Workshops for healthcare professionals

Each year, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) organizes workshops in individual countries and regions that bring together various professionals from the multidisciplinary team and members of the global bleeding disorders community to exchange ideas on the improvement of treatment and care. These workshops include both scientific presentations and practical application.

The workshops target:

  • Hematologists
  • Laboratory scientists/technicians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Orthopedists/physiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists/social workers
  • Dentists
  • Others as necessary (i.e., specialists in infectious diseases, genetics, etc.)

The WFH holds conferences and general symposiums, as needed. Topics can include:

  • Introduction to hemophilia and related bleeding disorders
  • Introduction to comprehensive care

In 2016, the WFH organized a total of 43 national and regional conferences and/or multidisciplinary workshops.

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WFH International Musculoskeletal Congress

Every two years, the WFH organizes an International Musculoskeletal (MSK) Congress that brings together leading orthopedic surgeons, hematologists, and physiotherapists specialized in the treatment and care of patients with bleeding disorders, in addition to other professionals interested in the musculoskeletal aspects of hemophilia.

WFH 16th MSK Congress
May 10-12, 2019
Madrid, Spain

The 16th WFH International Musculoskeletal Congress will be held in Madrid, Spain, from May 10 – 12, 2019. A high-profile three-day international event, the Congress program will feature presentations, posters, and exhibit displays with a focus on musculoskeletal approaches to hemophilia. Key developments in the field will be addressed, making the event relevant to orthopedists, physical therapists and hematologists around the world. MSK Congress

Articles about MSK Congresses

Past Musculoskeletal Congresses

WFH 15th MSK Congress 2017
May 5-7, 2017
Seoul, Korea

WFH 14th MSK Congress 2015
May 7-10, 2015
Belfast, Northern Ireland 

WFH 13th MSK Congress 2013
April 18 ‒ 21, 2013
Chicago, USA 
Program and Abstracts

WFH 12th MSK Congress 2011
March 31-April 2, 2011
Dubai, UAE 

WFH 11th MSK Congress 2009
April 26-29, 2009
Cartagena, Colombia
Program and Abstracts 

WFH 10th MSK Congress 2007
May 3-6, 2007Stresa, Italy
Program and Abstracts

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Updated June 2019