Morrissey Lab, University of Michigan

Scientific meetings & funding sources

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 will be held every year starting in 2019. The annual meeting of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) will be held together with the ISTH Congress:

    64th Annual SSC Meeting will be held in Dublin, Ireland, July 18-21, 2018

    XXVII ISTH Congress (with 65th Annual SSC Meeting) — will be held in Melbourne, Australia, July 6-10, 2019

    Future annual Congresses of the ISTH: 2020 in Milan, Italy; 2021 in Philadelphia, USA; 2022 in London, UK; and 2023 in Montreal, Canada.

    World Thrombosis Day — October 13 of each year — is sponsored by ISTH and co-sponsored by many organizations worldwide to raise awareness of the health risk of thrombosis, its prevention and treatments.

  • American Society of Hematology (ASH) holds a large scientific meeting every December, which covers all aspects of hematology (including blood clotting and vascular biology):

    2018 ASH Annual Meeting — will be held December 1-4, 2018 in San Diego, CA. Abstract deadline is usually in early August.

  • 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 year (typically in May) 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