VIII, IX and Rare Coagulation Disorders Seeks Comments


Safety Evaluation Study Design
The members of the “standardization of post-registration surveillance” project group drafted a minimal data collection scheme starting from the analysis of the available registries/databases. It aims at collecting information on safety of patients using standard or new drugs in order to carry on a post marketing surveillance. This document contains questions related to the period of post-registration study and also to a second longer period of observation. The first part should last 100 ED using the inhibitor testing schedule currently required by EMA for all patients who start to use a new product. The second part is the collection of information of any adverse event, i.e. every six months for a longer period of time (one to three years or for the entire life of patients).

Download the questionnaire and study design here. Members of this subcommittee can comment here or comments can be emailed to

Prophylaxis in Boys with Hemophilia
The aim of this recommendation is to provide evidenced guidance on when and how to start prophylaxis in boys with severe hemophilia without inhibitors.

Download the manuscript. Members of this subcommittee can comment here or comments can be emailed to


View the SSC Minutes from ISTH 2015


The annual minutes have been posted from the SSC subcommittee meetings at ISTH 2015. The minutes are available on their respective pages of the ISTH website.  

 >> View the SSC subcommittee pages

 >> Read all of the SSC minutes in one document


New JTH DOAC and Hemophilia Compilations Offer Deeper Insights


JTH has recently introduced 'Compilations,' a new online feature that goes beyond the traditional publication of articles in any given issue or volume. Rather, these compilations are bundles of articles published in JTH on a particular subject. Compilations are accessible on the JTH website.

Each compilation is prepared by selecting all articles on the chosen subject for each year between 2010 and 2015. JTH publishes 400-500 articles annually, so the top five or six cited articles from each year were selected. Only those that generate the largest impact on the field are included in the compilation.

The first two compilations are on hemophilia and direct oral anticoagulants, and we have also grouped the monthly editorials together. Many other subjects can be considered in the future, and we welcome suggestions from our authors and readers for new compilations. Email with suggestions.

>> Click here to see the DOAC Compilation

>> Click here to see the Hemophilia Compilation


JTH Editors' Highlights and Call for Papers


JTH Editors Pieter Rietsma and Frits Rosendaal welcome submissions to JTH and encourage you to submit your best clinical or basic research to one of the highest ranked journals in the field of hematology!   

>> Submit your research

>> View the editors' highlights from August


Good News! The ISTH Reaches New Record of 3,800 members from 94 Countries!


The ISTH would like to thank all members – new and existing  who have made 2015 a record year in membership. The global ISTH family now counts more than 3,800 member from 94 countries, and hundreds more have obtained the free ISTH Academy membership.

Thank you for your continued support and for being a part of the largest and most important professional network of clinicians, researchers and educators in the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis. 

>> Join today to become a part of the ISTH community!


Table of Contents
August 2015 Articles

» World Thrombosis Day: Resources, Events and Extraordinary Collaboration Around the Globe

» Post-ISTH 2015 Resources Now Available

» Final Reminder! Online Registration Deadline for the ISTH Advanced Training Course is August 31

» Sign Up for the September 23 Webinar on Platelet Proteomics

» Congratulations! Three ISTH Members Earn Reach-the-World Fellowships

» SSC Subcommittee on Factor VII, IX, X and Rare Coagulation Disorders Seeks Comments

» View the SSC Minutes from ISTH 2015

» New JTH DOAC and Hemophilia Compilations Offer Deeper Insights

» JTH Editors' Highlights and Call for Papers

» Good News! The ISTH Reaches New Record of 3,800 members from 94 Countries

Quick Links

Membership Renewal
ISTH 2015
ISTH Academy
World Thrombosis Day
SSC Subcommittees
Calendar of Events

Important ISTH Dates

Dubai Advanced Training Course: 
September 14-17, 2015

World Thrombosis Day:
October 13, 2015

SSC 2016 Meeting in Montpellier: 
May 25-28, 2016

Future ISTH Education Courses

» Dubai, UAE
September 14-17, 2015

» Wuhan, China
October 16-19, 2015

Learn more or apply to help organize a course.

Upcoming ISTH Webinars

» Platelet Proteomics and Techniques in Measurements of Platelet Protein Phosphorylation
September 23, 2015
13:00 (1 p.m.) UTC

» Diagnosis and Management of Rare Coagulation Bleeding Disorders
October 21, 2015
21:00 (9 p.m.) UTC

» Log in and register now

World Thrombosis Day 
Quick Links

» WTD Homepage 
» Join as a Partner
» Download Materials
» Submit your WTD event
» Pledge to Think VTE
» Connect on Facebook
» Follow on Twitter
» Join the Mailing List

New ISTH Members 

Thank you to our new and renewing ISTH members. We hope you'll continue to support the ISTH throughout the year by participating in surveys, attending events, volunteering for committees and subcommittees and much more.

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.

» 48th Annual Congress of the German Society for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology
September 15-19 | Basel, Switzerland

» ISEH 44th Annual Scientific Meeting
September 17-19 | Kyoto, Japan

» Canadian Stroke Congress
September 17-19 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

» XXVI Congress of the Polish Society of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine
September 23-26 | Szczecin, Poland

» Eurothrombosis Summit 2015
October 1-3 | Como, Italy

» European Haemophilia Consortium Conference
October 2-3 | Belgrade, Serbia

» 45 Congresso Nazionale SIE
October 4-7 | Florence, Italy

» XIII Congreso de Hematologia Greta de Acquatella
October 7-10 | Caracas, Venezuala

» Annual Meeting of the German, Austrian and Swiss Societies of Hematology and Oncology
October 9-13 | Basel, Switzerland

» VI International Eurasian Hematology Congress
October 14-18 | Antalya, Turkey

» Haematology Association of Ireland National Society Meeting
October 16-17 | Salthil, Ireland

» 76th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Hematology
October 16-18 | Kanazawa, Japan

» North American Vascular Biology Organization Meeting
October 18-22 | Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA

» Annual Scientific Meetings of the HAA
October 18-21 | Adelaide, Australia

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