Daily Highlights

PREVIEW

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 ...

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See the Final Highlights of the ISTH 2015 Scientific Program

The ISTH 2015 Congress featured an outstanding array of scientific presentations, and since our last email update, we have uploaded several new articles from the sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. See below for links to those articles: Meaningful Genetic Testing for Thrombophilia is Tantalizingly Close (Article and Video) RNA Subpopulations Targeted for Control of Cardiovascular Disease Earlier Start ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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RNA Subpopulations Targeted for Control of Cardiovascular Disease

Several non-coding RNA subpopulations show promise as therapeutic targets in the control of cardiovascular disease, according to Stefanie Dimmeler, who delivered the Louis B. Jaques Plenary Lecture at the ISTH 2015 Congress Thursday. A small number of phase II trials in this area have been completed, with more clinical trials anticipated. The real excitement about non-coding ...

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Observational Study Offering Real-Life Insights into the Burden and Mortality of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Patients with Active Cancer Presented at ISTH 2015

New real-life evidence from a UK observational study, presented at ISTH 2015, reveals the burden and mortality of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with active cancer over a 10 year period1,3. Key findings from the study underscore the need for improved blood clot management in these patients:  VTE is common in patients with active cancer: During ...

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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 ...

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SUNDAY

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 ...

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‘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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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!    

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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 ...

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#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. ...

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MONDAY

State of the Art: Platelet Function and Dysfunction

Three world-renowned speakers – Alan Nurden of France, Marco Cattaneo of Italy, and Barry Coller of the Unites States – came together Monday to present the state of the art regarding platelet function and dysfunction during a session named for 1981 ISTH Congress President  J. Fraser Mustard, who was a pioneer in the area of ...

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Leader in Cardiovascular Medicine Thanks ISTH in Schofield Plenary Lecture

In the Frank Schofield Plenary Lecture on Monday morning, Eugene Braunwald, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, first thanked the members of ISTH for what they have achieved so far in controlling thrombosis and then asked for more. “We want you to give us greater improvement in the efficacy-bleeding relationship,” Braunwald said at the ...

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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 ...

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Anna Falanga Receives the 2015 Roberts Medal 

Anna Falanga was awarded the Harold R. Roberts Medal at Monday’s President’s Dinner.  The medal honors individuals who have used their time and talents to support the mission of the Society’s Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC). Anna Falanga (right) receives the award from Sabine Eichinger. Falanga, a current member of the ISTH Council, previously served as chair ...

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Nurses Forum Provides Education, Networking Opportunities for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

More than 150 nurses participated in the two-day Nurses Forum, which was held Sunday and Monday at the ISTH 2015 Congress. Maura Malone The Nurses Forum is a special session that was launched at the ISTH 2005 Congress in Sydney, Australia. Its goal is to provide nurses and allied health professionals, from around the world, with an ...

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Idarucizumab Reverses Dabigatran’s Anticoagulant Effects

Idarucizumab is a promising agent that quickly and safely reverses the anticoagulant effects of dabigatran whether the goal is to control serious bleeding or to permit urgent surgery, according to interim results of a multicenter trial presented Monday by Charles Pollack, chair of the department of emergency medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Charles Pollack Idarucizumab is ...

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Routine Screening Sufficient for Detecting Occult Cancer in Patients with VTE

The prevalence of occult cancer is low in patients with a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism, according to results from a multicenter, randomized study presented at the ISTH 2015 Congress. In addition, routine screening with the addition of a comprehensive computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis was no better than routine screening alone in ...

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Risk of Major Bleeding is Decreased When AF Patients Do Not Receive Bridging Anticoagulation

Forgoing bridging anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is non-inferior to perioperative bridging with low-molecular weight heparin for the prevention of arterial thromboembolism and decreases the risk of major bleeding, according to results presented at the meeting Monday and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine. Study investigator Thomas Ortel, chief of the ...

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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, ...

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First insights from the RE-VERSE AD patient study – Idarucizumab* reversed the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran within minutes

The results from an interim analysis of the phase III RE-VERSE AD patient study presented by lead investigator Charles Pollack, professor of emergency medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, demonstrated that 5 grams of idarucizumab* immediately reversed the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran etexilate in patients ...

