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Scientific and Standardization Committee
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The Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) is a permanent committee of the Society. It has independent authority over its scientific program and reports to the ISTH Council. It is made up of 20 subcommittees in addition to one standing committee and the executive committee. To learn more, download the SSC brochure.


The SSC supports the ISTH’s mission through:


Standards Creation
Through collaborations with related organizations, the SSC develops and recommends standards relevant to the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis. Many of the standards developed by the SSC are adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as International Standards. 

Nomenclature
The SSC began as the authoritative body which first standardized the naming of blood clotting factors. Its subcommittees act as expert bodies in the standardization of nomenclature to support the blood clotting community. Its recommendations and classifications are published in the Society’s official journal, the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH).

Networking Opportunities
The SSC draws its strength and credibility from the hundreds of physicians and scientists who volunteer to lead and participate in its activities. SSC members find numerous opportunities to network with their peers, expand their professional potential and deepen their expertise.

Education and Annual Meetings
The SSC organizes annual meetings where subcommittee members and experts present their ongoing work in public sessions. These sessions discuss the latest research on bleeding and thrombotic disorders and provide information that attendees can use to improve their ability to diagnose and treat the various disorders of hemostasis. 

Registries and Databases
The SSC supports numerous registries and databases where information is collected, updated and shared with the scientific community for greater understanding on the underlying causes of hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders.

Further information on the SSC structure and function can be found in the SSC Rules and Guidelines.

If you would like to know how to participate in the work of the SSC, please submit an Expression of Interest Form or go to the group page of the subcommittee you would like to join and sign up. We would be pleased to learn of your interest.

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