WFH 2012 World Congress
Paris, France | July 8-12, 2012
Open Access: Webcast of the WFH 2012 World Congress >
Record numbers attended the XXX International Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) this year in Paris, with over 5,400 delegates registered. It was very fitting that the global bleeding disorders community came together in such large numbers as this year also marks the launch of the Close the Gap campaign and the WFH’s 50th anniversary.
The WFH 2012 World Congress featured a robust medical program presented by leading experts in hemophilia research. The medical program included plenary lectures on new approaches to the management of hepatitis C, personalized prophylaxis, WFH research initiatives, developing models of hemophilia care, and the use of long-acting products versus gene transfer. The multidisciplinary program covered topics on family perspectives and support, psychosocial models in hemophilia, ageing with hemophilia, and women with inherited bleeding disorders.
The WFH and our local hosts, the Association Française des Hémophiles, thank the participants for their support of such a successful WFH 2012 World Congress.
Webcasts of selected sessions
The WFH is pleased to offer access to webcasts of selected sessions from the WFH 2012 World Congress program. The webcasting service enables you to access full media presentations with animated slides, reproduction of the speaker’s laser pointer movements, and embedded videos. For selected talks, PowerPoint slides are also available for download. Access webcasts here >
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WFH president’s plenary
In his opening plenary, outgoing WFH President Mark W. Skinner boldly challenged the bleeding disorders community to rethink current models of care. We are on the cusp of a new revolution in treatment, he said, with breakthroughs on all fronts over the next few years, ranging from biosimiliars, longer lasting products, and the real prospect of a cure through gene therapy. According to Mr. Skinner, now is the time to rethink current definitions of optimal care and to adopt a new 21st century business model to improve affordability.
He also shared the successes of the WFH’s Global Alliance for Progress (GAP), the flagship development program of the WFH, and announced plans for the second decade of the program, which will launch in 2013.
To view the plenary slides, click here >
To read Mark Skinner’s State of the Art paper in Haemophilia, WFH: Closing the global gap - achieving optimal care, click here >
To access the press release, click here >
On July 12, 2012, the WFH held an awards ceremony at the WFH 2012 World Congress to honour WFH volunteers for their outstanding contributions. Read more >
Past and future World Congresses
Updated November 2014