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April E-News: SSC 2016 Updates, Leadership Changes and New Opportunities

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Before We Say Bon Voyage, Read the Latest ISTH SSC 2016 News and Updates

The ISTH SSC 2016 Meeting takes place May 25-28 in Montpellier, France. While the meeting is only weeks away, there's still time to register!  The Deadline for online registration is May 20. After receiving the highest number of abstracts for an ISTH SSC meeting, we are also now on pace to surpass the highest attendance for an ISTH SSC meeting! We look forward to seeing you at this meeting, which is sure to be a highlight in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis in 2016.

Traveling to Montpellier
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Important Links
General InformationOnline Program | Registration | Hotel Accommodations | Visa Requirements 

Take Advantage of Free Poster Printing
If you have an accepted abstract and need to print a poster, please take advantage of the free poster printing and delivery service provided by the ISTH in collaboration with PosterSessionOnline.  All presenters who submit via this platform may select to have their poster added to the ISTH Academy and Virtual Poster Gallery. Learn more here.

Plan to Attend the Networking and Cultural Evening on Thursday, May 26
Join the ISTH for a scientifically stimulating evening where you can also experience the culture of France and mix, mingle, network and enjoy the tastes of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Learn more.

Meet the ISTH Team at Booth 33 and the JTH Team at Booth 32
Want to meet the ISTH team or learn more about the variety of benefits associated with ISTH membership? Be sure to visit ISTH booth 33 on Level 2 of Le Corum. Come by for a special giveaway each day while supplies last.

Don't Miss the Industry Exhibition
Make plans to visit sponsors and exhibitors in the main exhibit hall. Lunch will be provided.
Click here to see sponsors. Click here to see exhibitors. Click here to see publishing partners.

Review the Corporate Symposia Schedule and Programs
ISTH SSC 2016 features the latest scientific updates from our industry partners. Lunch-time symposia will be held May 25-27 and an evening symposium will be held on May 27. Learn the newest therapeutic and laboratory approaches. A total of 10 symposia are scheduled. View the corporate symposia schedule.


ISTH Leadership Changes: New Chairman-Elect and Council Members Elected

 Claire McLintock

The ISTH is pleased to announce the election of Claire McLintock, MD, as its Council Chairman-Elect. McLintock is a hematologist and obstetric physician serving as the Clinical Director of Regional Maternity Services at National Women’s Health, Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand. McLintock will serve in the role of Council Secretary for two years (2016-2018) alongside incoming Council Chairman Ingrid Pabinger, MD (Vienna, Austria). She will begin her two-year term (2018-2020) as Council Chairman at the ISTH SSC 2018 meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

Additionally, members of the ISTH have elected five new Council members to the Council Class of 2022. With more than 1,300 people casting a vote, the ISTH membership elected the following new Councilors: Pantep Angchaisuksiri (Thailand), Michael Makris (UK), Flora Peyvandi (Italy), Sam Schulman (Canada) and Alisa Wolberg (USA). The Council Class of 2022 will participate in their first Council meeting at the ISTH SSC 2016 meeting in Montpellier, France, where the Council Class of 2016 will be rotating off of the Council.

>> Read more about Claire McLintock

Read more about the Council Class of 2022 


Next Week! Free Webinar on Pulmonary Embolism

Join the ISTH Academy on May 4 for another scientifically stimulating webinar on the important topic of pulmonary embolism. 

Register today for this free webinar:

Acute PE: Administering Reperfusion Therapy
Date: May 4, 2016
16:00 UTC (check your time)
Speaker: Stavros Konstantinides (Germany)
Moderator: Raj Kasthuri (USA)

>> Watch more than 20 free archived webinars from the ISTH Academy


Register Now for ISTH Advanced Training Courses in Oxford and Atlanta

The ISTH will offer two Advanced Training Courses in 2016. These courses offer the latest training in biological and clinical aspects of thrombosis and hemostasis. 

