Awards

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and its national member organizations (NMO) are powered by dedicated individuals who believe that together a certain future can be brought to those living with a bleeding disorder around the world.

The WFH Awards Program recognizes local and international volunteers who give generously, and in so many ways, to our community. The WFH believes that every member of the bleeding disorders community gives back in some way.

The WFH Awards highlight the achievements of those who have made a significant impact on those living with a bleeding disorder. The awards celebrate and honour the dedication they all display, and their attributes that inspire us to reach higher and achieve more on behalf of our community.


WFH Volunteer Awards

The WFH Volunteer Awards were created to recognize the outstanding leadership provided by our volunteers who help further our vision of Treatment for All and are presented every two years at the WFH World Congress.

The International Frank Schnabel Award was established in 2004, named in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnabel. It is given to an individual with hemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder, or to a family member, who has contributed significantly in furthering the mission and goals of the WFH.

Nominees must meet the criteria below in order to be considered.

Criteria:

  • A number of years’ involvement in the work of WFH
  • Involvement in one or several areas such as WFH committees and programs on blood safety, communications, healthcare development, fundraising, congress, or WFH national member organizations

Not Eligible:

  • Current WFH Board members
  • WFH staff

Past Recipients

Established in 2004, this award honours a healthcare professional who has contributed significantly in furthering the mission and goals of the WFH in a volunteer role. Candidates for this award include doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, dentists, and other health professionals, who provide care and treatment to people with hemophilia or other inherited bleeding disorders.

Nominees must meet the criteria below in order to be considered.

Criteria:

  • A number of years’ involvement in the work of WFH
  • Involvement in one or several areas such as WFH committees and programs on blood safety, communications, healthcare development, fundraising, congress, or WFH national member organizations
  • Nominations for this award are for an individual’s volunteer role with WFH and not for their professional role as healthcare provider or researcher

Not Eligible:

  • Current WFH Board members
  • WFH staff
  • Members of the Medical Advisory Board (MAB)

Past Recipients

Established in 2017, this award will recognize either an individual or organization that have served their local community, for a significant amount of time, and made a substantial impact in the hemophilia community within its country.

Nominees must meet the criteria below in order to be considered.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrate a minimum of five years of active leadership in the bleeding disorders community within their own country
  • Demonstrate a positive relationship with a WFH national member organization (NMO)
  • Development of a project/initiative that has resulted with making a nationwide impact in the bleeding disorder community due to their leadership
  • One winner we be selected from three finalists chosen from all the nominations received; i.e. NMO leader, chapter leader, youth leader, local lay or medical volunteer, and/or chapter/NMO/youth group, other

Not Eligible:

  • Volunteer leaders serving on international boards/committees (such as the WFH Board of Directors and WFH Medical Advisory Board)
  • Self-nominations
  • Individuals/organizations not associated with their local WFH NMO

Past Recipients

This Award was established in 2006 and is given to an individual in recognition of a body of work over a period of time. Recipients have contributed to furthering the mission and goals of the World Federation of Hemophilia in a particular region, country or professional area, throughout their career and for a significant part of their lives.

This Award is given, when merited, at the bi-annual World Congress or may be given, when appropriate, during formal meetings with WFH leadership.

Past Recipients

Established in 2010, this Award is given to an individual or an organization that has demonstrated outstanding service to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and to furthering the mission of the WFH. The recipient is a role model and will have demonstrated leadership, commitment, and active dedication to serving the bleeding disorders community. The recipient’s efforts have resulted in a measurable difference in the care of people with bleeding disorders.

This Award is given, when merited, at the bi-annual World Congress or may be given, when appropriate, during formal meetings with WFH leadership.

Past Recipients

WFH International Frank Schnabel Volunteer Award - Recipients


WFH International Healthcare Volunteer Award - Recipients


WFH President's Award - Recipients


WFH International Lifetime Achievement Award - Recipients


WFH International Award for Outstanding Service



WFH Program and Research Awards

The Twins of the Year Awards are given out annually to treatment centres, the hemophilia organizations or youth groups that best showcase the philosophy of the Twinning Program.

Criteria

  • Demonstrated high level of commitment to the partnership
  • Demonstrated teamwork on all endeavours
  • Achieved objectives that were set for the year
  • Exhibited excellent communication between partners
  • Sustained level of activity
  • Executed complex activities
  • Provided documentation in a complete and timely manner
  • Are not previous Twins of the Year Award winners

Selection
Selection is made by the Treatment Centre (HTC) Twinning and Hemophilia Organization (HOT) Committees. The plaques are presented to the recipients during the WFH World Congress, which takes place every two years.

2018 Twins of the Year

HTC HOT
Abidjan (Ivory Coast) – Brussels (Belgium) Kenya – Scotland

The Pietrogrande Prize was created in 2005 to recognize a healthcare professional who has contributed significantly in furthering the mission and goals of the Musculoskeletal Committee of the WFH.

The prize honours Dr. Vincenzo Pietrogrande, a leading orthopedic surgeon and director of the Institute of Clinical Orthopedics at the University of Milan, Italy. Dr. Pietrogrande was the first chair of the group that eventually became the Musculoskeletal Committee.

The WFH presents the prize every two years at the WFH Musculoskeletal Congress.

Recipients  Learn more about the the MSK Committee

This award was established in 1998 to honour the memory of Professor Henri Horoszowski, former chairperson of the Musculoskeletal Committee, to encourage musculoskeletal specialists to become involved in hemophilia care.

