Join leaders of the award-winning World Thrombosis Day (WTD) campaign to learn about how the movement is improving global health in an exciting education session on Monday, July 8, from 12:15 – 13:15 in Meeting Room 106.

Did you know that approximately 60% of venous thromboembolism (VTE) cases occur during or within 90 days of hospitalization? The WTD campaign is committed to increasing awareness and prevention of hospital-associated VTE by advocating for VTE risk assessment protocols in hospital systems worldwide.

Beverley Hunt (UK), Chair of the WTD Steering Committee, will provide an in-depth look at the importance of implementing VTE risk assessments in the hospital setting. Hunt will provide a case study on how the United Kingdom has successfully reduced VTE deaths by implementing a risk assessment national protocol.

This session also features an exclusive Q&A session with the WTD 2018 Thrombosis Ambassador of the Year Christine Ashimwe (Rwanda). As a survivor of multiple VTEs, Ashimwe was awarded this prestigious honor in recognition for her advocacy and education efforts with the Rwanda Clot Awareness Network. Hear exclusive insights from Ashimwe in this important Q&A session moderated by ISTH President Claire McLintock (New Zealand).

Additionally, session attendees will learn how to actively participate in and support WTD this year. WTD Steering Committee members Tetsumei Urano (Japan) and Fionnuala Ní Ainle (Ireland) will discuss the campaign’s impact to date and opportunities for attendees to support and participate in WTD 2019. To learn more about WTD, plan to attend the session on Monday, July 8, and also visit

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