• View ISTH 2015 Posters Online Now!

    The Virtual Gallery of posters from ISTH 2015 are now online and available here. Use the Poster Session Online’s search feature to sort by topic or author. Posters will also soon be available at academy.isth.org for all ISTH members and non-member attendees of the Congress.
    Please note that some posters presenters have requested that their poster …

  • Videos of Selected Presentations to be Available from the ISTH Academy

    Videos of the ISTH 2015 plenaries, State-of-the-Arts presentations and the highlights session will soon be online to view at academy.isth.org. The webcasts will be released over a 4-week period starting next week with content from Monday, June 21, to be released first. Each subsequent day’s content will be released chronologically in the following weeks.
    Regular ISTH …

  • It’s Not Too Late; The ISTH 2015 Daily Congress News Remains Online

    For the first time in the history of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), an online-only Congress daily news publication, was distributed via email to all Congress attendees. With exciting results in its inaugural year, the ISTH 2015 daily news site received more than 5,000 unique visitors and more than 9,000 visits overall …

  • Find Your Selfies from ISTH 2015

    If you took a selfie at the ISTH selfie station in booth 1036, you can now view and download your photos online here. Browse through the photos to see friends and colleagues posing in front of the camera. To see more photos from the Congress, be sure to like us on Facebook and keep an …

  • ISTH 2015 Congress President Sam Schulman Thanks Attendees

    ISTH 2015 Congress President Sam Schulman thanked all the Congress attendees and participants in a video message. “Thank you for all of your contributions in making this a great success, and good luck to you in the future,” Schulman said.
    The presentations, contributions and notable collaborations of nearly 7,300 people paved the way for an outstanding …

  • Don’t Miss the Following Upcoming Meetings

    *Update* Eurothrombosis Summit 2015 extended the abstract deadline to July 15. The Summit is October 1-3, 2015, in Como, Italy. Learn more at http://2015.eurothrombosis.eu/
    ITP Conference 2015
    July 21-26
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    67th National Hemophilia Foundation Annual Meeting
    August 13-15
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    XXIV Congresso Internacional de Groupo CLAHT
    August 27-29
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015
    August 29-September 2
    London, England
    48th Annual Congress …

  • Passport Program Awards More than 20 Valuable Prizes

    The ISTH announced the winners of more than 20 valuable prizes from the Passport Program on Wednesday afternoon at the ISTH 2015 Congress. The grand prize winners, Pichika Chantrathammachart of Thailand and Dorien Leenaerts of Belgium, received an Apple Macbook Pro and Apple iPad, respectively. Winners will be notified by email within the next week …

  • Barenaked Ladies Rock the House at All Congress Party

    Canadian band Barenaked Ladies rocked Toronto’s MUZIK nightclub Wednesday night during the All Congress Party. The sold-out event also featured a multicultural food selection representing the diversity of Toronto.
    ISTH 2015 Congress Chair Sam Schulman (third from left) and Rita Selby, chair of the Social Events Committee of the ISTH 2015 Local Organizing Committee, with members …

  • Member Reflects on Attending 40 Years of ISTH Congresses

    If you’re looking for some insight into the history of ISTH Congresses over the past 40 years, Ian Peake is your guy. He attended his first ISTH Congress in 1975 in Paris as a 31-year-old biochemist working for his mentor, the late Arthur L. Bloom.
    Ian Peake
    “It was daunting,” recalled Peake, who is now emeritus professor …

  • Historic Montpellier to serve as backdrop for SSC 2016

    The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis is scheduled to take place in Montpellier, France, May 25-28, 2016.
    In an interview, 2016 SSC Meeting President Jean-Francois Schved said that attendees of SSC 2016 can expect updates from a wide range of topics, including the …

  • Don’t Miss These Events on Wednesday

    Wednesday features another full day of great events and sessions. See a few highlights below:
    Late-Breaking Abstract Session
    Bleeding disorders, TTP
    8-9:15 | Plenary Room
    Plenary Session 4 – David Ginsburg
    Genetics of thrombosis: from mice to humans
    9:45-10:30 | Plenary Room
    Lunch Symposia
    Click here to see the list of Wednesday’s Lunch Symposia
    12:15-13:45 | Click here for locations
    Posters with Refreshments
    17:15-18:30 | …

  • ‘Blood clot flash mob’ raises thrombosis awareness

    At first the blood drops “danced” freely through the veins of the exhibit hall, floating and fluttering effortlessly – joyfully, even. They were full of life. ISTH attendees giggled and snapped photos of the spectacle.
    But then things took a turn for the worse. Suddenly, the drops approached a narrow arch, clotting  unexpectedly, piled one on …

  • Letter from the Editors: Reitsma and Rosendaal recap JTH changes and achievements

    Frits Rosendaal and Pieter Reitsma, editors in chief of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, (JTH) describe the changes and achievement of JTH in their Letter from the Editors below:
    We are now in office more than two years. Actually, we took over from Mike Greaves and David Lane in the same year as we organized …

  • Global Atrial Fibrillation Registry Data Show Poor Anticoagulation Control and High Risk Scores Increase Mortality and Strokes

    One-year outcomes from the GARFIELD-AF Registry show poor VKA control and high risk scores increased mortality and strokes in newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) patients
    TORONTO, 22 June 2015 – Real-life data from nearly 17,200 patients enrolled in the Global Anticoagulant Registry in the Field – Atrial Fibrillation (GARFIELD-AF) confirm that failing to achieve adequate management …

