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ISTH September E-Newsletter

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E-NEWSLETTER September 2015

A World of Awareness for Thrombosis
on October 13; Will You Help?

World Thrombosis Day, on October 13, is the signature awareness movement of the ISTH, and more than 300 partner organizations from 65 countries around the world are coming together to raise awareness of thrombosis, specifically, hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE). 

If your institution, hospital, or society is not yet a partner, it's not too late. Sign up today! Visit and become an official partner.

Partners and Events 

The global World Thrombosis Day campaign is planning the following activities. The events include hospital information sessions, patient seminars, media outreach, community events such as runs/walks, social media outreach, free clinics, workshops, video displays, webinars and many more activities. Approximately 450 events are expected to take place around the world on/around October 13. Please plan to participate in the events below and spread the word. 

  • Participate in World Thrombosis Day Twitter Chats on October 13 at 16:00 UTC and October 20 at 18:00 UTC using the hashtag, #Clotchat.
  • Join us for the World Thrombosis Day Webinar on October 13 at 18:00 UTC: "Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy" with presenter Andra H. James, MD, MPH, and moderator Gary E. Raskob, PhD, through a collaboration between the ISTH and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Register Here
  • View all partners and events here.


The World Thrombosis Day campaign offers a plethora of resources for distribution and use. Click on the links below to download all awareness materials. If you have a question, email us at

How to Get Involved?

Janssen Joins as a Global Partner
The World Thrombosis Day campaign is excited to announce its newest global partner, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company driven by its vision to help restore the joy and simplicity of life for patients by advancing cardiovascular and metabolic care. Janssen has the unique ability to collaborate, innovate, and inspire millions of people impacted by the epidemics of cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Janssen joins 10 dedicated World Thrombosis Day supporters, including: 

Thank you for the contributions from all supporters, partners and friends of the World Thrombosis Day campaign. 


Coming Soon: Registration for SSC 2016 Opens October 28


Save the date for the 62nd Annual SSC Meeting of the ISTH, to be held May 25-28, 2016 in Montpellier, France.

SSC 2016 will be devoted to the discussion of diagnostic standards, disease nomenclature and classification, and the latest research on bleeding and thrombotic disorders. Topics center around the work of each of the SSC subcommittees, offering dedicated educational and plenary sessions to complement the in-depth presentations of the work in progress by the SSC subcommittees and working groups. SSC 2016 is a must-attend scientific event in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis, and your participation and involvement is vital to advancement of your career. 

Important SSC 2016 Dates:

  • October 28, 2015 - Registration Opens
  • December 1, 2015 - Abstract Submission Opens
  • February 1, 2016 - Abstract Deadline
  • February 10, 2016 - Early Discount Registration Deadline

ISTH Members will receive an email soon regarding priority booking of accommodations.

Quick Links:
Abstract Guidelines
What to Expect at SSC 2016?
About Montpellier

>> Visit to learn more


Highlights of ISTH 2015 and Other Resources Available Online

With the success of ISTH 2015 in June, the ISTH wishes to highlight important resources now available. See a complete list below:

MD Conference Express
As 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
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 review the most important news from ISTH 2015? Visit to see all Congress news and videos. 


Sign Up for the October 21 Webinar on Rare Coagulation Bleeding Disorders

October 21, 2015
21:00 UTC (check your time here)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Rare Coagulation Bleeding Disorders

Part I: Coagulation Cascade
Sam Schulman, McMaster University (Canada)
Part II: Coagulation Disorders
Diane Nugent, UC Irvine School of Medicine (USA)

 Vinai Bhagirath, McMaster University (Canada)

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

Watch archived webinars here


Three Modules Now Available from the ISTH Course on Venous Thrombosis

The ISTH Course on Venous Thrombosis (VT) is a free, accredited course, developed by internationally recognized experts. The full course is scheduled to release a total of nine modules, with three modules currently accessible from the ISTH Academy:

  1. The Coagulation System
  2. Incidence and Risk Factors of Venous Thrombosis
  3. Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis

The course is free to all. Join the ISTH Academy for free to obtain access or become an ISTH member for complete access to this and other resources from the Academy.

