Meeting Report: The XXVth Slovak-Czech Conference on Hemostasis and Thrombosis (with International Participation), Martin, Slovak Republic
19 December 2018 (online)
The XXVth Slovak-Czech Conference on Hemostasis and Thrombosis (with international participation) was held in May 24 to 26, 2018, at the Hotel Victoria in Martin—a most typical Slovak city and a cultural center of Slovakia. The conference, reflecting the mutual understanding of two neighboring nations, Slovakia and Czech Republic, with common interests in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis, was jointly organized by the Slovak Society on Hemostasis and Thrombosis of the Slovak Medical Society, and the Czech Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis of the Czech Medical Society of Jan Evangelista Purkyně. The conference takes place each year, and the location alternates between Slovakia and Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic, with the main input from Professor Jaroslav Maly, MD, PhD, and Associate Professor Petr Dulicek, MD, PhD, as organizing members of the Scientific Committee. In general, the conference's aim is to summarize current knowledge and future trends of research within the field of hemostasis and thrombosis in both countries—Slovakia and Czech Republic—via a series of invited and submitted presentations. The expectation is that the conference will continue to progress understanding of hemostasis and thrombosis and the strong mutual cooperation and ties of these countries.
The main topics of the conference for this year were the physiology and pathophysiology of hemostasis, inherited and acquired thrombophilia, inherited and acquired bleeding disorders–hemophilia, inhibitors and immune tolerance induction (ITI), inherited disorders of fibrinogen, von Willebrand disease and rare bleeding disorders, life-threatening bleeding, coagulation factors, prophylaxis and treatment of thromboembolism in the era of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), malignant diseases and hemostasis, updates in laboratory diagnostics of disorders of hemostasis and its monitoring, as well as hemostasis as related to other clinical fields of medicine—including angiology, vascular surgery, cardiology, neurology, gynecology and obstetrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, anesthetics, and intensive care medicine.
Prestigious guests from all over the world also came to the meeting. Altogether, 73 lectures including the honorable Jessenius lecture, postgraduate presentations, educational satellite symposia, and brainstorming of postgraduate students of the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin. Over 300 participants attended the conference, and 16 poster presentations were exhibited.
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