• State-of-the Art review papers and abstracts available on USB sticks

    This year, for the first time, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH) have elected to provide State-of-the-Art review papers on USB sticks, available at the ISTH booth (#1036). ISTH regular members and JTH subscribers will receive a print version in the mail following the ISTH …

  • World Thrombosis Day leaders publish findings from a global VTE public awareness survey

    In a recent public awareness survey by Ipsos-Reid, the ISTH’s World Thrombosis Day initiative found a significant gap in global understanding and awareness of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), including signs, symptoms, risk factors and causes. Findings point to a need for increased attention and education globally to save lives and prevent …

  • Welcome from the ISTH Council Chairman, Nigel Key

    As council chairman of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), it is my distinct honor to welcome you to Toronto, an outstanding venue to gather together researchers, scientists, clinicians and allied health professionals from around the globe. As our slogan indicates, ISTH 2015 will “reach for unprecedented peaks” in the fields of thrombosis …

  • Download the ISTH 2015 Congress App

    The ISTH 2015 Congress App is an essential tool to help you navigate this exciting Congress. Search your mobile device’s app store for “ISTH 2015” to download for free today.

    With the ISTH 2015 App, you can create your own schedule by choosing your favorite sessions. The mobile app can be used to browse sessions, read …

  • SSC subcommittees offer cutting-edge sessions

    In addition to its year-round active projects and collaborations, the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) holds annual meetings that allow for the discussion of diagnostic standards, disease nomenclature and classification, and the latest research on bleeding and thrombotic disorders. These focused, cutting-edge sessions form the basis …

  • Watch selected presentations live online!

    The following live presentations will be live-streamed at Use your computer or tablet to access these sessions, live!
    Eugene Braunwald: 75 years of progress in antithrombotic therapy for cardiovascular disease
    Monday, June 22 | 9:45-10:30 EDT
    Paul Kubes: Platelets and immunity
    Tuesday, June 23 | 9:45-10:30 EDT
    Brian McCrindle: Why do we miss the mark on preventing cardiovascular disease? Is …

  • Participate in the ISTH 2015 Passport Program

    Explore the world of ISTH’s exhibitors and sponsors and be eligible to enter for a chance to win valuable prices! Click here to get started. Although you can use your mobile device to keep track of your progress, there is no app to download as this is a web-based service.
    Visit all participating ISTH 2015 exhibitors, …

  • World Thrombosis Day program to offer insights on campaign planning

    After the unprecedented success of the inaugural 2014 World Thrombosis Day (WTD) campaign, organizers hope to continue the growth in global awareness on October 13, 2015. This year’s campaign focus remains on hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) as studies have shown that up to 60 percent of all VTE cases occur during or after hospitalization.
    More than …

  • Join colleagues for social events, including the All Congress Party

    The ISTH 2015 Congress is a fantastic opportunity to network and build relationships with colleagues from around the world. Learn more about the Opening Ceremony and Reception, the must-attend All Congress Party, 5K Fun Run and the traditional soccer match below:
    Soccer Match
    Saturday, June 20 at 20:00 (8 p.m.)
    Traditionally, ISTH members have independently organized a friendly …

  • Nursing Forum features workshop and scientific session

    The ISTH Nursing Forum Planning Committee has organized a program for ISTH 2015 that will take place Sunday and Monday, June 21-22, in room 803. The conference includes 29 oral presentations, 14 selected abstracts and a research workshop. The sessions provide a unique forum for nurses and other multidisciplinary team members to connect and further …

  • CSL Behring to present pivotal data for rVIII-SingleChain and rIX-FP at 2015 ISTH Congress

    More than 20 abstracts focusing on investigational and branded products showcase CSL Behring’s expertise and commitment to advancing the care of patients with bleeding disorders
    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — (16 June 2015) CSL Behring announced today it will present more than 20 abstracts, including five oral presentations, from across its hematology portfolio of investigational and branded …

  • 2015 Local Organizing Committee

    Click here for more information about the 2015 Local Organizing Committee.
    President: Sam Schulman
    Vice President: Philip Wells
    Treasurer: Victor Blanchette
    Scientific Chair and Chair of Fibrinolysis & Proteolysis: Jeffrey Weitz
    Editor, State-of-the-Art book: David Lillicrap
    Chair, Platelets – basic: Margaret Rand
    Chair, Platelets – clinical: Peter Gross
    Chair, Coagulation factors and inhibitors: Paula James
    Chair, Vascular biology: Ed Conway
    Chair, Hemorrhagic disorders: Jerry Teitel
    Chair, …

  • Inaugural Chinese Symposium to gather hematology/thrombosis professionals

    The first-ever Chinese Symposium of Thrombosis and Hemostasis in association with the ISTH 2015 Congress will bring together health professionals from China and the international community for a day of educational sessions on new developments in thrombotic and bleeding disorders.
    The day-long meeting will be held June 19 at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of …

  • New Biogen hemophilia data at ISTH Congress to highlight extension study outcomes and pediatric use

