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MADRID, SPAIN    APRIL 21‑24, 2024

About the WFH 2024 World Congress

We are happy to announce a return to a fully in-person meeting at the WFH 2024 World Congress, to be held from April 21 to 24 in Madrid, Spain. The Congress will be the most comprehensive international event on bleeding disorders, so if you are a person with a bleeding disorder, a family member, healthcare professional, researcher, policy maker, advocate, or industry member—the WFH 2024 World Congress is for you! 

WFH 2024 World Congress
[email protected]

ORGANIZED BY:
World Federation of Hemophilia

HOSTED BY:
Federación Española de Hemofilia

By going to the WFH 2024 World Congress, you will be helping the WFH continue to deliver the programs and events that are so critical to our community, especially in countries that have limited resources. The event is a forum for participants to share knowledge and education, foster collaboration, and extend their network. It’s also a chance for WFH leadership to meet with representatives of various countries to discuss development activities.

People from all specialties and interests will be taking part in the Congress, including patients, hematologists, pediatricians, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physiotherapists, dentists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, geneticists, laboratory technicians, researchers, scientists, policy makers, regulators, advocates, and industry members.

Participants can expect to be treated to a world-class program that will cover the very latest medical and multidisciplinary developments. There will also be six professional track sessions in the fields of dentistry, laboratory sciences, musculoskeletal care, psychosocial, nursing, and women and girls with bleeding disorders. The progress of WFH Programs will also be covered, including the World Bleeding Disorders Registry (WBDR), the Gene Therapy Registry (GTR), the Cornerstone Initiative, the VWD Initiative, the WFH Path to Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) Program and the Twinning Program. And, of course, a rich social calendar will help participants get the most out of their time in Madrid.

Read on to find out more about the WFH 2024 World Congress!

CONGRESS HISTORY

The WFH World Congress has been held every two years since 1965. This important event contributes to our mission to improve and sustain care for people with inherited bleeding disorders around the world.

The WFH General Assembly is responsible for making the final decision as regards to the selection of the WFH World Congress host city. The selection of the host city is an open process that supports the WFH mission of serving all our members—regardless of their geographic location. To fulfill this mandate, the Congress is hosted in a different region every two years.

North America

XXXVIII - 2028

2028

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

XXXVII - 2026

2026

Madrid, Spain

XXXVI - April 21 to 24, 2024

2024

Montreal, Canada

XXXV - May 8 to 11, 2022

2022

Virtual Summit

XXXIV - June 14 to 19, 2020

2020

Glasgow, United Kingdom

XXXIII - May 20 to 24, 2018

2018

Orlando, U.S.A.

XXXII - July 24 to 28, 2016

2016

Melbourne, Australia

XXXI - May 11 to 15, 2014

2014

Paris, France

XXX - July 8 to 12, 2012

2012

Buenos Aires, Argentina

XXIX - July 10 to 14, 2010

2010

Istanbul, Türkiye

XXVIII - June 1 to 5, 2008

2008

Vancouver, Canada

XXVII - May 21 to 25, 2006

2006

Bangkok, Thailand

XXVI - October 17 to 21, 2004

2004

Seville, Spain

XXV - May 19 to 24, 2002

2002

Montreal, Canada

XXIV - July 16 to 21, 2000

2000

The Hague, Netherlands

XXIII - May 17 to 21, 1998

1998

Dublin, Ireland

XXII - June 23 to 28, 1996

1996

Mexico City, Mexico

XXI - April 24 to 29, 1994

1994

Athens, Greece

XX - October 12 to 17, 1992

1992

Washington D.C., U.S.A.

XIX - August 14 to 19, 1990

1990

Madrid, Spain

XVIII - May 26 to 31, 1988

1988

Milano, Italy

XVII - June 8 to 13, 1986

1986

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

XVI - August 24 to 28, 1984

1984

Stockholm, Sweden

XV - June 27 to July 1, 1983

1983

San Jose, Costa Rica

XIV - July, 1981

1981

Tel Aviv, Israel

XIII - July 8 to 13, 1979

1979

New York, U.S.A.

XII - 1977

1977

Kyoto, Japan

XI - 1976

1976

Helsinki, Finland

X - July 30 to August 1, 1975

1975

Istanbul, Türkiye

IX - August 20 to 22, 1974

1974

Buenos Aires, Argentina

VIII - 1972

1972

Tehran, Iran

VII - 1971

1971

Baden, Austria

VI - July 25 to 27, 1970

1970

Montreal, Canada

V - August 26 to 27, 1968

1968

West Germany

IV - 1966

1966

Paris, France

III - September 7 to 9, 1965

1965

Amsterdam, Netherlands

II - August 27 to 28, 1964

1964

Copenhagen, Denmark

I - June 25, 1963

1963

VENUE

Recinto Ferial de IFEMA MADRID

The Recinto Ferial de IFEMA MADRID is a 200,000 m² world-class facility with 13 halls, 85 rooms, two convention centres and several outdoor areas. The North Convention Centre has an auditorium for 1,100 people and 18 additional rooms, while the South Convention Centre offers another auditorium with capacity for 600 people. There are also 45 small rooms located in the mezzanine of the halls and two catwalks.

