EHA-SWG Scientific Meeting: Hemostasis imbalance: Critical issues and Therapeutic approaches
Dates: September 18-20, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Chairs: C Balduini, A Falanga
The EHA Scientific Working Group (SWG) Bleeding and thrombosis, SWG Thrombocytopenia and platelet function disorders and EHA organized a workshop on critical issues and therapeutic approaches in disorders of platelets and coagulation leading to either bleeding or thrombosis.
The objectives of this meeting were:
- Summarizing clinical features and laboratory evaluation of congenital and acquired platelet and clotting factors abnormalities
- Assessing common acquired disorders of hemostasis leading to bleeding or thrombosis and recognize features of hereditary platelet disorders.
- Discussion on updates in cancer-associated thrombosis: risk assessment, prevention, and anticoagulant therapy
- Evaluation of antibody-mediated prothrombotic disorders.
- Presenting and discussing the advance in venous thromboembolism treatment and features of newer anticoagulant drugs
- Identifying gaps in thrombotic and bleeding disorders to be incorporated into future research programs.
The meeting included plenary lectures and interactive sessions. A Round table was dedicated to discussion with patient organizations and regulatory issues to better understand the currently unmet needs in these conditions. The faculty supplemented the didactic presentations with panel discussions and case presentations.
The target group for this meeting were: Specialists in hematology, clinicians, basic researchers, biologists, students and physicians interested in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis or directly involved in clinical management of bleeding and thrombotic diseases. Young hematologists and researchers could also receive a valuable educational benefit from this initiative.
Participants of this meeting were eligible to receive one Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit point for every hour of accredited activity from the EBAH system.
A report of this meeting has been published and is now available here.
Day 1, Friday September 18, 2015
Day 2, Saturday September 19, 2015
Day 3, Sunday September 20, 2015