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October Newsletter: SSC 2016 Program Available and More News

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E-NEWSLETTER October 2015

Join Us in Montpellier for SSC 2016!
Registration Opens November 2


Plan to join us May 25-28, 2016, in Montpellier, France for the 62nd Annual SSC Meeting of the ISTH!

Why Should You Not Miss It?
SSC 2016 is a must-attend scientific event in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis, featuring contributions and participation from the world's leading experts. Your attendance and involvement is vital to expanding your professional network and advancing your career. Join us to partake in the latest discussion of diagnostic standards, disease nomenclature and classification, and the latest research on bleeding and thrombotic disorders.

Preliminary program now available!
The preliminary SSC 2016 program details are now available online. Plenary sessions topics include: The Future of Gene Therapy, Questions Concerning the Scientific Journals, Regulation of Fibrin Clot Structure, New Treatments in Hemophilia and Von Willebrand Factor. Education session topics include: New Treatments in Hemostasis, Endothelial Cells and its Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment in Developing Countries, and New Approaches in Therapy. View the program-at-a-glance.

Book your preferred hotel now
Attendees are encouraged to book their accommodations through the official housing partner of SSC 2016, c'accommodation. Don't wait! Click here to reserve your hotel now.

Important upcoming dates
November 2, 2015: Registration Opens - Access the online registration page 
December 1, 2015: Abstract Submission Opens - Read the submission guidelines

Did you know?
ISTH members receive discounted registration, and some member types are eligible for travel grants to SSC 2016. Click here to become a 2016 member of the ISTH and save!

View the companies that will be exhibiting and sponsoring the meeting:
Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the ISTH SSC 2016 Annual Meeting.
Click here to see sponsors. Click here to see a list of exhibitors

Quick Links
Registration | Hotels | Abstract Guidelines | What to Expect at SSC 2016 | About Montpellier


Renew Your ISTH Membership or Join Today for Benefits in 2016


Meeting discounts, full access to the ISTH Academy, premier networking and access to the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH) are just a few of the career-enhancing benefits the ISTH offers. Review all ISTH benefits here.

The ISTH renewal season begins with an exciting offer: We invite you to renew your membership or join the ISTH to be entered into a drawing to receive an ISTH Membership Prize Pack, including an ISTH bag, T-shirt, portable phone charger and more. Act now! Only those who renew or join by January 8, 2016 will be considered.

How to renew? It's easy as 1-2-3:  

  1. Click here to get started
  2. Enter your username and password. If you have forgotten your password, contact us at or +1 919 929 3807.
  3. Click the "Renew Membership" link and follow prompts until payment is complete. 

Not a member yet?
Click here to select a member type and join

Renew or join for multiple years and receive a discount:
Regular members receive a $10 US and $15 US discount on two- and three-year memberships, respectively. Reach-the-World, nurse and allied health member types receive a $5 US discount on two- or three-year memberships.


World Thrombosis Day Engages Millions Worldwide with Life-Saving Awareness Message

The second annual World Thrombosis Day was celebrated around the world on October 13. More than 320 partner organizations from 70 countries united by developing activities and holding events including: press conferences, workshops and meetings at hospitals, patient education seminars, healthcare professional meetings, exhibits, community activities, marathons, runs, walks and collaborations with local partners to help build awareness.

Online, World Thrombosis Day continued to build momentum. During a one-hour Twitter chat, the campaign recorded more than 30 million impressions. Using Thunderclap, an online platform to magnify your message of awareness, the campaign reached more than 350,000 people around the world. Additionally, the new animated campaign video has collectively received 6,000 views, and hundreds of thrombosis survivors posted "survivor selfies" through social media to raise awareness (see image).

Regarding media, the campaign estimates more than 75 million media impressions with many thousands of media hits and coverage. From handing out leaflets to using banners, bracelets, balloons and T-shirts, all partners stood in solidarity to build awareness and help save lives.

Interested in learning more about the campaign?

