• ISTH, WFH work to build capacity and empower leaders worldwide

    The ISTH and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) have long worked to advance the treatment of patients with thrombosis and hemophilia through training and education fellowships for healthcare professionals around the world. On Sunday, these two organizations came together to host an inaugural joint fellowship event titled “Building Capacity and Empowering Future Leaders.”
    The forum …

  • Travel Stipend Awardees Welcome Congress’ Networking, Educational Opportunities

    A total of 158 young investigators and medical trainees who submitted highly rated abstracts received Young Investigator travel stipends, and 123 scientists from developing countries who also submitted abstracts received Reach-the-World travel stipends to attend ISTH 2015. Together, these grantees represent 36 countries.
    Travel stipends are awarded to applicants in recognition of their research achievements and …

  • World Thrombosis Day Veterans Share their Success Stories

    The success of the first World Thrombosis Day, held October 13, 2014, was a surprise even to many of the organizers and participants, according to a symposium held Sunday afternoon that served as both a recap of what occurred last year and a rally for the 2015 event.
    In 2014, the first World Thrombosis Day was …

  • Nigel Key: Practice-changing Trial Results on Tap this Week

    In an interview, Nigel Key, the ISTH Council Chair, identified several trials being presented this week that are likely to be practice changing. This includes two late-breaking abstracts presented Monday that will be simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Release of this data at the 2015 ISTH Congress is appropriate. Key explained …

  • SSC Chair Reflects on Wide-Ranging Sessions

    The Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis met on the front end of the ISTH 2015 Congress, with no shortage of topics discussed.
    For example, attendees of the session on women’s issues learned about the formation of a registry that’s tracking women who are taking new oral anticoagulants during …

  • Reaching the world: Enhancing the mentor-fellow experience

    Access to advanced treatment and education is imperative in a world where hundreds of thousands are affected by bleeding and clotting disorders. Over the years, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) fellowship programs have provided healthcare professionals around the world with education to advance the treatment …

  • #ISTH2015: Join the conversation online

    Connect with the ISTH and your peers online to broaden the conversation at ISTH 2015. Use #ISTH2015 to share your thoughts and learn what others are thinking. Additionally, be sure to take part in a World Thrombosis Day Twitter chat with the ISTH and official World Thrombosis Day partners on Monday, June 22 at noon. …




  • ‘Oh, What a Night!’

    The ISTH 2015 Congress opened with a bang – or, more specifically, with a tribal beat. As attendees streamed into the plenary hall for the opening ceremonies, they were welcomed by a series of performances representing a panoramic tour of Canada through song and dance, from the rousing music of the tribal percussionists, to a …

  • GOAL! Basic Scientists edge out Clinicians

    The Basic Scientists topped the Clinicians 4-3 in the traditional pre-ISTH Congress soccer game last night at Cherry Beach Soccer Field, taking home the Bob Malia Trophy.
    The event, an unofficial part of the Congress, was organized by
    Leo Brandao.
    Congratulations to all on a game well played!




  • Denisa Wagner Receives the 2015 Grant Medal

    Denisa Wagner received the prestigious Robert P. Grant Medal, the highest award of the ISTH, during Sunday night’s opening ceremonies.
    Wagner, a former member of the ISTH Council (2004-10), is the Edwin Cohn Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She grew up in Prague and received her Diploma of Biochemistry from the University …