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E-NEWSLETTER October 2016
Coming Soon! Housing and Registration for the ISTH 2017 Congress Opens Soon

Abstracts Open: Dec. 1, 2016
Abstracts Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017

It is time to begin making plans for the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany from July 8-13, 2017!

Registration and housing has already opened for ISTH members only, and the systems will open to everyone soon. Keep an eye on your email for updates or visit ISTH2017.orgClick here to view registration rates.

Plenary speakers have been confirmed for ISTH 2017. View the speakers list here and access the online program and topics here.

The ISTH 2017 Congress will be the foremost global meeting in thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular biology, and will be attended by thousands of the world’s experts. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to gain insights into the most recent scientific advances, exchange the latest research and discuss how clinical applications can be best applied to improve the lives of patients around the world.

Abstract submission opens December 1, 2016 and ends February 1, 2017. Visit the abstract webpage for the latest updates.

Plan to join us at ISTH 2017, and together we will transcend scientific boundaries!


World Thrombosis Day Ensures Millions 'Know Thrombosis'

The World Thrombosis Day (WTD) 2016 campaign was an exciting success, with more partners and engagement around the world than ever before raising awareness about thrombosis on October 13. The 2016 campaign theme, “Know Thrombosis: Keep Life Flowing,” encouraged the general public and healthcare professionals to be knowledgeable about blood clots.

This year, more than 675 partners from 80 countries participated in the campaign, more than double the partners in 2015. Supporters from around the world organized thousands of events and activities, from educational symposiums and free health clinics, to city-wide marathons and themed giveaways. The originality and creativity of WTD 2016 events helped to bolster the campaign’s largest global media footprint, with millions of media impressions and prominent placements in renowned international publications. In addition, Thrombosis and Haemostasis published an article by the WTD Scientific Steering Committee, which calls for the need for VTE risk assessments among hospitalized patients.

The 2016 campaign launched several important new digital assets, including a feature video available in both English and Spanish. New infographics, social media assets, resource materials, and personal stories were also shared. Supporters from around the globe also submitted photos that have been added to the photo gallery and survivor selfie gallery.

An official WTD 2016 Impact Report will be published this December. Special thanks to all WTD partner organizations for their participation, as well as corporate sponsors who generously support the campaign. The dedication of the WTD global community ensures that the WTD call to action continues to echo and be heard around the world.

>> Visit to learn more


Stay Coagulated with the ISTH! Renew Your Membership or Join for 2017 

Join or renew your membership with ISTH today and become a part of an influential network of 4,000 medical professionals in the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis.

Don't miss this opportunity to obtain access to a variety of benefits that can help you advance your career and increase your knowledge.

ISTH membership benefits include:

  • International professional network of 4,000 members in 94 countries
  • Subscription to the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH)
  • Up to $200 discount on ISTH 2017 Congress registration (greater than the cost of membership!)
  • Access to the online ISTH Academy’s webinars, webcasts and courses
  • Access to fellowships and travel grants to meetings
  • Eligibility to hold elected and/or appointed offices

Please consider becoming a member of the ISTH today! If you have any questions call us at +1 919 929 3807 or email

>> Click here to join the ISTH

>> Click here to renew your ISTH membership


Register for the November 30 Webinar: Tissue Factor Pathway 

Join speakers Tilman Hackeng and Nigel Mackman for the next ISTH Academy webinar on tissue factor pathway. This accredited webinar, which is free to all who participate live, will cover the following:

Part I: TFPI and the Coagulation Pathway
Tilman Hackeng, Maastricht University (the Netherlands)

Part II: TF in Inflammation and Infection
Nigel Mackman, University of North Carolina (USA)

Moderator: Gevorg Tamamyan, Yerevan State Medical University (Armenia)

>> Register now for this free webinar

>> View archived webinars at your convenience


Apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship to Study at an Advanced Institution

Take the time to secure your potential host site at an advanced institution and then apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship to help fund your endeavors. The Reach-the-World Fellowship program gives junior clinicians and researchers from 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, the ISTH provides fellows with financial support for travel, accommodation and living expenses for a fellowship period of up to four months

This program is supported thanks to an unrestricted education grant from: 

>> Apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship! Deadline: January 1


Have You Discovered the ISTH Academy? Begin Your Online Education Today!

