Join us for a high-profile six-day virtual event

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) is committed to bringing the bleeding disorders community together in the name of Treatment for All. This commitment is especially important during the COVID-19 crisis. In June 2020, we will be bringing our community together virtually.

What is the WFH Virtual Summit?

The WFH Virtual Summit is a series of FREE live and recorded sessions that will take place from June 14 to 19, 2020 and will allow you to connect with the community and increase your knowledge from the comfort of your home or office. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing later.

The WFH Virtual Summit will be held in English with closed captioning in French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic for select Plenaries, WFH, Multidisciplinary and Medical Sessions.

*Closed captioning is only available for desktop users. Mobile devices, including cell phones and tablets, are not compatible with the closed captioning software.

What to expect:

  1. Inspiring keynotes and dozens of concurrent sessions
  2. Professional multidisciplinary tracks for nurses, as well as psychosocial, dental, lab sciences and musculoskeletal practitioners
  3. Pre-summit events, workshops, and late-breaking sessions
  4. Interactive ePoster sessions, the WFH State-of-the-Art Book and the Book of Abstracts
  5. Mindfulness exercise breaks

Virtual Summit Messages

Speaker Highlights

Zikra Alkhayal

Zikra Alkhayal

Consultant Pediatric Dentist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center

Sébastien Lobet

Sébastien Lobet

Physiotherapist & Researcher, Clinique Universitaire Saint-Luc

Amber Federizo

Amber Federizo

Medical Director, Hemostasis & Thrombosis Center of Nevada

Paula James

Paula James

Professor, Hematologist, Department of Medicine, Graduate Program Director, Translational Medicine, Queen’s University

Lauren Phillips

Lauren Phillips

Youth Committee, Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand

Mark Skinner

Mark Skinner

President/CEO, Institute for Policy Advancement Ltd.

Jill Johnsen

Jill Johnsen

Associate Member, Bloodworks Northwest Research Institute

Steven Pipe

Steven Pipe

Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, University of Michigan

Bhajan Singh

Bhajan Singh

Clinical Professor, University of Western Australia

Lorimer Moseley

Lorimer Moseley, DSc, PhD

Pain Scientist, Educator and Clinician

Flora Peyvandi

Flora Peyvandi, MD, PhD

Director of the Angelo Bianchi Bonomi, Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center


Dr. Emmanuel Favaloro

Principal Hospital Scientist, Westmead Hospital

Abstracts and Posters


We are excited to announce that the WFH Virtual Summit Book of Abstracts is now available! Please click below to access this special issue of the Haemophilia Journal.


For the first time, the WFH will be working with iPosterSessions to provide attendees with an interactive iPoster Gallery. The iPoster Gallery will be available for viewing on the WFH Virtual Summit platform for the duration of the event (June 14-19, 2020), and for one year thereafter.

Poster upload instructions:
Abstract presenters should have received an email from iPosterSessions with their login information and detailed instructions on how to create their iPoster. If you have not received this email, please contact us at

Deadline to publish your iPoster: June 10, 2020
If your iPoster is published by the deadline, you will still be able to make edits afterwards.

Do you have trouble logging in, or have technical questions about creating your iPoster?
Please do not hesitate to contact iPosterSessions at

Do you have any general questions or need any assistance?
Please contact us at

Program Overview

June 14


WFH Educational Session

WFH Highlight Sessions

June 15


Opening Plenary

Concurrent Sessions

Mindfulness Breaks

Virtual Poster Gallery & Exhibit Hall

Industry Symposia

June 16


Parallel Plenaries

Concurrent Sessions

Mindfulness Breaks

Virtual Poster Gallery & Exhibit Hall

Industry Symposia

Wednesday - Thursday
June 17-18

DAY 3-4

Late-Breaking Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Mindfulness Breaks

Virtual Poster Gallery & Exhibit Hall

Industry Symposia

June 19


Medical Plenary

WFH Educational Sessions

Professional Track Sessions

Mindfulness Breaks

Virtual Poster Gallery & Exhibit Hall

*Subject to change


Certificate of attendance

Certificate of attendance and CME Accreditation will be issued on demand. If you would like to claim CME credits, please refer to the section below for more details.

CME Accreditation

The WFH Virtual Summit: Connecting the Global Bleeding Disorders Community, being held from June 14 to 19, 2020, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 19 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that they spent in the educational activity. The daily credit breakdown is as follows:

  • June 14, 2020: 4 credits
  • June 15, 2020: 3 credits
  • June 16, 2020: 3 credits
  • June 17, 2020: 3 credits
  • June 18, 2020: 3 credits
  • June 19, 2020: 3 credits

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC® s, are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

How do I claim credits?

To claim CME credits, participants will need to actively engage in the live sessions taking place during the conference days from June 14 to 19, 2020. They will also have to answer the respective session evaluations by June 20 (available once the live sessions have concluded).

To accumulate credits over the conference, delegates will need to participate in sessions from different time slots throughout the day. If they wish to accumulate the full amount possible for the day, they will need to participate and answer the evaluations of one session for each time slot.

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  • WFH Virtual Summit
    1425, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Bureau 1200 
    Montréal, Québec H3G 1T7 Canada
    Tel.: +1 (514) 875-7944
    Fax: +1 (514) 875-8916