Sustainability at Congress

The WFH 2024 World Congress is taking steps to ensure that it is a sustainable event by:

  • Hiring vendors with sustainability initiatives
  • Providing a carbon emission offset tool—coming soon!
  • Making water fountains available in the exhibit hall (to reduce the need for bottled water)
  • Reducing the quantity of printed material distributed at the event

ORGANIZING AND PROGRAM COMMITTEES

Committees

WFH Staff

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Antonio José Almeida

Senior Director, Operations, WFH

Danielle André

Senior Manager, Exhibitions & Special Events, WFH

Alain Baumann

CEO, WFH

Barry Flynn

Vice-President, Finance, WFH

Daniel-Aníbal García Diego

President, Federación Española de Hemofilia (Fedhemo) - host NMO

Cesar Garrido

WFH President

Miguel A. Martín Domínguez

Secretary General, Fedhemo

Lourdes Pérez González

Manager, Fedhemo

Laura Quintas Lorenzo

Vice-President 1, Fedhemo

Emilie Réhel

Manager, Scientific Program, WFH

Jeremias Rodriguez

Director, Congress & Meetings, WFH

Congress social media toolkit

Help us build a buzz with our Social Media Toolkit and spread the word about the WFH 2024 World Congress. Together, we have the power to reshape the future of bleeding disorders. Share the excitement and spread the word far and wide! 

CONGRESS NEWS

Expand your horizons with free workshops at the WFH 2024 World Congress

The WFH 2024 World Congress will kick-off on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. CEST, with more than ten interactive professional development workshops—offered free to all registered attendees. These workshops will give participants a unique opportunity to interact closely with experts and peers and get hands-on experience on a variety of topics. ...

Add these to your agenda! Key sessions at the WFH 2024 World Congress

In December, we highlighted eight key sessions from the WFH 2024 World Congress that are not to be missed. Today, we bring you eight new sessions you’ll want to add to your agenda for this April in Madrid. These talks will explore a wide range of topics within the Medical and People with Bleeding Disorders (PWBD) tracks, as well as the six professional development tracks. ...

Top 5 reasons to attend the WFH 2024 World Congress

If you’re interested in attending the largest meeting for the bleeding disorders community this year, then look no further than the WFH 2024 World Congress. In just a few months, we will welcome people from around the world to Madrid, Spain, to learn about the very latest developments in our field. Participants will include people with bleeding disorders (PWBD), family members, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers, advocates, and industry members....
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Disclaimer

The information on the WFH website is provided for general information purposes only. The WFH does not engage in the practice of medicine and under no circumstances recommends particular treatment for specific individuals. For diagnosis or consultation on a specific medical problem, the WFH recommends that you contact your physician or local treatment centre. Before administering any products, the WFH urges patients to check dosages with a physician or hemophilia centre staff, and to consult the pharmaceutical company’s printed instructions.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, the WFH does not guarantee the information is accurate, and is not responsible in any way whatsoever for damages arising out of the use of this website or any of the information contained herein.

Messages posted to WFH discussion forums, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms do not represent the opinions of the World Federation of Hemophilia, its staff, or Board of Directors. The author of a message is solely responsibility for its content. Information posted on WFH social networks and platforms should never be a substitute for individualized professional medical advice, even when the author has medical qualifications or is considered an authority. Information posted to a discussion group should not be used to diagnose or treat a specific health problem without consulting a qualified healthcare professional. The WFH recommends that you contact your physician or local treatment centre if you have any individual questions or concerns.

References and links to other websites or references to other organizations, products, services, or publications do not constitute endorsement or approval by the WFH. The WFH is not responsible and assumes no liability for the content of any linked websites.

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The WFH has been made aware of various correspondences—circulated via e-mail and telephone—coming from individuals impersonating WFH staff or falsely stating that they are associated with the WFH. These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money using the name of someone affiliated with the WFH, are fraudulent and come from outside of our organization.

If you receive a suspicious solicitation, exercise extreme caution. In the case of an email, look at the email address to see if it looks suspicious (for example, all WFH emails come from @wfh.org).

We are asking you to remain vigilant, and if you have any doubts about the correspondence, please forward the email to the WFH at [email protected] or call +1 514-875-7944.

