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.
The WFH has applied with the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for 15 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) for the WFH 2023 Comprehensive Care Summit.
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.
Call for abstracts will open on October 15, 2022, and close on February 6, 2023.
To submit an abstract please click here.
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!
The safest way to register is using our easy, efficient, and secure online system. Simply follow the steps to register online and you will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours.
Registration fees are in USD. Rates are applicable if both registration and payment are received before the deadlines.
|Before December 16, 2022||Before May 5, 2023|
|PAMs (professions allied to medicine)||$415||$515||$615|
|Community advocate, NMO staff, student||$200||$300||$400|
The registration fee includes:
Passport to the World fees only apply to citizens who reside in a qualifying country. See the full list of eligible countries here.
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 5, 2023|
|PAMs (Professions allied to medicine)||$390||$460||$460|
|Community Advocate, NMO staff||$75||$75||$105|
Registration changes and cancellations
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:
The WFH 2023 Comprehensive Care Summit is taking place at the Hilton Buenos Aires hotel in the lovely Puerto Madero district.
Deluxe rooms: US$241.50/night
Executive Rooms: US$271.50/night
Attendees will be able to register for hotel accommodations during the online Summit registration process. We ask that all attendees use the centralized online housing system during online registration to make reservations. This will ensure that you receive the best negotiated room rates while at the Summit. Please note that only payments by credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) are accepted online. All rates include breakfast and basic internet access.
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.
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.
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.
A All in-person registration categories, include the following:
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)
ACompanies and organizations intending to register a group of 10 people may follow a special group registration procedure. Please contact [email protected] for the group registration template or register your group directly via our online registration system.
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]
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Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre
Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
International Hemophilia Training Center – Bangkok
Malmö Centre for Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Department for Hematology and Coagulation Disorders, Skåne University Hospital
Skåne University Hospital
Hospital Universitario La Paz
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
National Hemophilia Center, Tel Hashomer
Sheba Medical Center
University of North Carolina Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Orthopaedic Hemophilia Treatment Center
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Mayo (Rochester) Comprehensive Hemophilia Center, and International Hemophilia Training Center (WFH)
Mayo Clinic/Foundation and Mayo Medical School
Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center
University of California San Diego
National Institute of Immunohaematology (ICMR) and KEM Hospital
Christian Medical College, Vellore
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
Haemostasis and Thrombosis Unit
Division of Haematology
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc
Hemofiliecentrum Leuven, University of Leuven
Medical University of Vienna
Department of Medicine I
Clinical Division of Hematology and Hemostaseology
Ronald Sawers Haemophilia Centre
Instituto Asistencial “Dr. Alfredo Pavlovsky”
(Fundación de la Hemofilia)
Instituto De Investigaciones Hematológicas “Dr. Mariano R. Castex” (IIHEMA
(Academia Nacional de Medicina)
The WFH was established in 1963 by Frank Schnabel, a Canadian businessman born with severe hemophilia A. He believed that patient organizations could be much more effective—and do more to represent the interests of people living with bleeding disorders—if they worked together. The first WFH Congress was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 25, 1963, and was attended by representatives from 12 countries. Now, the WFH and our global network of national member organizations (NMOs) represent the interests of people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders in 147 nations.
Katharine Dormandy Haemophilia Centre and Thrombosis Unit
Royal Free Hospital
Manchester Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre (Children’s and Adult’s)
Manchester Royal Infirmary and Manchester Children’s Hospital
Oxford Haemophilia Centre and Thrombosis Centre
Sheffield Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
The WBDR Minimal Data Set (MDS) is a set of data on demographics, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment which are collected on patients participating in the WBDR.
The WBDR Extended Data Set (EDS) is a larger set of data, with more details than the MDS, which includes questions on patient demographics, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and burden of disease. The EDS can be used by hemophilia treatment centers to collect data on patients participating in the WBDR. The WBDR Extended Data Set (EDS), was added to the database in March 2019.
|Buenos Aires, Argentina||Planetario|
|La Torre Monumental|
|Monumento Plaza Congreso|
If you’re aware of a landmark that is lighting up red for World Hemophilia Day 2022 that is not on this list, please forward the official confirmation from the landmark to [email protected] to have it added to the list.