Registration and housing for the 2023 WFH Comprehensive Care Summit are now open to all. Take advantage of our early-bird discount and register before December 16, 2022, to save!
|REGISTRATION FEES Registration fees are in USD. Rates are applicable if both registration and payment are received before the deadlines.|
|Before December 16, 2022||Before May 4, 2023|
|PAMs (professions allied to medicine)||$415||$515||$615|
|Community advocate, NMO staff, student||$200||$300||$400|
|PASSPORT TO THE WORLD – REDUCED FEES* Registration rates are quoted in USD and expire at midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST).|
|Before December 16, 2022||Before May 4, 2023|
|PAMs (Professions allied to medicine)||$390||$460||$460|
|Community Advocate, NMO staff||$75||$75||$105|
Any change or cancellation of your registration must be sent in writing to [email protected]. A confirmation of the change or cancellation will be forwarded to you. All requests are subject to the following conditions:
During the WFH 2023 Summit, a hemophilia/bleeding disorders treatment room will be installed at the Hilton Buenos Aires Hotel. The treatment room will have specialized doctors and nurses available to assess emergency situations related to bleeding disorders and assist with infusions of concentrates, from May 9–13 May, to provide appropriate treatment and counsel to patients presenting with an acute or subacute bleeding episode.
|Tuesday, May 9||14:00 – 20:00 ART||Hilton Hotel Suite # to be confirmed|
|Wednesday, May 10||08:00 – 18:00 ART|
|Thursday, May 11|
|Friday, May 12|
|Saturday, May 13||08:00 – 14:00 ART|
Emergencies and medical problems unrelated to a bleeding disorder
If your medical problem is not related to a bleeding disorder, we suggest that you contact a doctor through the hotel/accommodation, your travel insurance, or visit the emergency room of one of the local hospitals:
General Hospital of Acute Dr. Cosme Argerich
Address: Pi y Margall 750
Free attention 24 hours
Distance: 15 minutes by car
The Emergency Services available are:
For a complete list of hemophilia treatment centers in Argentina, please visit the Hemophilia Foundation website (in Spanish) https://www.hemofilia.org.ar/lugares_de_atencion
A This in-person global Summit is open to all participants.
a. Access to all sessions
b. Entrance to the poster area
c. Daily coffee breaks
d. Daily lunch
e. Certificate of attendance (by request)
f. CME credits (if applicable)
A AIFA Authorization for Italian pharmaceutical companies:
The WFH 2023 Comprehensive Care Summit Program Committee invites abstract submissions for free paper and poster presentations. Abstracts discussing solutions and interventions related to addressing the summit tracks are highly encouraged. We encourage submissions from allied health professionals in academic and community settings and from community organizations, health care providers / organizations and from students who are doing new and innovative work.
Selected abstracts from all disciplines will be published as a supplement in the Haemophilia Journal. We look forward to your submissions!
The call for abstracts will close on February 6, 2023.
To submit an abstract please click here.
Submit your abstract today and you may be eligible for one of the awards below. Read on for more details:
Christine Lee Haemophilia Journal Award
All disciplines eligible – medical, multidisciplinary, and musculoskeletal
Established in 2012 by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and Wiley, the Christine Lee Haemophilia Journal Award is given in recognition to the top young researcher (graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) who has submitted a highly rated abstract as a primary author and presenter in any discipline involving hemophilia or another related bleeding disorder. Award winners receive ₤3,000 and a three-year online personal subscription to the Haemophilia journal.
Henri Horoszowski Award
Musculoskeletal field only
The best-scoring musculoskeletal abstracts will be eligible for the Henri Horoszowski Award. This prize is given in recognition to a top young researcher who is the primary author and presenter. The selection committee will choose the best oral free paper presentation and the winner will be announced at the MSK committee’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, May 12, 2023.
The WFH 2023 Comprehensive Care Summit: New Developments in Bleeding Disorders and MSK, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10/05/2023-12/05/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS- EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20.
Please find below the breakdown of maximum ECMEC®s credits available per day:
The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20.
To claim CME credits, participants will need to attend the eligible sessions taking place during the summit days from May 10-12, 2023, as well as complete the evaluation form for each of these sessions.
Eligible sessions are marked in the program with the following symbol
Participants will need to sign in at the door when joining each eligible session.
Evaluations will be available at the conclusion of each session via the event’s APP
Deadline to request a certificate was June 6, 2023
For more information, please contact [email protected].
The WFH 2023 Comprehensive Care Summit will include more than 30 hours of continuing educational sessions across three tracks—musculoskeletal, medical, and multidisciplinary—all focusing on topics related to the latest developments in bleeding disorders and MSK treatment and care. The global summit will feature world-class plenary and session speakers, interactive sessions, panel discussions and innovative industry symposia.
Buenos Aires is well-connected and easy to reach, with three airports, two bus stations, and a port and cruise terminal.
SkyTeam is our Official Alliance Network for air travel. Seamless air travel—and attractive airfares—are available via SkyTeam Global Meetings for the Summit. By booking and buying your airline ticket via the dedicated link below, you will benefit from exclusive discounts of up to 15% for both Business and Economy Class.
To book your air travel now, click here or visit www.skyteam.com/en/business-solutions/global-meetings and enter event ID 4555S.
