ISTH TTP Guidelines Now Available for Public Comment

The International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) seeks comment on draft recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).

Clinicians, researchers, allied health professionals, policy makers, industry representatives, patients, caregivers, and other members of the public are welcome to contribute to this process.

Read the guidelines and submit your comments by October 21 at

The guidelines are based on a systematic review of evidence, followed by structured discussion by a guideline panel comprised of clinical experts, methodologists, and patient representatives. The guideline development process adheres to the recommendations outlined in the Institute of Medicine’s Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust.

Please share this public comment period with your colleagues and via social media using #ISTHGuidelines.

ISTH Announces New Member Types for Early Career Professionals

Student membership will be free in 2020.

The ISTH is pleased to announce that it has restructured early career membership, beginning in 2020, to provide maximum benefit to junior members of the ISTH during their transition to long-term employment.

For the first time, the ISTH will be offering free membership to students and trainees. Additionally, for medical residents and post-docs, membership fees will be discounted to $35 USD. Both categories of membership are unlimited as long as the criteria are met.

Finally, the ISTH has altered the definition of Associate Membership to be a transitional membership for members that have completed their training. Associate Membership will now be $80 USD and limited to three years. All three categories of membership now fall under the term “Early Career” as defined by the ISTH Council.

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