The Hemophilia Alliance Travel Fund supports U.S.A.-based WFH multidisciplinary committee member’s attendance of WFH international meetings and conferences. With the continued commitment and generosity of the Hemophilia Alliance for advancing the knowledge of healthcare professionals in the bleeding disorders community, travel grant recipients have opportunities for connection and exchange with their international peers. “Due to the [COVID-19 pandemic], our institution was not releasing any funds for travel to conferences. If I had not received this grant, the musculoskeletal committee would have had zero committee members attending the conference,” said Bailey. As a doctor of physiotherapy, Bailey returned to California, U.S.A, better equipped to support her patients. “I have new suggestions to provide families, coaches, and student-athletes [related to] training and game-day dosing that ensure their safety as they progress in their sport.”
The conference was not only informative but provided a space for cross-collaboration which made the learning process invaluable…
— Cindy Bailey, Junior Vice-Chair, WFH Musculoskeletal Committee
The global community’s participation and attendance at the WFH World Congress helps to support our vision of Treatment for All. Travel grant recipient Rebecca Schaffer, a member of the WFH Dental Committee, knows firsthand the impact that her attendance has on the bleeding disorders community. “There are very few dentists in the United States who willingly care for people with bleeding disorders, making my attendance that much more important, as there is no substitute for international gatherings like this one.” Schaffer—like all travel grant recipients—wants to help her patients do their daily activities safely without compromising their health. “My patients are already benefitting in ways that would not have been possible without my attendance in Montreal,” she explains. “The grant allows all recipients to contribute to the WFH’s mission. Thank you, Hemophilia Alliance, for making my attendance possible.”
The WFH USA proudly acknowledges the Hemophilia Alliance’s commitment to advancing the knowledge of U.S.A.-based healthcare professionals in the bleeding disorders community. To learn more about the important work the Hemophilia Alliance is doing, click here.