Register today to attend an ISTH Advanced Training Course in the following locations:

Oxford, UK | September 6-9, 2016
St. Anne's College
Topics: Platelet disorders, genetics and platelet function testing

Atlanta, USA | November 1-4, 2016
Location: Emory University
Topics: Coagulation, bleeding disorders and venous thrombosis

>> Register now for an ISTH Advanced Training Course


Looking for Hands-On Training? Apply for a New ISTH Training Fellowship


The ISTH is pleased to announce additional new fellowship opportunities via the new ISTH Training Fellowships program. 

ISTH Training Fellowships are intended to provide support for short-term training opportunities for early career professionals (clinical or basic research) who wish to study at host institutes known for their expertise in thrombosis and hemostasis. Applicants must be a resident of a high-income economy country as designated by the World Bank.

It is expected that a minimum of 10 Training Fellowships will be awarded each year. Funding is for a maximum of two months. The application period officially opens May 1 and ends September 15. 

>> Learn more and apply for an ISTH Training Fellowship 


Expand Your Knowledge and Network - Apply by June 1 for a Reach-the-World Fellowship


Dozens of ISTH members from developing countries have taken advantage of the opportunity to study at an advanced institution under the guidance of experts in thrombosis and hemostasis. 

The Reach-the-World Fellowship program gives junior clinicians and researchers from developing countries (classified by the World Bank as low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income) the opportunity to travel and learn from experts in high-income economy countries. 

For full eligibility requirements and more details, click here. The Application deadline is June 1, so don't wait to get started!

The ISTH Reach-the-World Fellowship program is supported thanks to an unrestricted education grant from: 

>> Learn more and apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship by June 1 


Q&A: Early Career Member Explains How He Published an SSC Recommendation


The Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) of the ISTH, through its subcommittees, publishes recommendations regarding practical matters of research standards, methods and nomenclature. The Society encourages early career professionals to get involved in proposing and writing these documents. However, early career professionals may not be aware of participation opportunities, and navigating the task of writing and getting these documents published can be unclear.

To understand the process better, the Early Career Task Force interviewed Geoffrey Barnes, an early career professional who recently co-authored one such document in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH): Recommendation on the nomenclature for oral anticoagulants (JTH 2015;13(6):1154-6).

>> Read the Q&A with Geoffrey Barnes 


Read the Latest Articles from JTH Before They Are Printed


Stay on top of the latest news by reading these articles from the May issue of JTH:

Coagulopathy and its management in patients with severe burns - G. J. Glas, M. Levi and M. J. Schultz

The laboratory's 2015 perspective on direct oral anticoagulant testing - R. C. Gosselin and D. M. Adcock

Alzheimer's Disease is in-part a thrombo-hemorrhagic disorder - A. H. Schmaier

The Alzheimer's disease peptide β-amyloid promotes thrombin generation through activation of coagulation factor XII - D. Zamolodchikov, T. Renné and S. Strickland

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

>> Submit an article to JTH

>> Download the JTH App for your iPhone or iPad


The Best of 2015: View the Top JTH Articles


Now available: The ISTH has gathered the best JTH articles from 2015. Enjoy reading a selection of the top five downloaded articles, top five cited articles and top five trending articles, all free for a limited time. 

Don't miss this opportunity to read and share the best science from 2015.

>> Start reading the top articles now


New ISTH SSC 2018 Meeting Symbol Released


While we are still focused on the ISTH SCC 2016 meeting, we are glad to share the new meeting symbol for the ISTH SSC 2018 meeting, scheduled for July 17-21, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Stop by the ISTH booth (no. 33) at SSC 2016 for the official Dublin meeting save-the-date postcard and luggage tags!

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the ISTH in Dublin for education, innovation and collaboration in 2018. 

>> Learn more about ISTH SSC 2018


Henry Ddungu & Tetsumei Urano Appointed to World Thrombosis Day Steering Committee


The World Thrombosis Day campaign announced the appointment of Henry Ddungu, MB.CH.B., MMED, and Tetsumei Urano, MD, PhD, to its global scientific steering committee. 

