The World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) hold their incredible conference and congress every two years. They are fantastic events which bring together patients and healthcare professionals from all over the globe. There is no better place to find out all the latest thinking about Haemophilia and bleeding disorders. This year it is being held in Orlando but we are particularly excited as this is the last conference before the whole show moves to Glasgow in 2018.
We are really pleased that our Honorary President, Susan Warren, has agreed to travel to Orlando and fly the flag for Haemophilia Scotland. Susan was part of the team whose successful bid is bringing the WFH Congress to Glasgow. She is a lead volunteer on the Malawi Diagnosis Project, and she was a founder member of Haemophilia Scotland.
While she is there Susan will be encouraging people to come to Glasgow in 2018 and having some important meetings about our work with the Society of Haemophilia and Allied Disorders in Malawi. She is also sending us updates so that you can get a flavour of what is involved and start making your plans to come to Glasgow in 2018.
The 32nd World Federation of Haemophilia Congress has now opening in a hot and humid Orlando. There are 5,500 participants registered from 125 countries.
After the opening ceremony, which was a little different this year, with panel discussions, there was a networking reception.
I was helping out on The Haemophilia Society Stand promoting the Glasgow Congress 2018.
We will give you more updates about what Susan has been getting up to on our behalf as we get them. If you’d like to follow the conference more closely the we recommend the WFH publication The Congress Daily. It gives you a great overview of everything which is involved in a conference like this. Susan will also be logging onto the Haemophilia Scotland Facebook Group so you can join in the discussion there. If you are not a member of the group but would like to be please contact Dan Farthing-Sykes or Emma Black in the office.