Social Program

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Event: Opening Ceremony
Time: 17:30 to 18:30
Venue: Clyde Auditorium at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
Event: Welcome Reception
Time: 18:30 to 21:00
Venue: Exhibition Hall 4 at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
Dress: Business attire
Cost: Complimentary for all registered participants. Additional guest tickets cost US$66 per person which includes a 20% tax.


The WFH 2018 World Congress Opening Ceremony will take place at Clyde Auditorium of the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). Following the Opening Ceremony, canapés and refreshments will be served at Exhibition Hall 4 of the SEC. Delegates will have the opportunity to reunite with old friends from over 134 countries while exploring the Exhibition Hall for the first time.

All delegates and accompanying persons are invited to attend. Please ensure that you register for Congress prior to the Opening Ceremony and wear your name badge throughout the evening.

Full Day Tour with Lunch

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Time: 9:00–18:00
Departure: Scottish Event Campus (SEC) -  exact location to be determined
Venue: Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & Distillery Tour
Dress: Casual, comfortable walking shoes, rain protection
Cost: Included in the registration fee of accompanying persons. Cost of additional tickets is US$99 per person which includes a 20% tax.




You travel to Stirling Castle, where you can visit this imposing stronghold, the favourite residence of the Stuart kings, where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned.

From Stirling you travel into the Highlands to an area known as the Trossachs National Park. Often referred to as ‘The Highlands in Miniature’ it marks the point where the Lowlands meet the Highlands and entering this beautifully picturesque area feels like going into a different country. You stop here for lunch (included) on the shores of Loch Lomond where you can enjoy the magnificent nature all around you and perhaps a short walk by the loch.

After lunch you travel onto the picturesque Distillery of Auchentoshan, one of the leading ‘Malt Whiskies ‘in Scotland, where you have the option to tour the Distillery or enjoy the refreshments that are on offer at their ‘Slainte Mhath Shop’. Then it's just a short drive back to Glasgow.

Civic Reception (Cultural Event) hosted by the Lord Provost and Glasgow City Council

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 18:30–20:30
Venue: Glasgow Science Center, a 10-minute walk from the Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
Dress: Smart casual
Cost: US$78 per person for doctors and industry representatives which includes a 20% tax. Complimentary for all other attendees

Wind down after a busy day at Congress following the end of the last concurrent sessions and enjoy a fun time with old and new friends at the Glasgow Science Centre. One of Glasgow’s world-renowned attractions, the Glasgow Science Centre is a 10-minute walk from the SEC.

Farewell Dinner

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 19:00–24:00
Venue: Hall 3 at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
Dress: Cocktail
Cost: US$110 per person which includes a 20% tax.


A memorable evening with fine cuisine, wine, music, and dancing will officially close the WFH 2018 World Congress in Glasgow. Don’t miss this last chance to celebrate in style with other members of the global bleeding disorders community, and also take the opportunity to look back at your Congress week and make plans for the next opportunity to reunite in 2020.

Pre-paid tickets for this evening will be handed out when you pick up your Congress badge at registration. Additional tickets might be available for purchase on site during the Congress at the registration desk depending on availability.


Scotland is part of the UK and abides by many of the same rules of the road as other parts of the country, there is a significant difference when it comes to the permitted level of alcohol whilst driving in Scotland. With the limits being so low that a single pint of beer or glass of wine can put you over the drink-drive limit. The best advice is that if you are planning to drive whilst visiting Scotland then you should consume NO alcohol. If you do consume alcohol then utilize the extensive public transport system in order to reach your desired location. Any person caught drinking and driving will be arrested by the Police.




The WFH 2018 World Congress is supported by the Glasgow City
Council and VisitScotland

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