A Welcome Message from Dermot Cox, ISTH SSC 2018 President
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 64th Annual Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) Meeting of the ISTH in exciting Dublin, Ireland.
The SSC meeting is an annual meeting and every second year it is held in conjunction with the ISTH Congress. This year’s meeting is very significant as it will be the last stand-alone SSC meeting. In 2019, we transition to an annual congress with an embedded SSC meeting. With this in mind, with your attendance and engagement, we will make it the biggest and best SSC meeting ever.
The SSC 2018 meeting will highlight the work of the SSC through symposia, poster presentations and an education program that will cover both basic and clinical research in the area of hemostasis. This year the plenary session will be on big data analytics and its role in thrombosis research.
The ISTH encourages student and young investigator participation in the SSC meeting and this is further facilitated by the trainee sessions on the final day of the meeting where they can meet their peers. On the other hand, the masterclasses will provide them with the opportunity to meet world-renowned senior investigators and develop insight into their specialist areas.
In closing, I’d like to thank each of you for attending the 64th SSC Meeting. I hope that you get to renew old friendships and to make new friends in Dublin. These personal relationships are critical to establishing future collaborations. Hopefully you will also have some time to visit the sights of Dublin before you return home.
Slán go fóil!
Dermot Cox, B.Sc., Ph.D.
President, ISTH SSC 2018