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ISTH Announces Bayer HealthCare’s Support of the Society’s Reach-the-World Fellowship Program

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AMSTERDAM, NL (July 3, 2013) – Today the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) is pleased to announce at its biennial Congress, ISTH 2013 in Amsterdam, Bayer HealthCare’s generous support of the ISTH Reach-the-World Fellowship Program. Bayer’s partnership is for three fellowships in 2013 and symbolizes the commitment of the company to support the ISTH and its global mission of advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders.

 Andreas Greinacher (ISTH) and Hansjoerg Duerr,

(Head of Global Strategic Marketing Hematology at Bayer HealthCare)

An initiative that started several years ago, the Reach-the-World Fellowship program provides healthcare professionals from developing countries access to thrombosis and haemostasis related knowledge, education and hands-on training.

"One priority of the ISTH is the creation and facilitation of programs specifically tailored to train, educate and engage physicians and investigators in developing countries in order to help strengthen scientific, clinical and educational capacity,” said Andreas Greinacher, ISTH Education Committee Chairman. "Bayer’s support of our Reach-the-World fellows will help us continue to build our program for young researchers and clinicians to study at host institutes known for their expertise in thrombosis and haemostasis around the world. We are grateful to Bayer for reaching out in support of our program.”

The ISTH Reach-the-World Fellowship 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 Society provides fellows with financial support for travel, accommodation and living expenses for a fellowship period of up to four months. Bayer’s support particularly highlights the company’s alignment with ISTH’s goal to foster training and education in developing countries and the importance of building capacity through education and training, which will help fellows deliver life-changing benefits to patients in their home countries.

In addition to the Reach-the-World Fellowship program and as part of the full suite of ISTH’s Reach-the-World offerings, individuals from developing countries may qualify to receive discounted or free Society membership, travel grant opportunities, support for educational courses and the opportunity to participate actively in the global exchange of scientific and clinical information, regardless of where they live. To learn more about the ISTH Reach-the-World program, please click here. Applications for the program are accepted January 1 and June 1 of each year.

About 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 over 3,500 clinicians, researchers and educators working together to improve the lives of patients in more than 84 countries around the world. Among its highly regarded activities and initiatives are education and standardization programs, research activities; meetings and conferences, peer-reviewed publications and expert committees. Visit ISTH online at

ISTH 2013

ISTH 2013 is this year’s biennial Congress of the Society. At ISTH 2013, over 8,500 of the world’s leading experts on thrombosis, haemostasis and vascular biology come together to present the most recent advances, exchange the latest science and discuss the newest clinical applications designed to improve patient care. Through an extensive lineup of educational sessions, poster and oral communications, state-of-the-art lectures, medical industry exhibits and professional networking opportunities, the Congress promotes important scientific discourse and advancement. ISTH 2013 takes place June 29 – July 4.

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