The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) announced its upcoming ISTH 2017 Congress, taking place July 8-13 in Berlin, Germany, is expected to surpass records in the field for event attendance and an increase in abstract submissions, exhibitors, supported satellite symposia and product theaters. These numbers reflect the scientific and clinical advances in the field, particularly by ISTH members. The ISTH 2017 Congress brings together experts in thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular biology with a focus on understanding bleeding and clotting disorders to better serve patients. With an expected attendance of up to 10,000 delegates from 90 countries, ISTH 2017 will be the largest global meeting in thrombosis and hemostasis to date, but also among the largest scientific meetings hosted in Berlin.
This year, 3,120 scientific abstracts from 83 countries were submitted by clinicians, scientists, academics and students for ISTH 2017, which is the second highest submission rate in the history of the meeting. Abstracts cover topics such as atherothrombosis and stroke, coagulant and anticoagulant mechanisms, diagnostics, hemorrhagic disorders and hemophilia, management of thromboembolism, pediatrics, nursing and allied health, platelets, transfusion and biotherapeutics, vascular biology and more. "ISTH 2017 is on track to be the most impactful meeting of both the scientific community and industry for the presentation of scientific advances and therapeutic approaches," said Congress President Johannes Oldenburg.
In May 2016, the ISTH announced a strategic decision to hold its global congress in an annual format starting in 2019. The annual format will allow researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals in the bleeding, clotting and related fields to remain on the cutting-edge of science and deliver the best patient care. In addition to being more compact, the annual congress will implement a formal rotation pattern to create more consistent opportunities for engagement of the global community.
Registration for ISTH 2017 is now open.