Maybe the most unrealized aspect of ISTH membership is the opportunity to use new and continuously updated ISTH Academy. Many of our members are not aware of the depth and breadth of resources available with the click of button. So don't miss out any longer! Discover what the ISTH Academy has to offer. 

The ISTH Acadmey is an online education platform featuring a variety of learning opportunities in the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis. Visit and watch webinars and recorded presentations from past ISTH meetings. You can also peruse JTH articles through a searchable database or read abstracts presented at past meetings. Also, the ISTH Academy features an accredited venous thrombosis course you can take from the comfort of your home.

ISTH members receive full access to this amazing resource and ISTH Academy members have limited access. Click over to and begin your online education now! 


Read the Top November JTH Articles Before They Are Printed


Stay on top of the latest science by reading these articles from the November issue of JTH:

Factors influencing adherence to clinical guidelines in the management of cancer associated thrombosis  - I. Mahé, J. Chidiac, H Helfer and S. Noble

Optimizing stroke prevention in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation - Gregory Y H Lip

Reasons and Consequences of Vitamin K Antagonists Discontinuation in Very Elderly Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation - Giulia Bertozzo, Giacomo Zoppellaro, Serena Granziera, Lucia Marigo, Katia Rossi, Florinda Petruzzellis, Egle Perissinotto, Enzo Manzato, Giovanni Nante and Vittorio Pengo

Population pharmacokinetics of a new long-acting recombinant coagulation factor IX albumin fusion protein for patients with severe hemophilia B - Y. Zhang, J. Roberts, D. Bensen-Kennedy, I. Jacobs, E. Santagostino, C. Voigt, A. Feussner, M. Morfini and J. Sidhu

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

>> Submit an article to JTH

>> Download the JTH App for your iPhone or iPad


Participate in Survey on VTE Recurrence Prevention

Researchers at Maastricht University are working on a project titled, "Secondary prevention strategies in venous thromboembolism: what determines treatment duration?"

From researcher Vincent ten Cate:

The duration of preventive treatment of  VTE remains a contentious point of debate. Although many physicians follow the CHEST guidelines to determine treatment length, increasing evidence suggests that there is substantial disparity in this regard between physicians.

We have developed an experimental vignette survey, geared to specialists involved in the treatment of VTE to establish what lies at the root of this variance. We are still enlisting respondents for our survey on VTE recurrence prevention. Please help us out by filling out the survey at It takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will help us understand VTE recurrence prevention strategies better. 


CanVECTOR Research Training Awards and Research Grants Available

The Canadian Venous ThromboEmbolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research (CanVECTOR) Network has Research Training Awards available. These awards provide financial support for highly qualified, promising trainees or fellows to allow them to pursue research training in thromboembolism at a Canadian institution.The organization is also offering several research grants. Deadline is November 3, so don't wait!

>> Learn more about Research Training Awards

>> Find out more about research grants


ITAC-CME Releases 2016 International Clinical Guidelines on Cancer and VTE

The International Initiative on Thrombosis and Cancer (ITAC-CME) announced the publication of its updated 2016 international clinical practice guidelines for the treatment and prophylaxis of VTE in patients with cancer in The Lancet Oncology.

Endorsed by the ISTH, these clinical practice guidelines include recommendations for treatment and prophylaxis for both in-hospital and outpatient cancer-associated VTE in specific cancer patient subgroups.

>> Read more about the new guidelines


ISTH Secretary General Evan Sadler to be Honored by ASH

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will recognize ISTH Secretary General J. Evan Sadler as well as  Ayalew Teffer with the 2016 Henry M. Stratton Medal for their seminal contributions in the areas of basic and clinical/translational hematology research, respectively.

The Henry M. Stratton Medal honors two senior investigators whose contributions to both basic and clinical/translational hematology research are well recognized and have taken place over a period of several years. Sadler and Tefferi will accept their awards at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, during the 58th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego.

>> Read the full announcement from ASH


PCORI Board Approves $15 Million for Project Led by ISTH Member Thomas Ortel

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors approved $14.8 million to fund a study led by ISTH member Thomas J. Ortel, titled: "Warfarin versus Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Secondary Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism: A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial." 