Buenos Aires is served by three airports:
The biggest airport in Argentina is in Ezeiza, 32 km (20 miles) from the centre of Buenos Aires city. Most long-haul international flights arrive and depart from here, along with some domestic and regional flights. The journey from the airport to the centre of the city takes about 50 minutes.
Located in the city itself, in the Palermo neighbourhood, this airport is within 25 minutes of the main hotels in Buenos Aires. It serves mainly domestic flights and flights to neighbouring countries.
Located 18km (11 miles) from the city, El Palomar Airport began serving a range of low-cost domestic flights to destinations throughout Argentina in 2018.
Taxis are readily available at all three airports.
Private transfers can be booked in advance or on arrival. Tienda León runs buses from Ezeiza airport to its base in Puerto Madero, in the center of Buenos Aires city.
All three airports are served by public bus lines, and there is also a train station at el Palomar. Note that services can be crowded at peak times and there is little space for luggage. You’ll need a SUBE travel card to use the bus or train. These are available from authorized stockists. You can use the “BA Cómo Llego” app to see how you can arrive at your destination via public transport.
The Terminal de Omnibus de Retiro, or Retiro bus station provides hundreds of bus services to destinations in Argentina and other Latin American countries. Long-distance bus travel is common in Argentina and most bus companies offer very comfortable “cama-ejecutivo” (executive bed) class seats, and often provide food on long-distance services. Dozens of companies operate from the coach station. Tickets can be bought at the booths on the upper floor, at authorised vendors in the city, or online. Assistance can be obtained at the Tourist Assistance Centre at unit 83.
Buenos Aires is cosmopolitan city full of passion and culture. Its combination of rich architectural and cultural heritage, modern creative energy, electric nightlife, unique traditions, vibrant arts scene, large parks, and warm, friendly people make it one of the world’s most exciting capitals.
There are many reasons to visit, which is why the city has been repeatedly voted the best in Latin America by users of TripAdvisor.
With average temperatures of around 18ºC (64°F), Buenos Aires is blessed with a temperate and sunny climate, making it a great destination at any time of the year.
Spring and autumn are the rainiest seasons, and the Summit is taking place during Argentina’s autumn season. Rains tend to be light, although an umbrella may be advisable.
The WFH 2023 Comprehensive Care Summit is taking place at the Hilton Buenos Aires hotel in the lovely Puerto Madero district.
All hotel rooms: SOLD OUT.
City tax: Due to government regulations, starting on March 1st, 2020, non-Argentinean residents will be charged a USD 1.50 per person per night city tax fee.
VAT: VAT, currently 21%, will be added to hotel reservations to those who identify as residents of the Argentine Republic.
The hotel booking page will be available until April 5, 2023. After April 5, 2023, hotel rooms are subject to availability and rates cannot be guaranteed. Please send an email to [email protected] to check availability after April 5, 2023.
The WFH will charge your credit card with a non-refundable deposit equal to one nights’ accommodation. The balance will be charged sixty (60) days prior to the event on March 10, 2023. For cancellations received after March 10, 2023, no refunds will be granted.
If you are unable to provide a credit card guarantee you will be invoiced for a deposit equal to 100% of your total accommodation cost. For cancellations before March 10, 2023, a refund will be issued one month after the Congress, less an administrative fee equal to one night’s accommodation. For cancellations received after March 10, 2023, no refunds will be granted.
Any change or cancellation of your registration must be sent in writing to [email protected]. A confirmation of the reservation change or cancellation will be forwarded to you. All requests are subject to the following conditions:
A group reservation consists of ten (10) or more rooms. One contact person should be designated to act as the group coordinator and be responsible for all correspondence with the WFH Housing Manager. If you wish to book a group reservation, please send an email to [email protected], specifying the number of rooms required per day. Please note that hotel blocks are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
The required deposit may be made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or wire transfer. From April 5, 2023, only payments by credit card will be accepted. Any inquiries or requests for additional information, modifications or cancellations to room reservations should be addressed to the WFH Housing Bureau in writing. Please do not contact the hotel directly.
For all inquiries, please contact:
WFH Senior Congress and Meetings Manager, Exhibitions, World Federation of Hemophilia
Tel +1 (514) 394-2820
E-mail: [email protected]
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.
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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.
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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Haemostasis and Thrombosis Unit
Haematology Service, University and Polytechnic Hospital
Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Singapore General Hospital Haemophilia Treatment Clinic
Centre International de Traitement de l’Hémophilie (CITH) de Dakar
Centre National de Transfusion Sanguin (CNTS)
National Medical Research Center of Hematology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
University Medical Centre Utrecht
Nara Hemophilia Centre
Nara Medical University
Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre
Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
National Institute of Immunohaematology (ICMR) and KEM Hospital
Christian Medical College, Vellore
International Hemophilia Training Center – Bangkok
Paris Haemophilia Centre (Necker (N) and Kremlin Bicetre (KB) Hospitals)
Shabrawishi Hospital, Egyptian Society of Hemophilia, and Cairo University
University of Toronto Hemophilia Centres
St. Michael’s Hospital
Hemocentro – “Unidade de Hemofilia Cláudio Luiz Pizzigatti Corrêa”
Hemocentro Unicamp, University of Campinas