  • Don’t Miss These Events on Tuesday

    Tuesday features another full day of great events and sessions. See a few highlights below:
    Plenary Session 2 – Paul Kubes
    Platelets and immunity
    9:45-10:30 | Plenary Room
    Lunch Symposia
    Click here to see the list of Tuesday’s Lunch Symposia
    12:15-13:45 | Click here for locations
    Plenary Session 3 – Brian McCrindle
    Why do we miss the mark on preventing cardiovascular disease? Is …

  • World Thrombosis Day Global Village Draws Partners from Around the World

    The Global Village adjacent to the ISTH booth (#1036) in the Exhibition Hall is a source of inspiration for the next World Thrombosis Day. At booths from almost a dozen countries, materials from the first World Thrombosis Day in 2014 lay the foundation for new initiatives planned in 2015. The countries represented, such as Slovakia, …

  • 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 …

  • 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 www.isth2015.org. 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 …

  • 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 …

  • ISTH course on venous thrombosis releases new module: ‘Diagnosis of Venous Thrombosis’

    The ISTH Academy, the Society’s official online education platform, has released a new module, “Diagnosis of Venous Thrombosis,” for the ISTH Course on Venous Thrombosis (VT). The ISTH Course on VT is an accredited course, developed by internationally recognized ISTH experts, and this new module, developed by Philip Wells of the University of Ottawa, is the third component of …

  • Official Congress Highlights to Be Available in August

    MD Conference Express and the ISTH are proud to produce the official peer-reviewed Congress highlights from ISTH 2015.
    Sign up to receive the 2015 highlights   
    View the 2013 highlights
    MD Conference Express reports help bridge the gap between live data presentation and academic literature by providing readers with quick coverage and the academic rigor of peer review.  …

  • WFH launches free accredited CME eLearning module: ‘Issues in the Design of Clinical Trials for Hemophilia’

    The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) is pleased to offer a new accredited and free CME eLearning module, “Issues in the Design of Clinical Trials for Hemophilia,” to physicians and medical specialists. Upon completion, participants will be eligible to receive two continuing medical education (CME or CE) credits. Featuring Flora Peyvandi, Alfonso Iorio and Albert …

  • 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 …

  • #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. …

  • Stop by the ISTH booth for great information, prizes, giveaways and more!

    Make sure to visit the ISTH booth (#1036) in the Exhibition Hall to meet the ISTH staff and learn more about our educational initiatives and future meetings.
    Anyone who registers onsite to become a member of the Society at ISTH 2015 will receive a portable battery charger. Additionally, the ISTH will be giving away different prizes …

  • ISTH membership grows in size in breadth

    When a small group of investigators gathered together in 1954 to form the precursor to what would eventually become the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), they could not have conceived the full breadth and diversity that ISTH membership would eventually encompass. Today more than 3,600 individuals from more than 90 countries are members …

  • The ISTH releases new Clinical Core Curriculum

    The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) has released the new Clinical Core Curriculum. This Curriculum is a standard endorsed by the Council of the ISTH. The Curriculum offers a framework that promotes the harmonization of training and competency, both clinical and laboratory, by clarifying the requirements for a specialist in the field. Developed …

  • Explore the all new ISTH Academy

    In March the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) introduced its new online platform for knowledge and advancement, the ISTH Academy. The Academy offers a highly organized and searchable platform for education, including webinars, webcasts, online courses and much more.
    Monthly ISTH Academy webinars are available on practical thrombosis and hemostasis issues. These webinars feature prominent …

  • How is the ISTH engaging young professionals? A Q&A with Mandy Lauw

    The ISTH Young Professionals Task Force (YPTF) was organized after the ISTH 2013 Congress in Amsterdam and continues to promote clinical, research and educational activities focused on young investigators. Aligned with the mission of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), the YPTF aims to increase the awareness of the numerous opportunities to young …

  • Coming in September! ISTH Advanced Training Course in Dubai promises unmatched quality of education

    As part of its mission to promote high-quality educational initiatives around the world, the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) is proud to present the ISTH Advanced Training Course in Thrombosis and Hemostasis from September 14-17, 2015, in Dubai, UAE.
    This is the latest in a series of Advanced Training Courses, which gather the world’s …

  • What to expect at SSC 2016 in Montpellier: A Q&A with Meeting President Jean-François Schved

    The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) will be held May 25-28, 2016, in Montpellier, France. Learn more about SSC 2016 from Meeting President Jean-François Schved below:

    ISTH: What will be the focus of the 2016 SSC Meeting, and what highlights can participants …

  • Don’t leave without seeing the Highlights of ISTH

    It can be difficult to choose between all of the great sessions at ISTH 2015, but you don’t have to be everywhere at once!
    Get a synopsis of the top research presented over the course of the Congress at the Highlights of ISTH 2015 session on Thursday, June 25, from 12:00-13:00 (12-1 p.m.) in the Plenary …

  • 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 …

  • Bayer’s Innovative HJV Tool: Facilitating the Patient-Provider Discussion about Long-Term Joint Health

    For patients with hemophilia, prophylaxis with replacement factor can prevent bleeding episodes, preserve joint function and improve the quality of life, but despite its benefits, there are also barriers to adherence. Conversations between patients and healthcare providers are a critical part in developing targeted and effective treatment plans for patients with hemophilia. However, it’s not …

  • 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 …

  • Reach-the-World program offers important initiatives: A Q&A with Flora Peyvandi

    The ISTH Reach-the-World program offers fellowships to members in developing countries and helps to arrange education courses in countries around the world. The ISTH has awarded 21 fellowships to individuals from 12 different countries and sponsored 60 education courses in 35 different countries. To learn more, we interviewed Flora Peyvandi, a Reach-the-World mentor and member …

  • 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.