The project was organized by collaborators in the ISTH and CanVECTOR, including former ISTH Council Chairman Nigel Key.

The study will compare rivaraoxaban and apixaban against each other and against warfarin to see which works best in preventing the recurrence of dangerous blood clots in the veins and lungs. This randomized controlled trial will compare each drug’s safety and effectiveness in helping people who have suffered a potentially deadly blood clot and are at high risk for another.

>> Read more about the project


NIH Presents Special Transformative Research Grant to ISTH Members James Morrissey and Chad Reinstra

Researches from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received a Transformative Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a special award presented directly from the Office of the Director of the NIH. The project titled, "Toolkit for high-resolution structure and dynamics of functional lipids" will be led by ISTH members James Morrissey and Chad Reinstra as well as their colleague Emad Tajkhorshid.

This ambitious project aims to develop an innovative “toolkit” of high-resolution methods for the scientific community to use in solving the structures of lipids that regulate the biological functions of membranes.

>> Read more about the project


Watch This NEJM Video on a Study Authored by Paolo Prandoni and Other ISTH Members

The New England Journal of Medicine released a "Quick Take Video" on an important study authored by ISTH members Paolo Prandoni, Davide Imberti, Sofia Barbar and others. 

The study titled "Prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients hospitalized for syncope" revealed one of every six patients hospitalized for a first episode of syncope was found to have a pulmonary embolism.

>> Watch the Quick Take Video: Pulmonary Embolism and Syncope

>> Read the original article


Table of Contents
October 2016 Articles

» Coming Soon! Housing and Registration for the ISTH 2017 Congress Opens to All on XXXXX

» World Thrombosis Day Ensures Millions 'Know Thrombosis'

» Stay Coagulated with the ISTH! Renew Your Membership or Join for 2017

» Register for the November 30 Webinar: Tissue Factor Pathway

» Apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship to Study at an Advanced Institution

» Have You Discovered the ISTH Academy? Begin Your Online Education Today!

» Read the Top November JTH Articles Before They Are Printed

» Participate in Survey on VTE Recurrence Prevention

» CanVECTOR Research Training Awards and Research Grants Available

» ITAC-CME Releases 2016 International Clinical Guidelines on Cancer and VTE

» ISTH Secretary General Evan Sadler to be Honored by ASH

» PCORI Board Approves $15 Million for Project Led by ISTH Member Thomas Ortel

» NIH Presents Special Transformative Research Grant to ISTH Members James Morrissey and Chad Reinstra

» Watch This NEJM Video on a Study Authored by Paolo Prandoni and Other ISTH Members

Quick Links

Membership Renewal
ISTH 2017 
ISTH Academy
World Thrombosis Day
SSC Subcommittees
Calendar of Events

Important ISTH Dates

ISTH Advanced Training Course in Atlanta, USA
November 1-4, 2016

ISTH 2017 Abstract Submission Opens
December 1, 2016

ISTH 2017 Abstract Deadline
February 1, 2017

ISTH 2017 Congress
July 8-13, 2017

New ISTH Members 

Thank you to our new and renewing ISTH members. We hope you'll continue to support the ISTH throughout the year.

To welcome our new members and contact them, please visit this listing.

Related Upcoming Meetings

» Haemophilia Academy**
Oct. 31- Nov. 4 | Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

» Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Hemophilia
November 2-4 | San Diego, California, USA

» 4th Winter School on Thrombosis and Antithrombosis Drugs from Pathophysiology to Clinical Practice
November 4-6 | Portaria Pelion, Greece

» Joint Meeting of the BSHT, Anticoagulation in Practice & UK Platelet Group
November 9-11 | Leeds, England, UK

» Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Hemophilia
November 9-11 | San Diego, California, USA

» International Conference on Thrombosis and Embolism
November 17-18 | Stockholm, Sweden

» Earl W. Davie Symposium: Bleeding and Thrombosis
November 17 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

» Best Clinical Practice with LMWH
November 25 | Valencia, Spain

» 2nd Prague European Days of Internal Medicine
December 1-2 | Prague, Czech Republic

» 58th ASH Annual Meeting
December 3-6 | San Diego, CA, USA

** Indicates an ISTH endorsed event

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

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