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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 ...

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Move against thrombosis during ISTH 2015 Congress by taking the Time2Move Ultrasound and Step Challenge!

Did you take a long-haul flight to Toronto? Are you at risk of a DVT? Head to Booth #1722 to take the two-step Time2Move Challenge — first get your leg scanned and test your peak popliteal vein flow velocity and then join the Step Challenge for a little “healthy” competition. Make all that walking between ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ISTH and industry partners recognize the integral role of nurses through interactive informational sessions

Nurses play an integral role in caring for those affected by inherited bleeding disorders and improving access to treatment. This year’s ISTH Congress recognizes these contributions during a two-day forum designed to support continued education for professional nurses from across the globe. The Nurses’ Forum and Allied Health Professionals’ Scientific Session will be stationed throughout the ...

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TUESDAY

ISTH 5K Run Serves up Fun, Raises Funds

A total of 150 runners and walkers capped off a busy day Tuesday by taking part in the ISTH 2015 5K Fun Run. The evening event, which was sold out, took place along the shore of Lake Ontario and raised funds to support  World Thrombosis Day. First to cross the finish line: Geoff Werstuck!    

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State of the Art: Intrinsic Coagulation Pathway May Yield Therapeutic Targets

Major strides have been made in understanding the intrinsic coagulation pathway, producing potential new targets for therapies designed to prevent thrombus formation, according to a three-part State of the Art session held Tuesday at the ISTH 2015 Congress. Thrombi induced by medical devices are among the potential targets of effective inhibitors of the intrinsic coagulation ...

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State of the Art: Longer-acting clotting factor concentrates

Tuesday morning’s State of the Art session on “longer-acting clotting factor concentrates” highlighted recent advances in therapeutics for hemophilia, with a focus on existing and evolving approaches to treatment. Jerry S. Powell, medical director, coagulation, for CSL Behring, discussed, among other topics,  a factor VIII (FVIII) fusion protein. Andreas Tiede of Hannover Medical School, Germany, ...

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Why We Miss the Mark on Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

If you don’t think clinicians should be worried about the current state of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, consider data from the 2011 World Health Organization Global Atlas on CVD Prevention and Control. It found that worldwide, CVD accounts for 31% of deaths: 17.5 million in 2012, projected to increase to 23.3 million in 2030. At the ...

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Advances in Imaging are Helping Researchers Better Understand Immunity

For more than two decades, Paul Kubes has been studying ways to directly visualize the role of immune cells during inflammation, infection and tissue injury, both in vitro and in vivo. During the Tuesday morning J. Fraser Mustard Plenary Lecture at the ISTH 2015 Congress, he discussed several examples of how cutting-edge technologies, such as spinning-disk ...

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Study Establishes Protocol for Perioperative Discontinuation of Dabigatran 

In atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who must discontinue dabigatran for elective surgery, the risk of both stroke and major bleeding can be reduced to very low levels using a formalized strategy for stopping and then re-starting anticoagulation, according to results of a prospective study. Among key findings presented at a press conference at the ISTH 2015 ...

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Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program Recognizes Researchers for Nanomedicines, Gene Therapies and Bioengineering Factor VIII

As part of its commitment to support early-stage research in hemophilia and related bleeding disorders, Bayer HealthCare has awarded Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP) grants to clinicians and researchers from six hospitals and research institutions in the United States. BHAP grants will support research into numerous projects, including nanomedicines, new methods to improve inhibitor detection ...

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‘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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WEDNESDAY

State of the Art Session Addresses Controversies in Antiplatelet Therapy for Patients with CAD

Antiplatelet drugs should prevent secondary ischemic events and should be safe for long-term use – without incurring an unacceptable increase in bleeding risk. This goal remains elusive, as mortality and morbidity remain high in coronary artery disease (CAD). On Wednesday morning, three experts came together during a State of the Art session at the ISTH 2015 ...

