by Christopher Ludlam, Chairman, EAHAD-DB Coagulation Factor Variant Database Steering Group*
The EAHAD-DB F7 Variant Database is now up on the web and is available.
This has been a major project for the EAHAD-DB Steering Group as the level of complexity is much greater than for variants in the F8 and F9 genes which result in haemophilia A and B. This is partly because there are two F7 genes per cell (being an autosomal disorder) and also because factor VII plasma levels are associated with some common polymorphisms.Click here to see the full post
EAHAD is proud to award research grants to support scientific projects aimed at improving the care of people with inherited bleeding disorders. The grant competition is open to all scientists and healthcare providers working in the field of inherited bleeding disorders in Europe and undertaking pre-clinical or clinical research. The grants of up to €50,000 each are for projects lasting up to three years.
For this inaugural competition, EAHAD received 23 applications from 11 countries.
The two recipients for 2017, first announced during the EAHAD 2017 Congress, are:Click here to see the full post
EAHAD is inviting haemophilia nurses to apply for one vacant spot on its Nurses Committee.
To apply to join the Nurses Committee, please send a short letter of motivation (maximum 300 words) outlining why you wish to be a part of the committee. Please also include in the letter the following information:
Haemophilia Treatment Centre you are affiliated with
Number of years working with people with bleeding disorders
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The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of EAHAD will take place during the EAHAD 2017 Congress in Paris, France.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2 from 13:15-13:45 PM in the main plenary room of the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Centre.
An agenda and other meeting documents are now available in the Members' Section of the website and have been circulated by email to all current members.
If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2016-17, you can do so here: http://eahad.org/membership/
For more information on the EAHAD 2017 Congress, please visit: http://eahad2017.com/Click here to see the full post