Thank you to our campaign sponsors, including: Bayer HealthCare (founding global partner), Boehringer Ingelheim, The Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Alliance, Daiichi Sankyo, Janssen, Medtronic, Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc., Grifols, Precision BioLogic, Siemens and Stago.


Thrombosis Review: Sign up for this Free Webinar on November 11

November 11, 2015
17:00 UTC (check your time here)

Thrombosis Review

Part I: Mechanisms of Arterial Thrombosis
Lawrence Brass, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Part II: Mechanisms of Venous Thrombosis
Steffen Massberg, University of Munich (Germany)                            
 Gevorg Tamamyam, Yerevan State Medical University (Armenia) & Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center (USA)

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.


Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Instrumentation Laboratory.

>> Sign in and register here

Watch archived webinars here


Explore the Online Venous Thrombosis Course Modules

The ISTH Course on Venous Thrombosis (VT) is a free, accredited course, developed by internationally recognized experts. The full course will feature 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. Each module 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


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 for October


Call for Nominations for ISTH Council Class of 2022


The members of the ISTH Council Class of 2016 will retire at the end of the upcoming ISTH SSC 2016 Meeting in Montpellier, France.

Society members are now invited to submit nominations for candidates for the Council Class of 2022.

Serving the ISTH as a Councilor is an important function. Council members lead the Society according to the organization’s mission and values. The Council is the governing body of the ISTH. It authorizes and exercises all of the Society’s corporate powers and oversees its activities. It also sets the strategy, prioritizes objectives and sets the policy framework for the Society. Five members will be elected to the Council, including four at-large seats and one seat designated for a member from a Reach-the-World country.

Nominations will be closed on December 15, 2015.

>> Learn more about nominating a council member


The Holidays Season is Approaching; Give the Gift of Membership to Your Colleagues


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.

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


Introducing the New ISTH Director of Finance and Operations: Jeff Caiola

The ISTH is proud in welcome Jeff Caiola to the ISTH staff as the new Director of Finance and Operations.

Jeff comes to the ISTH with more than 15 years of experience in finance and operations. He most recently served as the Manager of Budgeting and Financial Analysis for IntraHealth International, and he also spent more than three years as the Hospital Administrator/Chief Financial Officer for Karoli Lwanga Hospital in Uganda. 

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts from Providence College in addition to a Master of Social Work and Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of North Carolina, Jeff lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, Courtney, and three children, Ellis, Marie and Gabriella.

Please join us in welcoming Jeff Caiola to the ISTH team!  


Table of Contents
October 2015 Articles

» Join Us in Montpellier for SSC 2016! Registration Opens November 2

» It is Membership Renewal Season! Renew Now to Retain Benefits or Join to Gain Access

» World Thrombosis Day Engages Millions Worldwide with Life-Saving Awareness Message

» Thrombosis Review: Sign up for this Free Webinar on November 11

» Explore the Online Venous Thrombosis Course Modules

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

» JTH Editors' Highlights and Call for Papers

» ISTH Council Elections in 2016: Call for Nominations for ISTH Council Class of 2022

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

» Introducing the New ISTH Director of Finance and Operations: Jeff Caiola

Quick Links

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

Important ISTH Dates

SSC 2016 Registration Opens:
November 2, 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

» Thrombosis Review
November 11, 2015
17:00 UTC

» Tissue Factor and Cancer
December 2, 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

Going to ASH in Orlando? Come Visit Us!


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 is here! Renew today!

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

» 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

» Congresso Brasilerio de Hematologia, Hemoterapia, e Terapia Celular
November 19-22 | São Paulo, Brazil

» Belgian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 22nd Annual Meeting
November 19-22 | Mechelen, Belgium

» 12th Congress of the Medical - Surgical Subsidiary of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital (FCPC)
November 24-27 | Martinique

» 11th International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease (ICCAD 2015)
November 29-December 2 | Florence, Italy

» 57th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology
December 5-8 | Orlando, USA

» 3rd International Congress of Transfusion Medicine
December 15-17 | Tehran, Iran

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