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Topics on Anticoagulant-Associated Bleeding Take Center Stage

Millions of patients take vitamin K antagonists (VKA) for the treatment and prevention of thromboembolic events, but 1-3% of patients who take them have life-threatening or fatal bleeds. Up to 2% suffer intracranial hemorrhage, which results in death in up to 79% of cases. “There are more than 42,000 [hospital] admissions related to serious bleeds with ...

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Meaningful Genetic Testing for Thrombophilia is Tantalizingly Close

Multiple strategies for examining genetic determinants of thrombosis are likely to explain clotting events mediated by a complex set of interactions that includes multiple genes and environmental factors, according to David Ginsburg, who delivered Wednesday’s Michael E. Nesheim Plenary Lecture. This progress is important, he said, because none of the genes associated with blood clotting disorders ...

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Earlier Start to Plasma Transfusions for Persistent Postpartum Hemorrhage Does Not Improve Maternal Outcomes

For women with persistent postpartum hemorrhage, correction of coagulopathy by administering plasma is often an inevitable treatment decision. There are little clinical data, however, on whether an early or a late start for plasma transfusion leads to more positive maternal outcomes. Data presented on Wednesday at the ISTH 2015 Congress by Dacia Henriquez of the Department ...

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Gene Therapy Trial Takes Aim at Hemophilia B

Researchers may be making some headway in the search for a gene therapy strategy to treat hemophilia B. Preliminary findings from an ongoing phase 1-2 trial of an investigational gene therapy treatment to address clotting and immune response in patients with hemophilia B were presented Wednesday at the ISTH 2015 Congress. Previous research efforts to use gene ...

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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 ...

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CSL Behring Announces Pivotal Data of Novel rVIII-SingleChain Therapy in Adolescents and Adults with Hemophilia A

Data presented during Late Breaking Session at the 2015 ISTH Congress showed: Patients using rVIII-SingleChain prophylactically to prevent bleeding were well controlled when dosed only two or three times weekly Prophylactic dosing resulted in low annualized spontaneous bleeding rates and the majority of treated bleeds were controlled with only one dose rVIII-SingleChain had improved pharmacokinetic parameters compared with ...

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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 ...

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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 | ...

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Update in the Reversal of Oral Anticoagulants: New Developments and Clinical Strategies

In the past decade, new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have transformed the prophylaxis and treatment of thromboembolism. However, few data are available on the reversal of NOACs. Clinicians may face challenges when patients using NOACs present with bleeding complications or prior to urgent interventional procedures. Please join us for the symposium Update in the Reversal of Oral ...

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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.  ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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THURSDAY

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 ...

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See the Final Highlights of the ISTH 2015 Scientific Program

The ISTH 2015 Congress featured an outstanding array of scientific presentations, and since our last email update, we have uploaded several new articles from the sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. See below for links to those articles: Meaningful Genetic Testing for Thrombophilia is Tantalizingly Close (Article and Video) RNA Subpopulations Targeted for Control of Cardiovascular Disease Earlier Start ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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RNA Subpopulations Targeted for Control of Cardiovascular Disease

Several non-coding RNA subpopulations show promise as therapeutic targets in the control of cardiovascular disease, according to Stefanie Dimmeler, who delivered the Louis B. Jaques Plenary Lecture at the ISTH 2015 Congress Thursday. A small number of phase II trials in this area have been completed, with more clinical trials anticipated. The real excitement about non-coding ...

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Observational Study Offering Real-Life Insights into the Burden and Mortality of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Patients with Active Cancer Presented at ISTH 2015

New real-life evidence from a UK observational study, presented at ISTH 2015, reveals the burden and mortality of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with active cancer over a 10 year period1,3. Key findings from the study underscore the need for improved blood clot management in these patients:  VTE is common in patients with active cancer: During ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CSL Behring Presents rIX-FP for Hemophilia B Phase III Data Evaluating Efficacy, Safety and Improved Dosing at ISTH 2015

– Data supports prolonged dosing intervals up to 14 days for routine prophylaxis in hemophilia B patients – Majority of adult and pediatric patients using rIX-FP for routine prophylaxis had an annualized spontaneous bleeding rate (AsBR) of 0.00 – Surgical sub study results show single dose of rIX-FP sufficient to maintain hemostasis during surgery TORONTO, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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