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Montréal Selected as Host City for International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2023 Congress

Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Barbara Krolak
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CHAPEL HILL, NC, USA – June 20, 2018 – The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), a global not-for-profit advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders, today announced that it will host its 2023 Congress in Montréal at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

The ISTH Congress brings together thousands of the world’s leading experts on thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular biology to present the most recent advances, exchange the latest science and discuss the newest clinical applications designed to improve patient care. 

“With more than 600 pharmaceutical and healthcare organizations operating in Greater Montréal, it is a prime location for the ISTH Congress in 2023,” said Ingrid Pabinger, ISTH President. “The Congress will include an innovative program and learning formats, including education sessions, poster and oral communications, state-of-the-art lectures, medical industry exhibits and professional networking opportunities.”

Dr. Susan Kahn, clinical epidemiologist and internist based at the Jewish General Hospital in Montréal, and Dr. Marc Rodger, professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa, together submitted the initial bid and will serve as co-chairs of the congress. The bid was also endorsed by the Société des sciences vasculaires du Québec, Thrombosis Canada and the Canadian Hematology Society, among others. Kahn and Rodger are also co-directors of CanVECTOR, the Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research Network.

“The researchers’ involvement is invaluable to the process of bringing an international conference to Montréal. For those tasked with selecting the host city and site for their next conference, these scientists are the manifestation of the desire, vitality and support of the city’s various economic sectors to hold these events that have a tremendous impact on our city,” said Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal. “By working closely together to attract major conventions, the universities, the leaders of the key segments of our economy, and the Palais des congrès make it possible to generate economic and intellectual benefits for Montréal and Québec.” 

With support by Tourisme Montréal, the Congress is expected to bring more than 8,000 participants from more than 100 countries around the world to the city of Montréal. 

“Hosting this international event is excellent for the city’s brand as a global convention destination and its reputation as a life sciences hub,” said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal. “The ISTH team and researchers can count on our cooperation to ensure their congress is a success. It’s an honour and privilege for us.”

To learn more about the ISTH, visit

About the ISTH
Founded in 1969, the ISTH is the leading worldwide not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders. ISTH is an international professional membership organization with more than 5,000 clinicians, researchers and educators working together to improve the lives of patients in more than 98 countries around the world. Among its highly regarded activities and initiatives are education and standardization programs, research activities, meetings and congresses, peer-reviewed publications, expert committees and World Thrombosis Day on 13 October. Visit ISTH online at

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