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E-NEWSLETTER November 2016
Share Your Best Research at ISTH 2017:
Abstract Submission Opens on December 1

The time has come to share your best research with the thrombosis and hemostasis community. Abstract submission for the ISTH 2017 Congress opens on December 1, 2016 and closes on February 1, 2017. For important submission details, please read the abstract guidelines and submit as soon as possible. Also, don't forget to register and reserve your hotel now in order to obtain the best locations, access and discounts. Hotel reservation, registration and abstract submission are all available through the same online portal.  

Discounted Abstract and Poster Preparation 
Let the ISTH make your abstract preparation easier with discounted services for professional abstract and poster preparation from Wiley and American Journal Experts.

Free Poster Printing and Delivery
The ISTH is please to partner with PosterSessionOnline and our sponsor SHIRE to offer free poster printing and delivery for accepted abstracts. 

Additional Congress Updates
View the confirmed plenary speakers list here and access the online program and topics here. Visit the ISTH 2017 website for more information, and plan to join us at ISTH 2017.

Check out the confirmed ISTH 2017 sponsors and exhibitors with whom you will be able to visit at the ISTH 2017 Congress  exhibition.
 

Renew Your ISTH Membership for Discounted Rates to ISTH 2017

Renew or join the ISTH as a member and obtain exclusive benefits including a potential discount of more than $200 USD on registration to the ISTH 2017 Congress - a savings greater than the cost of membership!

Additionally, those who renew by December 15 will be eligible for a drawing for one of four $200 USD airline vouchers.

Become a member of the ISTH today. If you have any questions call us at +1 919 929 3807 or email membership@isth.org.

>> Renew your ISTH membership here

>> Join as a new member here

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ISTH Members: Submit Your Nominations for the 2017 BACH Awards

ISTH members can submit nominations for the 18th Biennial Awards for Contributions to Hemostasis (BACH), which will be presented at the ISTH 2017 Congress.

A total of five Distinguished Career Awards and five Investigator Recognition Awards will be given. Previous recipients are not eligible. 

Nominations will only be accepted from ISTH members and must be received by December 16, 2016. 

>> Nominate a colleague for a BACH Award

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Join Us for Two Special December Webinars


The ISTH will be presenting two webinars in December, including a special collaboration with the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). See below to register:

December 14: Acute Thrombotic Microangiopathies
Join Spero Cataland and Piers Blombery for this insightful webinar supported by an unrestricted educational grant from:

December 16: Treatment Options for Hemophilia in the Developing World
The ISTH and WFH are collaborating to present this webinar. Join Johnny Mahlangu, Rolf Ljung, Sukesh Nair and Marijke van den Berg for this compelling webinar on the challenges and opportunities of treatment options for hemophilia in the developing world.

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Deadline Approaching: Apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship by December 31

Secure your potential host site at an advanced institution now and then apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship to help fund your career endeavors. The Reach-the-World Fellowship program gives junior clinicians and researchers from selected countries the opportunity to study at host institutes known for their expertise in thrombosis and hemostasis. 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 today 

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Advanced Training Courses in U.S., U.K. Provide Focused Learning and Networking

The ISTH recently completed two Advanced Training Courses in Oxford, England, U.K. and Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. These smaller, focused courses featured interactive sessions and time to meet with experts in the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis. In a post-event survey, more than 95 percent of respondents indicated they would recommend the course to a colleague. 

"It was a very intensive course and I am glad to have chosen to attend it," wrote one attendee. "I have learned a lot which will be applied both at work and in my studies."

"This was the best conference I have been to about coagulation," wrote another satisfied participant. "I felt I was in the presence of coagulation celebrities!"

See photos from the Oxford course here.

Next year, the ISTH plans to hold three more similar gatherings, which will now be called "ISTH Workshops." Further details will be announced in early 2017.

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Participate in the Calibration of ISTH/SSC Standard Lot #5

Stocks of the ISTH/Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) Secondary Coagulation Standard Plasma, Lot #4, are predicted to run out in 2019 and a replacement is currently in production. The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is coordinating the project to calibrate Lot #5 and you are invited to participate.

The SSC Coagulation Standards Standing Committee was formed as a result of a meeting between SSC members and diagnostic manufacturers to discuss the need to offer a uniform plasma standard for use by the manufacturers in labeling their coagulation calibrators\

Please complete this questionnaire indicating the analytes you wish to calibrate and return by December 31. Participants will receive a report of the study and will be asked for opinions before the results are published at the SSC 2018 annual meeting in Dublin, Ireland in July 2018.

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SSC Subcommittee on DIC Asks for Participation in Two Questionnaires

The approach to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) remains a major challenge. The SSC Subcommittee on DIC has developed two questionnaires in order to generate insights in the physicians' approach to the diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation in sepsis and obstetrics.

Your feedback is crucial and it will help to identify major challenges faced in your practice when dealing with this condition. Results of these surveys will be made available on the subcommittee webpage. The surveys will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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Participate in the SSC Registry of Pregnancy in Patients Exposed to DOACs

This registry from the SSC Subcommittee on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Hemostasis seeks 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. Eligibility criteria for enrollment are women with 1) confirmed use of a DOAC, and 2) a confirmed pregnancy during DOAC use.

