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.

Every two years, the WFH recognizes outstanding volunteers for their generous contributions of time, expertise, and energy, together with their deep and longstanding commitment to the bleeding disorders community.

This year, in light of the global pandemic and consequent cancellation of the 2020 WFH World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the WFH has decided to put together a special video tribute to acknowledge and celebrate the 2020 Award winners. These videos will be released daily during the 2020 WFH Virtual Summit, which is taking place June 14-19.

Please join us in honoring the dedication and achievements of those who have made a significant impact on people living with a bleeding disorder.

2020 Volunteer Award winners’ video tributes

International Frank Schnabel Volunteer Award


International Lifetime Achievement Award


International Award for Outstanding Service


International Healthcare Volunteer Award


President's Award


President's Award



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.

We invite you to nominate an individual with hemophilia or another inherited bleeding disorder, or 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

Download Nomination Form 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.

We invite you to nominate a healthcare professional 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
  • 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)

Download Nomination Form 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.

We invite you to nominate an individual (over 18) / organization, with a minimum of five-year active leadership in their local bleeding disorders community, that has made an impact nationwide and that has contributed significantly in furthering the mission and goals of the WFH. 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

Download Nomination Form 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.

2019 Twins of the Year

HTC HOT
Yogyakarta / Solo (Indonesia) – Utrecht (Netherlands) Madagascar – Brittany (France)

Past recipients  Learn more about the WFH Twinning Program

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.

Past 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 gavril.

Past Recipients  Learn more about the the MSK Committee

Pietrogrande Prize


2019

Dr. Adolfo Llinás
Colombia

2017

Pamela Hilliard
Canada

2015

Kathy Mulder
Canada

2013

James Luck
United States

2012

Piet de Kleijn
The Netherlands

2011

Dr. Lily Heijnen
The Netherlands

2010

Dr. Horacio Caviglia
Argentina

2009

Jerome D. Wiedel
United States

2008

Dr. Federico Fernández-Palazzi
Venezuela

2007

Michael Heim
Israel

2006

Brenda Buzzard
United Kingdom

2005

Dr. Marvin Gilbert
United States

Henri Horoszowski Award


2019

Maarten Eerdekens - Belgium
Association between multi-segment foot kinetics and blood induced joint damage in adult patients with hemophilic ankle arthropathy

2017

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 - Iran
Bilateral total knee arthroplasty in patients with hemophilia: A safe and cost-effective procedure

2013

Lize F.D. van Vulpen - United States
A fusion protein of IL4 and IL10, is equally effective in protecting cartilage from blood-induced damage compared to the individual components

2012

Horacio Caviglia - Argentina
Pseudotumor Surgery in Haemophilia A patients: Comparitive results between inhibitor and non-inhibitor patients Pseudotumor Surgery in Haemophilia A patients: Comparitive results between inhibitor and non-inhibitor patients

2011

Nick Goddard - United Kingdom and Monique van Meegeren - The Netherlands
Early onset administration of IL-4 and IL-10 prevents blood-induced cartilage damage in vitro

2010

Lydia Abad-Franch - Spain
Influence of an Aquatic Training Protocol on the Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in a Hemophiliac

2009

Sebastien Lobet - Belgium
Impact of Hemophilia Ankle Arthropathy on Gait Disability: Analysis of Energetic and Mechanical Variables

2008

Jose Alberto Tlacuilo-Parra - Mexico
Bone Turnover Markers and Bone Mineral Density in Children with Hemophilia

2007

Natalie Jansen - The Netherlands
Protective Abilities of Interleukin-10 in Blood-induced Cartilage Damage

2006

Axel Seuser and E. Kusch - Germany
Multi-Center Study of Orthopedic Outcome of the Lower Extremities in 249 Children with Hemophilia

2005

Frank van Genderen, Nico van Meeteren, Lily Heijnen, Piet de Kleijn, Marijke van den Berg, Paul Helders - The Netherlands
The Hemophilia Activities List: Final development and validation of a hemophilic-specific self-assessment questionnaire on functional abilities

2004

Goris Roosendaal, Zalima N Jahangier, Kim MG Jacobs, Johannes WJ Bijlsma, Floris PJG Lafeber - The Netherlands
Radiosynoviorthesis using YTTRIUM-90 results in adverse direct effects on cartilage: a human in vitro study

2003

Axel Seuser, Thomas Wallny, Günter Schumpe, Elmar Trunz, Hans-Hermann Brackman - Germany
How to advise young haemophiliacs to find the right sport? A new and safe algorithm