Presenters of any free papers selected for inclusion in each Musculoskeletal Congress and each musculoskeletal program of the WFH World Congress are eligible for the award, with two exceptions:

  • Current or past members of the Musculoskeletal Committee
  • Previous winners of the award

Criteria for the award include scientific methodology, originality, relevance, and quality of the presentation as determined by a panel of judges appointed by the Musculoskeletal Executive Committee.

For more information, contact Antonio Gavrilovski at gavrilovski@gmail.com.

Recipients  Learn more about the the MSK Committee

Henri Horoszowski Award


2016

Fabio Souza, Brazil
Decrease in joint inflammation, swelling and pain after a swimming protocol in animal model of experimental-induced hemarthrosis.

2015

SM Javd Mortazavi, Northern Ireland
Bilateral total knee arthroplasty in patients with hemophilia: A safe and cost-effective procedure.

WFH Clinical Research Grant Program


2017

Ruchika Goel
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, U.S.A.

Identification of age varying co-morbidities and predictors of mortality in persons with hemophilia A and B and derivation of a mortality risk prediction score.

Maria Eulalia Landro
Hospital General de Agudos Dr. Juan A. Fernández, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Platelet rich plasma for synovitis treatment in patients with hemophilia (PWH).

Silvia Spena
Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Centre for Haemophilia and Thrombosis, Milan, Italy

Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of hemophilia in male fetal cells circulating in the maternal blood.

Karin P.M. van Galen
University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Pregnancy and inherited bleeding disorders, the PRIDE study.

2016

Arijit Biswas
Institute of Experimental Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Bonn, Germany

Determining the prevalence of mild heterozygous factor XIII deficiency in the German Caucasian population for its potential clinical impact.

Hervé Chambost
Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille, Marseille, France

Qualitative and quantitative protein variability in vials of marketed rFVIII/pdFVIII concentrates.

Twins of the Year Awards

2018

Abidjan (Ivory Coast) – Brussels (Belgium)

2017

Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) – Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2016

Kampala (Uganda) – London (UK)

2015

Varna (Bulgaria) – Bonn (Germany)

2014

Arequipa (Peru) – Los Angeles (USA)

2013

Davangere (India) – Liverpool (UK)
Ludhiana (India) – Detroit (USA)

2018

Kenya – Scotland

2017

Mongolia – Manitoba (Canada)

2016

Tanzania – Ontario (Canada)

2015

Bangladesh – Canada

2014

Nicaragua – Quebec (Canada)

2013

Mauritius – South Africa


WFH Partner Awards

Established in 2012 by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and Wiley, the Christine Lee Young Researcher Award (formerly the Christine Lee Haemophilia Journal Award) is given in recognition to a top young researcher (graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) who is the primary author and presenter of a highly rated submitted abstract in any discipline involving hemophilia or other related bleeding disorders.

The selection committee, including the Haemophilia Journal’s editors and WFH representatives on the Haemophilia Editorial Board, will choose the best presented abstract at the WFH 2020 World Congress.

A prize of ₤3,000 for the best free paper presentation and a prize of ₤1,000 for the best poster presentation, along with a three-year online personal subscription to Haemophilia is provided for both awards.

The young researcher must be under the age of 40 at the time the article is submitted. If there are multiple authors, the lead author and presenter must be under the age of 40 at the time the article is submitted.

Recipients Learn more about this award

Created in 2000 to honour Inga Marie Nilsson (1923–1999) of Malmö, Sweden—a pioneer in hemophilia research and treatment. Her preventive approach to treatment, which is known as hemophilia prophylaxis, continues to be the gold standard for care in treatment centres around the world.

The award is given to an individual or pair of WFH volunteers who have demonstrated substantial leadership and initiative in advancing the WFH mission to improve hemophilia care, especially in emerging countries.

The WFH is grateful to Octapharma for its previous commitment to the legacy of Professor Inga Marie Nilsson.

Recipients

The WFH gratefully acknowledges the French Hemophilia Society’s support in providing this award.

Recipients Learn more about this award

With generous unrestricted grants from the pharmaceutical industry, the Swedish Hemophilia Society launched the Arosenius Fund in 1996 in the name of Ivar Arosenius, a famous Swedish artist who lived with a bleeding disorder.

The fund supports travel to conferences and workshops, allowing recipients to reach the national and international research community.

Recipients Learn more about this award

Christine Lee Young Researcher Award


2017

The Christine Lee Young Researcher Award for best free paper presentation:

Dr. Heike Singer
University Hospital Bonn
Bonn, Germany

“Detection and localization of intracellular FVIII in IPS derived endothelial cells from three Hemophilia A (HA)-patients with null mutations”.

 

The Christine Lee Young Researcher Award for best moderated poster presentation:

Dr. Badle Saket, Clinical Research Fellow
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
The Royal London Hospital Haemophilia Centre
London, United Kingdom

“Pharmacokinetic intervention to optimise FVIII prophylaxis: UKPK trial interim analysis”.

Inga Mari Nilsson Award


International Prize of the French Hemophilia Society—The “Henri Chaigneau” Prize


2016

Professor Thierry Vandendroessche
Professor Marinee Chuah

The Arosenius Fund (Swedish Hemophilia Society)


2017

Amy Shapiro

2016

Doctor Midori Shima