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ISTH Regional Training Centers
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Apply to be a REgional Training Center

The ISTH Regional Training Center (RTC) Program focuses on building knowledge capacity in under-resourced regions of the world, which the ISTH designates as Reach-the-World by supporting long-term partnerships and collaborations as well as knowledge exchange between emerging and mentoring centers. At the core of the program are the partnerships between emerging centers in developing countries and mentor centers in the developed world.

The program starts with and is centered around fellowships which are combined and further supported with additional ISTH Reach-the-World (RtW) programs so that the Society’s outreach will support and strengthen the professional capacity more broadly in the fellows’ home centers.

Applications are welcome from past RtW fellows and home institutions from developing countries that demonstrate a specific need or desire to build professional capacity, clearly formulated objectives and planned educational activities that support the achievement of long-lasting impact for the center and will benefit the patients and region.

In particular, ISTH is interested in helping to create and support partnerships and collaborations that will build knowledge capacity ultimately resulting in the establishment of self-sustaining scientific and educational efforts as well as the creation of regional training centers.



Applications are due September 1.



  • Successful participation in the Reach-the-World Fellowship program
  • The emerging center must be located in a Reach the World country, based on classification by the World Bank.
  • The mentor center must be an internationally recognized T&H center or current RTC
  • Both centers must indicate (by official letter from Dean of the University or Hospital Director) a willingness to devote time and resources to the project and development of the RTC beyond the support of ISTH



Applications will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • A demonstrated need to enhance the training level of the emerging center
  • Identification of training areas to be improved based on the ISTH Clinical Core Curriculum
  • Clarification of reasons that the emerging center would like to become a RTC – i.e. perceived benefits to healthcare in the community and region
  • Written approval of the director of thrombosis and/or hemostasis (as applicable) at both centers
  • Demonstration of successful past collaborations between the emerging and mentor centers
  • Existence of clearly identified necessary infrastructure and capacity for conducting clinical research at the emerging center
  • Past organization of an appropriate Education course, with or without the support of ISTH


Click here for more information on the program. Click here to download the application. 


Current Regional Training Centers:

Brazil: Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital (Hospital das Clínicas) of Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)

India: All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Malaysia: Ampang Hospital

Pakistan: National Institute of Blood Disease and Bone Marrow Transplantation

Thailand: Ramathibodi Hospital

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