The course is accredited in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education the the partnership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and the ISTH. This enduring material has been designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.  

>> Begin the ISTH Course on VT 


Apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship; Application Deadline is January 1, 2016


The ISTH Reach-the-World Fellowship Program gives junior clinicians and researchers from developing countries (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, we provide fellows with financial support for travel, accommodation and living expenses for a fellowship period of up to four months. Application deadlines are January 1 and June 1 of each year. 

The Reach-the-World Fellowship Program is
supported thanks to an unrestricted educational
grant from Bayer Healthcare.

>> Click here to learn more and apply


You're Invited to Participate in a Collaborative Study to Calibrate WHO Standards


Craig Thelwell and Colin Longstaff of the National Institute for Biological Standards and Controls (NIBSC) issued an invitation to participate in an international collaborative study to calibrate WHO standards for Ancrod and Batroxobin. 

"The assays we are interested in will involve clotting fibrinogen or plasma," write Thelwell and Longstaff. "If you have an established method in your laboratory that can measure clotting times, and would be interested in taking part, we would like to hear from you."

>> Read the full invitation here


Advanced Training Course in Dubai Welcomed 145 from Around the World


Medical professionals from around the world came together for the ISTH Advanced Training Course in Thrombosis and Hemostasis on September 14-17, in Dubai, UAE. Survey reviews indicate the course was a resounding success.

One attendee wrote, "It was helpful for me to learn new things and clear the queries by discussing them with the experts...There were lots of learning opportunities regarding diagnostics and treatment approach practiced by clinicians from different parts of the world." 

“It was very personal," wrote another participant. "You could easily contact all the lecturers for personal questions.”


Thanks to our attendees and sponsors for their support,
including course partner, Werfen Diagnostics.

 >> View photos from Dubai here


Introducing Five New SSC Subcommittee Chairmen


The ISTH has announced the appointment of five new SSC subcommittee chairmen. The new chairmen are appointed by the SSC Executive Committee for a period of four years.

The ISTH would like to congratulate the new chairmen listed below as well as thank the outgoing chairmen. The contributions of these individuals, their co-chairmen and their subcommittees are essential to the work and mission of the ISTH.

Subcommittee New Chair Immediate Past Chair
Animal Models Tom Knudsen
Susan Smyth
Control of Anticoagulation Mark Crowther
Walter Ageno
Factor XI and the Contact System Joost Meijers
the Netherlands
Jonas Emsley
Hemostasis & Malignancy Marc Carrier
Alok Khorana
Platelet Immunology Donald Arnold
Yves Gruel

>> View the SSC Subcommittee pages


Read the New DOAC and Hemophilia Compilations from JTH


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.

The first two compilations are on hemophilia and direct oral anticoagulants. 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!   

>> Follow Frits Rosendaal on Twitter for the latest updates

>> Submit your research

>> View the editors' highlights from September


YPTF Names New Chairman, Adds Five New Members


The ISTH Young Professionals Task Force (YPTF) has named Mandy Lauw (the Netherlands), as their new chairman, replacing Geoffrey Barnes, who remains a member. The ISTH also welcomed five new members to the YPTF: Marc Blondon (Switzerland), Matthew Harper (UK), Pedro Henrique Fernandes do Carmo Las Casas (Brazil), Rebecca Woodruff (USA) and Jun Wu (China).

The ISTH would also like to thank the following retiring task force members for their service: Luciana Wermelinger Serrão (Brazil), Elena Ristovska (Macedonia), Inolyn Pandjaitan (Indonesia) and Jeffry Tenggara (Indonesia).

Learn more here of read a Q&A with new chairman Many Lauw.