2002

James Luck, Jr. and Mauricio Silva - United States
Long-Term Review of Total Knee Arthroplasty

2001

Federico Fernández-Palazzi - Venezuela
Oxytetracycline Chlorohydrate: A new material for chemical synovial orthoses

2000

Horacio Caviglia - Argentina
Pseudotumours

1999

William J. Ribbans and J.L. Hicks - United Kingdom
Communication and Co-operation for the New Millennium – The Future of the Musculoskeletal Committee in the 21st Century

1998

Adolfo Llinas, Mauricio Silva, Monica Duarte, Gonzalo Ucros, Graciela Perini, Angela Maria Cerquera, Andres Forero - Colombia
Chromic phosphate synoviorthesis without age restriction should be the first treatment option for chronic active hemophilic synovitis

 

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

2019

Yogyakarta / Solo (Indonesia) – Utrecht (Netherlands)

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)

2012

Hanoi (Vietnam) – Melbourne (Australia)

2011

Manado (Indonesia) – Utrecht (Netherlands)

2010

Delhi (India) – Winnipeg (Canada)
Yaoundé (Cameroon) – Geneva (Switzerland)

2009

Chisinau (Moldova) – Warsaw (Poland)
Colombo (Sri Lanka) – Vellore (India)

2008

Gaborone (Botswana) – Philadelphia (USA)

2007

Vientiane (Laos) – Brest (France)
Damascus (Syria) – Montpellier (France)

2006

Lima (Peru) – Fort Worth (USA)

2005

Yerevan (Armenia) – Minneapolis (USA)
Casablanca (Morocco) – Caen (France)

2004

Beirut (Lebanon) – Geneva (Switzerland)
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) – Caracas (Venezuela)

2003

Cairo (Egypt) – Knoxville (USA)

2002

Moscow (Russia) – Liverpool (UK)
Panama – Valencia (Spain)

2001

Bangalore (India) – St. Louis (USA)

2000

Pune (India) – Bradford (UK)

1999

Montevideo (Uruguay) – Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Tianjin (China) – Calgary (Canada)

1998

Plovdiv (Bulgaria) – Bonn (Germany)

1997

Bogota (Colombia) – Los Angeles (USA)
Tartu (Estonia) – Stockholm (Sweden)

1996

Timisoara (Romania) – Munich (Germany)
Riga (Latvia) – Munster (Germany)

1995

Klaipeda (Lithuania) – Malmo (Sweden)

1994

Bratislava (Slovakia) – Tel Hashomer (Israel)

2019

Madagascar – Brittany (France)

2018

Kenya – Scotland

2017

Mongolia – Manitoba (Canada)

2016

Tanzania – Ontario (Canada)

2015

Bangladesh – Canada

2014

Nicaragua – Quebec (Canada)

2013

Mauritius – South Africa

2012

Vietnam – Ireland

2011

Cambodia – New Zealand

2010

Tunisia – Quebec (Canada)

2009

Peru – Galicia (Spain)

2008

South Africa – Canada

2007

Honduras – Georgia (USA)

2006

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Ireland

2005

Pakistan – Malaysia

2004

Dominican Republic – Venezuela

2003

Jordan – Toronto (Canada)

2002

Nicaragua – Venezuela

2001

Philippines – Victoria (Australia)

2000

Georgia – Minnesota (USA)
Uruguay – Argentina

1999

Nepal – Sweden
Mexico – Texas (USA)

1998

Latvia – Germany

1997

India – Denmark

1995

Israel – Slovakia


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.

Past 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.

Past 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


2020

Dr. Ozlem Turan
United Kingdom


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”.


2014

Laurens Nieuwenhuizen
The Netherlands (2014 winner)

Susanna Lovdahl
Sweden (2013 winner)

Inga Marie Nilsson Award


2016

Frederíca Cassis
Brazil

2014

Dr. Magdy El Ekiaby
Egypt

2012

Dr. Alok Srivastava
India

2010

Nichan Zourikian
Canada

2008

Dr. Steve Kitchen
United Kingdom

2006

Kathy Mulder
Canada

2004

Dr. Angus McCraw
United Kingdom

Dr. Brian Luke and Dr. Man-Chiu Poon
Canada

2002

Anne Gilham
South Africa

2000

Dr. Alok Srivastava
India

Dr. Carol K. Kasper
United States

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