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Message from the Program Chairs

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Congress Program Committees, it is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the WFH 2018 World Congress in Glasgow, Scotland.

The WFH World Congress is unique because the entire global bleeding disorders community participates. Patients and families, WFH national member organizations, physicians and other health care providers, and regulators representing the whole community will all be present.

The Congress program will feature internationally recognized experts in hemophilia care and research from more than 100 countries. Speakers will present and discuss the latest topics and advances in the management and treatment of people with inherited bleeding disorders, focusing on strategies, experiences and techniques supporting the global efforts of the WFH. Having planned many important sessions covering a wide range of topics, we believe there will be something for everyone.

General plenaries. In addition to the President’s and VP Medical plenaries, we have prepared general plenaries on gene therapy and also on new structured research strategies for inhibitors.

Medical plenaries. Keeping in mind the need for comprehensive insight on the latest developments in healthcare, we have also put together an overview of emerging therapies, a discussion on models of prophylaxis in the developing world, lessons learned from other inherited bleeding disorders, and case reports on gene therapy.

Multidisciplinary plenaries. Along with medical plenaries, the WFH 2018 World Congress will feature parallel plenary sessions to provide participants with new insights and valuable information on the current understanding of pain, using the patient’s voice, women’s perspectives, and transitioning techniques.

Medical topics. Building on the success of previous WFH World Congress, we have assembled a thought provoking medical program featuring sessions such as New Treatment Options Including Gene Therapy, Implications of Altering the Hemostatic Balance, and Bleeding Disorders in the Genomics Era, among many others.

Multidisciplinary topics. A wide range of sessions have been developed for participants with multidisciplinary interests, ranging from topics such as Bleeding Disorders and Digital Technologies, to Treating and Bleeding: Healthcare Professionals Living with a Bleeding Disorder.

Professional development workshops. We would like to encourage you to attend our professional development workshops and be part of the conversations and debates that are part of the session experience.

The Congress program provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and experiences. Similarly, patients will have the chance to interact with support networks from many different bleeding disorders communities from around the world.

We look forward to welcoming old friends and meeting new ones in Glasgow.

 

 

 

 

         
Marijke van den Berg
WFH 2018 Medical Committee Co-Chair

  Gerald Dolan
WFH 2018 Medical Committee Co-Chair
    Deon York
WFH 2018 Multidisciplinary Committee Co-Chair
  Paul McLaughlin
WFH 2018 Multidisciplinary Committee Co-Chair

 

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

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