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:

     2020 ISTH Virtual Congress (and SSC Meeting) – July 12-14, 2020 (was to have been held in in Milan, Italy).

    Future annual Congresses of the ISTH: 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):

    2020 ASH Annual Meeting — will be held December 5-8, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Abstract deadline is usually in early August.

  • Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) sponsor a series of small summer conferences, including an important Hemostasis GRC that is held during the summer of even numbered years. 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. Some GRCs, including the one on Hemostasis, are preceded immediately by a two-day Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) exclusively for trainees. Attendance at GRCs is very limited, so be sure to apply far in advance of the official registration deadline:

    Withdrawn (will be held in 2022): Hemostasis GRC & GRS – Was to have been held in August 2-7, 2020 in Waterville Valley, NH, USA but will now take place in 2022

  • 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
  •   10th Symposium on Hemostasis – April 29 – May 1, 2021 in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Now rescheduled to (rescheduled from April 2020).