15th International Meeting of the Danubian League of Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Belgrade, May 14-16, 2009
Governed by the Serbian Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, The 15th International Meeting of the Danubian League of Haemostasis and Thrombosis (DLTH) the most important international meeting dealing with haemostasis so far organized in Serbia, took place in Belgrade, May 14-16, 2009 (www.DanubianLeagueBelgrade.com). Predsident of the meeting was Prof Aleksandar Lucic from Novi Sad, predsident of the Organizing Committee was Prim dr Danijela Mikovic from the Blood Transfusion institute of Serbia, Belgrade, who at the same time is the acting president of the Serbian Haemostasis and Thrombosis Society, while the President of the Scientific Committee was Prof Ivo Elezovic, Institute of Haematology, Clinical Centre of Serbia.
Over 300 registered participants from 23 countries (Argentina, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, France, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Great Britain, USA) attended the meeting. Guests of the meeting were eminent experts: Prof. Sam Schulman - Hamilton, Canada, Prof. Christopher Ludlam, Edinburgh, Great Britain and Prof. Flora Peyvandi, Milan, Italy. Likewise, our honored guests were Prof. Helmut Sinzinger from Vienna, Austira, Secretary General of the DLTH and Dr Norma Maugeri from Argentina as a representative od Latin-American Association of Haemostais and Thrombosis, long term associate of the DLTH. Within the Danuabian League meeting programme state of the art achievements were presented in the ethiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of haemostasis disorders. Programme consisted of seven parts: 1) Venous thromboembolism: risk factors, diagnosis and therapy; 2) Current and future assays of haemostasis; 3) Periodontal disease and haemostasis; 4) Pediatric haemostasis; 5) Principles of haemophilia care; 6) Women and haemostasis disorders; 7) Arterial thrombosis: risk factors and therapy. There were 5 plenary lectures, 7 introductory and 36 oral presentations. Total of 55 posters were presented. Selected lectures were published in the supplement edition of the journal Serbian Archives of Medicine 2010;138(Suppl 1).
Assembly of the Danubian League against Thrombosis and Haemorrhagic Disorders was held during which Dr Danijela Mikovic was elected as a President of the Danubian League whereas Prof. Aleksandar Lučić was appointed as Honorary President of the Danubian League.