Ddungu is a hematology consultant at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala, Uganda. He is the first member to represent Africa on behalf of the steering committee.

Urano is the vice president of Hamamatsu University School of Medicine in Hamamatsu, Japan. He is the second member to represent Japan on the steering committee, replacing Yukio Ozaki.

The WTD steering committee which is comprised of leading international medical experts from Argentina, Canada, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Thailand, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States.

>> Read more about the WTD Steering Committee


Enhanced WTD Campaign Provides Partners with More Tools to Engage


Did you know that one in four deaths worldwide are related to thrombosis? You can make a difference by joining the World Thrombosis Day (WTD) campaign, a year-long awareness movement recognized each year on October 13.

This year, the WTD campaign is excited to unveil an exciting new thematic platform and important resources for partners. The new 2016 overarching platform for the campaign is Know Thrombosis, which emphasizes the need for healthcare professionals and patients to become educated about the condition. In addition, a supplementary creative theme will complement the campaign’s messaging and efforts. The complimentary theme of Keep Life Flowing employs a universal analogy to make thrombosis feel relevant and relatable. Despite the fact that thrombosis affects millions of people around the world, it is often not a topic most people think of as they go about their daily lives and it’s complicated to explain.

The 2016 campaign will offer new and refreshed educational and awareness-building resources, all downloadable for partners, including a strategic media program, enhanced communication with partners, advertising, digital and social media resources and much more. You can get started by joining the movement as an official partner; it’s free and simple to sign up!

>> Join the movement to stop blood clots and save lives!


Table of Contents
April 2016 Articles

» Before We Say Bon Voyage, Read the Latest ISTH SSC 2016 News and Updates

» ISTH Leadership Changes: New Chairman-Elect and Council Members Elected

» Next Week! Free Webinar on Pulmonary Embolism

» Register Now for ISTH Advanced Training Courses in Oxford and Atlanta

» Looking for Hands-On Training? Apply for a New ISTH Training Fellowship

» Expand Your Knowledge and Network - Apply by June 1 for a Reach-the-World Fellowship

» Q&A: Early Career Member Explains How He Published an SSC Recommendation

» Read the Latest Articles from JTH Before They Are Printed

» The Best of 2015: View the Top JTH Articles

» New Logo Released for ISTH SSC 2018

» Dr. Henry Ddungu Appointed to World Thrombosis Day Steering Committee

» Enhanced WTD Campaign Provides Partners with More Tools to Engage

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 Course in Oxford, UK
September 6-9, 2016

ISTH Training Fellowship Deadline
September 15, 2016

World Thrombosis Day
October 13, 2016

ISTH Advanced Training Course in Atlanta, USA
November 1-4, 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

» Pulmonary Embolism: Acute and Chronic
May 4, 2016
16:00 UTC

» Platelets and Infection
June 22, 2016
14:00 UTC

» Log in and register now

World Thrombosis Day 
Quick Links

Join Us: Let's Work Together to Ensure Everyone Knows Thrombosis!
The World Thrombosis Day campaign invites 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.

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

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

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

» Anti-Thrombosis Matsterclass (8th Edition)**
May 20 | Vilnius, Lithuania

» Symposium of the International Atherosclerosis Society
June 2-4 | St. Petersburg, Russia

» WHF World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health
June 4-7 | Mexico City, Mexico

» 21st Congress of EHA
June 9-12 | Copenhagen, Denmark

» Thrombosis Management: Extending Innovation
June 10-11 | Barcelona, Spain

» SVM 27th Annual Meeting
June 15-18 | Long Beach, CA, USA

» 3rd Thrombin Summer School
June 16-17 | Maastricht, the Netherlands

» International Fibrinogen Workshop
June 21-24 | Kruger National Park, South Africa

» World Federation of Hemophilia World Congress
July 24-28 | Orlando, FL, USA

** Indicates an ISTH Endorsed Meeting 

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