In preparation for the 63rd Annual Scientific and Standardization Committee Meeting at the ISTH 2017 Congress, we asked the past, present and future SSC Chairmen to pick the most interesting SSC Subcommittee presentations. View the full online program here. See their picks below:

Picks from Walter Ageno, SSC Chairman

  1. Predictive variables: Discovery of Novel Biomarkers of Venous Thromboembolism by Plasma Proteomics
    Saturday, July 8 at 12:55 in Room A1

    Speaker: Jacob Odeberg, Sweden
    Ageno: “Plasma proteomics represent the new frontier in the research on the pathogenesis of venous thromboembolism, which could in the future assist physicians for the primary and, most of all, secondary prevention of this disease.”
  2. Women Health Issues: YEARS Diagnostic Study in PE
    Saturday, July 8 at 12:45 in Room A5
    Speaker: Menno Huisman, Netherlands
    A: “New studies are aiming to further improve diagnostic algorithms for patients with suspected PE with the primary aim to reduce the number of unnecessary imaging tests. The applicability of these algorithms in pregnant women would have a major impact in clinical practice.”
  3. DIC: Global Sepsis Alliance
    Sunday, July 9 at 9:40 in Room A6
    Speaker: Marvin Zick, Germany
    A: “This talk will inform the audience on the activity and achievements of the Global Sepsis Alliance with particular focus on DIC as a major complication of sepsis.”

Picks from Sabine Eichinger, Immediate Past SSC Chairman

From Eichinger: “I find the format of ‘educationals’ related to the specific topic of a subcommittee highly interesting.”

  1. Biorheology: Building Endothelial Cell Function Into Flow Chambers: Endothelial Cell Culture in Microfluidic Systems
    Saturday, July 8 at 16:15 in Room A6

    Speaker: Wilbur Lam, United States
  2. Biorheology: Building Endothelial Cell Function Into Flow Chambers: Thrombosis-on-a-Chip
    Saturday, July 8 at 16:40 in Room A6

    Speaker: Abhishek Jain, United States
    E: “Novel ways to improve the prediction of the thrombotic risk taking into account multiple components that contribute to the hypercoagulable state.”
  3. Lupus Anticoagulant: Update on Treatment of APS Patients with DOACs
    Saturday, July 8 at 10:35 in Room A2
    Speaker: Vittorio Pengo, Italy
    E: “Highly clinical relevant information on the management of these high risk patients.”

Picks from Nicola Mutch, SSC Secretary/Chairman-Elect

  1. FXI and the Contact System: Microfluidics and the Contact System
    Sunday, July 9 at 10:45 in Room A1
    Speaker: Scott Diamond, United States
    Mutch: “The emerging role of the contact system in thrombus propagation will be discussed from the prospective of a world-leading expert in the field of microfluidics.”
  2. FXIII and Fibrinogen: Fibrin Structure and Crosslinking in Disease
    Saturday, July 8 at 14:30 in Room A2
    Speaker: Alisa Wolberg, United States
    M: “The structure of a fibrin clot is now known to be linked to cardiovascular disease. This talk from an engaging speaker will highlight new developments in the field.”
  3. Platelet physiology: The Granule Secretion Mechanisms and Actin Dynamics
    Sunday, July 9 at 10:45 in Room A3

    Speaker: Robert Flaumenhaft, United States
    M: “Platelets contain a plethora of proteins and effector molecules within their granules.  This talk will shed light on the important factors involved in the secretion of granule contents during platelet activation.”
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