International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)
In 1954, a small group of investigators used seed money from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to form the International Committee on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ICTH).
The members were well-known for their contributions to the fields of blood coagulation and hemorrhagic disorders, so news about their group spread quickly within the scientific community.
Interest grew, and the ICTH began to consider expanding the scope of its mission. The number of scientists who wanted to attend its meetings increased each year, but because of its small size, the Committee could only accommodate a few attendees.
The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) is a global not-for-profit membership organization advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders.
The Society is dedicated to transformative scientific discoveries and clinical practices, the development of young professionals and the education of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals wherever they may live.