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Tuesday, March 1, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Haven't Register for ISTH SSC 2016?
Here are the Top Five Reasons to Register Today!

The 62nd Annual SSC Meeting of the ISTH takes place May 25-28 in Montpellier, France. Both engaging and insightful, SSC 2016 is an excellent and affordable scientific event in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis.

This year we have already had a 60 percent increase in abstracts submitted as well as the highest number of registrants at the early registration deadline. If you haven't registered yet, here's the top five reasons to register today:

Register Today | Book Your Hotel |  Review Visa Requirements | View the Program-at-a-Glance  

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors:
Click here to see sponsors. Click here to see a list of exhibitors


Now Voting! ISTH Council Elections Commence


The ISTH Council election has commenced, with four at-large seats open and one Reach-the-World seat available to be filled. The ISTH Council Class of 2016 will retire at the end of the ISTH SSC 2016 Meeting, and the new Class of 2022 will join the Council.

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.

How to vote? ISTH members should have received an email with a link to vote in this election. If you are an ISTH member and have questions about the election, please email or call +1 919 929 3807. If you are not currently an ISTH member, please join here to become eligible to vote.

Deadline: March 28, 2016

>> View the Council Class of 2022 nominees


Open Committee Call: The ISTH Wants You!


The ISTH invites all current society members to join one of the ISTH’s committees and participate in advancing our many new and exciting programs and activities.

Apart from your contributions to programs and activities, you also have the opportunity as a committee member to personally benefit by:

  • Gaining insight into the operations of our major international society
  • Connecting and collaborating with peers from around the world
  • Being recognized for your contributions
  • Expanding your own personal and professional horizon

Are you interested? Learn more and submit an expression of interest


New ISTH Academy/JTH Integration Provides Access to Thousands of Articles

The ISTH Academy, the Society's online education platform, now offers integrated access to JTH articles, organized by topic. Simply search any term at and access any article on the topic since 2003!

These articles and other educational resources are available for ISTH members and those who register for a free ISTH Academy membership. Sign in or join here to begin your online education.

>> Visit the ISTH Academy today and start your online education


ISTH Partners with WFH for Free March Webinar on Hemophilia


Join the ISTH and World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) on March 23 for a special free webinar: Advances in Hemophilia

Part I: Clinical Trials of Enhanced Half-Life FVIII and FIX
Peter Collins, Cardiff University (UK)
Part II: Experimental Therapies
Gary Gilbert, Veteran's Affairs Boston Healthcare System and Brigham and Women's Hospital (USA)

Moderator: David Lillicrap, Queen's University (UK)

*CME is free for those who participate in this live webinar

>> Register now for this webinar

>> Watch nearly 20 archived webinars at your convenience


Now Open! Register for the ISTH Advanced Training Course in Oxford, England


You're invited to the ISTH Advanced Training Course in Thrombosis and Hemostasis at St. Anne's College, Oxford, England from September 6-9, 2016.

This course is designed to offer the latest training in genetics and platelet function testing in the investigation of patients with platelet-based bleeding disorders. The meeting will provide three full days of intense examination including education sessions, case sessions and meet the expert sessions devoted to discussion and close interaction with leading experts.

Coming soon: Mark your calendar for the ISTH Advanced Training Course in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, scheduled for November 1-4. Registration opening soon.

>> Register today for the ISTH Advanced Training Course in Oxford


Participate in the SSC Survey on Hormonal Contraceptive Use After Acute VTE

Hormonal contraception is common among fertile women at the time of an acute venous thromboembolic event (VTE). Unfortunately, there is a clear lack of guidance regarding the need to modify hormonal contraception after VTE diagnosis and the management of anticoagulation-associated menstrual bleeding in this particular patient group.

Members of the SSC Subcommittee on Women's Health Issues have created a survey to provide an overview of current evidence and practice. This survey consists of 3 clinical cases and 10 additional multiple choice questions. Completing the anonymous questionnaire will take about 10 minutes of your time.

>> Click here to begin the survey

Read more about the project


Contribute to the Registry of Pregnancy in Patients Exposed to DOACs


In the summer of 2015, the Registry of Pregnancy in Patients Exposed to DOACs was started to include women who have been pregnant while receiving anticoagulant treatment with a DOAC.

The goal is to assess the effects of exposure to DOACs in utero on the fetus and the child on the long-term. It is a multicenter, international, observational cohort study, and the registry is designed to collect both retrospective and prospective data. Eligibility criteria for enrollment are women with: 1) confirmed use of a DOAC, and 2) a confirmed pregnancy during DOAC use.

>> Read more and participate


New SSC Communications in JTH

The following subcommittees recently published recommendations and guidelines in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH)

Subcommittee on von Willebrand Disease and Platelet Physiology:
Platelet type von Willebrand Disease and Registry Report

Subcommittee on the Control of Anticoagulation:
When and how to use antidotes for the reversal of direct oral anticoagulants


March JTH Preview: Read the Most Interesting New Articles Before They Are Printed


Stay on top of the latest news by reading these JTH articles online today:

Biosimilars of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) products: fostering competition or reducing “biodiversity”? - J. Harenberg, et al.

Prospective study of thromboembolism in 1038 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia - a Nordic Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (NOPHO) study - R. Tuckuviene, et al.

Additionally, articles in JTH now feature a new "Essentials" section that lists up to four bullet points of each paper's essential information. Check it out in the February issue of JTH.

If you haven't seen the February issue yet, be sure to read the February Editors' Highlights.

DID YOU KNOW? ISTH members receive a $250 discount on open access articles. Learn more.


New Look and Feel! Experience the Improved ISTH Website


The ISTH has unveiled its updated website featuring a new, modern design at

Now with mobile-responsive design, easy-to-follow navigation and seamless integration of content, the new ISTH website gives you a clean and simple way to access all of the ISTH information with ease.