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Hemophilia Alliance

Recognizing that training women leaders ensures the diversity our community need to thrive; the Hemophilia Alliance has been a longtime supporter of the Susan Skinner Memorial Fund. They deepened their engagement with the global community through the establishment of the Travel Grant Program, which allows US-based multidisciplinary healthcare professionals the opportunity to attend WFH global training workshops. The wealth of experience and perspective attendees bring back home to their communities helps patients across the country. Their patience and support as we grappled with changing norms in these challenging times gave us the flexibility to meet our community’s needs with revamped programming.

Israel - Tel Hashomer

Year of IHTC designation: 1993

National Hemophilia Center, Tel Hashomer
Sheba Medical Center

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dental care
  • Laboratory diagnosis (not genetics)
  • Psychology

South Africa - Johannesburg

Year of IHTC designation: 2016

Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Physiotherapy

Singapore - Singapore

Year of IHTC designation: 2002

Singapore General Hospital Haemophilia Treatment Clinic

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Dental care
  • Orthopedic care (no surgeries)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology

Senegal - Dakar

Year of IHTC designation: 2016

Centre International de Traitement de l’Hémophilie (CITH) de Dakar
Centre National de Transfusion Sanguin (CNTS)

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Blood banking
  • Physiotherapy

Russia - Moscow and St. Petersburg

Year of IHTC designation: 2010

National Medical Research Center of Hematology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedic surgery

Netherlands - Utrecht

Year of IHTC designation: 1996

Van Creveldkliniek
University Medical Centre Utrecht

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hematology
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Physiotherapy/Occupational therapy

Japan - Nara

Year of IHTC designation: 1998

Nara Hemophilia Centre
Nara Medical University

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Laboratory diagnosis and Molecular genetics
  • Physiotherapy

Italy - Milan

Year of IHTC designation: 1972

Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre
Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Molecular genetics
  • Dental care
  • Blood banking
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Diagnostic assessment of platelet functional defects

India - Mumbai

Year of IHTC designation: 2000

National Institute of Immunohaematology (ICMR) and KEM Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Molecular genetics
  • Dental care
  • Orthopedic care
  • Physiotherapy

India - Vellore

Year of IHTC designation: 2000

Christian Medical College, Vellore

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Molecular genetics with antenatal diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Musculoskeletal management – physical and occupational therapy with physiatry
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Blood banking
  • Dental care
  • Psychology/Social services
  • Antenatal diagnosis

Sweden - Malmö

Year of IHTC designation: 1976

Malmö Centre for Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Department for Hematology and Coagulation Disorders, Skåne University Hospital
Skåne University Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and genetics
  • Nursing
  • Dental care and surgery
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Blood banking (on request)

France - Paris

Year of IHTC designation: 1972

Paris Haemophilia Centre (Necker (N) and Kremlin Bicetre (KB) Hospitals)

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Dental care
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Psychology and Social services

Egypt - Cairo

Year of IHTC designation: 2015

Shabrawishi Hospital, Egyptian Society of Hemophilia, and Cairo University

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Molecular genetics
  • Blood banking
  • Physiotherapy

Canada - Toronto

Year of IHTC designation: 2018

University of Toronto Hemophilia Centres
St. Michael’s Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology services
  • Pediatric hematology services
  • Physiotherapy/occupational therapy
  • Dental care
  • Orthopaedic care (no surgery)
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Psychology/social services

Brazil - Campinas, SP

Year of IHTC designation: 2008

Hemocentro – “Unidade de Hemofilia Cláudio Luiz Pizzigatti Corrêa”
Hemocentro Unicamp, University of Campinas

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and molecular genetics
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Physiotherapy

Belgium - Brussels

Year of IHTC designation: 2013

Haemostasis and Thrombosis Unit
Division of Haematology
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Orthopedic care and surgery

Belgium - Leuven

Year of IHTC designation: 1972

Hemofiliecentrum Leuven, University of Leuven

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis (not genetics)
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social services
  • Orthopedic care and surgery

Austria - Vienna

Year of IHTC designation: 1972

Medical University of Vienna
Department of Medicine I
Clinical Division of Hematology and Hemostaseology

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology

Australia - Melbourne

Year of IHTC designation: 2005

Ronald Sawers Haemophilia Centre

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Nursing
  • Dental care
  • Blood banking
  • Psychology
  • Social work

Argentina - Buenos Aires

Year of IHTC designation: 1974

Instituto Asistencial “Dr. Alfredo Pavlovsky”
(Fundación de la Hemofilia)

Instituto De Investigaciones Hematológicas “Dr. Mariano R. Castex” (IIHEMA
(Academia Nacional de Medicina)

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dental care
  • Orthopaedic care and surgery
  • Laboratory diagnosis and genetic diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social services

Spain - Madrid

Year of IHTC designation: 2018

Hospital Universitario La Paz

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Physiotherapy/occupational therapy
  • Dental care
  • Orthopaedic care (no surgery)
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Psychology/social services