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International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

ISTH 2017 Congress: Top Global Experts Convene in Berlin to Showcase Latest Research in Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Biology

Berlin (ots)

Under the theme of "Transcending Scientific Boundaries", the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 2017 Congress (July 8-13, 2017) aims to enhance the treatment of patients with bleeding and clotting disorders, such as hemophilia or thrombosis, by presenting the latest basic, translational and clinical research and highlighting diagnostic and therapeutic advancements.

"True to the excitement surrounding one of the leading scientific events in the field of thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular biology, the ISTH 2017 Congress will unveil a range of groundbreaking research and innovative offerings designed to foster mutual exchange and scientific discourse around highly anticipated topics," said ISTH 2017 Congress President, Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Oldenburg from the University Clinic Bonn in Germany. "With the field's leading global experts from around the world convening at ISTH 2017, the congress will showcase the latest in scientific discoveries as well as diagnostic and treatment options to better meet the needs of patients."

Attendance numbers reach all-time high

With more than 9,000 participants from approximately 90 countries, this year's congress surpasses all ISTH attendance records and is the largest meeting dedicated to thrombosis and hemostasis to date. This is matched by the congress' second highest submission rate yet: 3,120 scientific abstracts submitted by clinicians, scientists, academics and students from 83 countries. With a diverse and extensive range of topics, participants will meet to discuss scientific presentations, including unpublished studies, exchange the latest scientific findings and their clinical application and participate in interactive poster and oral communication sessions as well as abstract symposia.

Opportunity to preview the latest scientific highlights

The official ISTH 2017 press briefing will take place on Monday, July 10, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CET and will provide an overview of the latest key scientific evidence and findings presented at the congress. Moderated by Prof. Dr. med. Wolfram Ruf from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany, the press briefing will cover key topics such as the treatment of hemophilia, management of patients with venous thromboembolism and the reversal of anticoagulation mechanisms. In-depth presentations on the scientific highlights featured at the ISTH 2017 press briefing will take place at the following times during the congress:

Monday, July 10
- Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetics (PK) of Emicizumab (ACE910) 
Prophylaxis (Px) in Persons with Hemophilia A with Inhibitors 
(PwHAwI): Randomized, Multicenter, Open-label, Phase 3 Study (HAVEN 
1) by Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Oldenburg, ISTH 2017 Congress 
President, Institute of Experimental Hematology and Transfusion 
Medicine, University Clinic Bonn, Germany - Abstract Symposia 
Session, 15:15, Hall B

- Fitusiran, an Investigational RNAi Therapeutic Targeting 
Antithrombin for the Treatment of Hemophilia: Interim Results from a 
Phase 2 Extension Study in Patients with Hemophilia A or B with and 
Without Inhibitors by Prof. Dr. med. John Pasi, Barts and the London 
School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, 
United Kingdom - Abstract Symposia Session, 15:30, Hall B

Tuesday, July 11
- Interim Results from a Phase 1/2 AAV5-FVIII Gene Transfer in 
Patients with Severe Hemophilia A by Prof. Dr. med. John Pasi, Barts 
and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary 
University of London, United Kingdom - Oral Communication Session, 
9:30, Hall B
- Final Results of RE-VERSE AD Study: Reversal of Dabigatran by its 
Specific Reversal Agent Idarucizumab in Patients with Uncontrolled 
Bleeding or Requiring Urgent Surgery/Procedures by Prof. Dr. med. 
Charles Pollack, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, United 
States - Oral Communication Session, 10:24, Hall B

Wednesday, July 12
- Clinical Characteristics and Management of 10,329 Patients with a 
Confirmed Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism: The GARFIELD-VTE 
Registry by Prof. Dr. med. Walter Ageno, Department of Clinical and 
Experimental Medicine, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy - 
Abstract Symposia Session, 16:00, Room New York

For more information about the ISTH 2017 Congress, visit

About the ISTH

Founded in 1969, the ISTH is the leading worldwide not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders. ISTH is an international professional membership organization with more than 4,500 clinicians, researchers and educators working together to improve the lives of patients in more than 94 countries around the world. Among its highly regarded activities and initiatives are education and standardization programs, research activities, meetings and congresses, peer-reviewed publications, expert committees and World Thrombosis Day on 13 October. Visit ISTH online at

Helpful resources
- Complimentary press registration:
- Be a digital participant via the ISTH Congress Live Stream:
- Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Hemostasis is a new open 
access e-publication of the ISTH. Review the ISTH 2017 abstracts 

For any further queries, please contact:

The Weber Shandwick press team on behalf of ISTH
+49.30-20 35 1-266

Barbara Krolak Relationship and Campaign Specialist
International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis

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