Visit today and email Luke Blount, ISTH marketing specialist, with your comments or questions. 

>> Explore the improved


March is ISTH Membership Referral Month


ISTH membership is an essential investment at every stage of your career and the careers of your colleagues. Share the benefits of ISTH membership with your peers by referring them to become a member during the month of March, ISTH membership referral month. 

As a special token of our appreciation, the ISTH will give away free bags with the ISTH logo (see right) to members who refer a friend or colleague during the month of March. This gift will be sent to current members who refer others to join the ISTH as well as the newly referred members. 

To get started, new members are asked to fill in the "referred by" space during the online registration process or indicate their referral otherwise. Only referred and referring members will receive a gift, so forward this email today! 

>> Send your colleagues to the ISTH Membership page


Thrombosis Research Institute Launches Frontline 2 Survey on Cancer-Associated Thrombosis


The Fundamental Research in Oncology and Thrombosis (Frontline2) is a global survey, coordinated by the clinical research team at Thrombosis Research Institute (TRI), London.

The survey’s aim is to bring together the views of oncologists, hematologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and members of the palliative care team responsible for treating cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT). It will also describe the evolution of clinical understanding in this area since the first Frontline study in 2001, highlighting variations in care (nationally and internationally) and we hope that the survey will also generate new insights into this important clinical problem, helping resolve unanswered questions and encouraging the development of further research. 

>> Learn more and take the Frontline 2 survey


New Funding Opportunities: CanVECTOR Offers Pilot Trials and Fellowships


The Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research (CanVECTOR) Network has announced two new funding opportunities for CanVECTOR members and international trainees who wish to work with them.

Learn more about these opportunities below:

>> CanVECTOR fellowships and studentships, deadline March 15

>> CanVector pilot trials funding, deadline May 15


Iranian Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis Hosts Inaugural Meeting

On December 24, 2015 the Iranian Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (IRSTH) was founded and held its inaugural meeting, with over 80 attendants from all over the country, in Mofid Children Hospital in Tehran.

Inaugural presentations were on micro-angiopathies and on testing for thrombophilia. Subsequently, Frits Rosendaal spoke as an ISTH Council member, welcoming the IRSTH amongst the family of thrombosis and hemostasis societies, and discussing the roles of a national society. After this session, the first board was elected. Its members include: Peyman Eshghi (Chairman), Minoo Ahmadinejad (Co-Chairman), Gholamreza Toogeh (Treasurer), Flora Peyvandi (international liaison), Hassan Abolghasemi, Mehran Karimi and Zahra Badie.


Table of Contents
February 2016 Articles

» Haven't Registered for ISTH SSC 2016 Yet? Here are the Top Five Reasons to Register Today!

» Now Voting! ISTH Council Elections Commence

» Open Committee Call: The ISTH Wants You!

» New ISTH Academy/JTH Integration Provides Access to Thousands of Articles

» Now Open! Register for the ISTH Advanced Training Course in Oxford, England

» ISTH Partners with WFH for Free March Webinar on Hemophilia

» Participate in SSC Survey on Hormonal Contraceptive Use After Acute VTE

» Contribute to the Registry of Pregnancy in Patients Exposed to DOACs

» New SSC Communications in JTH

» March JTH Preview: Read the Most Interesting New Articles Before They Are Printed

» New Look and Feel! Experience the Improved ISTH Website

» March is ISTH Membership Referral Month

» Thrombosis Research Institute Launches Frontline 2 Survey on Cancer-Associated Thrombosis

» New Funding Opportunities: CanVECTOR Offers Pilot Trials and Fellowships

» Iranian Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis Hosts Inaugural Meeting

Quick Links

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

Important ISTH Dates

ISTH SSC 2016 Online Registration Deadline: 
May 20, 2016

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

ISTH Advanced Training Cours in Oxford, England
September 6-9, 2016

Future ISTH Education Courses

» Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 30-October 1, 2016

» Taipei, Taiwan
October 6-9, 2016

Learn more or apply to help organize a course.

Upcoming ISTH Webinars

» Advances in Hemophilia
March 23, 2016
16:00 UTC

» How to Use Antidotes for the Reversal of DOACs
April 6, 2016
15:30 UTC

» Log in and register now

World Thrombosis Day 
Quick Links

New! Everyday Health Publishes Article by ISTH member and WTD Steering Committee member Claire McLintock
Read the article, Surprising Blood Clot Risks Every Woman Must Know and share it with the women in your life!

Join us! 
The World Thrombosis Day campaign is inviting new organizations and for the first time, individuals, to sign up as official partners for 2016. Get started here.

» WTD Homepage 
» 2015 Impact Report
» Join as a Partner

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.

Renew Your ISTH Membership!
If you haven't renewed your ISTH membership, unfortunately your benefits have expired. Get your benefits back! Renew at

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

» Congrès SFH
March 23-25 | Paris, France

» Advanced Learning on Platelets & Thrombosis International Course**
March 25-27 | Kalavrita, Greece

» Joint Meeting on Vascular Biology, Inflammation and Thrombosis
March 31-April 1 | Vienna, Austria

» 8th International Conference on Thrombosis and Hemostasis Issues in Cancer**
April 8 | Bergamo, Italy

» NASTH Session on Pursuing Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research in the 21st Century
April 13 | Chicago, IL, USA

» THSNA 2016
April 14-16 | Chicago, IL, USA

» ISSVA International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies
April 26-29 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

» 24th Biennial International Congress on Thrombosis
May 4-7 | Istanbul, Turkey

» 8th Symposium on Hemostasis**
May 12 | Chapel Hill, NC, USA

** Indicates an ISTH Endorsed Meeting 

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