Fall 2016 Issue - Updates, news and opportunities from EAHAD
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Upcoming Deadlines 
30 November: EAHAD Research Grants 2017 Applications (more info)

30 November: EAHAD Executive Committee Member Nominations (more info)

1 December: Travel Grants Applications to EAHAD 2017 Congress (more info)
EAHAD 2017 Update 
EAHAD 2017: Just 2 months away!

2017 marks EAHAD's 10th anniversary and we will celebrate this milestone in Paris at the EAHAD Congress taking place from 1-3 February. 

Congress President, Dr Roseline d'Oiron from the Centre for Haemophilia and Rare Congenital Bleeding Disorders at Bicêtre Hospital in Paris, has prepared an engaging and thought-provoking programme, which will include sessions on immunology and gene therapy in haemophilia, factor X deficiency, and pain management. The schedule will also feature some of the same new elements introduced this year in Malmö: morning case discussions and a SLAM session with oral presentations of the top abstracts submitted. We hope you will join us in Paris and look forward to welcoming you!

Pre-Congress Day for Nurses and Physiotherapists: 31 January 2017

This year for the first time a Pre-Congress Day for Nurses and Physiotherapists is being organised one day before the start of the Congress. The full-day meeting will feature a combined morning session focused on the specific competencies of nurses and physiotherapists and interactions among all members of the haemophilia treatment centre team. The afternoon programme will consist of separate sessions for nurses and physios with case-based and interactive discussions. The day will conclude with a Networking Reception to bring everyone together again.

The emphasis of the Pre-Congress day is not only educational, but also to create a forum for the sharing of expertise and the development of collaborative research activities. There will be simultaneous interpretation in French and English to encourage participation and interaction with health professional from the host country. In the spirit of collaborative care, there will also be a few places available for interested physicians.
Read EAHAD's 2015 Annual Report
We are proud to share with you the 2015 EAHAD Annual Report, which gives a summary of the work carried out in the last year. Highlights from 2015 included a record-breaking congress held in Helsinki in February, the greater inclusion of multidisciplinary professionals in EAHAD’s governance structure, through the creation of the Physiotherapists Committee and the inclusion of both nurse and physiotherapist representatives on the Executive Committee, and a focus on regional development and collaboration through a joint advocacy visit to Estonia and Latvia in conjunction with the European Haemophilia Consortium and the World Federation of Haemophilia.
EHC - EAHAD Meeting of Clinicians: Quality and standards of inhibitor care in Europe

On 20th July 2016, the European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC) and EAHAD held a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, about quality and standards of inhibitor care in Europe.

The main outcome of the meeting was the agreement of both organisations to collaborate on recommendations for inhibitor care in Europe. Read more about this meeting on page 13 of the most recent EHC Newsletter.
Multidisciplinary Baltic Haemophilia Workshop held in Helsinki

On 7 June 2016, EAHAD held a workshop for haemophilia specialists from the Baltic Region. The workshop combined practical case discussions and planning exercises, with presentations on the organisation of care in each of the participating centres. Read more about the workshop.
Letter from the presidents: No Brexit for EAHAD and the EHC
Following the UK referendum on 23 June, EAHAD President, Cedric Hermans, and EHC President, Brian O'Mahony came together to draft a joint letter affirming their commitment to unity in the European haemophilia community. Read the letter.
EAHAD Statement on SIPPET study results
In late June, EAHAD issued a statement on the publication of the SIPPET study results. Read the statement.
Renew your Membership | Become a Member

The new EAHAD Membership cycle for 2016/17 began on 1 November 2016. If you have not done so already, we would like to remind you to please renew your membership to EAHAD. If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to join.

Membership benefits include: reduced rates on registration to the annual EAHAD Congress, a year-long subscription to Haemophilia Journal (print and online), eligibility to vote at the Annual General Meeting, and access to the Member's Section of the EAHAD website. 

This year we have also introduced a reduced membership fee for allied health professionals, including nurses and physiotherapists.

For more information on EAHAD membership, or to join or renew your membership, please visit:
Call for Psychosocial Specialists in Haemophilia

EAHAD is looking to build greater interactions between European psychosocial professionals working in the care of people with haemophilia and allied disorders. If you are interested in connecting with other specialists in this field, we would love to hear from you. Send us an email with a short introduction and contact details to:
Nurses Committee Update
Consensus meeting on haemophilia nursing guidelines

This past spring, EAHAD’s nurses committee gathered in Utrecht, the Netherlands for a consensus meeting on guidelines for haemophilia nursing care in Europe. Four experts joined the committee to develop and achieve consensus on three EU nursing guidelines. 
Read more about the project.

The latest updates on this initiative will be presented during the Pre-Congress Day.  
Physiotherapists Committee Update
EAHAD and EHC share expertise at summer camp in Estonia

Marie Katzerová, member of the EAHAD Physiotherapists Committee and physiotherapist from Czech Republic reports on a summer camp help in August in Värska, Estonia in which EAHAD, the EHC, and the WFH Twinning partners from Helsinki participated. Read the article.

European Physiotherapists Network

The Physiotherapists Committee is in the process of establishing a network of physiotherapists from across Europe working in the field of haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. If you either are a physiotherapist or know of one who might be interested in collaborating with the committee, please send an email to 

Working Parties Update
A Window into the Causes of Haemophilia and VWD
The EAHAD Genetic Variant Database is designed for clinicians and scientists and is the most comprehensive global source of known causative mutations for haemophilia A and B and VWD.

Read more about the type of information you can access on the database.
Update on PRO-RBDD

The prospective Rare Bleeding Disorders Database (PRO-RBDD) is continuing to collect data on patients with fibrinogen and factor XIII (FXIII) deficiencies using a prospective observational cohort design.

Read more about recent results from the project and how you can get involved.

EAHAD is grateful for the funding support it receives from its industry partners: Bayer, Biotest, CSL Behring, Grifols, LFB, Novo Nordisk, Octapharma, Pfizer, Roche, Shire, and Sobi.

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