If you want to add a patient to the registry, please contact Marjolein Brekelmans at m.p.brekelmans@amc.uva.nl and Suzanne Bleker at s.m.bleker@amc.uva.nl for detailed instructions.

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New SSC Communications in JTH

The Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH) has accepted the following article on recommendations from SSC Subcommittees on Control of Anticoagulation and Lupus Anticoagulant/Antiphospholipid Antibodies:

Monitoring patients with the lupus anticoagulant while treated with vitamin K antagonists

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Preview the December Issue of JTH, Including a Special Article on the 100th Anniversary of Heparin by Coen Hemker 

 

Stay on top of the latest news and science by reading these articles from the December JTH:

Special Feature on 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Heparin:
A Century of Heparin: Past, Present and Future - C. H. Hemker
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of heparin. To celebrate this occasion, Coen Hemker has contributed a historical sketch of this finding and of how its has revolutionized prophylaxis and treatment of thrombosis. We look forward to sharing this special feature in the December issue of JTH.

Special Feature on World Thrombosis Day:
Influence of World Thrombosis Day on digital information seeking on venous thrombosis: a Google Trends study - L. J.J. Scheres, W. M. Lijfering, S. Middeldorp and S. C. Cannegieter

Clinical Hemostasis and Thrombosis:
Hospital-related first venous thromboembolism and risk of recurrence - E. Bjøri, N. Arshad, H. S. Johnsen, J.-B. Hansen, S. K. Brækkan

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

>> Submit an article to JTH

>> Download the JTH App for your iPhone or iPad

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News From the Global T+H Community:

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Participate in a DOAC Reversal Study from the Ottawa Blood Disease Centre

Researchers at Ottawa Blood Disease Centre, including ISTH members Joseph Shaw and Marc Carrier, are conducting a survey pertaining to the management of bleeding complications in the setting of Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) use. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

>> Learn more and take the survey

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Join Study to Validate Test Investigating Platelet Dense Granule Defects

As discussed at the ISTH SSC 2016 meeting in Montpellier, researchers at Linköping University are planning a study to validate the test to investigate platelet dense granule defects (storage pool disease) using flow cytometry and apyrase.

They are looking for participating labs with an interest to test this approach on patients previously diagnosed using other methods. If successful, this could become an easy screening test for defects in dense granule secretion.

If your lab would be interested in participating in this study, please contact sofia.ramstrom@liu.se or tomas.lindahl@liu.se before Dec 15, 2016.

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Table of Contents
November 2016 Articles

» The World Awaits Your Research: Abstract Submission for ISTH 2017 Opens on Dec. 1

» Renew Your ISTH Membership for Discounted Rates to ISTH 2017

» ISTH Members: Submit Your Nominations for the 2017 BACH Awards

» Join Us for Two Special Webinars in December

» Deadline Approaching: Apply for a Reach-the-World Fellowship by December 31

» Advanced Training Courses in U.S., U.K. Provide Focused Learning

» Participate in the Calibration Exercise of ISTH/SSC Standard Lot #5

» SSC Subcommittee on DIC Asks for Participation in Two Questionnaires

» Participate in the SSC Registry of Pregnancy in Patients Exposed to DOACs

» New SSC Communications in JTH

» Preview the December Issue of JTH, Including a Special Article on the 100th Anniversary of Heparin by Coen Hemker

News from the Global T+H Community:

» Participate in DOAC Reversal Study from Ottawa Blood Disease Centre

» Join Study to Validate Test Investigating Platelet Dense Granule Defects

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Important ISTH Dates

ISTH 2017 Abstract Submission Opens
December 1, 2016

ISTH 2017 Abstract Deadline
February 1, 2017

ISTH 2017 Early Registration Deadline
March 30, 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

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

» ASH Annual Meeting
December 3-6 | San Diego, CA, USA
** Be sure to stop by the ISTH booth #3114 in the ASH exhibition hall to meet the ISTH team, learn about upcoming initiatives and collect some ISTH giveaways.

» Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Hemophilia
December 7-9 | San Diego, California

» New Frontiers in Coagulation Medicine
January 11-12 | Oxford, England

» Management of Hypertension in Primary Care
February 6-8 | Birmingham, England

» 61st Annual Meeting of the Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis Research (GTH)
February 15-18 | Basel, Switzerland
**Visit the ISTH booth in the GTH exhibition hall. This is an important gathering for the ISTH as we prepare for the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin. Come talk with us to learn more.

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

World Thrombosis Day Engages Millions Worldwide

The World Thrombosis Day campaign staff is busy preparing an impact report to describe the reach of the global efforts to ensure that all 'Know Thrombosis.' 

With more than 675 partners working in 80 countries, it's clear that WTD 2016 was even more successful than anticipated, with millions of people engaged.

Stay tuned for a full report and visit worldthrombosisday.org for ways to continue to be involved in this ongoing effort.

ISTH Welcomes New Board and Committees Senior Coordinator

The ISTH is pleased to welcome Christine Candora-Hickey to its staff as the new Board and Committees Senior Coordinator. In this role, Christine will focus on the management and day-to-day support of our board and committees, as well as strengthen relations and engagement.

Christine has worked in both the nonprofit and education sectors since 1998. She brings solid skills in administration, project coordination and relationship development to the ISTH. Originally from Massachusetts, USA, Christine now lives in Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA, near the ISTH headquarters.

Christine can be reached at Christine_Hickey@isth.org.

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