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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), plus a yearly meeting of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC). Future ISTH and SSC meetings:

    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 Montpellier, 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):

    2014 ASH Annual Meeting -- will be held in San Francisco, CA, USA, December 6-9, 2014. Abstract deadline is passed (was August 5).

  • 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 ISTH meeting). Other topics of interest include Vascular Cell Biology, and Proteolytic Enzymes and their Inibitors. These small conferences provide excellent opportunities to meet and talk with colleagues, which is especially valuable for students, postdoctoral fellows, and those new to an area of investigation. Attendance is very limited, so apply early:
    The 2016 Hemostasis Gordon Research Conference, chaired jointly by Jorge Di Paola and Jim Morrissey, will be held July 24-29, 2016 at theStoweflake Resort and Conference Center, Stowe, VT, USA. It will be preceded by a special two-day Gordon Research Seminar on Hemostasis for postdocs and graduate students (at the same site, from July 23-24, 2016). More information will be available closer to the time of the conference.
  • 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.

Other meetings of interest:

  • ISTH maintains a fairly comprehensive list of upcoming scientific meetings of interest to basic and clinincal researchers in the area of thrombosis and haemostasis

  • The 15th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 21-24, 2016. The International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies (aPL) is held every three years to discuss the recent advances and future directions in aPL and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS), bringing together basic, translational, and clinical investigators with scientific and clinical expertise in APS as well as other thrombotic disorders.

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