    – Full results from ALPROLIX pediatric study to be released for the first time –
    – Interim findings to be presented from ASPIRE, a long-term extension study with ELOCTATE in adults and children with hemophilia A –
    June 18, 2015 07:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) will present 23 company-sponsored platform and poster presentations …

  • GARFIELD-AF Registry data to provide real-world insights into stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation

    New data from nearly 17,200 patients enrolled in the Global Anticoagulant Registry in the Field – Atrial Fibrillation (GARFIELD-AF) will be presented at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 2015 Congress. The two oral presentations will include real-life data on stroke prevention, providing physicians with further information on how higher risk scores (CHA2DS2-VASc …

  • New clinical data on the benefit-risk profile of Bayer’s rivaroxaban and real life insights to be presented at ISTH 2015

    Bayer HealthCare has announced that new clinical data on its oral Factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban along with further real life insights will be presented at the  International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 2015 Congress, providing physicians with a broader understanding of blood clot management in everyday clinical practice.
    Notable presentations include:

    Six oral presentations from the EINSTEIN Clinical …

  • Sponsors and partners

    The ISTH 2015 Congress would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners. View our ISTH 2015 sponsors and partners below.
    Platinum level sponsors
    Bayer HealthCare
    Biogen and Sobi
    Novo Nordisk Health Care AG
    Octapharma AG
    Gold level sponsors
    Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
    CSL Behring GmbH
    Pfizer Canada Inc./Bristol-Myers Squib Canada
    Silver level sponsors
    Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc.
    Kedrion Biopharma
    Siemens Healthcare and Sysmex Corporation
    Bronze level sponsors
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    HYPHEN BioMed
    Instrumentation …

  • Welcome from Congress President Sam Schulman

    On behalf of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the Local Organizing Committee, I am pleased to welcome you to the ISTH 2015 Congress in Toronto. We are grateful that you have chosen to join us and share the important scientific developments in the fields of thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular biology. This …

  • VIDEO: ISTH Congress President Sam Schulman invites you to Toronto

    ISTH Congress President Sam Schulman encourages you to attend this year’s Congress to meet with key opinion leaders and colleagues from throughout the world while taking in the latest research in the field of thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular biology.

  • VIDEO: Six reasons to attend ISTH 2015

    The ISTH Congress is a unique opportunity to gather with the global leaders in thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular medicine and discover the newest science and clinical practices. This year’s Congress in Toronto promises to be the 2015’s premier event in thrombosis and hemostasis.




  • Enjoy the world-class city of Toronto!

    Take time while you’re here to enjoy all that Toronto has to offer, including visiting its diverse restaurants, shopping hot spots, and art galleries and museums. Up for a workout? Try hiking, mountain biking or trail running. Where to start? Check out these suggestions:
    Things to do during your visit to Toronto
    Where to eat?
    Did you know …

  • Things to do during your visit to Toronto

    Get active!
    Toronto is a city on the move, with no shortage of safe running and cycling spots.
    The Martin Goodman Trail is a 56-km paved trail, stretching from the Humber Bay Arch Bridge in the city’s west end to the Rouge River in the east end. The trail runs parallel to Lake Ontario and passes through …

  • Where to eat?

    Ask a local the best place to eat in the city, and no two people will give the same answer. The King Street West neighborhood, for example, is home to a cluster of vibrant and diverse restaurants and bars, including upscale seafood, French fare and American comfort food.
    The truth is Toronto is blessed with an …

  • Did you know?

    The name Toronto is believed to have originated from the Mohawk phrase Tkaronto. Experts say the Mohawk phrase means “where there are trees standing in the water.”

    Toronto is the fifth largest city in North America, with a population of approximately 6 million. While only Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago are larger, …



  • State-of-the Art review papers and abstracts available on USB sticks

    This year, for the first time, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH) have elected to provide State-of-the-Art review papers on USB sticks, available at the ISTH booth (#1036). ISTH regular members and JTH subscribers will receive a print version in the mail following the ISTH …



  • Reach-the-World Awards

    Each Congress, the ISTH presents Reach-the-World Awards in the form of travel grants to clinicians and scientists from developing countries. Those who are a presenter and first author of an abstract are prioritized.
    The recipients of the ISTH 2015 Reach-the-World Awards are below:
    Salma Abdel Ghany Shawkat, Egypt
    Al-Zamzam Abubakar, Philippines
    Yolanda Adamczuk, Argentina
    Mukul Aggarwal, India
    Hebe Agustina Mena, Argentina
    José …

  • Young Investigator Awards

    Each Congress, the ISTH presents Young Investigator Awards in the form of travel grants to medical trainees and young scientists. Travel grants were given for investigators who are the first author on an accepted abstract.
    For ISTH 2015, the Scientific Committee presented Young Investigator Awards to the following recipients:
    Gregory Adams, United States
    Sonia Aguila, Spain
    Huda Omar Ali, …