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Interview with new EAHAD President, Prof. Flora Peyvandi

On Thursday 6 February 2020, the EAHAD Annual General Meeting took place in The Hague, Netherlands. During the meeting, the EAHAD members voted and elected Professor Flora Peyvandi as the new president of our association. Prof. Peyvandi succeeded Prof. Michael Makris and will hold the position for the next two years (February 2020-February 2022).
 
To get to know more about Prof. Peyvandi’s background, her vision and plans for EAHAD over the next two years, we asked her to answer a few questions.

 

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EAHAD – EHC COVID-19 Joint Statement

The European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders and the European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC) published today a joint statement calling on the importance of home delivery of treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic so that patients avoid frequent hospital visits. The statement also highlights the importance of preparedness for any disruptions in the treatment supply chain.read more…

Interview with Recognition Award recipient, Brian O’Mahony

At the EAHAD 2020 Congress, in The Hague, Netherlands, we honoured professionals who have made exemplary contributions to the haemophilia and allied disorders community in Europe and around the world with the EAHAD Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Haemophilia and Allied Disorders field. One of the recipients is Mr Brian O’Mahony, Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Haemophilia Society. We took the opportunity to interview Mr O’Mahony on his background, his views on the current access to treatment for people with haemophilia, as well as the role of the patient haemophilia community in the age of new treatments.

 

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Interview with Recognition Award recipient, Prof. Wolfgang Schramm

At the EAHAD 2020 Congress, in The Hague, Netherlands, we honoured professionals who have made exemplary contributions to the haemophilia and allied disorders community in Europe and around the world with the EAHAD Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Haemophilia and Allied Disorders field. One of the recipients is Prof. Wolfgang Schramm, Emeritus Professor of Haemophilia at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. We took the opportunity to interview Prof. Schramm on his accomplishments, his views on the current state of haemophilia care, as well as any advice he might have for aspiring professionals entering the bleeding disorders field.

 

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EDUC8 Call for 8 Early Stage Researcher PhD fellowships

The training network of the EDUCational Program on Factor VIII Immunogenicity (EDUC8) is looking for 8 early stage researchers for a total of 8 doctoral research projects across 8 institutes in Europe.read more…

EAHAD-CFVD Working Group new publication and online survey

By Emeritus Prof. Christopher Ludlam and Prof. John McVey, EAHAD-DB Coagulation Factor Variant Database Steering Group

 

Last year the databases moved to new locations and we would urge all users to bookmark the new sites especially if they access them directly. The databases are available from the EAHAD Coagulation Factor Database home page (dbs.eahad.org) or directly using the links in the table below.read more…

EAHAD 2020 – Testimonials from our members

From 4 to 7 February, the EAHAD 2020 Congress took place in The Hague, Netherlands, with “A Golden Age of Treatment Choice” as its theme. More than 2300 delegates gathered at the World Forum for innovative discussions on the latest developments in the haemophilia and bleeding disorders field.

 

We asked some prominent members of the EAHAD community to share their feedback on our 13th Annual Congress.read more…

Interview with David Stephensen, new Physio Committee Chair

This past February, Dr David Stephensen became the new Physiotherapists Committee Chair, taking over from Dr Sébastien Lobet. We recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr Stephensen and asked him among other things about his background, his motivation in helping establish the committee, his plans for the future, as well as the challenges associated with physiotherapy in haemophilia and bleeding disorders in Europe.

 

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Interview with Mary Kavanagh, new Nurses Committee Chair

This past February, Mary Kavanagh (Children’s Health Ireland hospital in Crumlin) became our new Nurses Committee Chair, taking over from Elsbeth Müller-Kägi. We recently had the opportunity to talk with Ms Kavanagh about her background, her plans for the future, as well as the challenges associated with nursing care in haemophilia and bleeding disorders in Europe.

 

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Welcome to two new Nurses Committee members

In December 2019, the EAHAD Nurses Committee launched a call for applications for two new members. After carefully looking into all applications, the Committee chose Linda Myrin Westesson, from Sweden, and Greta Mulders, from The Netherlands, to join the existing members of the group.read more…