International societies that sponsor scientific meetings,
research grants and other activities in this field:
Attending scientific meetings and presenting your work at them
is not only important for sharing new information among scientists; it
is also an essential part of a scientist's career development. B. Fischer
& M. Zigmond at the University of Pittsburgh have put together a useful
guide (in PDF format) for how to attend such meetings and present
your work at them.
- International Society on Thrombosis
and Haemostasis (ISTH) sponsors an important international congress on thrombosis and hemostasis that is held every two years (odd numbered years), usually in the summer. It also sponsors a meeting every year of the official committees and
working groups comprising the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC), also usually in the summer. Future ISTH and SSC meetings:
XXIV ISTH Congress (with 59th Annual SSC Meeting) -- will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 29 - July 4, 2013. Abstract submission, registration & hotel booking are now open. The abstract deadline is February 1, 2013.
60th Annual SSC Meeting -- will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, June 23-26, 2014
XXV ISTH Congress (with 61st Annual SSC Meeting) -- will be held in Toronto, Canada, June 20-25, 2015
62nd Annual SSC Meeting -- will be held in Montellier, France, in 2016
XXVI ISTH Congress (with 63rd Annual SSC Meeting) -- will be held in Berlin, Germany, in 2017
XXVII ISTH Congress (with 65th Annual SSC Meeting) -- will be held in Melbourne, Australia, in 2019
- American Society of Hematology (ASH) holds a large scientific meeting every December, which covers
all aspects of hematology (including blood clotting and vascular biology):
2013 ASH Annual Meeting -- will be held in New Orleans, LA, USA, December 7-10, 2013. The abstract deadline is usually in August.
- Gordon Research Conferences sponsor a series of small summer conferences, including an important meeting on Hemostasis that is held during the summer of even numbered years (alternating with the biennial ISTH Congress). Other topics of interest include Vascular Cell Biology, and Proteolytic
Enzymes and their Inibitors. They also sponsor some
winter conferences at other venues. The conferences are five days long
and each subject is generally offered every other year. Because Gordon
Conferences are small and located in relatively isolated areas, they
are excellent opportunities to meet and talk with your colleagues. This
can be especially valuable for students, postdoctoral fellows, and those
new to an area of investigation. Attendance is limited, so be sure
to apply very early:
2014 Hemostasis Gordon Research Conference -- will be held July 27 to August 1, 2014, at the Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville, NH, USA. Abstracts can be submitted for poster presentations. This meeting will be preceded by a two-day Gordon Research Seminar on Hemostasis from July 26-27, 2014 at the same same site, for postdocs and graduate students.
- FASEB Summer Research Conference on Proteases in Hemostasis & Vascular Biology has been held every two years. The next meeting will be June 2-7, 2013 in Nassau, Bahamas, chaired by Jim Huntington. This entry will be updated when more information is available.
- American Heart Association (AHA) holds a very large scientific meeting every November, devoted mostly to cardiology. The AHA's Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) sponsors a smaller meeting each spring of interest to researchers working on atherosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology. The AHA also funds research grants related to heart disease and stroke (in a broadly defined way) in the United States.
Recent past meetings:
The 2012 ASH Annual Meeting -- was held in Atlanta, GA, USA, December 8-11, 2012.
The XXIII ISTH Congress (with 57th Annual SSC Meeting) was held in Kyoto, Japan, in July 2011. Webcasts of selected talks from the ISTH Congress and the SSC meeting are availble at this link
The 58th Annual SSC Meeting was held in Liverpool, UK, June 27-30, 2012
- 2012 Hemostasis Gordon Research Conference -- was held at Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, NH, July 22-27, 2012 . This meeting was preceded by a two-day Gordon Research Seminar on Hemostasis (same site, July 21-22, 2012) for postdocs and graduate students.
- 6th Symposium on Hemostasis: Special Focus on Tissue Factor, Factor VIIa and Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor was held at the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC, May 3-5, 2012. It focused on the latest findings related to tissue factor, factor VIIa, tissue factor pathway inhibitor, and their interactions, as well as tissue factor-bearing microparticles and non-hemostatic roles of tissue factor. Research on novel approaches for treating bleeding in hemophilia, animal models of bleeding and thrombosis, and activation of coagulation in disease were also presented. Click here to access the meeting reports (in a special issue of Thrombosis Research).