Give the Gift of ISTH Membership! Recognize Your Colleagues with an ISTH Membership Gift Certificate


The Gift of ISTH Membership is an extraordinary way to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of your team, colleagues and members of your professional network. Provide your colleagues with the opportunity to join a influential international network of 4,000 medical professionals in the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis.

It's as easy as 1-2-3 to get started!

  1. Email the ISTH Membership team at with the names and contact information of the people you would like to give the Gift of ISTH Membership. You can choose a one-year or two-year membership.
  2. Work with the ISTH membership team to provide payment in the most convenient way for you.
  3. When you are ready to send your gifts, we will email the recipients on your behalf with information about their new membership and benefits.

If you have a special request, please contact us at or +1 919 929 3807 to organize accordingly.

>> Visit the Gift of Membership webpage


Table of Contents
September 2015 Articles

» A World of Awareness for Thrombosis on October 13; Will You Help?

» Coming Soon: Registration for SSC 2016 Opens on October 28

» Highlights of ISTH 2015 and Other Resources Available Online

» Sign Up for the October 21 Webinar on Rare Coagulation Bleeding Disorders

» Three Modules Now Available from the ISTH Course on Venous Thrombosis

» Apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship: Application Deadline is January 1, 2016

» You're Invited to Participate in a Collaborative Study to Calibrate WHO Standards

» Advanced Training Course in Dubai Welcomed 145 from Around the World

» Introducing Five New SSC Subcommittee Chairmen

» Download the New DOAC and Hemophilia Compliations for JTH

» JTH Editors' Highlights and Call for Papers

» YPTF Names New Chairman, Adds Five Members

» Give the Gift of ISTH Membership! Recognize Your Colleagues with an ISTH Membership Gift Certificate

Quick Links

Membership Renewal
SSC 2016 
ISTH Academy
World Thrombosis Day
SSC Subcommittees
Calendar of Events

Important ISTH Dates

World Thrombosis Day:
October 13, 2015

SSC 2016 Registration Opens:
October 28, 2015

SSC 2016 Abstract Submission Opens:
December 1, 2015

Reach-the-World Fellowship Application Deadline
January 1, 2016

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

Future ISTH Education Courses

» Wuhan, China
October 16-19, 2015

Learn more or apply to help organize a course.

Upcoming ISTH Webinars

» Diagnosis and Management of Rare Coagulation Bleeding Disorders
October 21, 2015
21:00 UTC

» Thrombosis Review
November 11, 2015
17:00 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

Thanks for Stopping by at ESC 2015


Many ISTH members stopped by the ISTH booth at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in London. Thanks to all who visited and be sure to visit our booth (#2005) at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in December of this year. Meet ISTH staff, learn more about ISTH educational offerings and obtain information about upcoming meetings.

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.

Don't forget, the ISTH membership renewal season kicks off at the end of October!

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

» 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

» 77th 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

» LVII Congreso Nacional SEHH - XXXI Congreso Nacional SETH
October 22-24 | Valencia, Spain

» Thrombosis and Thromboembolism Course
October 22-23 | Boston, USA

» 9th WFH Global Forum on Bleeding Disorders
October 22-23 | Montreal, Canada

» AABB Annual Meeting
October 24-27 | Anaheim, USA

» Canadian Cardiovascular Congress
October 24-27 | Toronto, Canada

» Haemophilia Academy 2015
October 26 | Edinburgh, Scotland

» American Thrombosis & Hemostasis Network Data Summit
October 29-30 | Chicago, USA

» 2nd Congress on Controversies in Thrombosis & Hemostasis (CiTH)
November 5-7 | Barcelona, Spain

» IHC: A Focus on Lymphoid Diseases
November 6-7 | Paris, France

» 2015 BSHT Annual Meeting
November 12-13 | London, UK

» 26th Regional Congress of the ISBT, Indonesia
November 14-16 | Bali, Indonesia

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